As Larry said, I have done a fair bit of research on the family. James was my gt gt gt gt uncle, the brother of my gt gt gt grandfather William Blackmore. James was baptised in Burrington on 2 April 1792 and he married Eleanor Davie in the same church on 20 Sep 1821.
His parents were James Blackmore and Grace Rendle who were married in Burrington on 30 Jun 1788. If you look at the IGI you will find that the names stated are James Blackmoor and Grace Bendle. I have studied the original register very closely with the archivist at the North Devon Record Office and, although very difficult to decipher, it is certain that Grace's name was Rendle.
James snr was not from Burrington but the next village, Ashreigney where the family has been tracked back to Peter and Thomasin Blackmore who had 10 children in Ashreigney between 1673 and 16790. Sadly I doubt we could get back any further now as earlier Ashreigney registers have been lost. However, I don't believe they were married there.
We retired last year and moved to Devon. In fact we live in Burrington and I can see the cottage where James and Grace lived from our garden
Please contact me if you'd like to learn more.
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