People

This page is still  under construction

We value all the past and present residents of Buckland Brewer but here are just some of the people associated with the parish who achieved wider fame or notoriety, or who just sparked the interest of our researchers.

Bartlett – the Devonshire dwarf born c. 1815.

Edward Capern – the Postman Poet

John Davie – Bideford tobacco merchant of Orleigh Court

John Ingle Dredge – late nineteenth century vicar of Buckland Brewer

Llewellyn Harvey – murderer

Richard Hockin 1832-1875

Ann Marsh – convict

William Reed

William H Rogers

John Hanning Speke

John Taylor – Bellfounder

James Thorne – Bible Christian

6 responses to “People

  1. Anne Major

    Name: Benjamin Blight
    Gender: Male
    Baptism Date: 16 Nov 1828
    Baptism Place: Buckland Brewer,Devon,England
    Father: William Blight
    Mother: Charity

    TASMANIA
    Name: Benjamin Blight
    Arrival Port: Hobart
    Arrival Date: 14 Oct 1855
    Departure Port: Liverpool
    Departure Date: 12 Jul 1855
    Ship: Conway
    Gender: Male
    Place of Origin: Devonshire
    Birth Year: abt 1829

    Name:
    Blight, Benjamin – Marriage – Russell, Ann – Date of marriage:21 Jan 1857 Hobart (Tasmania) 1857

    The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria) Wednesday 28 August 1901
    SHEPPARTON – An old colonist in the person of Mr Benjamin Blight died at Pine Lodge on Sunday. Deceased came to Victoria in 1857 and for many years resided in Kyneton district. He lived at Pine Lodge for the past 23 years, and was engaged in farming.

    2xg.grandfather of Thomas James Popple of Leongatha, Victoria, Australia

  2. Wendy

    Hi, Benjamin blight is my great great grandfather, do you have any more information about him and his family, parents, siblings etc

    • As it says in the other comment, his parents were William and Charity Blight née Jury. They married in Buckland Brewer in 1821. They lived at a farm outside the village called Little Braddons and later in the village. William died in 1845, he was an agricultural labourer. Other children baptised in Buckland Brewer were Ann 1831, James 1833, George 1836. There may have been others in nearby parishes.

  3. Christine

    William and Charity Blight were my great, great, great grandparents through daughter Ann who married John May from Horwwod, nr. Bideford. When William died Charity went on to marry a William Bawden (Bowden), born Parkham in 3rd quarter 1847. I think that eldest son William Blight married William Bawden’s daughter Mary before 1851 census and they had a son James Henry Blight aged 1 in 1851. William and Charity Blight also had another daughter, born 1823/4, baptised 7/3/1824.

  4. Sue

    Looking at the Tasmanian Names Index for Benjamin Blight, two days after arriving in Hobart Town he was employed by Mr Johnathan Swan who lived on New Town Road. Benjamin was paid 30 pounds for 6 months work with rations.
    https://stors.tas.gov.au/CB7-16-1-1P069JPG# Look at page 124-125 for the original document that has now been digitized.

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