Henry
                                        bur 6 Aug 1627
                                    West Exe, Tiverton


                                               Henry                       m.                    Mary Cornish
                                            abt 1600            26 Oct 1626
                                                                           Tiverton
          West exe
                 ___________________________________________________________________
                I                                   I                                   I                                        I                                      I
        Richard                        Mary                          Grace                              Henry                          Barbara
  c. 31 Jul 1627           c. 1 Feb 1628           c. 27 Nov 1633              c. 16 Mar 1642             c. 28 Nov 1645
       Tiverton                    Tiverton                     Tiverton                          Tiverton                        Tiverton

                                                                          m. 15 Aug 1659                                                    m. 28 Dec 1671
                                                                                Tiverton
                                                                             John Lane                                                        Sylvanus Bulled                                                                  
                                                                                                       I
                                                                                                  Henry
                                                                                             3 Aug 1670


                                                 John          m.           Eleanor                                                                                                 Henry              m.            Mary Mander (Maunder?)
                                                                                                                                                                                                               1 Oct 1746
                                                                                                                                                                                                         Cruwys Morchard
                          _____________________I_____________________________________                                   ___________________I_______________________
                         I                              I                            I                            I                            I                                  I                             I                           I                           I
                    William                   James                  Eleanor                Margery                Thomas                       Betty                     Henry                 George                  John
               b. 1 Jul 1750       b. 27 Sep 1752      b. 15 Apr 1755      b. 13 Apr 1757      b. 10 Aug 1761          b. 19 Apr 1751     b. 23 Dec 1753     b. 29 Apr 1756    b. 28 Jul 1767
              c. 16 Jul 1750       c. 12 Oct 1752         c. April 1755       c. 28 Apr 1757     c.  31 Aug 1761           c. 9 May 1751      c. 16 Jan 1754    c. 13 May 1756   c. 20 Aug 1767
                   Tiverton                 Tiverton                Tiverton                Tiverton                Tiverton                    Tiverton                Tiverton                Tiverton               Tiverton    
                                              ? d. 1818                 d. 1818                  d. 1831                 d. 1819
                                                                            Halberton        Sampford Peverell      Halberton
                                                                            bur. 16 Jul            bur. 17 Oct           bur. 21 May
                                                                            Halberton              Halberton              Halberton
                                            m. 2 Apr 1787                                                                                                                                             Rest b. Templeton
                                         Cruwys Morchard
                                             Jenny Taylor
                                                abt 1765
                                               Topsham
                  __________________I_________________________________________________________________
                  I                                I                                  I                                I                                I                                I
             James                      William                 Thomas Stone               Samuel                      Henry                        John
      b. 23 Feb 1788        b. 25 Mar 1790            b. 5 Oct 1792           b. 4 May 1795          b. 2 Mar 1799           b. 7 Jan 1802
      c. 24 Mar 1788           23 Apr 1790              c. 5 Nov 1792         c.  27 May 1795        c. 28 Mar 1799          c. 4 Mar 1802
            Tiverton                   Tiverton                      Tiverton                    Tiverton                    Tiverton                    Tiverton
         d. 2Q 1869                                                  d. 2Q 1855               d. 1Q 1878               d. 4Q 1838                   d. 1876
            Tiverton                                                      Tiverton               Newton Abbott                                                Plymouth
                                                                         bur. 5 Jun 1855                                            bur.
                                                                                                                                                Halberton
        m.                            m.7 Nov 1810            m. 4 Sept 1816         m. 22 Oct 1835         m. 2 May 1822
                                     Cruwys Morchard     Exeter St Lawrence            Tiverton                   Tiverton
   Jane Gunningham       Jane Downing                Ann Aunger                 Ann Ford                Maria Gale
            b. 1786                    abt 1788                                                        abt 1815                 abt. 1796
       St Decumans              Bradninch                                                  
        d.                                                                d.                                  d. 3Q 1874              d. 3Q 1852
                                                                                                             Newton Abbott
       m. 1 Apr 1812
           Bickleigh
     Elizabeth Chubb           see below                    see below                   see below                see below             see Barnstaple
         d. 1841-46
           Tiverton
                 I                     all b. Tiverton
                 I_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
                 I                           I                              I                            I                              I                            I                            I                               I                            I                         
            James                 William                  Thomas                  Jane                   Elizabeth              Mary Ann                Susan                    Sarah                  Harriet
      b. 2 Jun 1814                                                                                                b. 7 Mar 1823       b. 26 Nov 1824     b. 20 Jun 1827      b. 29 Jun 1829       b. 20 Mar 1831
                                 c. 28 Dec 1815      c. 22 May 1818     c. 18 May 1821      c. 28 Mar 1823      c. 13 Jan 1825      c. 12 Jul 1827        c. 23 Jul 1829        c. 13 Apr 1831
        d. 2Q 1908          d. 4Q 1857                d. 1855                                         d. 16 Mar 1870                                      d. 2Q 1869                                            d. 3Q 1869
          Tiverton               Tiverton                  Tiverton                                               Tiverton
                                                                   bur. 23 Apr
       m. 3Q 1838          m. 4Q 1854     m. 15 Dec 4Q 1842            
           Exeter                  Exeter                   Tiverton         
         Eliza Hall           Ann Bidgood      Phillippa Cosway       
                                     abt 1824                 abt 1817       
                                                                 
       d. 1Q 1850 ?                                      d. 2Q 1844
                                                                   bur. 8 Apr
        Tiverton              see below                 Tiverton
      m. 2Q 1858                                         m. 3Q 1845
        Tiverton                                               Tiverton
    Hannah Smith                                Mary Gooding Davey
        abt 1819                                             abt 1818
       Widworthy                                          Washfield
      d. 4Q 1899
        Tiverton
              I                                                          I________________________________________________________________________
              I                                                                                                                                                                                                           I
              I                                               all b. Tiverton                                                                                                                                                                                     I
              I___________________________________________________________ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _                                                       I_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
                     I                              I                        I                              I                       I                               I                                                      I                                   I
              Ann Eliza                  William              James                   Samuel            Hannah      Bessie Catherine (Kate)                        Philippa Cosway                 Jane
              abt 1839              ?4Q 1840           2Q 1843                 3Q 1846          4Q 1849                2Q 1859                                      b. 4 Oct 4Q 1843      b. 18 Mar 1Q 1851
                                          d. 3Q 1918                                       d. 3Q 1931                                       d. 1891                                         c. 1 Nov 1843             c. 3 Apr 1851
                                           St Thomas                                       Lymington                                      Halberton                                            Tiverton                     Tiverton
           m. 4Q 1868             m. 2Q 1866      m. 3Q 1874            m. 1Q 1873                                                                                        m. 4 Sep 3Q 1867
       Wolverhampton             Crediton           Holborn                   Tiverton                                                                                                   Tiverton
  John George Newey      Mary Hepper   Amelia Besley         Jane E Weeks                                                                                  John Dean Blackburn
               1846                     abt 1839         b. 1Q 1839                abt 1847
                                            Tiverton          Calverleigh              Thelbridge
             d. 1932                 d. 4Q 1921                                       d. 2Q 1885
                                                                                                     Crediton
             ______________________I___________________                           I
             I                               I                              I                            I                           I
Catherine Mary    William Henry           Annie          Janie Elizabeth               I
      4Q 1866                2Q 1868             ? 1Q 1871            4Q 1872                      I
   Thorverton         Thorverton         Thorverton       Thorverton                     I
    m. 2Q 1890                                                                    m. 1Q 1903                    I
    St Thomas          see below                                       St Thomas                    I
   John Martin                                                         Henry Lewis J Horrell          I
                                                                                                                                      I
                                                                                                                                      I
                             _______________________________________________I____________________________________________
                             I                              I                                      I                                 I                                I                               I                                  I
                        Annie        Albert Henry James    Jane "Elizabeth"       Samuel John          Sarah Alice         Katie Bertha               Ellen
                     4Q 1873                2Q 1875                        4Q 1876                1Q 1878 b. 77            1Q 1879                 3Q 1881                  3Q 1884
                      c. 1874                  c. 1877                         c. 1877                       c. 1878                                                                                      c. 1884
                     Tiverton               Tiverton                       Tiverton                    Tiverton                 Tiverton              Thelbridge              Thelbridge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                d. 4Q 1884
                 
NOTES:
ALBERT HENRY J. BESLEY 1875: 1881 -  6 yrs, Scholar, with parents. 1891 - 16 yrs, Agricultural labourer, living with widowed father and siblings.
ANN ELIZA BESLEY abt 1839: 1941 - 2 yrs, with parents. 1851 - 11 yrs, at home with widowed father.





































ANNIE BESLEY 1871:  1871 - 1 mth. with parents.   1881 - 10 yrs, with parents.  1901 - 30 yrs, with parents.
ANNIE BESLEY 1873:  1881 - 7 yrs, Scholar, with parents.  1891 - 17 yrs, scullery maid Desalis household, Egham, Berkshire.
ANNIE BESLEY: 1881 - 10 yrs, living with parents. 1891 - 20 yrs, living with parents.
CATHERINE (KATE) BESLEY abt 1860: 1861 - 1 yr, with parents. 1881 - 21 yrs, farmer's daughter at home. 1891 - with parents   1901 - 40 yrs, no occupation, living with father.
CATHERINE MARY BESLEY abt 1867: 1871 - 4 yrs, with parents.  1911 - married 21 yrs, had 6 children of which 5 living, in an 11 roomed house. 
Probate: Catherine Mary Martin of Hillcot, Honiton Road, Exeter, widow, died 13 May 1950 at the City Hospital, Exeter.  Probate 28 June to John Besley Martin, farmer and Sydney Besley Martin, clerk.  Efeects £4633 4s 2d.
Husband JOHN MARTIN b. Halberton.  1911 - farmer.
ELEANOR BESLEY 1755:  Died aged 63 yrs.
ELIZABETH BESLEY abt 1822: 1841 - 15 yrs, living with parents. 1861 - 38 yrs, unmarried housemaid in household of Elizabeth Hole, Newport St, Tiverton.  Died aged 47 years.
Probate: 5 April 1870. Letters of Administration of the personal estate and effects of Elizabeth Besley, late of Tiverton in the county of Devon, who died 16 March 1870 at Clare House, Tiverton, aforesaid, were granted at Exeter to James Besley of Tiverton, aforesaid, Farmer, the brother and one of the next of kin of the said deceased, he having been first sworn.
ELLEN BESLEY 1884: Presumed daughter of Samuel and Jane. Died infancy.
HANNAH BESLEY 1849: 1851 - 1 yr, at home with widowed father. 1861 - 11 yrs, with family.
HARRIET BESLEY abt 1831: 1841 - 10 yrs, living with parents. 1851 - 20 yrs, milliner, lodging in household of Patrick and Sarah Doyle, Hammett Lane, Tiverton. 1861 - 30 yrs, milliner living with father and two older sisters.  Died aged 38 years.
JAMES BESLEY  1752:  1787 - marriage by banns.                                                                        A James of Tiverton probate 1818.
Wife JENNY TAYLOR: 1787 - of Cheriton Fitzpaine, signed her name. William Talor a witness to marriage.
JAMES BESLEY 1788: 1841 -  James, 50 yrs, farmer, dwelling Tiverton with wife and 6 children and two male servants. 1851 - 62 yrs, widowed farmer with 4 unmarried adult kids at home, and one male servant. 1861 - 73 yrs, widowed farmer, dwelling ?Bronshill (close to Portrow) with 3 adult daughters and 1 domestic servant.   Died aged 81 years.
EXETER & PLYMOUTH GAZETTE 30 April 1869 - Deaths - Besley - April 20 at Ditches, Tiverton Mr James Besley aged 81.
Wife JANE GUNNINGHAM 1786:
Wife ELIZABETH: 1841 - 50 yrs.
JAMES BESLEY abt 1815: 1841 - 25 yrs, farmer, dwelling Little Ainsley with wife and two young children. 1851 - 37 yrs, widowed farmer of 80 acres, dwelling Little Hensley Farm, with 4 children , a housekeeper and two farm labourers. 1861 - 45 yrs, farmer, dwelling Gt Hensley, Tiverton, with new wife and 5 children.  1871 - 56 yrs, farmer, dwelling Ditches Farm, West Exe, Tiverton, with wife and two children - also a house and farm servant.  1881 - 66 yrs, Highway Surveyor & Farmer Of 127 Acres Employing 2 Labs & 2 Boys, dwelling Ditches & Hensleigh Farm, Tiverton with wife and daughter. Also in residence - Thomas Payne 18 farm serv, Wiliam Cockram 15, farm serv, Emma Sankabeer, 14, gen serv, and Annie Wilson a school mistress b. Scotland.  1891 - 76 yrs, farmer, dwelling Bycott Farm Halberton, with wife and youngest daughter and Annie Wilson (boarding Scottish teaher aged 38 yrs) plus 2 servants.  1901 - 86 yrs, dwelling 40 Leaf St., (married?), daughter Kate and boarder 47 year old Annie Wilson, elementary teacher.  Died aged 95 yrs.
Wife ELIZA: 1841 - 20 yrs.
Wife HANNAH SMITH abt 1820: 1861 - 41 yrs. 1871 - 51 yrs. 1881 - 62 yrs. 1891 - 71 yrs.   Died aged 79 yrs.
JAMES BESLEY 1843: 1851 - 7 yrs, at home with widowed father. 1861 - 16 yrs, with family. 1871 - 26 yrs, with family. 1881 - 36 yrs, Farmer of 100 acres, employing 2 labs and 2 boys, dwelling Quirkhill Farm Tiverton with wife Amelia and sister-in-law, Elizabeth B Besley. 1891 - 47 years, farmer, dwelling Quirkhill Farm with wife and her 57 yr old sister, Elizabeth, as assistant. 1901 - 55 yrs, dwelling Harpridge, Washfield, with wife and 64 yr old Rebecca Greenslade as servant.
Wife AMELIA BESLEY: 1881 - 38 yrs.  1891 - 47 yrs.    1901 - 60 yrs. 
JANE BESLEY abt 1820: 1841 - 15 yrs, living with parents. 1851 - 26 (?) yrs, living with widowed father. 1861 - 41 yrs, living with father and two younger sisters. 1871 - 50 yrs. No issue.
Husband ROBERT REDWOOD abt 1830: 1871 - 40 years, farmer of 102 acres, dwelling Wayland Farm, Westexe, Tiverton.
JANE BESLEY 1851: 1851 - 2 weeks or months, with parents.
JANE ELIZABETH BESLEY 1876: 1881 -  5 yrs, Scholar, with parents. 1891 - Elizabeth, 14 yrs, with family.
JANIE ELIZABETH 1872: 1881 - 8 yrs, living with parents. 1891 - 18 yrs, living with parents.  1901 - 28 years, with parents.
KATIE BERTHA BESLEY 1881: 1891 - 10 yrs, scholar, with family.  1901 - 19 yrs, living with widowed father.   1911 - 29 yrs, housekeeper for widowed father, dwelling The Moon Inn, Bentworth, along with young nephew. 
MARGERY BESLEY 1757:  Of Sampford Peverell. Died aged 74 yrs.
PHILIPPA BESLEY 1843: 1851 - 7 yrs, with parents. 1867 - spinster married by licence, Witnesses George Cosway, Amelia Mary Morris andJane Besley.
Husband JOHN DEAN BLACKBURN:  1867 - bachelor, draper, son of John (grocer), signed name.
SAMUEL BESLEY 1846: 1851 - with great Uncle William and great Aunt Jane at Morgans, Tiverton. 1861 - 13 yrs, with family. 1871 - 23 yrs, with family.  1891 - 42 yrs, widower, farmer, dwelling Keyhaven Tavern House, Milford, Hampshire with 5 kids and sister-in-law Hannah Weeks as housekeeper. (Bealey in Ancestry.com).    1881 - 33 yrs, farmer of 120 acres, dwelling Prospect, Thelbridge with wife and 5 offspring plus 79 yr old, widowed father-in-law, Henry Weeks, and 35 yr old unmarried sister-in-law, Hannah.   1901 - 53 yrs, Inn Keeper and Farmer, dwelling Moon Inn, Bentworth, Hampshire with youngest daughter.   1911 - 63 yrs, widower, farmer and Beer Retailer, dwelling The Moon Inn, Bentworth, near Alton, Hants., with daughter Kate Bertha and grandson Alfred Frank Etheridge in 8 rooms. Married 12 years and had 7 children of which 6 were still living in 1911.   Died aged 84 yrs.
Wife JANE WEEKS abt 1847: 1881 - 34 yrs.   Died aged 37 years.
SAMUEL JOHN BESLEY 1878: 1881-  3 yrs, with parents. 1891 - 13 yrs, scholar, with family.  1901 - 2 yrs, cattleman at Manor House, boarding The Village South Warnborough, Hampshire in Simpson household.  
SARAH BESLEY abt 1829: 1841 - 12 yrs, living with parents. 1851 - 22 yrs, living with widowed father. 1861 - 32 yrs (either glovemaker dwelling as a boarder in Tiverton with Ann Yates or servant in Beamish household, St David, Exeter).
SARAH ALICE BESLEY 1879:  1881 - 2 yrs, with parents. 1891 - 12 yrs, scholar, with family.
SUSAN BESLEY abt 1827: 1841 - 13 yrs, living with parents. 1851 - 24 yrs, living with widowed father. 1861 - 34 yrs, living with father and two sisters.  Died aged 44 years.
THOMAS BESLEY 1761:  Died aged 57 yrs.
THOMAS BESLEY 1818: Marriage by licence 1842 - bahelor, baker, son of James (yeoman), both signed names.. Witnesses George Cosway and Mary Golding Davey (later to become his wife).  1851 - 32 yrs, master baker, dwelling West Exe, Tiverton with wife and 2 daughters.
Wife PHILLIPPA COSWAY abt 1817: Free BMD have her as Philippa Bersley. Daughter of George - a woollen manufacturer - 1842. Died aged 27 yrs.
Wife MARY GOODING DAVEY abt 1818: 1851 - 33 yrs.
WILLIAM BESLEY abt 1816: 1841 - 20 yrs, living with parents. 1851 - 35 yrs, living with widowed father.  Died aged 37 yrs.
WILLIAM BESLEY 1840: 1841 - 18 mths, living with parents. 1851 - 10 yrs, at home with widowed father. 1861 - 20 yrs, butcher, living at home. 1871 - 30 yrs, butcher, dwelling west side of Jericho St., with wife and three children plus 3 servants and a Hepper visitor.  - 1881 -  40 yrs, butcher, dwelling Jericho St., Thorverton, Devon, with wife, three children and 3 servants. 1891 - 50 yrs, Farmer, dwelling Burrow Farm House with wife, 3 children and 1 farm servant.   1901 - 60 yrs, farmer, dwelling Stoke Canon, with wife and three adult offspring.  1911 - 70 yrs, farmer dwelling Honors, Stoke Cannon with wife of 45 yrs. In 9 roomed abode.  Had 5 children of which 3 were still alive in 1911.
Wife MARY HEPPER abt 1839: 1871 - 31 yrs.   1881 - 42 yrs.   1891 - 52 yrs.   1901 - 62 yrs.   1911 - 72 yrs.
WILLIAM HENRY BESLEY 1868:   see below

