In May 2002, the Devon Family Historian published "The Minden Convicts from Devonshire", my account of the transportation of seven Devon men to Western Australia in 1851. They included my great-great-uncle, James Cawsey. I later discovered that two of the seven, James Cawsey and Edwin Butt, were not officially classified as "convicts" but were "Parkhurst Boys" who were compulsorily exiled. Things were very different in New Zealand where there was a similar well-intended scheme. Two ships, the "St Geo...
BRATTON FLEMING, DEVON - FAMILY HISTORY
A wealth of historical records going back more than 300 years exist for Bratton Fleming and are fascinating sources for the family historian who has traced his/her "pedigree" and is now moving on to write a family history. These pages will provide a glimpse from my own records - and perhaps tempt you to make that visit to the Record Office / Library in Barnstaple or Exeter. There are more references to Bratton Fleming in GENUKI - Bratton Fleming.