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For serious Lundy Family Historians
Posted by: Harry Smith (ID *****1552) Date: May 28, 2012 at 12:18:18
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In preparation for a trip to the UK and to Axmister and Chardstock, I contacted the Chardstock Historical Records Group. As many of you know, the burial of the son of Sylvester and Mary Lindon (Lundy) was recorded there in 1641 and the baptism of who is obviously Sylvester's son, Richard I , was recorded there on Dec. 4, 1644. A very helpful husband and wife who are the primary researchers there confirmed that Sylvester's son, Sylvester, is indeed buried in the Church Graveyard there and while there is no readable memorial stone, he would be buried in an identifiable section of the graveyard. In addition, he sent me a section of the History of Axminster, which helps explain why they were recorded in Chardstock instead of Axminister. I attempted to get it in a format that I could post on the forum without success. If you seriously would like to read it I will e-mail it to you. Essentially the Civil War started in 1642 and the town of Axmister was nearly completely destroyed by fire,including the church, which explains why Richard was baptized in the Chardstock parish but does not explain why Sylvester II would be buried there.

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