Genealogy at Combeinteignhead

   (Combe in Teign-head)  i.e. at the head of the Teign River, in Devon.

Events of my SETTER and CROSS ancestors in and around Combeinteignhead from 1814 to 1905.

Some SETTERS were in Ilsington 13 km WNW of  Combeinteignhead from 1779 when Samuel married Jane DENLEY.
According to census John SETTER was born in Bickington in 1805 as well as James SETTER in 1808. John married at Highweek in 1825.
John CROSS moved from Axminster to Combeinteignhead by 1855.  Combeinteignhead parish records are not in the IGI.

Chronology of events:
1802John SETTER (3XG-GF) from Cheriton Bishop, married Mary SMITH at East Ogwell.  John was a "sojourner"
1800Mary WHITE was baptised at the neighbouring parish of Stokeinteignhead, 2 km SSE of Combeinteignhead
1805John SETTER baptised William (2XG grandfather) at Bickington, West of Combeinteignhead
1814William SETTER age 8 was apprenticed to Richard ASHFORD farmer of Combeinteignhead
1823William SETTER married Mary WHITE at Ilsington, 
1824- 26William & Mary SETTER baptised children Ann White & John White at Ilsington
1827The Overseer of the Poor at Ilsington issued a Removal Order  for William SETTER & family to Combeinteignhead
1828- 43William & Mary SETTER baptised William, Samuel, Elizabeth, Sarah, George, James, & Mary at Combeinteignhead
1836Sarah SETTER (my Great-grandmother) baptised 26 June at Combeinteignhead
1841Combeinteignhead census shows William SETTER 35, Mary 40, 3 children Samuel, Sarah & George, at Netherton
1846William SETTER was murdered by a poacher,  8 September age 40 at Combeinteignhead
1851Combeinteignhead census shows Mary SETTER as widow pauper with children William 21, James 9, & Mary 7.
1851Combeinteignhead census shows Sarah (age 14) as servant to Wm. FOWLER
1855Sarah SETTER married John CROSS 11 October at Combeinteignhead
1855George CROSS born 23 Dec., baptised Jan 1866
1861Comebeinteignhead census shows John & Sarah with children George, Edward & Mary, next to  Rook cottage
1865 James CROSS (my grandfather) born 8 November at Combeinteignhead
1867Mary (Sarah SETTER's mother) died at Combeinteignhead
1871Comebeinteignhead census shows John & Sarah with 8 children at cottage 
1874 George CROSS emigrated to New Zealand on "Atrato" steamer with 762 migrants, cost 15
1881Comebeinteignhead census shows John & Sarah CROSS with 8 children, plus Sarah's nephew Albert John SETTER
1881(G Uncle) Ned CROSS married Annie WARREN, 2 years later they emigrated to Queensland Australia
18834 CROSS sons Edward, William, John & James emigrated on "Merkara" to Australia & New Zealand
1885Sarah died 14 November
1891Mary Ann CROSS (John's mother, from Axminster) died 28 Jan age 90 at Combeinteignhead
1891Comebeinteignhead census shows widower John CROSS age 56 with children Lucy, Henry, Charles, Samuel, Walter
1891+Robert CROSS migrated to New Zealand
1901Comebeinteignhead census shows widower John CROSS age 66 living at Cummings Hill, Haccombe
1903Henry CROSS migrated to New Zealand on "Ruapehu"
1905father John CROSS (age 71) left Comeinteignhead to live with son John in New Zealand
1915Charles CROSS migrated from Wales  to New Zealand on "Ionic"

A total of nine CROSS men migrated from Combeinteignhead Devon, to the South Island of New Zealand
By the 1901 census there were none of my  SETTERs or CROSSs living in Combeinteignhead.
(c) Compilation by Neville Thomas       email address