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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Elizabeth Sarah Courtenay Harris, b. 1817 in Exmouth, Devon

Submitted on Sunday, January 15, 2012 at 01:13:41

fname: Edith

lname: Close-Vaziri


city: Granada Hills

state: California
country: United States
zip: 91344

ancestor: Elizabeth Sarah Courtenay Harris
According to census records Elizabeth Sarah Courtenay Harris was born in 1817 in Exmouth, Devon. She married Daniel Francis Close 11 Dec. 1842; on this marriage certificate her father is listed as Edward Harris, a carpenter. The family history passed on by one of her granddaughters is that Elizabeth's father was a sea captain from Devon, England. (Did he later become a carpenter?) Her paternal grandfather, also a sea captain, married (?) a Miss Courtenay. Miss Courtenay was the daughter of the Earl of Devon. "The Earl of Devonshire disowned his daughter, Miss Courtenay, when she ran away with a sea captain,...."

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