Hi Tom and all, I am researching my Deacon family, one of whom, Emma born 1799 at Trowbridge, married Samuel Saunders Spalding Parfitt at Trowbridge in 1822. One son Henry married Isabella MacIntyre in Victoria, Australia in 1866 and died there in 1926.
I am also looking at other Deacon families that may be related, including Alfred and Louisa Deacon nee Hill, and their daughter Jessie who married Albert Edward Parfitt born Frome 1863.
I have not found Albert in the 1871 or 1881 census records (there was another Albert Edward born at Bedminster late in 1862).
Albert arrived in the USA in September 1880 on the "Cornwall", and seems to have travelled back and forth, also arriving in 1894 on the "Paris" and 1888 on the "Germanic".
Alfred and Louisa Deacon went to Toronto, Canada.
I would welcome contact with others researching these families.