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This branch has a tree which has been passed down through the family and starts with the death of an Oliver WINDEATT in 1650. There lots of records of WINDEATTs in the Totnes area and those which don't appear on this family's tree may or may not be related

Totnes - where is it?

Totnes is an ancient and well-preserved town which was built on the West side of the River Dart in Devon.  It boasts a Windeatt Square.  The WINDEATTs originally made their home in the suburb of Bridgetown on the east side of the river. Bridgetown is in the parish of Berry Pomeroy where the parish records start in 1596 and in that first year a Thomas WINDYET was christened there.

view of totnes fore street
Image produced from the Ordnance Survey Get-a-map service. 
Image reproduced with kind permission of Ordnance Survey  
and Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland.
view of totnes fromt the castle

Where did they go from here?

This branch has a tree which has been passed down through the family and starts with the death of an Oliver WINDEATT in Bridgetown in 1650. 

Early family members were non-conformist traders and manufacturers and one of the branches moved across the river to Totnes and became the founder members of the firm of Solicitors in the area (see Samuel WINDEATT on the tree below). Some descendants moved to Canada and Alicia WINDEATT married Samuel BLATCHFORD and moved to America.   
Another branch stayed in Bridgetown during the early nineteenth century and one descendant moved on to Tasmania (see link below).  
Another branch moved to Tavistock in the early eighteenth century where they were also non-conformist traders and manufacturers (see Thomas WINDEATT on the tree below). 
We also now know that another branch moved to Tasmania in the early nineteenth century where they worked in various governmental and banking posts (see UNKNOWN possibly John WINDEATT on the tree below).

Descendants spell their name WINDEATT.

Partial Tree - The Three Brothers

The tree which  has been passed down through the family and starts with the death of an Oliver WINDEATT in 1650. However, the tree below is from a little later and has been devised from the information in the Family Legends Notebook written by Frances AMERY (neé WINDEATT) in 1865. The relevant section is:

Samuel WINDEATT, my grandfather's father, was the eldest of three brothers, the second went to Tavistock and settled and his descendants are still there, the youngest who was by another wife was the ancestor of John WINDEATT'S family of whom Mrs KING and her sisters are the descendants. There was also a sister who married first a Mr CAKE and then a MILFORD, but left no family.

Select the individual link to go to a page with further information about the relevant family

      Thomas WINDEATT, Fellmonger(1680-1742)
             m.(1)1704 ?Mary WATSON (d.1710)         m.(2)Unknown possibly 1714 Elizabeth CLARK
        __________|________________________                                      |
        |                |                |                                  Unknown, possibly  
Samuel WINDEATT   Thomas WINDEATT    Mary WINDEATT	                        a John WINDEATT 
Totnes Branch Tavistock Branch m.1 Samuel CAKE of Lydford Bridgetown and Tasmania Branches (1705-1795) (1707-1775) m.2 1761 Richard MILFORD of Crediton


View of Totnes from the Castle   view of Totnes from Ashprington
View of Totnes from the Castle   View of Totnes from Ashprington


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