*15 Aug 1642 - †1700


a) Accessed http://www.brinsmead.net/timeline/16901700.htm - May 28, 2014
"1690 - 1700
On August 5, 1690, Henry Brinsmead married Mary Sims. He appears to have been 48 years old, while she was about 24. The records give no indication of her being from outside the parish and there were several Sims family members listed in St. Giles in the Wood at the time.
Henry and Mary had four children over the next eight years:
Christian, baptized on June 16, 1691. We assume that this Christian must have died in infancy since a sister is given the same name in 1693. The death records for these years are very hard to read.
Christian, baptized on October 25, 1693
Robert, baptized on May 6, 1696
Henry baptized on Nov 16, 1698
Thus, at the end of the century the Brinsmeads in St. Giles in the Wood were Henry and Mary Brinsmead and their three surviving children Christian, aged 7, Robert, aged 4 and Henry, aged 2. We presume they lived at the farm at Dodscott, but have no proof of this.
Elsewhere in the village, in 1697 Sir John Rolle of Stevenstone, Knight of the Bath donated a Tenor Bell to St. Giles church."

Accessed http://www.brinsmead.net/timeline/17001710.htm - May 28, 2014
"1700 - 1710
The new century started rather poorly for the Brinsmeads of St. Giles in the Wood. Henry Brinsmead died in 1700, leaving Mary Brinsmead (nee Sims), his widow, with three young children - Christian, born in 1693, Robert, born in 1696, and Henry born in 1698. Henry and Mary had married ten years earlier.
Henry left a will, probated in the Barnstable Archdeaconry in 1701 but we have been unable to obtain a copy. It appears to have been one of the Devon wills destroyed in Exeter by bombing in WW2.
While we have no direct record of this, we presume the family lived at Dodscott, just east of the St. Giles village.
Two years later, on December 10th, 1702, Mary Brinsmead remarried, this time to Archelus Copp. There is no record of their having additional children. So, at the end of the decade it appears that Mary Copp is about 44, and she has three children, Christian, age 17, Robert, aged 14 and Henry, aged 12.
Elsewhere in the village, Sir John Rolle died in 1706. By the time of his death, when his estate passed to his grandson John Rolle, he owned 45 Manors in Devon and Cornwall. His land holdings included almost all of St. Giles in the Wood, although not the Brinsmead property at Dodscott. "

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1) Boyd's Marriage Index 1538-1840 Transcription
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First name(s)«tab»Mary
Last name«tab»Sims
Birth year«tab»-
Marriage year«tab»1690
Spouse's first name(s)«tab»Hen
Spouse's full first name(s)«tab»Henry
Spouse's last name«tab»BRINSMEADE
Supplied first name(s)«tab»Mary
Supplied last name«tab»SIMS
Record set«tab»Boyd's Marriage Index 1538-1840
Category«tab»Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
Record collection«tab»Marriages & divorces
Collections from«tab»Great Britain
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