Good point, how do I know my home is of your family origins? I have made this statement on the general assumptions of one William Hayes who researched his Puddicombe family line. He says the Puddicombes sold up to the Ponsfords in 1680. He assumes they went to the Americas,but we know no more. My house appears to be the only Puddicombe in Devon and we know that most yeoman acquired their surnames from their home names post Doomsday. What is certain is that this was a large Estate, probably created in the name of Puddicombe after 1780s. The farm was some 3000 acres. It is only 4.5 acres now!
Sorry I can't post a picture to the web. I am not that technologically advanced! It is assumed as built around 1500, it is a Devon longhouse, fomerly thatched with masses of old oak beams and built of cob (mud and straw).It was originally a hall, open to the ridge with a central fire and straw on the floor. The peolple slept above the cattle.
Anyway I have a lot of names researched by Hayes and more from a Lady in NZ. One may match to your tree. Drop me a line sometime with your email address and I'll post back what I know. I am researching other leads to establish in concrete this is your ancestral home.
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