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Bater Family from Roborough, Torrington

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Paul Report 27 Jun 2013 10:16

I'm trying to trace any Bater who can trace their family back to Roborough in north Devon and who subsequently moved to Camberwell, London.


Reggie Report 27 Jun 2013 11:32

Look on here in 'search all trees'................that's the place to find links.

You will need forenames and birth info..................

Do you have your tree on GR?

When did the 'migration' take place?


Reggie Report 27 Jun 2013 12:33

This is the only BATER living in Roborough in 1841........not necessarily born there

1841 census

Person: BATER, George Address: Village, Roborough

HARRIS, Andrew M 30 1811 Devon VIEW
HARRIS, Susanna F 30 1811 Devon VIEW
BENNETT, Mary F 15 1826 Devon VIEW
LEATHERN, Ann F 15 1826 Devon VIEW
JUDD, John M 20 1821 Devon VIEW
SQUANCE, George M 80 1761 Devon VIEW
BATER, George M 14 1827 Devon


Reggie Report 27 Jun 2013 12:35

1851 census

Person: BATER, George Address: Owlacombe, Roborough

WADLAND, Henry Head Married M 24 1827 Farmer
Roborough, Devonshire VIEW
WADLAND, Ann Wife Married F 22 1829
Bradford, Devonshire VIEW
WADLAND, Hannah Sister Unmarried F 21 1830
Roborough, Devonshire VIEW
BATER, George Servant Unmarried M 25 1826
Roborough, Devonshire VIEW
SQUIRE, John Servant Unmarried M 22 1829
Roborough, Devonshire VIEW
FORD, George Servant Unmarried M 17 1834
Roborough, Devonshire VIEW
MEARLES, Ann Servant Unmarried F 17 1834
Roborough, Devonshire


Reggie Report 27 Jun 2013 12:37

Is this who you refer to?

1891 census

Person: BATER, George Address: 12, Kencard Road, Camberwell, Peckham

BATER, Richard Head Married M 28 1863 Vestry Dustman
Roborough, Devonshire VIEW
BATER, Sarah Wife Married F 27 1864
Snodland, Kent VIEW
BATER, George Son M 5 1886
Peckham, London VIEW
BATER, Winifred Daughter F 3 1888
Peckham, London VIEW
STAPLE, Amy Boarder Single F 19 1872 Ironer
Bermondsey, London


Reggie Report 27 Jun 2013 12:40

At least four members have Richard in GR trees.............I can't see that you have


Paul Report 28 Jun 2013 09:48

Thanks for that, Reggie. I do have most of that detail re-Roborough and George - 1826 - was my great grandfather. George and Richard were common names within the family and as a child I knew a couple of them, plus Winifred who was a sister to my mother. I''ve uncovered a second cousin I met as a child but she's not very interested in family history. For the record my younger brother and I were evacuated to Roborough in 1940 not knowing we had had family there in the past. I've been back since but no sign of any Baters locally now.

Thanks for your instructions which I've now printed off for safe keeping.



Reggie Report 28 Jun 2013 10:03


Glad you found your way back..................

I posted the census info for the benefit of anyone else who may have wanted to try to assist you

2 members other than yourself have a George (1866) in GR trees, and they, plus one other, have George (1826) in their trees

Do look them up, and send them contact messages..............


Reggie Report 28 Jun 2013 10:09

1911 census

Person: BATER, Richard Address: Great Wood Roborough Torrington

BATER, Richard Head Married M 48 1863 General Labourer Roborough Devonshire VIEW
BATER, Sarah Ann Wife Married28 years F 47 1864 Snodland Kent VIEW
BATER, Frank William Son M 13 1898 School Camberwll London VIEW
BATER, Phillis Mary Daughter F 11 1900 School Tunbridge Wells Kent VIEW
BATER, Margaret Daughter F 9 1902 Camberwell London VIEW
BATER, Ivy Helena Daughter F 4 1907 Camberwell London


Reggie Report 28 Jun 2013 10:15

Deaths Jun 1961 (>99%)
PARKIN Ivy H 54 Surrey Mid.E. 5g 218


Name: BATER, Frank William
Registration district: Harrow
County: Middlesex
Year of registration: 1971
Quarter of registration: Oct-Nov-Dec
Date of Birth:20 November 1897
Volume no: 5B
Page no: 2289