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Offline krisradford

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Re: RADFORD of Devon
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 28 November 17 13:57 GMT (UK) »
I too am a Radford.  Would you share your research with me as well?  I am in the US.

Kris Radford Workman

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Offline RobinRedBreast

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Re: RADFORD of Devon
« Reply #10 on: Monday 04 June 18 12:11 BST (UK) »
Hello There,

I have Radfords in amongst a maternal line of my ancestors on my father's side:
The furthest I have managed to get back to (at the moment anyway), is one of my 9x great granddad's William Radford.
He married Grace Saunder/ Saunders, at a place called Farway in Devon, on the 29th of April 1678.

I discovered a POSSIBLE lineage for the above William. But cannot be certain of it however:

This William was POSSIBLY baptised in Farway in 1666, the son of an Edward Radford.
As you may see, this would mean my William was only 12 years old at the time of marriage. But that is the only baptism I can find. There are others, but none seem to be anywhere near the area of Farway.
William's possible father, Edward Radford, married Grace Cox in Farway in 1655:
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:N2VZ-SZT
Edward was possibly baptised in 1624, in Sidbury. It is only a short distance of 4 miles from Farway, in Devon:
https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NBQT-5B3

William's father Edward was buried in 1668 in Farway, and there is a reference here for his will:
http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/DEV/DevonWillsProject/DWP-R-Rl

Thank you.  :) ;)


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Re: RADFORD of Devon
« Reply #11 on: Yesterday at 03:37 »
Hi all,
I was wondering if anyone has come across a Catherine and Elizabeth Radford on the Exeter 1841 census that connects to anyone's tree.
Catherine Came to New Zealand on the ship Essex 1842. As far as we know she was not married. She died in NZ.
Elizabeth on the 1841 census with Catherine we are sure she came to NZ on the ship the Blenheim 1842 under the assumed name of Elizabeth Payne. There is no Elizabeth Radford on the passenger list for the Blenheim. The only Elizabeth on the Blenheim is Elizabeth Payne which no one seems to know anything about her.
Also on the Blenheim is a Thomas Radford. We thought perhaps he could be a brother, or it is just a coincidence there is another Radford on the ship.
We are not sure but we think she changed her name because she and another Elizabeth Radford were caught stealing in 1837. Elizabeth the elder was transported to Australia and the Elizabeth on the 1841 census got hard labour in Exeter. All speculation of course.
Family lore has it that Elizabeth Radford came to NZ with her sister Agnes Dust nee Radford.
Agnes married James Dust in Dublin. James Dust was in the 46th Reg. of foot and we have quite a lot of info. on the Dust family in the hope of tracing Agnes would take us back to Elizabeth but to no avail.
Would love to hear from anyone that has come across these two Radford ladies in the hope that the Elizabeth on the 1841 census is our Elizabeth and we find someone tracing the family.
Sue Greene
New Zealand