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THE ISLAND BIRTHS – AN UPDATE

THE ISLAND BIRTHS – AN UPDATE

I’ve found a significant number of births on the Island that I was unaware of so I thought I’d do a brief list whilst I still research their back stories. The information on their place of birth comes from a variety of sources, the Censuses, Military...
Four More Island Births Discovered

Four More Island Births Discovered

There are now nine births on the Island we know about. Five were known about previously, George Woodhead born in 1845 who enlisted in the 11th Regiment of Foot, later the Devonshire Regiment and served for 35 years. In 1849 Margaret Wilson was born then in 1875...
The 1895 Island Defences Survey

The 1895 Island Defences Survey

The next set of surveys done by the Royal Engineers was in 1895 overseen by Lt Col Francis Mascall who was the Commander Royal Engineers (CRE) Plymouth Sub District. It was measured and drawn by Company Sergeant Major Fred Beale who was a draughtsman by trade. Whilst...