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WINDGEATs - Ugborough tree

There were Windeatts recorded in Ugborough from the time the parish registers begin in 1538 and earlier in the 1524-5 lay subsidy.  Ugborough parish has the largest number of Windeatt events recorded - 165 with Ermington adding another 64 and Modbury another 26.  You can see Ermington and Modbury just a couple of miles south-west of Ugborough on the map below:

Ugborough - where is it?

Image produced from the Ordnance Survey Get-a-map service. 
Image reproduced with kind permission of Ordnance Survey  
and Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland.

Where did they go from here?

This tree starts with Laurence WINDIETT who married Margeritt RIDER in 1591. Family members appear to have stayed in the area of Ughborough, Modbury, Ermington and Plympton until the nineteenth century when some branches emigrated to the US.  We also think that the WINDEATTs in Tasmania descend from this tree. The branch headed by Richard WINGETT, journeyman papermaker, (see below)  moved on to various locations in England.  Most descendants spell their name WINGETT.

Richard Wingett, papermaker 

This is a fragment of the the tree showing John WINGETT who maried Maria BARKER in Exeter in 1826.  Please wait while the picture downloads.   You will probably  need to scroll to the right to see all eleven children.

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