                    William Henry                  m.                 Edith Mortimer            
                        2Q 1868                4Q 1902                 abt 1869
                      Thorverton            St Thomas               Kennford
                d. 13 Jul 3Q 1927                                 d. 8 Nov 4Q 1934
                      St Thomas                                               Exeter
                  
                  ______________________I______________________
                  I                                           I                                            I
William Thomas Mortimer            Phyllis Mary                     George Mortimer
                                                                                                   b. 13 Apr
            4Q 1903                             4Q 1904                               2Q 1906
        Stoke Canon                       Stoke Canon                       Stoke Canon
                                                                                                 d. 2Q 1990

NOTES:
GEORGE MORTIMER BESLEY 1906:  1911 - 4 yrs, with family.  Died aged 84 yrs.  Buried St Mary Magdalene, Stoke Canon
PHYLLIS MARY BESLEY 1904: 1911 - 6 yrs, with family.
WILLIAM HENRY BESLEY 1868: 1881 - 12 yrs, living with parents. 1891 - 22 yrs, living with parents.  1901 - 32 years, living with parents.  1911 - 44 years, farmer, dwelling Burrow Farm Stoke Cannon, with wife and three young children. All children born to them in their 8 years of marriage still living. 8 roomed house.   Died aged 59 yrs.
Probate: William Henry Besley of Burrow Farm, Stoke Canon, Devonshire, died 8 November 1934. Probate Exeter, 20 December  to George Mortimer, yeoman, Effects  £1244 0s 1d.
Wife EDITH MORTIMER abt 1869:  1911 - 42 yrs.   Died aged 65 yrs.
Probate:  Edith Besley of Burleigh Whipton, Devonshire, widow died 13 July 1927. Probate London, 9 November  to George Mortimer, retired farmer and William Burrow Trick, clerk.  Effects  £15,538 1s 7d.
WILLIAM THOMAS MORTIMER BESLEY 1903:  1911 - 7 yrs, with family.

                                     William                             m.                      Jane Downing
                                 23 Apr 1790                  7 Nov 1810                     abt 1788
                                    Tiverton                Cruwys Morchard              Bradninch
                                d. 5 Oct 1857                                                  ? d. 4Q 1857
                        Woodsbradley, Tiverton                                               Tiverton
                                                                                                                       all b. Tiverton
               ________________________________I_____________________________________________________________________________________
              I                          I                                       I                          I                             I                             I                          I                           I                            I
          Jane                Elizabeth                        Mary Ann             Charlotte                Thomas                Loveday             Caroline                 Sarah                  William
                                                                                                b. 11 Feb 1818                                                                                         b. 17 Feb 1824      b. 9 Dec 1827
  c. 15 Sep 1811    c. 13 Jan 1813              c. 11 Sep 1815     c. 11 May 1818      c. 12 Apr 1819      c. 3 Sep 1819    c. 30 Jan 1822     c. 12 Mar 1824      c. 3 Jan 1828
                                                                      d. 2Q 1893                                      d. 29 Dec 1883                                                                                        ? d. 2Q 1889
                                                                                                                                   1Q 1884                                                                                                    Fulham
                                        I                               Tiverton                                               Tiverton
                                        I                            m. 2Q 1858                                          m. 1Q 1872                                                                                             m. 4Q 1860
                                        I                               Tiverton                                             St Thomas                                                                                                  Bristol
                                        I                            John Squire                                         Ellen Parish                                                                                          Elizabeth Grey
                                        I                                 1807                                                  abt 1842                                                                                                 abt 1836
                                        I                                                                                         St Thomas                                                                                     Washfield/Stoodleigh
                                        I                               d. 1898                                              d. 1Q 1891
                                        I                                                                                        Avon, Glouc                                                                                                     I
                                        I                                                                                                                                                                                                                I
            ______________I                ________________________________________________________________________________________________I
           I                     I                       I                     I                          I                           I                     I                      I
  Edwin Ridler         Frederick              Albert               Loveday                   Francis                     Herbert                 Alice                 Thomas
c. 26 Mar 1832     b. 22 Aug 1835          William                  Emily                       Henry                       William              Cordelia              "Ernest"
  Burlescombe      Burlescombe                           
                             c. 25 Sep 1835                                 c. 27 Oct 1861
                                  Tiverton                                        Bedminster                 Bristol                       Bristol                Bristol                 Bristol
                                                                1Q 1857              4Q 1861                   4Q 1863                    1Q 1866              1Q 1868               2Q 1870
                                                             Wgtn. Som             Bristol                      Clifton                      Clifton                Clifton                 Bristol
                                                        Holcombe Rogus                              
    d. 3Q 1849                                       d. 3Q 1861                                                                             d. 2Q 1926
     Tiverton                                            Bristol                                                                                Shoreditch
    bur. 1 Oct                                           
                                m. 3Q 1863                                      m. 4Q 1900               m. 2Q 1895              m.                         m. 2Q 1887         m. 1Q 1888
                                    Bristol                                        Fulham, Lon          Portsea. Hants                                           Fulham                Fulham
                             Sarah Horrell                                                             Margaret Lucy Priest            Emma                                      Lizzie Faulkner
                                  abt 1839                                                                          d. 3Q 1895                  abt 1868
                               Wincanton                                                                     Portsea. Hants      West Drayton, MDX                                       I
                                        I                                                                                 m. 4Q 1896                                                                                  I
                                        I                                                                              Portsea. Hants                     I                                                        I
                                        I                                                                              Jane Courtney                     I            ______________________I______
                                        I                                                                                       1864                             I            I                 I                  I                   I
                                        I                                                                                  Southsea                          I       Ethel           Edith        Margaret        Percy
                                        I                                                                                     d. 1905                           I  Notting Hill  Paddington     Mary          William
                                        I                                                                                                                            I     4Q 1889       2Q 1891          Shepherds Bush
                                        I                                                                  ____________I_                               I     Fulham       Fulham       2Q 1896       1Q 1901
                                        I                                                                 I                          I                               I                                           Fulham       Fulham
                                        I                                                   Frances Violet J   Frank Henry        Ernest William
                                        I                                                          1Q 1899              3Q 1900                  1Q 1893
                                        I                                                   Landport. Hants      Gosport               Acton, MDX
                                        I
              _____________I_____________________________________________________________________________
              I                          I                         I                              I                                I                                   ?                          I
Emily Charlotte        Albert J         Florence Jane      Lucy Harriet         Ellen Elizabeth        Walter Frederick       Ada Sarah
      2Q 1864             1Q 1866              1Q 1866                 4Q 1868                  1Q 1871                       2Q 1875                1Q 1877
  Bedminster       Bedminster        Bedminster          Bedminster            Bedminster                Bedminster          Bedminster
                                                                                                                                                             d. 1Q 1876
                                                                                                                                                            Bedminster
  m. 2Q 1984                                     m. 2Q 1892            m. 3Q 1895             m. 3Q 1893                                                m. 1Q 1902
  Bedminster                                  Barton Regis         Barton Regis         Barton Regis
Thomas John                                  Tom Bettis       Albert Stedeford                                                                       George Herbert
     Sloman                                                                                                                                                                             Slade
                                                         m. abt 1907

                                                    Joseph Taunton



NOTES:
ADA SARAH BESLEY 1877: 1881 - 4 yrs, Scholar, with parents.  1891 - 14 yrs, with parents.   1901 - 24 yrs, drapers assistant, living with parents.
ALBERT J BESLEY 1866: 1871 - 5 yrs, with parents.   1881 - 15 yrs, assistant in Pawn shop, living with parents.
ALBERT WILLIAM BESLEY abt 1857: 1861 - 4 yrs, with parents.
ALICE CORDELIA BESLEY abt 1868: 1871 - 4 yrs, with parents.  1881 - 13 yrs, Scholar, with parents.  1891 - 21 yrs, dressmaker in Clallice, Eggesford - married aunt Fanny Mathews, 39 b, Eggesford in residence also.
CAROLINE BESLEY abt 1824: 1841 - 15 yrs, living with parents. 1851 - 29 yrs, housemaid in Gervis household, Peter St Tiverton.  1861 - 39 yrs, servant in Fox household (cook) dwelling Tonedale, Wellington, Bath and Wells.  1871 - 49 yrs, Lodging House Keeper, dwelling Waterloo Rd,  Melcombe Regis, with a servant.  1881 - 59 yrs, Lodging House Keeper, dwelling 1 Waterloo Place, Melcombe Regis, with a servant.  1901 - 79 yrs, living on own means, dwelling 1 Alma Terrace.
EDITH BESLEY 1891: 1891 - 1 month, with parents. 1901 - 10 yrs, with parents.
EDWIN RIDLER BESLEY 1832: 1841 - 8 yrs, living with grandparents.  Died aged 17 yrs.
ELIZABETH BESLEY 1813:
ELLEN ELIZABETH BESLEY 1871: 1871 - under 4 months, with parents.   1881 - 10 yrs, Scholar, with parents. 1891 - 20 yrs, assistant school mistress, living with parents.
EMILY CHARLOTTE BESLEY 1864: 1871 - 6 yrs, with parents.   1881 - 16 yrs, Pupil Teacher, living with parents. 1891 - 26 yrs, assistant school mistress, dwelling Weare St., Bristol with 5 yr old son Hubert and sister Lucy. Husband 27 yrs, a patient in Royal Mineral Water Hospital.
ERNEST W BESLEY abt 1892: 1901 - 9 yrs, with parents.
ETHEL BESLEY 1889: 1891 - 1 yr, with parents. 1901 - 11 yrs, with parents.
FLORENCE J BESLEY 1866: 1871 - 5 yrs, with parents.   1881 - 15 yrs, Machinist,  living with parents. 1891 - 25 yrs, boot machinist, living with parents.  1901 - 35 yrs widowed boot machinist, living with parents along with her daughter, Hilda Bettis, 7 yrs.   1911 - 46 yrs, remarried 4 yrs previous to Joseph Taunton (48) metal casement maker dwelling 25 Heron Rd., along with her daughter 17 yr old Hilda Bettis and father in a 6 roomed home.
FRANCES VIOLET BESLEY 1899: 1901 - Violet 2 yrs, with parents.
FRANCIS HENRY BESLEY abt 1864: 1881 - 17 yrs, Gilder, with parents.  1901 - 37 yrs, Pte R Marines, dwelling 21 Cobden St., Alverstoke with wife and two young children.
Wife MARGARET LUCY PRIEST: Died aged 26 yrs.
Wife JANE COURTNEY abt 1864: 1901 - 37 yrs.
FRANK HENRY BESLEY 1900: 1901 - 7 mths, with parents.
FREDERICK BESLEY abt 1836: Named Freddie at Christening. 1841 - 5 yrs, living with grandparents. 1851 - 14 yrs, living with grandparents. 1861 - 26 yrs, porter, boarding with Uncle William and family.  1871 - 35 yrs, sugar baker, dwelling 10 Mead St., Bedminster, Bristol, with wife and 5 children.  1881 - 45 yrs, Labourer, Dwelling 94 Mead St., Bedminster, Somerset, with wife and 6 children.  1891 - 55 yrs, Tobacco Shover?, dwelling Liverpool House, Bristol with wife and 3 daughters.  1901 - 65 yrs, tinworker, dwelling 13 Heron Rd, Bristol, with wife, two adult daughters, and a grandaughter.   1911 - 75 yrs, father-in-law of Joseph Taunton a 48 year old metal casement maker (worker) married to daughter Florence, dwelling 25 Heron Rd., Bristol.
Wife SARAH HORRELL abt 1839:  1871 - 32 yrs, governess at small private school.  1881 - 42 yrs, School Mistress.  1891 - 52 yrs.  1901 - 62 yrs.
HERBERT WILLIAM BESLEY abt 1866: 1871 - 6 yrs, with parents.  1881 - 15 yrs, Stable Boy, with parents.  1901 - 36 yrs, engineers carman, dwelling 7 Hare Walk, Shoreditch with wife and son.
Wife EMMA abt 1868: 1901 - 33 yrs.
JANE BESLEY 1811: 1881 - 70 yrs, Needlewoman, boarding in household of George Clark, grocer, Locking Road 21, Weston Super Mare, Somerset.
LOVEDAY EMILY BESLEY 1862: 1871 - 9 yrs, with parents. 
LUCY HARRIET BESLEY 1868: 1871 - 2 yrs, with parents.   1881 - 12 yrs, Monitor In Day School, with parents.  1891 - 22 yrs, dressmaker, residing with married sister Emily, Weare St., Bristol.
MARGARET MARY BESLEY 1896: 1889: 1901 - 4 yrs, with parents.
MARY ANN BESLEY abt 1815: 1851 - 36 yrs, living with parents.
PERCY WILLIAM 1901:   1901 - 3 mths, with parents.
SARAH BESLEY abt 1827: 1841 - 15 yrs, living with parents. 1851 - 24 yrs, living with parents.
THOMAS BESLEY abt 1819: 1841 - 20 yrs, living with parents. 1851 - 30 yrs, labourer, living with parents. 1861 - unmarried 38 yrs, cattle dealer, boarder, dwelling Pippings part of Howden, Tiverton Parish. 1881 - 59 yrs, Cattle Dealer,   dwelling Saint Andrew St (Country House Inn) Tiverton, with wife, uncle Thomas Moore (unmarried builder aged 67 yrs, b. Okehampton, and Elizabeth Parish umarried sister-in-law aged 57, b. Okehampton.  Died aged 66 yrs, Tiverton Reg. District.
Probate: 22 Jan 1884. Personal Estate £111. The will of Thomas Besley late of Tiverton in the County of Devon, Cattle Dealer, who died 29 Dec 1883 at St Andrew St Tiverton, was proved at Exeter by Ellen Besley of St Andrew St. widow, the relict, the sole Executrix.
Wife ELLEN abt 1842: 1881 - 39 yrs.
THOMAS "ERNEST" BESLEY abt 1870: 1871 - 1 yr, with parents.   1881 - 11 yrs, Scholar, with parents.   1891 - 20 yrs, engine attendant and stoker, dwelling 8 Wharf Rd Hammersmith with wife and 2 young daughters, plus mother-in-law, Mary Faulkner.  1901 - 32 yrs, house painter, dwelling 2 Victoria Villas, Willow Vale Flats, Hammersmith, with wife and 4 children. 
Wife LIZZIE FAULKNER abt 1863: 1891 - 27 yrs.  1901 - 38 yrs.
WILLIAM BESLEY 1790: Marriage by licence, of Tiverton, both signed,  - witness mark of Edward Downing.   Up until 1819 he was referred to as a yeoman, dwelling Brook in Tiverton at children's christenings, 1841 - 50 yrs, farmer, dwelling Morgan Bradley with wife and 4 offspring and 2 grandchildren (both belonging to Elizabeth) and 45 yr old male servant John Bennett. 1851 - 60 yrs, farmer of 60 acres employing 1 lab. , dwelling Morgans, Tiverton, with 4 adult children and one grandson. Also Samuel Besley (great nephew - son of James and Eliza) aged 4 yrs - visitor. 
Probate: 5 March 1858. Effects under £300. The Will of William Besley the elder late of Woodsbradley in the parish of Tiverton in the County of Devon, Yeoman deceased, who died 5 Oct 1857 at Woodsbradley aforesaid, was proved at Exeter by the oath of Thomas Besley of Woodsbradley aforesaid farmer, the son and one of the Executors.
Wife JANE DOWNING abt 1788: 1841 - 55 yrs. 1851 - 63 yrs.
WILLIAM BESLEY abt 1829: 1841 - 13 yrs, living with parents. 1851 - 21 yrs, labourer, living with parents. 1861 - 33 yrs, policeman, dwelling 1 Vine Row, Old Park Stile Lane, Bristol. St Michael, with wife, young son and nephew Frederick boarding with them.  1871 - 41 yrs, cellarman, dwelling 12 Bath Buildings, St James and St Paul, with wife and 4 children. 1881 - 52 yrs, Mail Cart Driver dwelling 9 Sidmouth Mews, London, Middlesex, with wife and 4 children. ? Died 62 yrs.
Wife ELIZABETH GREY abt 1836: 1861 - 25 yrs.  1871 - 36 yrs.  1881 - 44 yrs, b. Stoodleigh.


