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"Born at Sea/Cork/Ireland 1808"

Postby miket » Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:40 am

My Brick wall is an ancestor Thomas Revans with the above details shown on various Census' from 1841-1881.
I am unable to find any confirmation by Birth/Christening/Baptism records.
Any further searce advice?
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Re: "Born at Sea/Cork/Ireland 1808"

Postby ciderdrinker » Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:54 am

There is a possible brother James also on the 1851 census in Devon at Stoke Damerel also born at sea.
But for him there is a possible baptism at Chatham 9.10.1810 to John and Ann Rivens.
James goes on to marry Maria Thompson perhaps a sister of Thomas's wife Elizabeth Thompson at St Andrew Plymouth 14.7.1833.
Perhaps there are clues to follow up there.Other siblings marrying at St Andrews could point to areas to search for baptisms for Thomas for example.
Now given that father John was baptised as Non conformist Independent Chapel Lymington 12.10.1772 and seems to have married Hannah Ann Austin 24.9.1797 at St George Stonehouse I'd be looking for non-conformist records on the coast.

Not as much as you hoped for I know .

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Re: "Born at Sea/Cork/Ireland 1808"

Postby MayHam » Sat Nov 19, 2016 8:10 pm

Michael A. Revans (and others on Ancestry) place Thomas with this family. ... -0042.html

If Thomas' father, John, was in the Royal Navy there may be a record for him at Kew stating their relation. FindMyPast lists John's death date as 8 Feb 1860 in Stoke Damerel. There might be a will.
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