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Barnstaple, North Devon, Devonshire, England



 


Notes: Barnstaple is the main town of North Devon, England andpossibly the oldest borough in the United Kingdom. It is aformer river port, located at the lowest crossing point ofthe River Taw, flowing into the Bristol Channel.

From the 14th century, it was licensed to export wool,since the merchants claimed that the town had been declareda free borough in Saxon times. This brought great wealth toBarnstaple, whose town centre still preserves a medievallayout and character. Later the town became an importer ofIrish wool, but its harbour silted up, and it developedother industries, such as shipbuilding, foundries andsawmills. Its Victorian market survives, with its highglass and timber roof on iron columns. Barnstaple railwaystation is the terminus of a branch line from Exeter, knownas the Tarka Line.

The parish of Barnstaple had a population of 24,033 at the2011 census. Barnstaple Built-Up Area was estimated to havea population of 32,411 in 2018[3] whilst the BarnstapleTown Area, which contains satellite settlements such asBishop's Tawton, Fremington and Landkey, has a populationof 46,619 (as of 2020)

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Latitude: 51.08, Longitude: -4.06


Birth

Matches 1 to 6 of 6

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Birth    Person ID 
1 Chester, Ruth  1627Barnstaple, North Devon, Devonshire, England I191738
2 Otis, John  1581Barnstaple, North Devon, Devonshire, England I25273
3 Sprague, Leslie Aubrey G.  1897Barnstaple, North Devon, Devonshire, England I287868
4 Sprague, Reginald Edward  1 Jul 1901Barnstaple, North Devon, Devonshire, England I296508
5 Tredgett, James Henry  3 Dec 1889Barnstaple, North Devon, Devonshire, England I404885
6 Webber, Jane  1815Barnstaple, North Devon, Devonshire, England I56661

Christened

Matches 1 to 1 of 1

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Christened    Person ID 
1 Cole, Hugh I  29 Jun 1628Barnstaple, North Devon, Devonshire, England I36150

Died

Matches 1 to 4 of 4

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Died    Person ID 
1 Branch, Edith  1955Barnstaple, North Devon, Devonshire, England I298130
2 Hunt, Joseph Charles Attlee  25 May 1984Barnstaple, North Devon, Devonshire, England I465133
3 Sprague, Kenneth Reginald  25 Jul 2004Barnstaple, North Devon, Devonshire, England I295850
4 Willey, Elsie  1980Barnstaple, North Devon, Devonshire, England I405069

Census

Matches 1 to 1 of 1

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Census    Person ID 
1 Tredgett, James Henry  1891Barnstaple, North Devon, Devonshire, England I404885

Medical

Matches 1 to 1 of 1

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Medical    Person ID 
1 Sprague, Francis Henry  1903Barnstaple, North Devon, Devonshire, England I303675

Married

Matches 1 to 2 of 2

   Family / Spouse    Married    Family ID 
1 Cole / Tibbes  1 May 1625Barnstaple, North Devon, Devonshire, England F13682
2 Sprague / Peters  Between 1 Jan 1909 and 31 Mar 1909Barnstaple, North Devon, Devonshire, England F109000


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