                                         Thomas Stone                              m.                      Ann Aunger
                                          b. 5 Oct 1792
                                            5 Nov 1792                             1816                       abt 1796
                                              Tiverton                     Exeter St Lawrence             Exeter
                                            d. 2Q 1855                                                           d. 4Q 1875
                                              Tiverton                                                                Crediton
                                            bur. 5 June

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                  Ann                   Caroline                  Thomas              Thomas William           Charles John            Augusta Fanny
                 1818               b. 4 Jan 1821                                                 1824                   b. 29 Nov 1834        b. 19 Jul 3Q 1838
               c. 29 Oct          c. 19 Jan 1821      c. 21 Sep 1822          c. 27 Sep 1824            c. 1 Jan 1835            c. 20 Aug 1838
               Tiverton                Tiverton                                                    Tiverton                     Tiverton                      Tiverton
               ? d. 1891            d. 1Q 1902                                               d. 3Q 1892                d. 1Q 1894                 d. 2Q 1873
               Tiverton              Weymouth                                               Marylebone                 Evesham                 Guisborough
                                                                                                         m.    ??                                                          m. 2Q 1858
                                                                                                                                                                               Marylebone
                                                                                                             Frances                                                   Benjamin North
                                                                                                                                                                              Rockley Batty
                                                                                                             abt 1824                                                      abt 1828
                                                                                                            Chudleigh
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                      Winnifred Mary       Elizabeth Alice   Adelaide Margaret     Clara R      Christopher North Rockley       Fanny A
                          abt 1859                  abt 1862               abt 1864            abt 1867                   abt 1869                     abt 1870

NOTES:
ANN BESLEY 1818: Private baptism. 1841 - 21 yrs, living with parents. 1851 - 31 yrs, with parents. 1861 - 41 yrs, living Cheriton Fitzpaine in brother Charles house along with her widowed mother.   1871 - 51 yrs, annuitant, dwelling Village Cheriton Fitzpaine with widowed mother.  1881 - 62 yrs, living Lancashire with unmarried bother Charles John, vicar.
AUGUSTA FANNY BESLEY 1838: 1841 - 2 yrs, living with parents. 1851 - 12 years, with parents.   1861 - 22 years, married with 2 yr old Winifred M. Dwelling 2 Caroline Lane, Mirfield, Yorkshire.   1871 - 32 yrs, dwelling Redcar, Upleatham with husband and 6 children, plus 3 servants.  Died aged 34 yrs.
Husband BENJAMIN NORTH ROCKLEY BATTY abt 1828: 1861 - 32 yrs, curate in Christ Church, Mirfield, York. with wife, young daughter and 2 servants. 1871 - curate without cure! dwelling Cliff House, High Street, Redcar, Upleatham with wife and 6 children, plus 3 servants.
CAROLINE BESLEY abt 1822: 1841 - 20 yrs, living with parents. 1851 - 29 yrs, with parents in Tiverton.  1861 - 39 yrs, cook/servant dwelling Tonedale, Wellington, Somerset. 1871 - 49 yrs, Lodging House keeper, with one servant, dwelling Waterloo Row, Melcombe Regis. 1881 - 59 years, lodging housekeeper, lodging 1 Waterloo Place, Melcombe Regis, Dorset.   1891 - 69 yrs, lodging house keeper, dwelling 4 Salisbury Terrace, Melcombe Regis, Weymouth, Dorset with widowed needlewoman Mary Careter in residence.1901 - 79 yrs, living on own means, dwelling 1 Alma Terrace, Weymouth alone. Died aged 80 yrs.
Probate: Besley - Caroline of Abbotsbury Rd, Westham, Weymouth, Dorset died 5 Feb 1902. Probate Blandford 15 April to Ellen Maria Jarvis, spinster. Effects £56 13s 5d. 
CHARLES JOHN BESLEY abt 1835: 1841 - 6 yrs, living with parents. Blundells School - Charles John Besley, 12 yrs, son of Thos. Stone Besley, grocer, Tiverton, Aug. 21, 1847 — Dec., 1854. N.;
elected to an Exhibition, 1853.   1851 - 16 yrs, with parents. 1861 - 26 yrs, BA Curate, dwelling Village, Cheriton Fitzpaine. Also in residence is his widowed mother and oldest siater Ann. 1871 - 36 yrs, MA Curate of Bromley, dwelling alone at 61 Fulledge Rd, Bromley (Bur nley), Lancastershire.  1881 - 46 yrs, unmarried, Vicar Of Ellel M.A.Oxford, dwelling  Vicarage, Ellel, Lancashire, with oldest sister, Ann,  62 yrs,  no Occupation and niece Fanny A. BATTY, 10 yrs, b. Redcarr, York, Scholar. 1 Domestic Servant.
1891 - 56 yrs, clerk in Holy Orders, dwelling The Vicarage, Ellel, Galgate, with neice, Fanny Batty, 20 yrs, ward in chancery, living on own means, and a domestic servant.  Died aged 59 yrs.
Probate: Besley - The Rev. Charles John of Evesham, Worcester, clerk, died 23 Mar 1894. Probate Worcester 30 April to Fanny Agatha Batty, spinster. Effects £1330 4s 4d.  
THOMAS STONE BESLEY 1792:  1816 - Thomas Stone bachelor of Tiverton married by licence to Ann Aunger underage spinster of Exeter St. Lawrence, daughter of William who gave his consent. Witnesses were William and Sophia Aunger. All parties signed their names.1837 Directory - Alderman in Tiverton.   1841 - 45 yrs, grocer and tea dealer, dwelling Fore St. Tiverton, with wife and 5 children. 1851 - 57 yrs, grocer and tea dealer, dwelling Fore St Tiverton, with wife and 4 offspring.  Parish register notes he died suddenly.
Wife ANN abt 1796: 1841 - 45 yrs.  1851 - 55 yrs. 1861 - 65 yrs, widow, living with son Charles in Cheriton Fitzpaine and with her oldest daughter Ann aged 41 yrs. 1871 - 75 yrs, annuitant, dwelling Village, Cheriton Fitzpaine with unmarried daughter Ann - also an annuitant. Died aged 80 yrs.
THOMAS BESLEY abt 1822: Private baptism.
THOMAS WILLIAM BESLEY abt 1826: Blundells School - Thos. Willm. Besley, 11 yrs, son of Mr. Thos. Stone  Besley, Tiverton, Feb. 9, 1836— Dec. 19, 1840.  1841 - 15 yrs, living with parents. 1851 - 25 yrs, Tea dealers assistant visiting Robert and Caroline Skerritt, 86 Park St, St Pancras. 1871 - 47 yrs, grocers traveller, lodging Knight household, 12 Gloucester Rd, Brighton with wife Frances. Died aged 67 yrs.
Wife
Wife FRANCES abt. 1824: 1871 - 47 yrs.

                        Samuel                                  m.                            Ann Ford                      
                   27 May 1795                      22 Oct 1835                    abt 1815
                       Tiverton                             Tiverton                       Tiverton
                     d. 1Q 1878                                                             d. 3Q 1874
                  Newton Abbott                                                        Newton Abbott
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          Walter                                                                    Samuel                             Ann                             Ellen
  b. 25 Dec 1836                                                      b.17 Jan 1Q 1839          b. 25 Nov 4Q 1840      b. 10 Nov 4Q 1844
        Tiverton                                                                   Tiverton                          Tiverton                      Tiverton
  c. 26 Jan 1837                                                         c. 13 Feb 1839                c. 4 Feb 1841            c. 26 Dec 1844
     d. 3Q 1898                                                               d. pre 1891
         Exeter
     bur. 20 Aug
  Exeter St James
     m. 3Q 1875                                                              m. 2Q 1875                                                       m. 4Q 1879
        Tiverton                                                              Newton Abbott                                                         Upton
  Emma Swinney                                                          Drusilla Elliot                                                     William John
         Markes                                                       Hoskings (nee Redway)                                             Pembridge
        abt 1849                                                                  2Q 1847                                                           abt 1844
     Bristol, Glou.                                                               Shaldon                                                          Monmouth
                                                                                         d. 5 Apr
  d. 13 Dec 1936                                                             2Q 1925
Clapham Common                                                       Newton Abbott                                                              I
         Surrey
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Edith Marie Markes     Walter Ernest         Charles Arthur             Nellie         Lucy Redway     Henry Percy   Charles Alfred
b. 23 Jul 3Q 1876     b. 27 Nov 1877    b. 19 Aug 3Q 1880       3Q 1875          2Q 1877             abt 1881          abt 1883
  c. 25 Sep 1876       c. 24 Dec 1877        c. 19 Oct 1880           c. 1877            c. 1877
         Tiverton                 Tiverton                  Tiverton                    Wesleyan Methodist
                                                                                                 Barnstaple        Barnstaple         N Malvern        N Malvern
      d. 3Q 1877             d. 2Q 1905
         Tiverton              Wandsworth
                                                                   m. 3Q 1907            m. 2Q 1899       m. 2Q 1902
                                                                    St Thomas         Newton Abbott   Newton Abbott
                                                                                               Jabez Edward        George
                                                                                                    Tucker               Tucker

