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  Brian Moseley, Plymouth
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GEORGE COUCH (1725-1791) and GEORGE COUCH (1774-1826)

The owner of the Ford Estate, a rare piece of land in the Ancient Parish of Stoke Damerel not owned by the Saint Aubyn family, and occupier of Ford House, was one Mr George Couch, surgeon.

George Couch, son of George and Jane Couch, was baptised at Stoke Damerel Parish Church on March 18th 1725/26.

George Couch, surgeon, married Miss Ann Furneaux, of Swilly House, at Stoke Damerel Parish Church on April 27th 1764.  Presumably unaware that he had already been baptised, he went through the baptism again on that day.

George and Ann's first child was a daughter, also christened Ann Couch, and baptised at Stoke Damerel Parish Church on June 10th 1765.  Then on January 18th 1774 Ann gave birth to a boy, whom they baptised George Couch at Stoke Damerel Parish Church on October 28th 1774.

Miss Ann Couch married Mr Henry Dillon at Stoke Damerel Parish Church on August 11th 1790.

Mr George Couch senior, gentleman, of Elford Leigh, was buried at Stoke Damerel Parish Church on September 5th 1791.

Mr George Couch junior, married Miss Anna Croad at the same Church on February 9th 1799.  Anna was the daughter of John and Susanna Croad and had been baptised at Stoke Damerel Parish Church on October 23rd 1771.

Mrs Anna Couch, the wife of Mr George Couch junior, died at the age of just 32 years, so it was probably during or as a result of childbirth.  She was buried at Stoke Damerel Parish Church on June 24th 1804.

Mr George Couch junior, of Ford House, was buried at Stoke Damerel Parish Church on February 25th 1826, at the age of 52 years.  According to the Death Announcement in the Exeter Flying Post he was "of Rockford, near Totnes" rather than of Ford House.

 

  With acknowledgement to the Devon Family History Society, the Plymouth and West Devon Record Office and Find My Past.