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Re: Blackmore Direction
Posted by: Ken Blackmore (ID *****2951) Date: March 09, 2011 at 21:56:15
In Reply to: Re: Blackmore Direction by Tiffany Volonakis of 1004


Have you made any headway in your search?

Do you have Reginald's birth certificate? Does it or any other document show what the 'H' stands for in John's middle name?

Do you have a US census record or imigration record showing when they came to the U.S. Those records may give additional proof of the father's name, the middle name, etc. You might find these on Ancestry.

I looked on the Free Birth, Marriage and Death Index page and found a couple of records. You can check these records at

I searched for births of John Blackmore between 1863 and 1865.

Qtr-Year First Names District Vol Page
Jun-1863 John Palmer Chard 5c 545
Dec-1863 John Honiton 5b 26
Jun-1864 John Bideford 5b 532
Jun-1864 John Henry S Molton 5b 467
Jun-1865 John Barnstaple 5b 495
Jun-1865 John Goad Totnes 5b 177

5b - Devon
5c - Cornwall & Somerset

There were other Johns born in other areas of England, this just includes ones that could have been born in Devon or Somerset. There also could be others with typos on the index.

The John Henry record looks promissing, South Molton is just to the southwest of Exmoor and may have been the nearest registration office, however, the June quarter only includes April, May and June.

On Ancestry try checking the 1871 UK census to search for the family in Somerset or Devon. Do you find a record with a John H born in 1864?

Then you could order the certificate from the GRO.

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