NOTES:
ANN BESLEY 1840: 1841 - 6 mths, with parents. 1851 - 10 yrs, with parents. 1861 - 20 yrs, milliner, visitor in household of widow, Frances Perkins, Londonderry, Tiverton. 1871 - 30 yrs, drapers assistant, living with parents.  1881 - 29 yrs, companion to sister Ellen, who is married with 8 month old baby, in Leigh, Worcester. Niece Nellie also in residence.
1891 - 49 yrs, dwelling with younger sister, her husband and two children in Leigh, Worcester.
CHARLES ARTHUR BESLEY 1880: 1881 - 7 mths, living with parents. 1891 - 10 yrs, with parents.  1901 - 20 yrs, presumeably a clerk like older brother, dwelling Clapham, London with widowed mother and older brother.   1905 - insurance clerk at time of brother's death.
ELLEN BESLEY 1844: 1851 - 6 yrs, with parents. 1861 - 17 yrs, appentice draper, in Cobley household, Fore St., Tiverton.   1871 - 25 yrs, drapers assistant, dwelling Fore St. Lowman, Tiverton with Henry Davey. 1881 - 36 yrs. married with 8 month old Henry in Spring Vale, Leigh, Worcester. Sister Ann in residence as a companion as is niece, 5 year old Nellie Besley. 1891 - 47 yrs, living with husband, two children, 1 boarder, 1 servant and also sister Ann in residence.   1901 - 54 yrs, dwelling Malvern Links with husband and two sons - oldest a law clerk and youngest a drapers assistant.
Husband  WILLIAM JOHN PEMBRIDGE abt 1844: 1891 - 47 yrs, drapers outfitter, dwelling Cowleigh Rd, Spring Vale, Leigh, Worcester, with wife, 2 children, 1 boarder, 1 servant and also sister-in-law, Ann, in residence.  1901 - draper and outfitter - own business - dwelling Richmond Rd., Malvern Links, Wor., with wife, 2 adult sons, and 1 servant.
LUCY REDWAY BESLEY 1877: 1881 - 3 yrs, with parents.  1891 - (Lucy R Bexey in Ancestry.com) 13 years, teacher in ?? school, dwelling Bridge St, Shaldon, Teignmouth with 71 year old widowed grandfather, William Redway (living on private means).  1901 - 23 yrs, School Bd Teacher, living with mother.
NELLIE BESLEY 1875: 1881 - 5 yrs, staying with Aunt Ellen and her husband in Leigh, Worcester.  1891 - 15 yrs, drapers assistant, living with widowed mother and half sister, Beatrice.
SAMUEL BESLEY 1795: Married by licence, both signed their names. 1841 - 40 yrs, innkeeper, dwelling Bridge St., Tiverton, with wife and 3 children. 1851 - 55 yrs, Innkeeper, dwelling Bridge St., Tiverton with wife, 2 daughters, niece Mary Ann aged 24 yrs, 3 servants and visitor John Besley, a 20 yr old yeoman born Sampford Peverell. 1861 - Wine, Spirits, Ale and Porter dealer, dwelling 12 George St., Tormoham, Torquay, with wife and two sons. 1871 - 75 yrs, former Innkeeper, dwelling 118 ?ion St., East Stonehouse, Devonport, with wife, son Samuel and daughter Ann.  Died aged 82 years.
Wife ANN abt 1815: 1841 - 25 yrs. 1851 - 36 yrs. 1861 - 46 yrs. 1871 - 56 yrs.  Died aged 59 years.
SAMUEL BESLEY 1839: 1841 - 2yrs, with parents. 1851 - 10 yrs, pupil at New St., Honiton along with older brother. 1861 - 22 yrs, drapers assistant, living with family. 1871 - 32 yrs, Brewers Traveller, living with parents.  1881 - 42 yrs, coal merchant, dwelling 12 Pollimore Squ., Exeter St Sidwell, with wife and daughter Lucy, daughter Nellie with Aunties Ellen and Ann in Worcester.   
Wife DRUSILLA ELLIOT HOSKINGS abt 1848: Daughter of William Redway. Previously married 1Q 1868 Newton Abbott  to William Sayers Hosking who died 2Q 1871 aged 32 yrs. 1881 - 34 yrs.   1891 - 44 yrs, widowed green grocer, dwelling Exeter St Thomas, with daughter by previous marriage, Beatrice L Hoskings (22 yrs, lady's maid), and daughter Nellie. 1901 - 53 yrs, widow, living on own means, dwelling Bridge Rd Terrace, with daughter Lucy.
Probate:  Drusilla Elliot Besley of Shaldon, Devon, widow, died 5 April 1925 at Bovey Tracey, Devon. Probate Exeter 30 December to Jabez Edward Tucker and George Tucker, carriage builders. Effects £1660 18s 6d.
WALTER BESLEY abt 1837: 1841 - 4 yrs, with parents. 1851 - 14 yrs, pupil in New St., Honiton, along with younger brother, Samuel. 1861 - 24 yrs, living with parents.  1871 - 34 yrs, commercial traveller to brewer, boarding in Williams household, Gold St., Tiverton. (Baley in Ancestry.com).   Marriage entry - bachelor, commercial traveller, son of Samuel (hotel keeper), banns, signed. Witness S Markes and Ann Besley.   1881 - 43 yrs, Commercial Traveller To Brewer & Spirit Merchant,  dwelling St Peter St., Tiverton, wife wife, 2 young children and 1 domestic servant. 1891 - 54 yrs, commercial traveller, dwelling Rockside, Exeter St David, with wife and 2 sons and 1 domestic servant. Died aged 62 yrs. Resdent at Bath Road Exeter at time of death.
Probate: Besley - Walter of Bath Rd., Exeter, commercial traveller, died 16 Aug 1898. Administration 10 October to Emma Swinney Besley, widow. Effects £82 19s 2d. 
Wife EMMA SWINNEY MARKES abt 1849:  Daughter of Samuel and Susannah Smyth. Marriage entry - spinster, father an insurance agent.   1881 - 32 yrs. 1891 - 42 yrs.  1901 - 52 yrs, widow, living on own means, dwelling 75 The Chase, Clapham London, with two sons, 2 boarders and 1 servant.   1911?
Probate: Besley - Emma Swinney of 75 The Close, Clapham Common, Surrey, widow, died 13 Dec 1936. Probate Exeter 25 Feb 1837 to Charles Arthur Besley, insurance offcial. Effects £4173 9s 2d. 
WALTER ERNEST BESLEY 1878: 1881 - 3 yrs, Scholar living with parents.  1891 - 13 yrs, with parents.  1901 - 23 yrs, CS Clerk Medical Dept Local G Board, dwelling 75 The Chase, Clapham London, with mother and younger brother. Died aged 27 yrs.
Probate: Besley - Walter Ernest of 75 the Chase, Clapham Common, Surrey, died 29 June 1905. Administration London 7 Sept to Charles Arthur Besley, insurance clerk. Effects £443 9s 4d. 


                                       Henry                            m.                           Maria Gale
                                 28 Mar 1799                2 May 1822                     abt. 1796
                                     Tiverton                      Tiverton
                                   d. 4Q 1838                         I                            d. 3Q 1852
                                     Tiverton                            I                              Tiverton
                                 bur.                                       I                             bur. 22 Jul
                                    Halberton                          I                              Halberton
                                                                              I                                                             all c. Halberton
                                                  ______________I__________________________________________________
                                                  I                             I                              I                             I                                     I
                                             Henry                 Maria Gale                  Mary                     Sarah                        Richard Gale
                                       b. 11 Jul 1823       b. 11 Oct 1824                         
                                      c. 14 Aug 1823       c. 3 Mar 1825        c. 24 Jan 1826        c. 6 Aug 1830                 c. 2 Jan 1834
                                         d. 1Q 1892                                              d. 1826                                                      d. 2Q 1899
                                         St Thomas                                             Halberton                                                      Plymouth
                                                                                                      bur. 28 Jan
                                        m. 2Q 1853            m. 2Q 1856                                                                                  m. 4Q 1861          m. 2Q 1866           m. 1Q 1887
                                          Halberton                Tiverton                                                                                                                    Tiverton                Barton R
                                           Arabella                  Samuel                                                                                       Elizabeth              Elizabeth            Ellen Besley
                                            Chave                     Ferris                                                                                         Bidgood             Easterbrook            abt 1842
                                          abt 1828                                                                                                                     abt 1834               abt 1834   
                                         Halberton                                                                                                                                                  Tiverton
                                           d. 1908                                                                                                              d. 1Q or 3Q 1865       d. 4Q 1878           d. 1Q 1891
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Tiverton                 Liverpool                Bristol
                                        bur. 30 Jan
                                  Exeter St Thomas
                                                             I                                                                                                                    ____________________I_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _____I_____________________________
                                                             I                                                                                                                   I                              I                                   I                                  I                                I
                                                             I                                                                                                          Louis Gale            Richard Gale                   Edith                  Ralph George           Bertha Jane
                                                             I                                                                                                     b. 9 Jul 3Q 1863    b. 27 Jan 1Q 1865     b. 29 Apr 2Q 1867    b. 31 Aug 4Q 1869    b. 23 Sep 4Q 1871
                                                             I                                                                                                       c. 23 Aug 1863        c. 20 Jun 1867           c. 20 Jun 1867          c. 21 Oct 1869          c. 13 Feb1873
                                                             I                                                                                                            Tiverton                  Tiverton                    Tiverton                    Tiverton                   Tiverton
                                                             I                                                                                                                                           d. 2Q 1869                                                    d. 3Q 1921            d. 16 Jan 1952
                                                             I                                                                                                                                             Tiverton                                                       Willisden                 Plymouth
                                                             I                                                                                                         m. 1Q 1888
                                                             I                                                                                                            Thanet
                                                             I                                                                                                  Emma Jane Horne
                                                             I                                                                                                           abt 1863
                                                             I                                                                                                    Ramsgate, Kent
                                                             I                                                                                                                  I
                                                             I                                                                                                              Edith
                                                             I                                                                                                           1Q 1889
                                                             I                                                                                                            Thanet
                                                             I                                 
               _______________________I_____________________________________________________________________________________________________
               I                             I                                  I                                 I                             I                                                      I                                I                               I 
        Arabella        Ann Maria Chave         Henry Pullin                  Walter                   Laura                                            Ellen                      Sydney            Samuel Frederick
   b. 6 Jun 1854        b. 14 Jan 1857          b. 27 Dec 1858          b. 6 Oct 1861      b. 12 Nov 1863                              b. 10 Nov 1867        b. 1 Mar 1870
        2Q 1854                 1Q 1857                      1Q 1859                    4Q 1861                4Q 1863                                         4Q 1867                   1Q 1870                   4Q 1872
   c. 13 Jul 1854       c. 12 Feb 1857          c. 27 Jan 1859         c.  21 Nov 1861     c. 24 Dec 1863                              c. 19 Dec 1867       c. 31 Mar 1870        c. 24 Feb 1873
      Halberton             Halberton                  Halberton                 Halberton             Halberton                                      Halberton               Halberton               Halberton         
     d. 2Q 1886                                                d. 2Q 1920                d. 1Q 1942                                                                                                                                     d. 4Q 1889
    St. Thomas                                                Bridgwater                   Exeter                                                                                                                                         Tiverton ?
     bur. 9 Jun                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         bur. 16 Nov
                                  m. 2Q 1884                  m. 4Q 1887                                                                                                 m. 11 Mar 1889
                                  St. Thomas                    Lambeth                                                                                               St Thomas, Exeter
                                 Henry Cann             Clara Carrington                                                                                       Sidney John Milford
                                    abt 1849                       abt 1861
                                                                  Croydon, Surrey
                                                                      d. 1Q 1929
                                       ____________________I___________
                                       I                                 I                            I
                             Daisy Ellen          Henry Charles       Frank Stanley
                                2Q 1887                  3Q 1890                 2Q 1897
                      Stockwell, Surrey        Bridgwater            Bridgwater
                                                             d. 4Q 1895
                                                            Bridgwater
                            m. 4Q 1914
                            Bridgwater
                     Donald J McMillan

NOTES:
ANN MARIA BESLEY 1857: 1861 - 4 yrs, with parents.   1871 - 14 yrs, with parents. 1881 - 24 yrs, servant in Drewe household, Ratcliffe, Clist Hydon (husband to be also a servant in the same household). 1901 - 44 yrs, widow dwelling Little John Cres St St Thomas, Alphington with younger brother Walter and her 3 children - Sydney 13 yrs, Leopold 11 yrs, and Beatrice 7 yrs.  1911 - 54 yrs, widow dwelling Little Johns Cross St., Alphington with younger brother Walter and her 3 children - Sydney 23 yrs, Leopold 21 yrs, and Beatrice 17 yrs - all working as market gardeners.
ARABELLA BESLEY 1854: 1861 - 6 yrs, with parents.  1871 - 16 yrs, boarder, scholar and dressmaker in household of a schoolmistress, Pound, Tiverton. 1881 - 27 yrs, dressmaker, living with parents.  Died aged 32 yrs of Regent St..
BERTHA JANE BESLEY 1871: 1881 - 9 yrs, scholar, living with widowed father in Liverpool.   1891 - 19 years, visitor in household of Samuel Ash whose housekeeper, Sarah is her great Aunt.   1911 - 37 yrs, niece to Sarah, dwelling 11 Ladywell Place, Plymouth.  Died aged 80 yrs. 
Probate: Bertha Jane of 11 Ladywell Place, Regent St., Plymouth, died 16 January 1952 at South Devon and East Cornwall Hospital, Freedom Fields, Plymouth. Probate Bodmin 14 March to Edith Mary Tyler, married woman and Francis Home Howard solicitor.  Effects £1700 10s 7d.
DAISY ELLEN BESLEY 1887: 1891 - 4 yrs, with parents. 1901 - 14 yrs, with parents.  1911 - 24 yrs, dressmaker, with parents.
EDITH BESLEY 1867: 1871 - 3 yrs, with family.  1881 - 13 yrs, scholar, living with widowed father in Liverpool.
EDITH BESLEY 1889: 1891 - 2 yrs, with family. 
ELLEN BESLEY 1867: 1871 - 3 yrs, with parents. 1881 - 13 yrs, scholar, living with parents.  1889 - Ellen, 21 yrs, spinster, daughter of Henry (a machinest) of Regent St., married by banns Sidney John, accountant of Exeter St James, (son of John Frederick Milford, baker).  Witnesses Henry and Laura Besley. All parties signed their names.
FRANK STANLEY BESLEY 1897: 1901 - 4 yrs, with parents.  1911 - 14 yrs, with parents.
HENRY BESLEY 1799: Died aged 39 yrs.
Wife MARIA abt 1796: 1841 - 40 yrs, dwelling Lower Ford, Halberton, with 2 oldest children, 2 male and 1 female servant. 1851 - 55 yrs, farmer of 140 acres employing 3 labourers, dwelling Halberton with 4 children. Died aged 56 yrs.
Probate 1852 Maria, widow, admon. to Henry of Halberton, son. 
HENRY BESLEY 1823: 1841 - 15 yrs, living with mother and oldest sister, Maria. 1851 - 27 yrs, living with widowed mother and siblings. 1861 - 37 yrs, farmer 120 acres, employing 2 men & 2 boys., dwelling Ford Farm, Halberton, with wife, 3 children, 2 house servants and 2 carters. 1871 - 47 yrs, farmer (out of business at present), dwelling South Barrington St., Lowman, Tiverton, with wife and 5 children.  1873 described as a bailiff, Muxbere, Halberton.  1881 - 57 yrs, Agricultural machine inventor, dwelling 15 Regent St., St. Thomas, with wife and 6 children. 1891 - 67 yrs, retired farmer, dwelling 15 Regent St., St Thomas with wife and three adult offspring. Died aged 68 yrs.
Wife ARABELLA CHAVE abt 1828: Daughter of Samuel and Anne Pullin.  1861 - 33 yrs. 1871 - 43 yrs. 1881 - 53 yrs. 1891 - 63 yrs. 1901 - 73 yrs, widow, housekeeper, own account, dwelling 26 School Rd, St Thomas the Martyr, Exeter with two grown up unmarried offspring - Laura and Sidney. Died aged 80 yrs - of 26 School Rd.
HENRY PULLIN BESLEY 1859: 1861 - 2 yrs, with parents.  1871 - 12 yrs, with parents. 1881 - 22 yrs, grocers assistant, living with parents. 1891 - 31 yrs, railway porter, dwelling 33 Edward St, Bridgwater, Som, with wife and 2 children. 1901 - 41 yrs, railway porter, dwelling 35 Edward St, Bridgwater, Som., with wife and 2 children.  1911 - 51 yrs, porter on the Gt Western Railway, dwelling 35 Edwards St., Bridgewater in a five roomed house with 2 offspring (only ones of the 3 born to them that are still living - married 25 yrs).
Wife CLARA CARRINGTON: 1891 - 31 yrs. 1901 - 40 yrs.  1911 - 51 yrs.
HENRY CHARLES BESLEY 1890: 1891 - 10 mths, with parents. Died aged 5 years.
LAURA BESLEY 1863: 1871 - 7 yrs, with parents. 1881 - 17 yrs, dressmaker, living with parents. 1891 - 27 yrs, dressmaker (employee), living at home of parents.    1901 - 37 yrs, dressmaker living on own account, living with widowed mother.   1911 - 47 yrs, housekeeper for brother Sydney at 26 School Rd., St. Thomas, Exeter.
LOUIS GALE BESLEY 1863: 1871 - 7 yrs, with family. 1881 - 18 yrs, bus conductor, living with widowed father in Liverpool.   1891 - 27 yrs, master butcher, dwelling 28 High St., Margate, with wife and young daughter. 
Wife EMMA JANE HORNE abt 1863: 1891 - 27 yrs.
MARIA GALE BESLEY 1824: 1841 - 15 yrs, living with mother and older brother, Henry. 1851 - 26 yrs, living with widowed mother, 2 brothers and sister Sarah.
MARY BESLEY 1826: Died in infancy.
MARY BESLEY 1826: 1841 - ? . Probably  1851 - Mary A, 24 yrs, barmaid in household of Uncle Samuel, Bridge St., Tiverton. oops
RALPH BESLEY 1869: 1871 - 1 yr, with family.  1881 - 11 yrs, scholar, living with widowed father in Liverpool.   Died aged 51 yrs.
RICHARD GALE BESLEY 1834: 1841 - ? . 1851 - 17 yrs, living with widowed mother and older siblings. 1861 - 27 yrs, butcher, living with brother Henry and family. 1871 - 37 yrs, butcher, dwelling Lowman, Tiverton, with wife and 3 children plus 4 butcher's assistants and 2 domestic servants. 1881 - 47 yrs, widowed butcher, dwelling 15 Tiber St., Toxtoth Park, Liverpool, with 4 children.
1891 - 57 yrs, widower, Clerk in bird feed factory, dwelling alone in Charles St. St. James, Bristol.  Died aged 65 yrs.
Wife ELIZABETH BIDGOOD abt 1834: Suspect she died after birth of baby Richard Gale.
Wife ELIZABETH EASTERBROOK or WEBBER abt 1834: 1871 - 37 yrs.  Died aged 44 yrs.
Wife ELLEN BESLEY abt 1842:
RICHARD GALE BESLEY 1885: Died aged 4 years. (Risley in Free BMD)
SAMUEL FREDERICK BESLEY 1872: (Bazley in Free BMD) 1881 - 8 yrs, scholar, living with parents. Died aged 15 yrs - of Regent St.  .
SARAH BESLEY 1830: 1841 - 10 yrs, pupil in William Grant household, Higher Town, Halberton.  1851 - 20 yrs, living with widowed mother. 1861 - 30 yrs, servant in Hawkins household, Lower Morbays, Cullompton. 1871 - niece of  Samuel and Sarah (b. Tiv. abt 1786) dwelling 14 Green St., Charles, Plymouth.1891 - 60 yrs, boarder/housekeeper in house of Samuel Ash, 11 Ladywell St, Charles, Devon - visitor Bertha J Besley 19 yrs, in residence. 1901 - 70 yrs, living on own means, 11 Ladywell St, Charles, Devon. Niece Bertha Jane Besley (29 yrs, house assistant) in residence.  1911 - 80 yrs, own means, dwelling 11 Ladywell Place, Plymouth with niece Bertha Jane aged 37 yrs - 8 roomed house.
SIDNEY BESLEY 1870: 1871 - 1 yr, with parents. 1881 - 11 yrs, scholar, living with parents.  1891 - 21 yrs, druggists clerk (employee), living at home of parents.     1901 - 31 yrs, wholesale druggist clerk, residing with widowed mother.    1911 - 41 yrs, worker for wholesale druggist at 26 School Rd., St. Thomas, Exeter,  in a 6 roomed house, with sister Laura in residence as housekeeper.
WALTER BESLEY 1861: 1871 - 9 yrs, with parents. 1881 - 19 yrs, Apprentice Tailor  in household of Philip Chave and family, Halberton. 1891 - 29 yrs, Taylor (employee) living at home of parents.  1901 - 39 yrs, gardener in market gardens, dwelling Little John Cres St St Thomas, Alphington with widowed sister Annie Cann and her 3 children - Sydney 13 yrs, Leopold 11 yrs, and Beatrice 7 yrs.  
1901 - 39 yrs, gardener in market gardens, dwelling Little John Cres St St Thomas, Alphington with widowed sister Annie Cann and her 3 children - Sydney 13 yrs, Leopold 11 yrs, and Beatrice 7 yrs.   1911 - 49 yrs, market gardener, dwelling Little John Cross, Alphington (7 rooms) with widowed sister Annie Cann and her 3 children - Sydney 23 yrs, Leopold 21 yrs, and Beatrice 17 yrs - all market gardeners.   Died aged 80 yrs.


