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 Carpenter Family

Iddesleigh, Meeth & Merton 


Most of us linked to the Speare family of Inwardleigh can trace our roots back to Richard Speare & Mary Carpenter.  Following a visit to Devon in October 2010 with Paul Speare we have found the baptism of Mary Carpenter on 4th July 1756 in Meeth, Devon.  Mary was the daughter of Richard & Prudence Carpenter.

Richard & Prudence had 2 Children baptised in Meeth

16/3/1752 Richard Carpenter Male
04/07/1756 Mary Carpenter Female

Richard husband of Prudence was the son of Richard Carpenter & Susanna Nethaway who were married in Iddesleigh, Devon on 10th April 1716 they had the below children baptised in Merton

19/11/1717 John Carpenter Male
22/12/1719 Elizabeth Carpenter Female
13/5/1722 Catherine Carpenter Female
4/1/1725 Richard Carpenter Male


Photos of Meeth, Devon 

Taken on Thursday 28th October 2010 

Paul Speare stood by the font where his ancestor Mary Carpenter was baptised in  1756





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