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Hopefully other Cole researchers will comments. You have summed up exactly my line of thought; no proof, but no viable alternative has yet surfaced, but what about the other John???

I wonder if any of them left a will that could help provide links? This is probably the same family as the one who turns up in at Diddywell, between Northam and Appledore — William 60, ag lab, Ann, 50, William 20 and Ann These Coles are very difficult to sort out! I recently came across your DFHS article and thus arrived at this site. My main geneaological interest is the history of the various OKE families who left North Devon for mostly Canada during the period And yes, many, if not the large majority, were Bible Christians.

I have a rough guide to the families I have been researching at.

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I would be glad to add more information by seperate e-mail if you wish — it is quite an lengthy story but an interesting one. This family is originally from Crediton, Devon.. I do have lots of records of this family further back from my g grandmother. Sandra Dawson — ravendawson gmail. I think it is unlikely unless your Madges turn out to originate from North Devon but I will bear this in mind. I now see that your record might relate to the son of Fred Madge.. Hi Janet, Having read your article in the latest Devon Historian — followed this to your site as you have mentioned my own Prouse family from Buckland Brewer in the article.

William and Elizabeth were my 3xgreat grandparents. They had 10 children 7 of whom I know went to settle in Ontario. Only their son John stayed in Buckland Brewer my 2xgreat grandfather. Would be more than happy to share the family details if you are interested. Am considering writing a follow up article on my Prouse family to send to the Devon Historian, to expand on the article you have written, are you happy with this as I do not want to tread on your toes! All the family details are on my web pages.

You will need the password — email me separately if you would like this. I would be very pleased to see an article giving more details on this family.

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Not treading on my toes at all. I may well get back to you for the further details. I hope to have more time for this research over the winter. Hello, I am Debbie Spraker and thought you may be interested in the fact that I found the original marriage license of William Madge and Elizabeth Blight.

Married July 8th, If you would like any further info you can email me at spraker03 yahoo. It is in perfect condition. We do know that one of the ships was a relegious ship called the Margaret, another member of the group is undertaking this research, any help or advice would be much appreciated. I have not come across this company before — most of my reasearch has concentrated on North Devon. What sort of date were these emigrations?

That would fit in with the Bible Christian emigrations. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account. I contacted the Patel family multiple times for the purposes of this story, and was met, effectively, with the same response each time: They were just too busy to field my questions. Running an empire takes work. It is funny to think that the existence of Patel Brothers owes itself to a matter as mundane as one man seeking relief for a deep human impulse: his hunger.

I must have been three or so when I first visited Patel Brothers. This was the mids. What changed? In the early s, Swetal and his brother, Rakesh, both decided to put their degrees in Finance and Marketing to use. In , the pair launched a subsidiary of the Patel brand called Raja Foods, a response to the beckoning call for more pre-packaged Indian foods that could be heat up as easily as TV dinners: ready-made chapatis, pea-and-potato samosas, meals that resembled TV dinners, but with paneers.

He decided to name it after his childhood nickname, Raja. She took the reins of Patel Handicrafts and Utensils in her early 30s. This business, once a source of turmoil and grievance, became a site of reconciliation.

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It became tempting to disown even the simplest of pleasures, condiments like spiced tomato Maggi sauce, the more astringent sister to Heinz Ketchup, to consciously distance myself from them outside the safety of my own home. I carried this mindset with me for years until I moved from the East Coast to California for college, where there is one Patel Brothers store, in Santa Clara, a forty-minute drive from where my campus was. Perhaps as an overcorrection for my ignorance, I ate quinoa as much as I could. It was a remarkably boring diet. But there was an aspect of social performance to this, my attraction to dishes that gave me sustenance without the requisite gratification.

My appetite for the foods I could find inside Patel Brothers became bottomless in that period, though in private. I craved chana chor, a spiced, fried chickpea snack that my parents and I mixed with Rice Krispies and had during tea in the afternoon.

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When I returned home to New Jersey on vacations, I indulged in anything I could find on my visits to the store. I practically mainlined them when I got home. I grew adamant about not bringing these snacks back on the plane with me. In my senior year, my parents stuffed a box full of soan papdi, flaky, cubelike clusters of besan gram flour and sugar, into my carry-on against my wishes. I was dreadfully embarrassed to have this on my person once I landed back on campus.

