Married at West Buckland, Devon on 26 Dec 1829

St. Peter's Church, West Buckland



Joseph Dunn abt 1830 Chittlehampton
William Dunn abt 1832 Chittlehampton
George Dunn abt 1835
John Dunn abt 1837 Chittlehampton
Mary Dunn abt 1841 Chittlehampton
Henry Dunn 28 Apr 1841 Chittlehampton
Jeremiah Dunn abt 1845 Chittlehampton

Jane Dunn's (nee Huxtable) parents were William Huxtable and Mary Unknown. Mrs. Hiscocks of Beanacre, Easter Compton, Bristol, BS12 3RJ has suggested that Jane's parents may have been William Huxtable and Mary Moule who married at Charles, Devon in 1806. There is a William Huxtable who died in Swimbridge in 1852 aged 76 years. This may also be the same William Huxtable. Stuart Windsor however believes that William Huxtable and his wife Mary Huxtable (nee Moule) may be buried at Charles.

Jane Huxtable was christened at Swimbridge on 23 August 1807. Her brother John was christened at Swimbridge on 18 December 1810 and her sister Susan on 6 June 1813.

The Devon Family History Society Marriage Index shows William Dunn of Filleigh, batchelor and Jane Huxtable of this Parish married at West Buckland on 26 December 1829.

The 1851 Census Records for Chittlehampton show Jane Dunn, aged 43 years, living at Leary with her husband William, agricultural labourer, aged 49 years and children, William 19 years, George 16 years, Mary 10 years, Henry 8 years, Jeremiah 6 years and James 2 years. The Census records show that Jane was born at Swimbridge and her husband William was born at Charles.

Her son Joseph must have left home by 1851.

Leary refers to a low lying vale which is in the northern part of Chittlehampton Parish where it borders West Buckland now lying north and parallel with the A361. There are a number of farms and properties along this vale with the "affix" Leary.

The Parish Church of St. Peters, West Buckland, has a memorial to the Huxtable family of Leary. The Huxtables were well known in North Devon particularly and on Exmoor for many centuries.

One of the other headstones in this Cemetery belongs to a Joseph Dunn. The headstone reads "In Memory of Joseph Dunn of Higher Beer in the Parish of Filleigh who Departed this Life the 6th Day of Nov 1791 aged 61 years. Also Elizabeth his wife who Departed this Life the 25th Day of June 1792, Aged 55 Years."

I believe that the following details are from the headstone of my great great grandmother:-


Sacred to the memory of Jane Dunn, who died April 30th, 1870, aged 61 yrs,

'As for me I will be hold thy face in righteousness.' 'I shall be satisfied when I wake with thy likeness'


Erected by her son Jerry


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