Devon Record Office  5234M-0/T/1 and 2  1822
Contents:
Lease and release
1. Francis Besly of Wells, druggist, surviving devisee in trust of the will of William Besly late of Tiverton, merchant, deceased, devisee in fee of the will of John Besly of Tiverton, sergemaker, deceased
2. John Hall of Tiverton, gent.
3. Henry Hewett of Tiverton, maltster, trustee for 2.
Premises: one messuage and dwelling house and the dyehouse adjoining, formerly in the occupation of Spurway Patey deceased, lying at the east end of the town of Tiverton bounded with the river Lowman on the east, the lands formerly of John Maunder, merchant, on the south, the lands formerly of John Cock clothier on the west and the King's highway on the north, also one garden formerly a plot of ground on which stood the malthouse of John Pepper but which was burnt down, and afterwards purchased by Spurway Patey, and also two dwellinghouses formerly in the occupation of William Bryant and John Salter as tenants to Spurway Patey, all adjoining the messuage dwelling house and dyehouse. The premises were purchased by William Besly in 1749, inherited by John Besly his eldest son, who bequeathed them to his son William. William left the property to his cousins Francis and Bernard Besly in trust.
Consideration: £560.
                                                                                                                                                                  John probate 26 April 1793 merchant of Tiverton

William Besly m. Ann Lichigaray 23 Feb 1783  Tiverton                                                                                                         William
                                                                                                                                                                                   purchased property 1749
                                                                                                                                                                                                     I
                                                                                                                                                                                                 John - oldest son
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                                                                                                                                                                                                William               -            cousins  Francis &  Bernard
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
                                                                              William Besly                                                      John Besly
                                                                                 merchant                                                         sergemaker
                                                                                 Tiverton                                                             Tiverton
                                                                               b. abt 1754
                                                                             d. 8 Apr 1819                                                      dec pre 1822


                             Mr                                                   Mrs                                  
                                 Bernard Besly                   m.             Sarah Land
                                                                 10 Aug 1763
                                     d. 1794                   Topsham            d. 1800
                                  bur. 13 Mar                                      bur . 24 Feb                                      rest c. Tiverton
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      Catherine                 Mary Land                        John                      Christian                       Francis                                William                                      Bernard
  b. 24 May 1765         b. 8 Dec 1767             b. 22 Nov 1769       presumed b. 1771         b. 15 Sep 1773                    b. 12 Jun 1771                          b. 14 Dec 1777
  c. 17 Aug 1768         c. 17 Aug 1768             c. 25 Aug 1774                                             c. 25 Aug 1774                    c. 25 Aug 1774                           c.13 Mar 1778                      
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                                       Tiverton                                                         Tiverton                                                                                                                      Tiverton
                                                                        m. 8 Oct 1796                                              m. 14 Jul 1796                     m. 3 Nov 1796                          m. 20 Jun 1808
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                                                                  Mary Theresa Shaw                                        Susanna Raddon                    Joanna Shaw                    Elizabeth Ann Dunsford
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                                                                                                                                                                                               d. 1807                                  d. 3Q 1856
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          Tiverton                 Lambeth                                                                           Tiverton                                                                 Cheltenham               Tiverton
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          Tiverton                                              Tiverton                  Tiverton               Tiverton                                                                     Tiverton                                                                                                             
                                  m. 16 Nov 1835                                                                                                     m. 8 Oct 3Q 1842                                 
                                     Hatherleigh                                                                                                Langham. Westminster, MDX                                                 
                                   Mary Roberts                                                                                                           Emma Milligan                             
                                       abt. 1811                                                                                                                  abt. 1819                                                  
                                     Hatherleigh                                                                                                               d. 4Q 1848
                                     d. 4Q 1874                                                                                                 St Marylebone, Westminster
                                       Lambeth                                                                                                                  bur. 18 Nov
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                                             I                                                                                                                       Elsie Burrow             Bernard             Charles James
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                                             I                                                                                                                                                     Pancras                 Pancras                 St James
                                                        I                                                                                                                                                     b. 14 Dec 1843
                                                        I                                                                                                                                                     c. 15 Jun 1849   
                                                        I                                                                                                                                                            Tiverton
                                                        I                                                                                                                                                      d. 31 Jan 1892
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                 I                                 I                                  I                                     I                                   I                                 I                                   I                                      I                                   I                             
Sarah Elizabeth     Francis Bernard        William Henry                    John                        Mary                 Caroline Jane         George Harris                  Annie                Charles Thomas     
         2Q 1838             b. 20 Jul 1839       b. 10 Jan 1Q 1841     b. 29 Dec 4Q 1842          3Q 1844                    3Q 1846                     3Q 1848                     4Q 1850                     8 Aug 1853              
  c. 14 Jun1838          c. 1 Feb 1843           c. 1 Feb 1843              c. 1 Feb 1843          c. 2 Aug 1844         c. 25 Jun 1846        c. 16 Sep 1848           c. 3 Jan 1851                                     
      Shebbear                 Shebbear                 Shebbear                    Shebbear                Shebbear                 Shebbear                  Shebbear                   Shebbear                        
                                                                            d. 2Q 1867                                                                                   d. 15 Mar 1Q 1909      d. 31 Jan 1889              d. 1Q 1851          d. 12 May 2Q 1865             
                                                                          St Germans                                                                                      St Geo Han Sq             Islington                    Shebbear                    Lambeth              
                                                                             Cornwall                                                                                                                                                                      bur. 7 Jan              
                                                                          16 Sep 1918
                                                                         Stoke Canon
                                    m.                                                                             m. 5 Oct 1871                                m.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              All Saints, Kingston
                                                                                                                            Surrey
                                          Elizabeth                                                          Henry Thomas                                   Mary Melville
                                          Caroline                                                                     White                                        Wallis Dickson
                                                                                                                                                                                    abt 1858                                      
                                                                                                                                                                                     London
                                                  I                                                                                                                                           I
                                                  I                                                                                                         _______________I
                                                  I                                                                                                         I                                 I
                                          Frances                                                                                      Dorothy Mary       John Francis
                                         Elizabeth                                                                                          4Q 1879                 2Q 1881
                                                                                                                                                   Dulwich                Lambeth
                                                                                                                                               Camberwell

NOTES:
BERNARD BESLY 1777:Died aged 43 yrs.
Wife ELIZABETH ANNE DUNSFORD 1784: Daughter of George Dunsford (1751-1822) and Margaret Lichigary (1748 France - 1815). Elizabeth's maternal grandfather was Samuel Peter Lichigaray of Ester (a native of Orthis, Bearne, France). 1841 - 55 yrs, dwelling Gold St Tiverton with adult daughters, Margaret and Elizabeth , a servant and 20 yr old Frances Dunsford. 1851 - 62 yrs, widow, landed property, dwelling Bampton St, Tiverton with 2 adult daughters. Also in residence is 12 yr old niece Penelope Dunford, Sarah Ware 70 yrs widowed sister-in-law (landed property). Died aged 72 yrs.
BERNARD BESLY 1845: 1851 - Bernard Besley, 5 yrs, at Nurse along with Charles James 4 yrs in household of Elizabeth Langlois, Southampton St., Clerkenwell.  Both children b. Camden Town.  1861 - 15 yrs, warehouse assistant dwelling Friday St, St Matthew, London.
Barnard Besley 24 yrs, on ship AMIE departed London, arrived Australia 10 Feb 1870.
CAROLINE JANE BESLY 1846: 1851 - 4 yrs, with parents.  1861 - 14 yrs, niece of William Roberts (bookseller and printer), 197 High St., St Petrock, Exeter.  1891 - 43 yrs, governess, dwelling 55 Charlward St, St George Hanover Sq., with cousin and domestic servant in residence.  1901 - 54 yrs., school governess, dwelling 119 Grosvenor Rd., St George Hanover Sq., with 3 boarders and 2 servants. 
Probate: Besley - Caroline Jane of 119 Grosvenor Rd, MDX, spinster, died 15 Mar  1909. Probate London 8 April to Jessie Yule, spinster. Effects £239 2s.
CHARLES JAMES BESLY 1847: 1851 - 4 yrs, at Nurse along with brother Bernard 5 yrs, in household of Elizabeth Langlois, Southampton St., Clerkenwell.  Both children b. Camden Town.  1861 - 13 yrs, pupil Baucrofts School, in Boarding House, Mile End Old Town, Stepney.
CHARLES THOMAS BESLY 1853: 1861 - 7 yrs, visitor in household of John Gale (59, Rector of Bradford, b. Colyton), Parsonage, Bradford.
DOROTHY BESLEY abt 1880: 1881 - 1 yrs, with parents.
ELIZABETH ANN 1812: Died aged 5 mths.
ELIZABETH ANN 1819: 1841 - 20 yrs, independent, living with mother and older sister in Tiverton.  1851 - 24??, living with widowed mother and oldest sister.  1861 - 33?? yrs, governess, living with  older sister Margaret in Peter St., Tiverton.  Died aged 53 yrs.
Probate: 17 Feb 1873. Effects under £200. The will of Elizabeth Ann Besly late of Tiverton in the County of Devon, spinster, who died 4 Dec 1872 at Cheltenham in the County of Gloucester, was proved at Exeter by Margaret Besley of Tiverton, spinster, the sole Executrix.
ELSIE BESLY 1844: 1861 - 17 yrs, governess, visitor in household of John P (b. Crediton) and Maria S (b. St Olaves, MDX) Hugo in Exminster, Devon.  1871 - 27 yrs, governess, in household of widow, Lucy Lord, 31 Princes Gardens, Westminster St Margarets, London.
Sole executrix of will of Aunt Margaret 1874 - Elsie dwelling Buckinghamshire.
Probate: Besley - Elsie of 12 Southwick Place, Hyde Park, MDX, spinster, died 31 January 1892 at Capri, off Naples, Italy. Administration (Limited) London 1 September Ernest Colquhoun, actuary and managerof the legal and General Life Assurance Society, London, the attorney of Bernard Besly. Effects £959 0s 9d.
FRANCIS BESLY 1773: Of Crewkerne at time of marriage, both signed their names, 1 Besley witness.
FRANCIS BESLY 1810: Blundells School register - Francis Besly, 11, son of Bernard Besly, Tiverton, Jan. 29, 1821 — Dec. 16, 1825.   1841 - 30 yrs, surgeon, dwelling Berry, Shebbear with wife and 3 children. 1851 - 40 yrs, Surgeon, general practice, dwelling Shebbear with wife and 6 children as well as 3 servants.
Wife MARY ROBERTS abt 1811: 1841 - 30 yrs, 1851 - 40 yrs.
FRANCIS BERNARD BESLY 1839: 1841 - Bernard, 2 yrs, with parents.  1851 - 12 yrs, with family.  1861 - 21 yrs, assistant surgeon, in East Rudham, Norfolk.  1871 - 31 yrs, MRCSE, lodging in Reeves household, 42 Leicester Sq., St Martins in the Field.
Marlborough Express (NZ) 1 Oct 1873 - pg 2 "On Sept 27th, accidentally drowned, Francis Bernard Besly, MRCS Eng. & Co aged 35 years, much regretted.
GEORGE HARRIS BESLEY 1848: 1851 - 2 yrs, with family. 1861 - 12  yrs, son of matron (Mary - widowed) at Royal Infirmary, 180 Waterloo Rd., Lambeth. 1881 - 32 yrs, timber merchant, dwelling 123 Cold Harbour Lane, Lambeth, Surrey, with wife daughter and two servants. Died aged 40 yrs.
Wife MARY MELVILLE WALLIS DICKSON abt 1858: 1881 - 23 yrs.  1891 - 50 yrs, widowed matron of Royal Infirmary, 180 Waterloo Rd., Lambeth with son, George.   Remarried 1Q 1894 Paddington.
HENRY BERNARD BESLY 1814:  Died aged 4 months.
HENRY BERNARD BESLY 1815:  Found dead in bed according to parish register.  Died aged 23 yrs.
JOHN BESLY 1769: Married by lic. of Teignmouth at this time.
JOHN BESLY 1800: 1841 - 40 yrs, clerk, dwelling Long Benton, Northumberland, with wife and 4 servants.  1851 - 50 yrs, married, Rector of Aston Subedge, dwelling Long Benton, Northumberland with 3 servants - wife residing East Stonehouse.  1861 - 60 yrs, widower, Vicar of Long Benton, Northumberland, visiting William Henry Besley (brother??) in Dunmore House, West St., Bradninch.
Wife FRANCES abt 1794:  1841 - 40 yrs, with husband.  1851 - 57 yrs, married, dwelling East Stonehouse with 4 servants. 
Probate:  Effects under £5000. The will, with 2 codicils, of Frances Besly (wife of the Rev. John BeslyClerk, Dr of laws) late of East Stonehouse in the County of Devon, deceased who died 19 January 1861 at East Stonehouse aforesaid, was proved at the Principal Registry by the oaths of William Joseph Rafarel of Barnstaple in the county, Gentleman, and Philip Maysey Little of Devonport in the said county, gentleman, the executors.
JOHN BESLY 1842: 1851 - 13 yrs, with family.
MARGARET BESLY 1809: 1841 - 30 yrs, independent, living with mother and younger sister in Tiverton. 1851 - 35 yrs, living with widowed mother and younger sister Elizabeth Ann.  1861 - 43?? yrs, annuitant, living with  younger sister Elizabeth in Peter St., Tiverton.  Died aged 68 yrs!
Probate: 9 Jan 1874. Effects under £200. The will of Margaret Besly late of Tiverton in the County of Devon, spinster, who died 25 Dec 1873 at Tiverton, was proved at Exeter by Elsie Besley of Chilton, in the County of Buckingham, spinster, niece, the sole Executrix.
MARY BESLY 1844: 1861 - 16 yrs, pupil in York, St Olave.   Marriage - spinster, of age, banns, daughter of Francis, (surgeon) of Kingston, London. witnesses Francis Bernard and Caroline Jane Besly.
Husband HENRY THOMAS WHITE:  Marriage - bachelor, of age, builder, son of George Peter (builder), of St Marys, Tothill Fields.
SAMUEL PETER LICHAGARY BESLY 1817: Blundells School Register. Samuel Peter Lichagary Besly, 11 y son of Mr. Bernard Besly (deceased), Tiverton, Aug. 15, 1828  - June 29, 1833.  1841 - 20 yrs, surgeon, dwelling Newman St., Marylebone with a female servant.  Thursday 22 October 1840 - Apothercaries Hall SPL Besly, Tiverton, received certificates.   Marriage registered twice - also 4Q 1842 Marylebone.  Marriage - 25 yrs, bachelor, son of Bernard, (deceased wine merchant), banns, surgeon, witnesses, Thomas and Alice Milligan. 1849 referred to as London surgeon in Tiverton parish records for daughter Elsie.
Book - "Index to heirs-at-law, next of kin, legates, missing friends, encumbrances, creditors or their representatives etc" index mentions Samuel PL Besley (18122) - dated 1872.
Wife EMMA MILLIGAN abt : Marriage - 23 yrs, spinster, daughter of Thomas, (gentleman), of St Pancras. Residence at time of death - Manchester Buildings, Westminster.  Died aged 29 yrs.
SARAH BESLY: Gentlemens Magazine 1853 Obits " At Tiverton, Sarah, youngest daughter of the late Bernard Besly, esq., formerly Collector of the Customs of Exeter."
SARAH ELIZABETH BESLY 1838: 1841 - 3 yrs, with parents.  1851 - 13 yrs, with family.
WILLIAM BESLY 1774: Marriage entry refers to him as Mr. William, bachelor, by licence.
Wife JOANNA SHAW:  Spinster at time of marriage.  Referred to as Mrs. on burial record.
WILLIAM HENRY BESLY 1840: 1841 - 6 mths, with parents.  1851 - 10 yrs, with family.  Died aged 77 yrs. ??????? WRONG ONE
Probate: Besley - William Henry of  Stoke Canon, Devonshire, retired farmer, died 16 September 1918 at the Honors, Stoke Canon. Probate Exeter 6 December to William Henry Besley, farmer and William Burrow Trick, clerk, to guardians of St Thomas Union, Devon. E Effects £8113 9s 2d.



