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George Best b abt 1827
« on: Saturday 23 September 17 19:48 BST (UK) »
looking for information on George Best married to Ann Marie Ley about 1850. I believe that both George and Ann came from St Thomas/Topsham area.  Had twins Mary Sarah and Sarah Mary!!  Any information appreciated

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Re: George Best b abt 1827
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 23 September 17 21:13 BST (UK) »
For a start here's their marriage from Freebmd

Marriages Sep 1851   
BEST    George       
LEY    Ann Maria       
 St Thomas    10   345
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Re: George Best b abt 1827
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 23 September 17 21:30 BST (UK) »
Children:

BEST, GEORGINA  MARIA     mmn LEY     
1851  S Quarter in ST THOMAS  Volume 10  Page 239

BEST, GEORGE  SIMON     LEY 
1858  D Quarter in SAINT THOMAS  Volume 05B  Page 55

BEST, HENRY  WILLIAM POLLARD    LEY     
1856  S Quarter in ST THOMAS  Volume 05B  Page 57

BEST, SIMON  GEORGE     LEY 
1854  M Quarter in ST THOMAS  Volume 05B  Page 54

BEST, ELIZA  JANE mmn LEY     
1861  J Quarter in ST THOMAS  Volume 05B  Page 63

BEST, RICHARD  GEORGE     LEY     
1865  D Quarter in ST THOMAS  Volume 05B  Page 56
 

BEST, MARY  SARAH     LEY     
1871  S Quarter in ST THOMAS  Volume 05B  Page 63
BEST, SARAH  MARY     LEY     
1871  S Quarter in ST THOMAS  Volume 05B  Page 63
 
 
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Re: George Best b abt 1827
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 23 September 17 21:36 BST (UK) »
It looks as if George may have been a sailor as wife and the older children are alone in 1861

RG 9; Piece: 1386; Folio: 44; Page: 5

Maria Best                   28    Mariner's wife
Georgianna Best   10
Henry Best             5
George Best             2
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Re: George Best b abt 1827
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 23 September 17 23:19 BST (UK) »
For a start here's their marriage from Freebmd

Marriages Sep 1851   
BEST    George       
LEY    Ann Maria       
 St Thomas    10   345

26th July 1851 Topsham

George Best Full age occ Mariner Father Richard Best occ Gardener
Ann Maria Ley Minor with consent Father John Ley occ Shipwright
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Pelly/Pelley/Kingsbury/Challis/Nalder/Rochester/Raydenbow

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Re: George Best b abt 1827
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 23 September 17 23:27 BST (UK) »
Good, that confirms what I thought.

Can you see him in any census, Keyboard?

I think this could be him in 1841 transcribed as George Bert?

St Thomas
Piece   206   Book 7 Folio 13 Page number21

Richard Bert   40   Ag Lab
Sarah Bert           35
George Bert   10
Emma Bert     8
Thomas Bert     6
Elize Bert             2
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Re: George Best b abt 1827
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 23 September 17 23:30 BST (UK) »
If so, this could be his baptism, from Family Search

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2CY-P4VG
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Re: George Best b abt 1827
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 23 September 17 23:36 BST (UK) »
 :) or going on the parish in 1841 census:-

George BESS 27th May 1827 East Budleigh Father Richard occ Labourer Mother Sarah
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Re: George Best b abt 1827
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 23 September 17 23:40 BST (UK) »
Yes that fits better. I can't find him after his marriage, but judging by the number of children they had he popped home quite regularly!  ;D ;D
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