On Sunday I met for the first time some distant Australian cousins. It was great fun. I said I'd try and help with other bits of their family research.
I wondered if anyone could advise me on how to get any information on this in Devon.
William Douglas and his wife Susan and 4 children go to Australia in 1854. The wife is Susan Chapman parents Joseph and Susannah Chapman and she was born in Black Torrington. I can find all about her and her family back to the early 1800s on the IGI. William was apparently from Scotland. His parents Peter and Margaret (possibly Mary) Douglas. Her maiden anme may be Lamont. The first child of the couple was christened in Okehampton he's called William, the next Koseph is christened in Loch Maben Scotland the next Edwin (Edward is christened as Edward in Wallasey. The family in 1841 are in Oxton. I can't find them in 1851.
My real puzzle is where to look for a marriage of William Douglas and Susan Chapman it's not at Black Torrington. Could it be in Okehampton? Even more odd is how William and Susan ever met.
I didn't find the right solution from the internet.
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