The Village of Alverdiscott, Devon, England
Peter Keir Brinsmead Sims and David Nicholas Brinsmead Sims outside Alverdiscott Parish Church.
Church house is located just behind the church to the right of this picture.
The churchyard holds only one Brinsmead grave, that of Henry Brinsmead who died in 1817 at age 81. Henry was the village blacksmith. He married Elizabeth Brooks on July 27th, 1774 in a ceremony witnessed by Thomas and Sussanah Brinsmead. They had one daughter, Mary, christened on October 23rd, 1776. Mary went on to marry a husbandman of the parish named John Puddicombe on May 14th, 1795. At the time of his death Henry lived at Stone Crofts. His wife Elizabeth died earlier, being buried on March 7th, 1804. Henry's will is available, and will be posted here soon.
The first two of Thomas and Sussanah's children were baptised at Alverdiscott: Henry on November 28th, 1773 and Thomas on June 15th, 1777.
|Henry Brinsmead's grave in the Alverdiscott churchyard.|
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