In April , Mr Heaven wrote that the light was not only useless 'in thick and blowing weather, but also in many dark nights, because when the island itself is free from it, the lighthouse stands so high that it is capped by fog'. Consequently he suggested that low lights should be built at the north and south points of the island. Possibly with their budget in mind, the Elder Brethren instead proposed a gun battery on the west side of the island.

The Lighthouse was therefore supplemented by the Battery site, chosen in , when the two pounder guns from the base of the light were installed. During fog one gun was fired every ten minutes. In the guns were replaced by guncotton rockets. Incredibly, two families lived on this isolated escarpment in their tiny cottages now roofless with the Atlantic waves crashing below and a brave seal occasionally showing his head.

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Myrtle Langham writes in A Lundy Album that at one time there were 13 people living in the two cottages and when the Elder Brethren called on an inspection, some of the children were sent away to hide! Eventually the battery was abandoned when the North and South Lights were built in of granite drawn from the neglected quarries. Both these Lights have now gone automatic, the South Light as from Until then, the Trinity House helicopter, based near Cambridge, would land provisions and equipment every two weeks. Each keeper's shift lasted a month. Current policy sadly decrees otherwise, but in the past no lighthouse could function without its lighthouse keeper.

Connected to the Old Light by a passage, therefore, and designed and built at the same time, were quarters for two Keepers.

These too were of granite with the gable end facing squarely into the prevailing westerly winds. Like the tower, the quarters were unashamedly monumental in detail, showing the influence of neo-classical architects such as Sir John Soane and the Frenchman Claude Ledoux, and their ideas on the imposing scale proper for public and industrial buildings. They also reveal Alexander's admiration for G. Piranesi's prints of Ancient Rome, which show gigantic buildings, made of cyclopean stones.

The Keepers' quarters were built to withstand the full onslaught of Atlantic weather and so their sash windows are set back deeply, with continuous overhanging granite dripmoulds of considerable projection. The copings used on the gable are so large and the kneelers at its base so heavy that these are supported on six attached square columns.

Under the gable is a recessed relieving arch, a popular embellishment at that time. After the Lighthouse became obsolete in , it was handed over to Rev. Hudson Heaven, as landowner. Thereafter it was available for rent until the Second World War. The Board of Trade selected the Old Light because the tower could provide admirable support for the aerial. The instrument was a Marconi XMB 1A short-wave combined transmitter and receiver with a call device which enabled the coastguards to ring Lundy at times other than the agreed signalling times of 9am and 4pm.

The Admiralty had asked Mr Harman if he could establish a watching station on Lundy and as the radio telephone was already installed at the Old Lighthouse, that is where it went. When the navy left at the end of the War, they donated their transmitter to the island, which was very welcome as the original one was becoming difficult to repair.

Mr Harman resumed responsibility for it at the end of The agreement with the Board of Trade expired in and was not renewed, although the twice-daily calls to the Hartland Point coastguard continued as Lundy's only link with the mainland. The Society also used the outbuildings in the compound and one was converted into a laboratory as a memorial to Mr Harman after his death. Landmark carried out a major restoration programme at the Old Light. The first priority was to renew the windows in the tower which had disappeared, so that water was getting in. In , Mike Haycraft fitted new windows of iroko, an African hardwood, which had been ready made by Rendells of Devizes.

It was a complicated procedure since first of all a platform had to be constructed beneath the window openings to correspond with the steps beneath. As there was no handrail, Mike had to wear a safety harness attached to the wall. The new windows were then screwed into the granite using a hand-drill, as there was no power. A steel handrail was then fitted up the staircase.

In a scaffold was erected around the lantern which was then repaired and reglazed and the windvane regilded. The door into the lower light chamber was blocked to prevent damp entering the tower. The two Keepers' quarters had remained as a hostel since , being gradually improved and modernised. In , they were returned to the original arrangement of an upper and a lower flat. The heaviest workable gauge of lead was used for the flashings - and even this has since been ripped off like tissue paper in hurricane force winds.

These works were carried out as part of a large programme undertaken over two years by the contractor Ernest Ireland Construction Ltd of Bath, when all outstanding major restoration works on the island, halted by rising costs in the s, were finished off in one go.

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