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Duryard House, Exeter

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2021. Outbuildings.
2021. Old sign on main gate.

of Cowley Bridge, Exeter

1851 Resident at Little Duryard is Thomas Champion.[1]

1853 Contents for sale. 'Duryard House, on the Cowley Bridge Road', Proprietor is Thomas Champion.[2]

1860 James Carrol Wilcocks moved from 1 Colleton Crescent to Duryard Park House.[3]

1861 Resident at Duryard Park House: James Carrall Wilcocks[4]

1871 Resident at Duryard Park House: James Carrall Wilcocks [5]

1881 Resident at Duryard House: Maria G. Biddell, a widow, and children.[6]. Maria is the widow of Arthur J. Biddell, Clergyman.

1891 Resident at Duryard House: Maria G. Biddell and her son Harry Clifford Biddell and three other children.[7]

1910 Resident at Duryard House: Major Harry Clifford Biddell

1911 Resident at Duryard House: Harry Clifford Biddell with his mother Maria Gwynne Biddell and his two sisters.[8]

1920 Death of Maria Gwynne Biddell at Duryard House.[9]

1920 Property for sale.[10]

1925 Harry Clifford Biddell died.

1925 Property sold.[11]

1927 Resident is Thornton Willey, Civil Engineer.[12]

1939 Resident is Emily L. Willy (born 1862).[13]

1946 Death of Emilie Louise Willey of Duryard House, age 83 and widow of H. A. Willey and mother of Thornton Willey.[14]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1851 Census
  2. Exeter Flying Post - Thursday 03 March 1853
  3. Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Saturday 29 September 1860
  4. 1861 Census
  5. 1871 Census
  6. 1881 Census
  7. 1891 Census
  8. 1911 Census
  9. Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Tuesday 27 April 1920
  10. Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Friday 10 September 1920
  11. Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Friday 13 February 1925
  12. Exeter and Plymouth Gazette - Tuesday 25 October 1927
  13. 1939 Census
  14. Western Times - Friday 12 July 1946