"CLAWTON, a parish, in
the union of HOLSWORTHY, hundred of BLACK TORRINGTON, Holsworthy and N
divisions of DEVON, 3 1/2 miles (S.) from Holsworthy, containing 639 inhabitants."
[From Lewis' Topographical Dictionary of England (1844)]There
was the Langdon Mine, also known as Wheal Langdon. Series of open workings
north of Langdon Farm, where manganese working active circa 1845 and possibly
Here's a map for you - Clawton is just across the Devon border,
south of Holsworthy:
Here is a larger scale map
of Devon and a map
to get you to Clawton - and here's a late 18th/early 19th century map
of the area.
Nicholas and Joane
Nicholas is probably the son
of James and Mary Holman and the grandson of son of Nicholas
and Elizabeth Smale.
He marries Joan - her provenance
is unknown but she dies in 1752. After
James' birth, they are resident in St Gennys - Family
Thomas and Elizabeth Burden
Thomas 1788 is the son of John
1771 and Ann Buckingham from Bodmin and the grandson of
William and Elizabeth Hobbs.
Although Thomas is born in
Bodmin, his mother, Ann, was from Jacobstow and dies there a year after
his birth. He marries Elizabeth Burden in 1813 in Week
St Mary. Elizabeth was born in Week St Mary, perhaps in 1780.
- son Emanuel 1814 born in
Week St Mary. He marries Jane from Lamerton - Lamerton
- daughter Jane 1817 born in Clawton - marries
Joseph Southwood in Week St Mary
in 1834. In 1841, the family (with sons William 1835, Thomas 1837 and John 1840) are in North Petherwin where Joseph is a farm worker. I've not been able to track them on subsequent censuses.......
Thomas dies in 1836 and is
buried in Week St Mary. Elizabeth falls on hard times - in 1851, widowed and a pauper, she is lodging with Johanna Blake in Week St Mary. She dies there in 1855.
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