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Samuel Phelps

My gg grandfather Samuel Phelps was, according to the 1881 census at No 2 Stoke, Hartland, Devon.

Would like to find out more about him if possible please.

Many thanks

Carol welcome to the Forum.

Given the date your best bet is to download his service records from the National Archives - a small fee is payable for each record: http://discovery....tes=Refine

I suspect you will find that in 1860 he was serving on HMS Bellisle, this was during the second China War, for which he received the 2nd China War Medal.

Hi Martin

Thank you for your quick reply! So kind of you and your help is much appreciated. I will get on to the National Archives.

Looking at the pictures of Hartland on the internet, I think a holiday to Devon is on the cards!

Many thanks

Kind regards
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