Sorry it has taken so long for me to get back to you. It turns out that the first Robert Cann you mentioned (son of John and Jane 29 Jun 1829) was my GGGrandfather. I ended up hiring a professional genealogist through Ancestry to wade through the possibilities and eliminate those that didn't fit. Since then I have been able to trace the line back to John Cann born 1631 where the line gets murky and confused again. Another 200 years back! Thanks for your help. CC
My Conibears start with the marriage of John Gould (Marwood) to Jane Conibear (East Down) at Marwood in 1781. Then the Conibears go back through Richard (Arlington 1721), Robert (Westleigh by Bideford 1687), Robart C (Westleigh 1660), John Conybeare, William (Westleigh 1620), William (Westleigh 1572), finally to Robert Conibeer who married Christine Deyman of Crediton in Westleigh 1572. Then I lose the scent.
The Gribbles intersect twice (so far). First at the marriage of William Gould (Marwood 1716--father of the John Gould above) to Agness Gribble at Marwood 1739. After that, I only have Agness' parents: John Gribble & Margaret Prance, marrying at Fremington 1708. However, I have another John Gribble marrying Mary Harris (Barnstaple 1610). Mary Harris was a daughter of Bartholomew Harris, mayor of Barnstaple.
Yes, I am trying to do this all from memory as my main server is down until I get another graphics card for it. I have checked the English Census information after 1858 when my GGGrandfather left England and eliminated most of those listed before. Thanks for looking for me though. CC
HI Elsie. Thanks for you inquiry. Family tradition has it that my Great Great Grandfather was born in Tiverton in May of 1827. He came to Canada in 1858 and settled in Ontario before moving to the Western Territories and settling in what is now Saskatchewan. However, Canadian Census information indicates he was born anywhere from 1828 to 1833 depending on the Census. Looking on Ancestry.ca the best match I have been able to find is in fact from Morchard Bishop born in 1833. Unfortunately the family has no information on his parents and he, Robert Cann, is my most difficult brick wall. Any info you might have would be most welcome. Thanks again.
Hi Elsie, I'm glad you found your way here! I like your comment about your cousin annoying you! You should try and set up a few surname groups for Conibear, Gribble, etc and then invite your fellow researchers to join the new groups.