                                                              
                                      John                    m.                  Betty Besley
                                                         18 Apr 1777
                                                            Tiverton
                     _______________________I_________________________________________________
                    I                              ?                            I                            I                            I                           I
                John                    Elizabeth               Thomas                 George                Susanna                Sarah
          12 Sep 1777                1778               15 Jun 1781         16 May 1785        12 May 1788        5 Nov 1789
                                                                                                         b. 1787

Notes:
JOHN BESLEY:  1877 - marriage by licence, witnesses Henry and George Besley.  (On same day at same place as marriage of
SUSAN BESLEY abt 1790: 1851 -  ? 60 yrs, farmers daughter, visitor in household of William and Elizabeth Elworthy (65 yr old farmer or 140 acres) in Halberton.

                         George             m.            Susanna Carpenter        
                                          2 May 1775
                                             Tiverton
                                  _________I_________
                                 I                                     I
                             Mary                              John
                    b. 28 Jan 1776                                                     
                    c. 23 Feb 1775               c. 23 May 1777
                          Tiverton                         Tiverton
                   ? m. 8 Nov 1798
                    John Carpenter

Notes:
GEORGE BESLEY:  1775 - both signed marriage register - witnesses Henry Besley and John Carpenter.
Wife SUSANNAH CARPENTER:

                                         John              m.               Elizabeth
                                      abt 1778                              abt 1780
                                    d. 1Q 1848
                                      Tiverton
                      _____________________I_________________________________________________________
                      I                                                                                                                                                            ?
                George                   m.              Susanna Norrish           m.               Emma Maria Moore                    Mary Ann
               abt 1819      7 Sep 3Q 1838            abt 1819            3Q 1858                  abt 1832                              abt 1820
               Tiverton             Tiverton                                                                         Ugborough
                                                                                                                               d. 4Q 1880
                                                                                                                           Stoke Damerel
                _____I _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __________________________________________________I________________________________
               I                                      I                                    I                                  ?                                  ?                                     I                                     I
         Amelia                Amelia Elizabeth                 Lydia                      George H              William Walter                    Emma                 William Thomas
       abt 1840                  b. Devonport            b. Devonport                                                                                      b. Devonport
                                             1Q 1861 ?                  4Q 1863                      2Q 1866                     4Q 1869                       2Q 1873                        2Q 1875
                                       Stoke Damerel         Stoke Damerel        Stoke Damerel         Stoke Damerel           Stoke Damerel           Stoke Damerel
                                                                                                                  d. 2Q 1870 ?               d. 2Q 1870 ?
                                                                                                               Stoke Damerel          Stoke Damerel
                                          m. 4Q 1883             m. 1Q 1885
                                      Stoke Damerel      Stoke Damerel
                                                                                                       
NOTES:
? AMELIA BESLEY abt 1840: 1841 - 1 yr, with family.
AMELIA BESLEY abt 1861: Spelt Bazley in Free BMD.  1861 - 3 mths, with parents. 1871 - 10 yrs, with parents.
EMMA BESLEY 1873: 1881 - 8 years with widowed father. 1891 - 18 yrs., servant in Hillson household, Fawnstone, Shaugh Prior, Plymton St Mary.
GEORGE BESLEY abt 1819: 1838 marriage - bachelor, yeoman of Tiverton, son of John (yeoman). both signed.   ?? 1841 - 20 yrs, farmer, dwelling Sidborough (? next to father John) with wife Susanna and 1 yr old daughter Amelia plus 2 female and 1 male servant.
1861 - 39 yrs, Greenwich Pensioner, dwelling 10/19 Dock Wall St., Devonport with wife and 3 month old daughter. 1871 - 48 yrs, pensioner, dwelling 8 South St Devonport, with wife and two daughters.  1881 - 62 yrs, Marine Navy Pensioner, dwelling 27 St John Street, Stoke Damerel, Devon, with three children. 1891 - 74 yrs, dwelling alone at 16 St Johns Rd., Charles, Plymouth.
Wife SUSANNA NORRISH abt 1820: 1838 - spinster of Loxbear, daughter of Michael (yeoman). 1841 - 20 yrs.
Wife EMMA MARIA MOORE abt 1832: 1861 - 29 yrs, shopkeeper.  1871 - 40 yrs.
JOHN BESLEY abt 1778: 1841 - 60 yrs, dwelling Sidborough with wife, assumed daughter, Mary Ann, 4 male and 1 female servant.
Wife ELIZABETH abt 1780: 1841 - 60 yrs.
618B-0/T/8 Copy of the probate of will (16 February 1848, 10 March 1848) of John Besley of West Sidborough. Mentions also a farm called West Sidborough, Tiverton 1848
MARY ANN BESLEY abt 1820: 1841 - 20 yrs, with assumed parents John and Elizabeth.
LYDIA BESLEY 1863: 1871 - 7 years with parents. 1881 - 18 years with widowed father.
WILLIAM THOMAS BESLEY 1875: 1881 - 6 years with widowed father.        
   


Tiverton Marriages:

Barbara Besly m. John Hill 24 Jan 1730
Daniel Besley m. Agnes Mortimer 12 Feb 1701
Eleanor Besley m. John Besley 18 Apr 1777
Grace Besley m. Henry Bidgood 23 Apr 1770
John Besley m Mary Dayman 16 Jun 1697
Mary Besley m. John Melhuish 2 Mar 1772
Robert Bessly m. Mary Tucker 7 Jun 1760
Susanna Besley m. William (Yeoman) Maunder 15 Aug 1797
Thomasine Besley m. Thomas Beedle 16 Apr 1792

Halberton Marriages:
Ann m. Thomas Land Webb 28 Mar 1823
Elizabeth m. William Elworthy 4 May 1820
John m. Mary Pullin 7 Jul 1803
Susanna m. Thomas Land Webb 15 Apr 1819

Uplowman Marriages:
Thomas m. Grace Elworthy 8 Apr 1790
                                                             
                                     

          Henry & Joan                                                                    ? Bernard
                   ?                                        
  James m. Agnes Pyke                John      m.    Mary              Mr  William    m.   Mrs Mary          James   m.    Elizabeth
         14 Mar 1781                                                                    abt 1772
             Tiverton
                   I                                ________I______                                       I                                            I
                   I                               I                             I                                      I                                            I
                Ann                       Mary Ann                John                            Mary Ann                                  Eliza
        b. 5 Oct 1791          b. 17 May 1805                                             b. 14 Apr 1811                       b, Nov 1812
       c. 13 Oct 1791           c. 6 Jun 1805         10 Jun 1808                 c.  9 Sep 1812                       28 Dec 1812
            Tiverton                   Tiverton                Tiverton                            Tiverton                               Tiverton

Notes:
JAMES BESLEY: 1781 - married by licence - both signed.
Wife AGNES PYKE:
MARY A BESLEY 18112: 1851 - 39 yrs, living with retired father. 1861 - 50 yrs, landed property, dwelling 11 York buildings, Exeter St Sidwell.
WILLIAM BESLEY abt 1772: 1851 - 79 yrs, retired merchant, dwelling 11 York buildings, Exeter St Sidwell with daughter Mary A. 


   William    m.   Jane                            John     m.    Ann
         _____I_____                                             I
        I                     I                                            I
    Jane           Elizabeth                              Elizabeth
  15 Sep           13 Jan                                b. 28 Nov
    1811              1813                                    1817
  Tiverton         Tiverton                           c. 1 Jan 1818
                                                                   Halberton


                                               John                   m.                 Eleanor (Ellen) Besley       witnesses George and John Besley
                                          of Loxbear
                                                                 18 Apr 1777
                                                                     Tiverton
                                                                           I                 all c. Uplowman
                 _____________________________I____________________________________________
                I                             I                             I                             I                             I                            I
         Thomas                  Eleanor                Elizabeth                   John                     Mary                     Henry
   c. 5 Nov 1778         c. 20 Jul 1780       c. 10 Apr 1783        c. 4 Mar 1785      c. 23 May 1787     c.  27 Mar 1789 
          
Notes:
JOHN BESLEY: 1778 at Thomas's baptism, John is of Halberton.
Wife ELEANOR BESLEY:


1881 census

Mary Ann BESLEY   Head   U   Female   50   Tiverton, Devon, England   Inn Keeper    
Sarah BESLEY   Sister   U   Female   40   Tiverton, Devon, England   Assistant (Inn St)    
James BESLEY   Son      Male   12   London, London, Middlesex, England   Scholar    
George STEVENS   Visitor   W   Male   73   Exton, Somerset, England   Gardener (M)    
George TARR   Lodger   W   Male   76   Bampton, Devon, England   Carpenter    
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  Dwelling   Anchor Inn
  Census Place Morebath, Devon, England


Thomas BESLEY   Head   M   Male   49   Tiverton, Devon, England   Commission Agent    
Jane BESLEY   Wife   M   Female   41   Margate, Kent, England       
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  Dwelling   8 Bolsover Street
  Census Place London, Middlesex, England


William BESLEY   Head   M   Male   40   Tiverton, Devon, England   Butcher    
Mary BESLEY   Wife   M   Female   42   Tiverton, Devon, England       
William H. BESLEY   Son      Male   12   Thorverton, Devon, England   Scholar    
Annie BESLEY   Daur      Female   10   Thorverton, Devon, England   Scholar    
Janie E. BESLEY   Daur      Female   8   Thorverton, Devon, England   Scholar    
Robert NORRISH   Serv   U   Male   21   Thorverton, Devon, England   Butcher Journeyman    
Mary BEADFORD OR BRADFORD   Serv   U   Female   17   Thorverton, Devon, England   Domestic General    
William MAY   Serv      Male   15   Thorverton, Devon, England   Butcher Apprentice    
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  Dwelling   Jericho St
  Census Place Thorverton, Devon, England


Richard HODGES   Head   U   Male   57   Woolhope, Hereford, England   Barrister (Not In Practice)    
Eliza M. SHURLOCK   Sister   W   Female   49   Eastington, Gloucester, England   Clergymans Widow    
Emily SHURLOCK   Niece   U   Female   26   Hither, Oxford, England   Clergymans Daur    
Loveday BESLEY   Serv   U   Female   55   Tiverton, Devon, England   Nurse (Dom)    
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  Dwelling   28 Beach Rd
  Census Place Weston Super Mare, Somerset, England


CHARLOTTE BESLEY b. EXETER
1881 - 65 yrs, widowed annuitant, dwelling 2 Boston Place, Hanwell, MDX. as aunt to Ebenezer and Alice Manton (both b. Hoxton MDX.
                                                              
                                      John                    m.                  Elizabeth
                                                        
                     _______________________I___________________________________
                     ?                              I                            I                            I                           I
              George                  Mary Anne


