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These pages cover:

the SHORT family of Kingswear, Devon (previously of Dartmouth and Dittisham)
the WILLS family of Kingswear, Devon (previously of Bridford)

and any other families I am descended from - the list of which grows longer almost every time I update the site - and increasingly strays from Devon! These include HOLMAN (Bridford), YELLAND (Cheriton Fitzpaine), GALMPTON (Brixham), GOODRIDGE (Paignton), PENTECOST (Totnes), SOLOMON (Wembury), HILL (Gloucestershire), LOWEN (?) and PAYNE, SEYMOUR & DANCE (Berkshire)

They also cover unrelated WILLS families from Bridford and neighbouring parishes; unrelated WILLS's from Dartmouth, Brixham and Kingswear will be included later

I am already indebted to fellow researchers - and distant relatives - Stephanie Pilkington in New Zealand and Robin Tuddin for information on the SHORT family, Shirley Pollard, Geoffrey Cook and Jim Robbens on the WILLS family, Mary Vogwell on the FOGWELL and GOODRIDGE families and most recently Joan Stollenwek on the HILL and LOWEN line.

All pages are subject to addition, correction and amendment as new information becomes available so you may need to come back!

Because I have recently converted the whole site to new software some links dont exist or work properly and some of the photos that should be here are not - SORRY!

Updated occasionally.

Last updates

7th July 2010
(Amendments to JOHN E SHORT page)
11th July 2010
(More photos of Kingswear added)
18th July 2010
(additions to HILL family page)
10th August 2010
(additions to THOMAS SHORT II page)

Until I put a guestbook on this site the only way to contact me is by email.
To stop spammers picking up my address automatically I have split it up
WILLS274 is the first bit, at (you know the symbol)

Any additions, corrections, comments or queries welcome!

Oh yes, that's me on the right - not a recent photo.

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