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Teigngrace, Devon, England



The village is rather different to the one most of my ancestors would have known. Of course everywhere is rather different to how it looked in the C17th and C18th centuries, but my 4 x great grandfather, Joseph Bailey, would appear to have left in the 1780s, before the church was rebuilt and before the Stover Canal was built, on whose banks the village now stands. When the canal was in active use there was a dry dock at Teigngrace, possibly the liveliest period in the village's history.

On the east of the village, the Old Series (1809) OS map appears to show marshy ground. While this is not apparent on later OS maps, some school log book entries seem to confirm this: several entries refer to the school being closed due to flooding, and on 29 October 1907 it was recorded that "Register not marked today as only 13 present due to marshes & roads flooded" [ref.]

My last ancestors to live in the parish were probably my 5 x great grandparents, William and Mary Bailey, parents of the above Joseph. At the time of writing it appears William may have lived until 1817, although I can't rule out the burial that year being another William. If he did he would have seen both the church rebuilt and the arrival of the canal. I have yet to find a burial that could be that of his wife so I don't know whether or not she lived to see these events.

The school register for 1873 - 1922 records the admission of a number of Baileys, Gales and a Bulley who could be cousins (also a number of Sweetland who could be very distant cousins, as Sweetland ancestors lived in Ideford in the C17th, and Ideford is not far from Teigngrace - about 5 miles on modern roads)

Small location : Latitude: 50.553163, Longitude: -3.626392


Matches 1 to 9 of 9

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Birth    Person ID 
1 BAILEY, Bettey  1770Teigngrace, Devon, England I967
2 BAILEY, George  1764Teigngrace, Devon, England I965
3 BAILEY, John  Abt 1755Teigngrace, Devon, England I964
4 BAILEY, Joseph  Abt 1761Teigngrace, Devon, England I945
5 BAILEY, Mary  1768Teigngrace, Devon, England I966
6 BISHOP, Elizabeth  Between 1792 and 1799Teigngrace, Devon, England I26825
7 BULLY, Anne  28 Aug 1705Teigngrace, Devon, England I973
8 BULLY, Damaris  1691Teigngrace, Devon, England I969
9 KNAPMAN, Elizabeth  Abt 1805Teigngrace, Devon, England I17113


Matches 1 to 4 of 4

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Died    Person ID 
1 BAILEY, William  Jul 1817Teigngrace, Devon, England I954
2 BULLY, Damaris  1770Teigngrace, Devon, England I969
3 CLEMENT, Mary  1803Teigngrace, Devon, England I955
4 GALE, Ann  25 Jan 1728/29Teigngrace, Devon, England I971


Matches 1 to 1 of 1

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Occupation    Person ID 
1 BAILEY, William  1755Teigngrace, Devon, England I954

Poor Law

Matches 1 to 2 of 2

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Poor Law    Person ID 
1 BAILEY, Joseph  1807Teigngrace, Devon, England I945
2 BAILEY, William  From Oct 1808Teigngrace, Devon, England I954


Matches 1 to 2 of 2

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Residence    Person ID 
1 BAILEY, Joseph  From 1762 to 1786Teigngrace, Devon, England I945
2 BAILEY, William  From 1807Teigngrace, Devon, England I938