Thank you Deborah for the baptism of an Elizabeth in 1813 at Teigngrace.
As the Elizabeth I found at Chudleigh in 1861, 1871, & 1881 with William Tremeer was said to have been born at Teigngrace, I am inclined to think that this Elizabeth must be the one who married William in 1840 at Stoke Damerel. In those same Census years, William was said to have been born at Plymouth, perhaps the reason for the marriage having been at Stoke Damerel, though they would have apparently then moved to Exeter.
This does of course leave unresolved the question of who was the Elizabeth who married William Stone in 1833, when as you say "my" Elizabeth should have only been 14, if it was she who was baptised in 1819. Females could have of course married once they were 12 "with consent" but if so in Elizabeth's case, why were those words were deleted in the Register.
I only found a William and Elizabeth Stone in the 1851 Census at St.Petrock, Exeter.
All leads to the questions :
1. was 1851 the correct couple
2. was, at least, Elizabeth not telling her correct age in 1851 and if so, why
or 3. was Elizabeth really 14 when she married, apparently without consent.
The only explanation I can offer is that it looks from the Marriage Register that her father and sister were present so did the Vicar accept they must have been consenting. But if so he should have noted it in the Register so why did he deleted the words.
All confusing to indicate the need for my continuing research to see if anything further comes up to confirm or otherwise, who exactly Elizabeth was.
Thank you again for for interest and useful comments.
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