Re: Powleslands in East Portlemouth
I have just found your message on the Powlesland Genealogy forum and am very interested to see that your family some from Devon originally.
My family also originate from South Tawton, Devon, but 1 anscestor, James Powlesland ran away to East Portlemouth near Kingsbridge in about 1800 as he didn't want to follow in his father's footsteps & become a butcher.
He became a farmer instead. My great grandfather, James Henry Powlesland came from there and married Ellen Putt from South Pool. My grandfather William Henry Powlesland was also born in East Portlemouth in 1897 and married Evelyn Holding from Crediton, Devon and my mother Betty May was one of 5 children born on 4 February 1931 in Slapton.
I look forward to hearing from you soon