Issue 29

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George Stedeford of Atherington

Reginald Arthur Stentiford

Thomas and Victor Stentiford

 

In this Issue, we pay our first visit to the Stedefords of Atherington, a family which remained in the village in an unbroken line from the early 1730s to the end of the 19th century. George Stedeford was a tailor in the village and his will is one of the very few that survived the Exeter blitz; it is well worth reading to see how he finally got the better of his quarrelsome daughters.

We were very pleased when Doreen Norton accepted our invitation to become a regular contributor to these pages. Doreen wrote her first article for us in Issue 20 and is already known behind the scenes to those family members whose research she has been able to assist. Doreen regularly visits the Public Record Office at Kew and has very generously offered to do look-ups for those people who, for a variety of reasons, may never be able to get there for themselves. If you would like to ask Doreen for her assistance, she will be only too pleased to help - her e-mail address is minnienorton@aol.

This month, Doreen has tracked down and interviewed Victor Stentiford whose family originally came from Chawleigh, and, in the process, recorded much information which may otherwise have been lost.

In Issue 23, we published some material, which had been sent to us, on Samuel Johns who married Harriet Stettaford and emigrated to Australia. We did indicate that the original material was by Edward Duyker but added that the attached footnotes were the work of another person. This month, we were contacted by Dr. Duyker ( a distinguished historian and writer of many books) who pointed out to us that he was the sole author of the material in question. We apologise unreservedly for this error and for any distress it caused. Should curious readers turn back to Issue 23, they will be able to read our revised version which rightly credits Dr. Duyker for his work - the original file has now been permanently removed.

 

Keep in touch,

Muriel and Richard

 

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George Stedeford of Atherington

Reginald Arthur Stentiford

Thomas and Victor Stentiford

 

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