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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,...."

James Michael Austin Courtenay b c1800 m Mary Frances?

Submitted on Monday, January 02, 2012 at 23:22:58

fname: hirley

ancestor: James Michael Austin Courtenay

comments: Born c1800 Ireland,married Mary Frances?
One son John Kelly Courtenay born 1830 London U.K..Died 1854 Brighton Sussex.  Desperate to find birth or marriage in Ireland for
James Michael Austin Courtenay c1800-1854.