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Offline teach3r

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Is Yealm still a place?
« on: Tuesday 02 January 18 18:47 GMT (UK) »
Good evening and thank you in advance for any help that can be given.

Under where born on an 1851 census I have Devon, Yealm; however, on looking on Google I can only find a river of this name rather than a place.  Could someone tell me more about this place name please or have I misread it?

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Glamorgan: Dean, Matthews
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Wiltshire: Emery

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Re: Is Yealm still a place?
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 02 January 18 19:36 GMT (UK) »
According to what I can find on the Genuki Devon pages there is no mention of a place called Yealm. There is a Yealmpton which includes the hamlet of Yealm Bridge. Perhaps it is just an abbreviation.

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Re: Is Yealm still a place?
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 02 January 18 20:09 GMT (UK) »
I lived down there for 20+ years and the only one I knew of was Yealmpton. We used to go up that way quite often.

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Re: Is Yealm still a place?
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 02 January 18 20:13 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Emeltom and Gadget - I think it must be Yealmpton as you suggest.
Berkshire: Clarke, Croxford, Eustace
Devon: Blackmore, Matthews
Hull: Grant, Nicholson, Patterson, White
Gwyddelwern, Betws GG, Denbighshire: Davies, Evans
Glamorgan: Dean, Matthews
Bilston, Staffordshire: Dean
Shafton, Yorkshire: Miles, Moulson,
Wiltshire: Emery