Edward and Dorothy ELLIOTT
Posted by Eric Walton on 9/7/2023, 8:10 am
I am from New Zealand and will be visiting Devon later this year to visit some of the places from where my forebears came from.
I am particularly keen to visit places associated with my 3x-great-grandparents: Edward ELLIOTT (1792-1861) and Dorothy CRANNAFORD (1792-1870).
Edward was born in Buckfastleigh, spent some time in Staverton and died in Totnes. Dorothy was born in Staverton, lived in Staverton and Totnes, and died at Worston near Yealmpton.
Most of their children were baptised in the Anglican parish church in Staverton, which I take is the church St Paul de Lion. Four of their children died in infancy between 1816 and 1835 and are buried there. I doubt they will have headstones, but have the headstones been transcribed for that church? And if so, where can I access them? The transcriptions may be useful for earlier generations.
The family’s places of residence in the Staverton register include Mount, Bumpson, and High Penn. I can find Bumpston on an old map. Mount might be Mount Barton, but have no idea about High Penn. Any suggestions appreciated.
In the 1841 census, the family is recorded as living in ‘South Back Wall’ in Totnes, along with a number of other people. Can anyone shed some light on where that actually was?
Edward ELLIOTT’s burial is recorded in the Anglican parish register for Totnes in 1861. Would that burial have occurred in the grounds of St Mary’s? Have the headstones been transcribed?
Dorothy’s burial is recorded in the in the Anglican parish register for Yealmpton, so I would assume that would have occurred in the grounds of St Bartholomew’s church. Again, have the headstones been transcribed?
Thanks for any help in advance.