                          William - merchant                                                                                                                                       ? H T      m.      Caroline
                        abt 1780                                                      Besly
                 _______I_________________________________________________________________________________________________
                 I                                                                               I
            John                                                                  William Henry
         abt 1801                                                                  abt 1806
         Tiverton                                                                   Tiverton
                                                                                       d. 1Q 1872 ?
                I                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
    m. Charlotte Peach                                                             m.                      Frances Ball (widow)
        abt 1820                                                               7 August 1833                 abt 1800
   Cerne, Dorset                                                        Saint David, Exeter              Silverton
     d. 3Q 1891                                                                                                     d. 4Q 1871
       Taunton                                                                                                        Tiverton
                                                                                                                                                            c. Exeter St David
                        ______________________________________________________I_____________________________
                        I                                     I                             I                               I                              I                                    I                                
    Frances Caroline Sarah     Eliza Mary Anne            Amelia             Fanny Henrietta      Charlotte Joanna           William Blundell          
                 or Catrine                                                    3Q 1838                                                 2Q 1843                        4Q 1844
                                                                                      Exeter                                                     Exeter                      b. Cullompton
            c. 21 Apr 1835               c. 14 Jun 1837       c. 3 Oct 1838        c. 11 Sep 1840         c. 21 Apr 1843               c. 7 Nov 1844                      
           d. 26 May 1901              d. 12 Mar 1911      d. 16 Jan 1888       d. 21 Aug 1891        d. 27 Jun 1892            d. 7 Mar 1Q 1891
                   Italy                                                                                       Bournmouth            Bournmouth                     Torrington   
                                                                                                                                                                 
            m. 3Q 1882                                                                                                                                                        m. 2Q 1875
           South Molton                                                                                                                                                       Barnstaple
  William David Finch Hatton                                                                                                                                   Margaret Chichester
                                                                                                                                                                                         abt 1846
                                                                                                                                                                                   Bishops Tawton
                                                                                                                                   all b. Marland
                                                          ___________________________________________________________________I
                                                         I                                             I                                             I                                     I
                                       William Hugh Blundell      Frances Margaret Thomasine            Barton Hope           Gertrude Theodora
                                                   c. 1876                                  c. 1877                                  c. 1879                          c. 1880
                                            Peters Marland                      Peters Marland                      Peters Marland            Peters Marland
                                                 2Q 1876                                 3Q 1877                                2Q 1879                        4Q 1880
                                             
                                                                                                                                         d. 25 Oct 1814
                                                                                                                                       Givauchy, France

NOTES:
AMELIA BESLY abt 1839: 1841 - 3 yrs, with parents. 1851 - 12 yrs, with parents. 1861 - 22 yrs. 1871 - 27 yrs, with parents. 1881 - 42 yrs, with three other spinster sisters, dwelling Eltham, Tormoham, Devon.
Probate: £5472 11s.  16 February 1888.  The will of Amelia Besly,  late of Torre in the Parish of Tormoham in the County of Devon, spinster, who died 16 January 1888 at Bournemouth in the County of Southampton, was proved at Exeter by Eliza Mary Ann Besly of Torre, spinster, the sister, the sole Executrix.
BARTON HOPE BESLY 1879: 1881 - 2 yrs, living with parents.  1891 - 12 yrs, boarding with teacher Middleton, Ellerslie House Fremington. 
"Captain Barton Hope Besly of the 1st Battalion, the Devonshire Regiment. Son of the Rev. William Blundell Besly and his wife Margaret (née Chichester). Born in Torrington in the June Quarter of 1879. Served in South Africa - present at the Relief of Ladysmith. Saw action at Colenso, Spion Kop, Vaal Kranz, Tugela Heights, Pieters Hill and Laings Nek. Held both medals and 7 clasps. . Died 25 October 1914 aged 35. Mentioned in Despatches"
Probate: Besley - Barton Hope of Ivedone, Honiton, Devon, died 25 October 1914 at Givauchy, France on active service. Probate London 2 January to Charles Whitton Crowdy, solicitor. Effects £27975 15s 7d.
CHARLOTTE  BESLEY abt 1820: 1881 - 61 yrs, landed Proprietor, dwelling Sidbrook House, West Monkton, Somerset with 3 servants and a cook. Niece Frances Caroline also in residence as well as visitor E E Lloyd Jones.
CHARLOTTE JOANNA BESLY 1843: 1851 - 3/8 yrs, with parents. 1861 - 18 yrs, with parents. 1871 - 24 yrs, with parents. 1881 - 38 yrs, with three other spinster sisters, dwelling Eltham, Tormoham, Devon.  1891 - 48 years, living on own means with 2 sisters and 4 servants at "Dunmore" Owl Rd., Boscombe.
Probate: Besley - Charlotte Joanna of "Dunmore", Owls Rd, Boscombe, Bournemouth, spinster, died 27 Jun 1892. Probate London 26 July to Eliza Mary Ann Besly, spinster. Effects £3022 13s 3d.  
ELIZA MARY ANNE BESLEY 1837: 1841 - 4 yrs, with parents. 1851 - 13 yrs, with parents. 1861 - visitor and niece in the home of Ann Lewis 63 yrs, widow, proprietor of land and stock b. Silverton, dwelling 7 Higher Summerlands. 1871 - 29 yrs, with parents. 1881 - 43 yrs, head of household with three spinster sisters,  dwelling Eltham, Tormoham, Devon - three servants.  1891 - 53 years, living on own means with 2 sisters and 4 servants at "Dunmore" Owl Rd., Boscombe.
Probate: Besley - Eliza Mary Ann of "Dunmore", Owls Rd, Boscombe, Bournemouth, spinster, died 12 March 1911. Probate London 8 April to Margaret Besly, widow. Effects £8143 6s 5d. Resworn £8213 14s 1d.
FANNY HENRIETTA BESLY abt 1841: 1841 - 1` yr, with parents. 1851 - 10 yrs, with parents. 1861 - 20 yrs, with parents. 1871 - 26 yrs, with parents. 1881 - 40 yrs, with three other spinster sisters, dwelling Eltham, Tormoham, Devon.  1891 - 50 years, living on own means with 2 sisters and 4 servants at "Dunmore" Owl Rd., Boscombe.
Probate: £2264 13s 4d.  9 October 1891.  The will of Fanny Henrietta Besly, formerly of Kelston but late of "Dunmore", Owls Rd, Boscombe, Bournemouth in the county of Southampton, spinster, who died 21 August 1891 at Dunmore was proved at the Principal Registry by Charlotte Joanna Besly and Eliza Mary Ann Besly, spinsters, the sisters, the Executrixes.
FRANCES CAROLINE SARAH BESLY 1835:  1841 - 6 yrs, with parents. 1861 - 26 yrs, with parents.  1871 - 36 yrs, niece of Ann Lewis (73 yr old officer's widow b. Silverton), dwelling Exeter St Sidwell. 1881 - 38 yrs??? niece of Charlotte Besley (61 yrs, b. Cerne, Dorset), dwelling Sidbrook House, West Monkton, Somerset (3 servants plus a cook).  THE LONDON GAZETTE - Whitehall, August 23, 1890. THE Queen has been graciously pleased to grant unto Edmund Heysham Wood, of Kensington-gardens-square, in the parish of St. Mary Abbots, Kensington, in the county of London, Gentleman, and Frances Caroline Sarah Wood, his wife, eldest of the four daughters of William Henry Besly, of Dunmore, in the parish of Bradninch in the county of Devon, the brother of John Besly, Clerk, Doctor of Civil Law, Rector of Aston-sub-Edge, in the county of Gloucester, and Vicar of Long Benton, in the county of Northumberland, both deceased, Her Royal licence and authority that they may, in compliance with a clause contained in the last will and testament of the said John Besly, Clerk, deceased, take and use the surname of Besly in addition to and after that of Wood, and that he, the said Edmund Heysham Wood, may bear the arms of Besly quarterly with those of Wood, and that such surnames and arms may be borne and used by the issue of their marriage ; such arms being first duly exemplified according to the laws of arms, and recorded in the College of Arms, otherwise the said Royal licence and permission to be void and of none effect: And also to command that the said Royal concession and declaration be recorded in Her Majesty's College of Arms.
Probate: Besley - Frances Caroline Sarah of "Gotten House" near Taunton (wife of William David Finch Hatton - Besly), died 26 May 1901 at Salsomaggiore, Italy. Probate London 19 July to Fanny Eliza Cox (wife of the Rev. Walter Eustace Cox), Sarah Emily Connop, spinster, and Sir Edward Henry Busk, knight. Effects £17,985 3s.
FRANCES MARGARET T BESLY 1877: 1881 - 3 yrs, living with parents.  1901 - 23 yrs, dwelling Torquay with widowed mother and sister.
GERTRUDE THEODORA BESLY 1880: 1881 - 2 wks, living with parents.  1901 - 20 yrs, dwelling Torquay with widowed mother and sister.
JOHN BESLY abt 1801: 
The Reverend John Besley DCL.
From Tiverton in Devon, the son of the local mayor, Besley was a talented and charismatic man, educated at Balliol College (Oxford University) and always destined for a successful career in the church. After working in a prestigious but rather poorly paid role as librarian at the world famous Bodleian Library in Oxford, he was ‘presented by his college’ to the living at Longbenton near Newcastle in the north of England and finally had a vicar’s salary that allowed him to marry Eliza Kennedy, Georgiana’s elder sister. Eliza died at the vicarage in March 1834 after less than five years of marriage. Besley married again two years later.
Besley’s second wife was Frances, the widow of Robert Bint of Mount Stone, an elegant house in the Stonehouse area of Plymouth in Devon. Now a listed building of historical interest, the house was built into the steep sides of a former quarry. Mr Bint had been the steward of the Earl of Edgcumbe and like Eliza he died in 1834. Bint left his widow the house, paintings, wine, silver and his pew in the local chapel as well as enough money to keep her very comfortable. She was wealthy enough to build eight ‘almshouses’ to provide housing for local widows, donating the finances for their clothes and weekly coal, candles and bread as well as Bibles and prayer books.
The new ‘Reverend and Mrs Besley’ must have been financially able to maintain both homes and their servants because in 1841 they were living at Besley’s vicarage in Longbenton.  On the evening of the 1851 census Frances was at the house in Plymouth, with four servants. She died there in January 1861 at the age of 69.
Three years later, in 1864, Besley married for a third time, once again to a lady with considerable personal capital. Charlotte Peach was 43 and single. Besley was 62. They were married at All Souls Church in Langham Place, London where she was staying at the rectory.  By a remarkable coincidence, this was the church where Georgiana Molloy attended a service while staying in London just before she boarded the ship that brought her to Western Australia.
Charlotte’s father was George Peach of Dorset. Since her father’s death she had been managing the family home at Milbrook, Child Okeford, living there with her younger sister and their five servants: a coachman, a dairymaid, a lady’s maid, a cook and a housemaid.  George Peach was a military doctor who, like John Molloy, had fought in the Peninsular War and when he died twelve years before Charlotte married Besley, he was a wealthy man.  Charlotte had inherited enough to give her a very comfortable life; in the 1861 census she is listed as the head of the household, a ‘landed proprietor’.
John Besley died on 17 April 1868 at the age of 68, after more than thirty years as vicar of the church in Longbenton, Northumberland. The 1881 census shows that his widow Charlotte was living in Sidbrooke House, West Monkton, Somerset near her childhood home, with Besley’s niece and, once again, she was a ‘landed proprietor’ with four servants. Charlotte died there in August 1895, leaving a considerable estate of nearly £18,000.
WILLIAM BESLEY abt 1780: Merchant 1833 - 53 yrs, assistant for some commission in Tiverton along with son William Henry, surgeon.
WILLIAM HENRY BESLEY abt 1806: 1833 - 28 yrs, surgeon, assistant for a commission in Tiverton, along with father William, merchant.  1833 - William Henry Besley of Southerhay, surgeon, married Frances Ball, a widow. Witnesses who signed along with them were Mary Ann Besly, and Caroline Land. There was also the mark of Ann Ball (possibly her daughter who would have been about 4 years old.) 1841 - 30 yrs, surgeon, dwelling Prospect Place, Littleham, with wife and 4 children. 1851 - 43 yrs, surgeon (not practicing), Dwelling Dunsmore House, Bradninch, Exeter, with wife, 5 children, a governess and 3 servants - also wifes daughter Ann Ball aged 22 yrs. 1861 -   53 yrs, Mayor of Bradninch, dwelling Dunsmore House, West St., with wife and 4 adult daughters. Also visiting is John Besly DCL, widower, Vicar of Long Benton, Northumberland plus 4 servants.  1871 - 63 yrs, Magistrate, retired Doctor, dwelling Dunmore (West End Town), Bradninch, with wife, 4 adult daughters and 4 servants (cook, page, housemaid and nurse).  Died aged 64 yrs.  MIs in Silverton including one for Caroline w. of H T Besley.
Probate: 8 May 1872.  Effects under £6,000.  The will of William Henry Besly, late of Dunmore House, in the Parish of Bradninch in the County of Devon, Esquire, who died 24 January 1872 at Bradninch, was proved at Exeter by the Rev. William Blundell Besly of Lewtrench in the said county, clerk, the son the sole Executor. 
Wife FRANCES BALL abt 1800: 1841 - 35 yrs. 1851 - 51 yrs.  1861 - 57 yrs. 1871 - 67 yrs. Died aged 72 yrs.
WILLIAM BLUNDELL BESLY 1844: 1851 - 6 yrs, with parents. 1861 - 16 yrs, Queens scholar dormatory, Westminster, St Marg., MDX.  Marriage banns starting 30 May at Bishops Tawton. Bach of the parish!1881 - 36 yrs, vicar, dwelling Marland Peters, Devon, with wife, 4 children, a nurse, an under nurse, a cook, a kitchen maid and a housemaid. Died aged 46 yrs.
Probate: £2880 1s 3d.  30 May 1891.  The will of the Rev. William Blundell Besly, late of Peters Marland in the county of Devon, clerk, who died 7 March 1891 at the Vicarage Peters Marland, was proved at Exeter by Margaret Besly of the Vicarage Peters Marland,  widow, the relict, the sole Executrix.
Wife MARGARET: 1881 - 35 yrs.  1901 - 47 yrs, widow, dwelling "Valetta" Torquay, with daughters Frances and Gertrude, plus 2 servants.
WILLIAM HUGH B BESLY 1876: 1881 - 5 yrs, living with parents.
    


[no title]  213 M/T/19 - 20  1768
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Lease and Release. 28, 29 September
1. George Prescott, Charles Dingley, merchants London; Ebenezer Blackwell, banker, London; John Besley, Thomas Bidgood, sergemakers, Tiverton.
2. Abraham Badcock, sergemaker, Bampton
Consideration: £13


John Payne, labourer  2845 A-99/PO2/49  1813
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Contents:
He was born in Rackenford where his parents belonged and was apprenticed there to James Potteridge, when he was 28 he went to Tiverton and made an agreement with John Besley at £10 and served 2 years, then he lived with John Hayward in Tiverton for 9 months, he then came to Membury and agreed with Thomas Paris for 3 months at 4s a week, he made another agreement with him for 6 months at 6s a week, he then got married and has worked as a day labourer


213 M/T/72  31 December 1782
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Contents:
Covenant
1. Benjamin Dickinson, Esq., Tiverton
2. John Besley, merchant, Tiverton
Title of [...] . to be proved by deeds recited in the covenant.
Premises include a brick house in or near Hampton Street.

213 M/T/43-44  28, 29 September 1814
These documents are held at Devon Record Office
Related information: [See 213 M/T/143]
Contents:
Lease and Release
1. William Ackland, William Besley, George Dunsford, gents., Tiverton
2. John Radford, cabinet-maker; Tiverton.
3. Richard Henry Strong, gent., Tiverton
Consideration: £300
Premises and trust as above.

Devon Record Office: Papers relating to businesses  R4/1-0/PP/8(Box 8)  1841 - 1921
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Contents:
Bankruptcies of Robert Hayes (1867) and Henry Skinner of Morebath 1863
Account book of R. Besley, Fore Street, Tiverton, butcher 1875 - 6

Devon Record Office  4243M-0/T/219  1818
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Contents:
Miles Barons Tenement. Lease and Release and Assignment of Term
1. Joan Veysey
2. John Nott
3. Thomas Hellings of Tiverton, gent.
3. William Besley Jnr. of Tiverton, merchant
Premises: Miles Barons Tenement
Consideration: £830 (£400 3 to 1; £430 3 to 2)
Term: 500 years


[no title]  213 M/T/73  19 January 1783
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Contents:
Copy of Lease and Release.
1. John Besly, merchant, Tiverton
2. John Follett, minister; George Dunsford, merchant; James Pulling, Francis Besley, sergemakers, all of Tiverton
Consideration: 10s.
Premises include: Thorn Close, The Cleeve Withy Close, Box Close, Great Barn's Close, Wood Close, Lower Oak, Higher Oak Close, Square Close, Vine Close, Park Close, North Close, Little Barn's Close, Coydon, Two Higher Meadows.


[no title]  B10/BWO/31/d  1796
These documents are held at North Devon Record Office
Contents:
Release by way of settlement and settlement, Gribble to Besley and Gribble Henry Gribble of Barnstaple, merchant = Ann Gorton of Tiverton


[no title]  4061 M/L/1  1875
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Contents:
Lease for 10 years
1. James Thomas Turner of Thorverton, gent.
2. William Besley of Thorverton, yeoman
Premises: one marsh called Gratton Marsh containing seven acres and two poles being part of Exeland
Tenement
Rent: £30 p.a.


[no title]  1926 B/D/T/5/2  1807
These documents are held at Devon Record Office
Related information: Enclosed with 1926 B/D/T/5/3
Contents:
Final concord
1. John Dickinson, Esq.
2. William Besley.
Ann, his wife.
Premises: land in Tiverton.


Devon Record Office  4243M-0/T/223  1821
These documents are held at Devon Record Office
Contents:
Miles Barons Tenement. Lease and Release, Surrender of a Term of 1000 years, Assignment of a Term of 500 years and Covenant to Produce Deeds
1. Thomas Hellings
2. Edward Gooding
3. William Besley Jnr. of Tiverton, merchant
4. Governors of Queen Anne's Bounty
5. Rev. William Carwithen, Rector of Exeter, St. Mary Steps
6. William Courtenay of Lincoln's Inn, Middx., esquire
Premises: four fields, i.e. Barley Croft, Long Burrow, Twenty Acres, Mussons Coppice, part of Miles Barons Tenement, in trust for augmentation of the Rector of St. Mary Steps, Exeter
Consideration: £600 (4 to 2)
With plan and schedule of deeds, 1772-1819




Besley Oddments…..
James Besley and Elizabeth had the following children baptised in Clayhanger.....
William Besly, son of James and elizabeth baptised  23rd Mar 1765
Mary  2nd Dec 1770
Sarah 30th Jan 1779
Eleanor 8th Dec 1782
Charity 6th May 1786 (mother's name given as Betty for this one)
Betty Beasley was baptised in Petton on 6th March 1762
Her parents? James Beasley and Elizabeth!

James Besley and Elizabeth Chubb marriage 1/4/1812 Bickleigh

Then there was a .....
James Besley, son of Henry Bessley and jane, baptised 1st Mar 1812
Henry Besley, son of Anne Besley, baptised 8th Jan 1792
Jenny Bessley, dau of Anne Besley, baptised 6th Oct 1786

And there is John Besley with mother Maria Besley baptised there on 1st Jan 1823



[no title]  213 M/T/41-42  21, 22 July 1784

Contents:
Lease and Release.
1. Peter Carthew, gent., Tiverton
2. John Kiddell, clerk, Tiverton
3. John Besly, merchant; Abraham Smith, surgeon; Martin Dunsford, merchant; William Acland, gent.; Francis Besly, sergemaker;
3. Abraham Hurley, yeoman; William Besly George Dunsford, merchants; George Snell, hatter; Peter Carthew the Younger, ironmonger; John Peat, sergemaker, all of Tiverton.
Consideration: 5s.
Premises on trust as above, and to include a brewing-house.


[no title]  213 M/T/70-71  26 November 1782

Contents:
Mortgage by lease and release
1. Sir John Dunke, baronet, William Mackworth, Joseph Sanders and Daniel Hamilton, Esquires, of Exeter.
2. Henrious Season, gent., Exeter
3. William Hamilton, gent., London
4. Thomas Euchmarsh, Richard Euchmarsh, merchants, Tiverton
5. John Besly, merchant, Tiverton
6. Francis Besly, sergemaker, trustee for 5., Tiverton.
Principle: £100
Term: to 6. for the residue of 1000 years in trust for 5.


[no title]  213 M/T/41-42  21, 22 July 1784

Contents:
Lease and Release.
1. Peter Carthew, gent., Tiverton
2. John Kiddell, clerk, Tiverton
3. John Besly, merchant; Abraham Smith, surgeon; Martin Dunsford, merchant; William Acland, gent.; Francis Besly, sergemaker;
3. Abraham Hurley, yeoman; William Besly George Dunsford, merchants; George Snell, hatter; Peter Carthew the Younger, ironmonger; John Peat, sergemaker, all of Tiverton.
Consideration: 5s.
Premises on trust as above, and to include a brewing-house.


[no title]  213 M/T/73  19 January 1783

Contents:
Copy of Lease and Release.
1. John Besly, merchant, Tiverton
2. John Follett, minister; George Dunsford, merchant; James Pulling, Francis Besley, sergemakers, all of Tiverton
Consideration: 10s.
Premises include: Thorn Close, The Cleeve Withy Close, Box Close, Great Barn's Close, Wood Close, Lower Oak, Higher Oak Close, Square Close, Vine Close, Park Close, North Close, Little Barn's Close, Coydon, Two Higher Meadows.

[no title]  213 M/T/74  20 June 1783

Contents:
Copy of Marriage Settlement.
[Attached to 213 M/T/73]
1. John Besly, merchant, Tiverton
2. William Besly, son of 1., Tiverton
3. Ann Lichigaray, spinster, Tiverton
4. As 2. of 213 M/T/73.
Premises as 213 M/T/70
Reversion of the uses to 2. after 1. and 3. have married, and to 4. on the death of 2.
Conditions: to preserve contingent remainders and the recited limited estates.


[no title]  213 M/T/78  1802

Contents:
Copy of oath of administration of possessions of Francis Besly deceased, made by William and Bernard Besly, nephews and heirs of the deceased.


[no title]  213 M/T/87-88  6, 7 July 1819

Contents:
Lease and Release.
1. Ann Besly, widow of William Besly
2. John Follett Pugsley, ironmonger, Tiverton
3. William Turner, merchant, Tiverton
Consideration: £250
Premises include 3 fourths of Higher Meadow, Leat.
Uses to prevent any wife of 2. from claiming dower.


[no title]  213 M/T/89  7 July 1819

Contents:
Assignment to attend inheritance.
[Enclosed in 213 M/T/88]
1. William and Bernard Besly, Tiverton
2. Ann Besly, widow, Tiverton
3. John Follett Pugsley, ironmonger, Tiverton
4. John Beedell, druggist, Tiverton
Premises to be held by 1. in trust for, and attending the inheritance from 3.


[no title]  213 M/T/143  1845
Related information: See 213 M/T/41-44
Contents:
Abstract of title of Elizabeth Ann Besly to cottage and garden near Water Lane.
Reciting deeds of 1808, 1821.

Blundells School
Jo^° Besly, 8, son of Wm. Besly, gent., Tiverton,
Aug. 13, 1808 —  June 30, 1817 ; eUcUd to a Scholarship
in Balioll College, Oxford, June 30, 1817.

William Besly, 10, son of Wm. Besly, gent., Tiverton.
Feb. 2, 1818 — Dec. 16, 1821.

Henry Bernard Besly, 9, wine merchant, Tiverton,
Aug. 16, 1824 — Dec. 16, 1825.


Devon Record Office  5234M-0/T/1 and 2  1822
Contents:
Lease and release
1. Francis Besly of Wells, druggist, surviving devisee in trust of the will of William Besly late of Tiverton, merchant, deceased, devisee in fee of the will of John Besly of Tiverton, sergemaker, deceased
2. John Hall of Tiverton, gent.
3. Henry Hewett of Tiverton, maltster, trustee for 2.
Premises: one messuage and dwellinghouse and the dyehouse adjoining, formerly in the occupation of Spurway Patey deceased, lying at the east end of the town of Tiverton bounded with the river Lowman on the east, the lands formerly of John Maunder, merchant, on the south, the lands formerly of John Cock clothier on the west and the King's highway on the north, also one garden formerly a plot of ground on which stood the malthouse of John Pepper but which was burnt down, and afterwards purchased by Spurway Patey, and also two dwellinghouses formerly in the occupation of William Bryant and John Salter as tenants to Spurway Patey, all adjoining the messuage dwellinghouse and dyehouse. The premises were purchased by William Besly in 1749, inherited by John Besly his eldest son, who bequeathed them to his son William. William left the property to his cousins Francis and Bernard Besly in trust.
Consideration: £560.


Devon Record Office  5234M-0/E/1  c.1822
Related information: [See also 5234M-I/E/1]
Contents:
Abstract of title of Francis Besly to dwellinghouses and a garden in Gold Street, c. 1749-1819 (first page missing)


London Gazette - Issue 17536 published on the 20 November 1819
By order of the Court for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors:
The petition of William Besly, late of Tiverton, in the County of Devon, Manufacturer of Yarn, but now a prisoner confined for debt in the King's-Bench Prison, in the County of Surrey.

Devon Record Office  5682M-2/T/2  1797
Related information: (See 5682M/T/1)
Contents:
Lease for one year
1. William Besly of Tiverton, merchant
2. John Wood of Tiverton, gent.
Premises: one walled garden in Barrington Street late in the possession of Elizabeth Putt deceased and Margaret Incledon or of Peter Blundell esq. deceased as their undertenant, but now of 1., bounded on the east with Barrington Street, and on the south with a garden belonging to John Weech merchant, now in the occupation of Richard Nesbit esq.

Devon Record Office  5682M-2/T/3  1804
Related information: (See 5682M/T/4)
Contents:
Lease for one year
1. James Cotty of Tiverton, gent. and Joanna his wife, William Besly of Tiverton, merchant and Joanna his wife and Charles Henry Sampson of Minehead, Somerset, esq.
2. Richard Henry Strong of Tiverton, gent.
Premises: one messuage or dwelling house or dwelling houses with the orchard and garden belonging to it in Barrington Street now in the possession of James Cotty, lying between the lands formerly of Hugh Hodge on the north, the lands formerly of Henry Jarvis, maltster on the south, Barrington Street on the west and the lands formerly of John Blundell gent. on the east.


PROB 31/1210/799  Exhibit: 1824/799. Henry Besley, farmer of Halberton, Devon. Probate inventory, or declaration, of the estate of the same, deceased.

                                William Besley               m.               Ann Bidgood
                                    abt 1816               4Q 1854             abt 1824
                                                                   Exeter              Halberton
                                  d. 4Q 1857                   I
                                    Tiverton                      I
                                                                       I
                                                            William James                 m.          Matilda Bidgood
                                                            b. 9 Nov 1854           4Q 1894            abt 1862
                                                           c. 30 Nov 1854           Tiverton            Tiverton
                                                                  Tiverton
                                                                       _______________I____________
                                                                       I                                                      I
                                                           Daisy Drayson                                 William Henry
                                                                1Q 1896                                          3Q 1898
                                                                Tiverton                                           Tiverton

NOTES:
DAISY DRAYSON BESLEY 1893:  1911 - 15 yrs, clerk in a lace factory, living with wdowed mother and younger brother.
WILLIAM BESLEY abt 1816: 1841 - 20 yrs, living with parents. 1851 - 35 yrs, living with widowed father.  1854 - residing ? Burridge Tiverton.
Wife ANN BIDGOOD abt 1824: Daughter of Abraham Bidgood. 1861 - 37 yrs, widowed visitor in household of Maria Bidgood (29, unmarried Milliner and dressmaker) 117 Fore St Hill, Exeter.  1871 - 46 yrs, widow, dwelling Lower Way, West Exe Tiverton with widowed father, her 16 yr old son and niece.  1881 - 58 yrs, widow, dwelling Way Farm, Tiverton, with widowed father and widowed brother. Unmarried son William also in residence.   1891 - 67 yrs, farmer (head of household), dwelling Lower Way, Withley, Tiverton,  with unmarried son and widowed blind brother plus 1 domestic and 1 farm servant.
WILLIAM JAMES BESLEY 1856: 1871 - 16 yrs, farm worker on grandfather's farm.   1881 - 26 yrs, assistant on farm, living with mother on grandfather's farm.   1891 - 35 yrs, unmarried, living with widowed mother and uncle in Withleigh, Tiverton.   1901 - 47 yrs, farmer, dwelling West Bradley, Witherleigh, Tiverton, with wife, 2 children and brother-in-law, William Henry Bidgood, his farm worker. 
Wife MATILDA BIDGOOD abt 1862:  1911 - 49 yrs, widow, dwelling 2 West, Nth Tiverton with 2 offspring (only ones born to them).
WILLIAM HENRY 1898: 1911 - 12 yrs,  living with wdowed mother and older sister.         
 
                                   George           m.          Sarah
                                                           I
                                               George Merson             m.                    Maria Sparks
                                                 24 Nov 1826          2Q 1848                    abt 1828
                                                   Uplowman            Tiverton                South Molton
                                                   d. 4Q 1874                                          d. 1Q 1874
                                                   Greenwich                                           St Saviour
                              ____________________________I______________________
                             I                                 I                                   I                               I
                  Rosetta Maria          Louisa Sparks                     Kate                       Minnie
                        c. 1848                                                         c. 1854
                       Bampton                   Bampton                      Bampton            Highbridge, Som.
                       4Q 1848                    2Q 1852                       4Q 1854                 2Q 1859
                       Tiverton                     Tiverton                       Tiverton                 Bridgwater
                     d. 4Q 1848
                                                                                        ? m 2Q 1875
                                                                                             Hackney
                                                                                                       
NOTES:
GEORGE BESLEY 1826: 1851 - 24 years, brickmaker and farmer of 120 acres, dwelling Berney Cottage, Churchyard, Bampton with wife.  1861 - 34 yrs, traveller in the wine trade, dwelling 6 Spenser Row, Hornsby, MDX, with wife and 3 children.  1871 - 46 yrs, Public House Broker, dwelling 29 Wamsey St., Newingham, Lambeth, with wife and two daughters.  Died aged 48 yrs.
Wife MARIA abt 1828: 1851 - 23 yrs.  1861 - 33 yrs.  1871 - 45 yrs.
KATE BESLEY 1854: 1861 - 6 yrs, living with parents.   1871 - 17 yrs, with parents.
LOUISA SPARKS BESLEY 1852: 1861 - 8 yrs, living with parents.  1871 - 18 yrs, drapers assistant, living with Aunt Sarah Ann b. Tiverton and Uncle John James Prowse at 21 Mall Mall, St James, Westminster.
MINNIE BESLEY 1859: 1861 - 2 yrs, living with parents.  1871 - 13 yrs, with parents.  1881 - 21 yrs, living at 21 Mall Mall, St James, Westminster, with widowed Aunt Sarah Ann Prowse, widowed victualler.