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1870's Doctor Thomas Stabb Cabinet Photo, Ilfracombe, Devon, England


On reverse: "Thomas Stabb (Doctor at Ilfracome) grand g" is finely handwritten in old period pencil. A misspelling of Ilfracombe, and we believe the "grand g" stands for "Grandfather." Photo type: Original Vintage Victorian Cabinet Card Photograph. Photographer: C. Collis, Torquay, Devon, England. (known to be photographer Charles Collis 1837-1896, who also worked in London, England)

wiki: "Ilfracombe is a seaside resort and civil parish on the North Devon coast, England, with a small harbour surrounded by cliffs. In the early 1800's Welsh Miners were brought in to dig 4 tunnels through the cliffs to open the beaches to the public, which was finished in 1823. The beaches could now also be reached by horses and wagon. Dr. Thomas Stabb, a Torquay Surgeon who had relocated to Ilfracombe, helped form the "Ilfracombe Sea Bathing Company" which had low tide pool spas and gender segregated pools for the high Victorian crowd."

Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Thomas Stabb MD 1801-1879 born Tomroham, Torquay, Devon, England
His Father: Thomas Stabb born 1772, he was a well established British trade merchant of "Hunt, Stabb, Preston & Co" of Newfoundland, Canada.
His Mother: Elizabeth Mudge Stabb, born Torquay, married Thomas Slabb Sr. in 1797
His Wife: Mary Wilkin Stabb, born 1803
His Siblings:
1. Ewen Stabb 1797-1872, Newfoundland mercantile merchant
2. Nicholas Spark Stabb 1803–1876, Newfoundland mercantile merchant
3. Captain William Stabb 1808–1886
4. Dr. Henry Hunt Stabb 1812-1892 born Torquay, and died in St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada. had 11 children with his wife Fanny Stabb. They married in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
5. James Charles Stabb
6. Thomas Stabb MD

Newfoundland Newspaper: Weekly Herald and Conception Bay General Advertiser 27 May 1846: "Died: At St. John's on 25th inst, at the residence of her son-in-law Mr. Nicholas STABB, merchant. Age 67 yrs, Elizabeth, relict of the late Thomas CHANCEY Sr. Esq, formerly of Carbonear, merchant of the firm of Gosse, Chancey and Ledyard."

Dr. Thomas Stabb England and Wales Census, 1851
Birth: 1801 in Tormoham, Torquay, Devonshire
Residence: 1851 Ilfracombe, Devon, England
Spouse: Mary Stabb
Sarah Stabb
Henry Stabb
Arthur Stabb
Other: Mary Hernaman, Elizabeth Blake, Jane Parker, domestic servants

CONSOLIDATED INDEX TO DEVON WILLS 1857: "Nicholas Wilkin Stabb of Ilfracombe, Devon left a barn, property to Thomas Stabb, surgeon of Ilfracombe."

Thomas Stabb England and Wales Census, 1861
County: Devonshire
Event Place: Tormoham, Devonshire, England
Ecclesiastical Parish: Upton
Registration District: Newton Abbot
Residence Note: Pimlico
Age: 60
Marital Status: Married
Birth Year (Estimated): 1801
Birthplace: Devon
Household, Age, Birthplace:
Thomas Stabb, Head M 60, Devon
Mary A Stabb, Wife F 50, Devon
Thomas Mudge, Grandson M 10, Torquay, Devon

Thomas Stabb Jr. England and Wales Census, 1871
Event Place: Ilfracombe, Devonshire, England
Age: 70
Marital Status: Widowed
Occupation: Doctor, Surgeon
Birth Year (Estimated): 1801
Birthplace: Torquay, Devonshire
Household Age Birthplace:
Thomas Stabb Head, M 70 Torquay, Devonshire
Sarah H Stabb, Daughter F 40 Ilfracombe, Devonshire
Mary L Stabb, Granddaughter F 7 Torquay, Devonshire
Amy W Stabb, Granddaughter F 6 Torquay, Devonshire
Mary Hernaman, Servant F 59
Jane White, Servant F 20 Georgeham, Devonshire
Mary Slee, Servant F 14 Westdown, Devonshire
Eliza Jacob, Servant F 18 Tregony, Cornwall

His son:
Henry Sparke Stabb 1835–1888 married Janetta Mander Slabb 1854–1913
Their Children:
Margaret Campbell Stabb, born 1887
Rachel Barbara Stabb
Arthur Stabb, born 1839
His death: 23 Oct 1888 in Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa

Dr. Stabb's Death: Obituary from the Newfoundland "Harbor Grace Standard Newspaper" "Feb 1, 1879 At Ilfracombe, Devon, Dec. 26th, Thomas STABB, Esq., Surgeon, aged 78 years, brother of Dr. Stabb of St. John's."

Thomas Stabb England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007
Event Type Death
Registration Quarter Oct-Nov-Dec
Registration Year 1878
Event Place: Barnstaple, Devon, England
Age: 78
Birth Year (Estimated): 1800

His Widow, age 90: Mary Stabb England and Wales Census, 1891
County: Devon
Parish: Plymouth Ecclesiastical
Parish: HOLY TRINITY, Hoe Street
Age 90
Marital Status Widow
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Birth Year (Estimated) 1801
Birthplace: Devonshire, England
Household Age Birthplace:
Mary Stabb, Head F 90, Devonshire, England
Emmanuel Barnard, Grandson M 19, Devonshire, England
Samuel P Barnard, Grandson M 15, Devonshire, England

A wonderful early photo of medical doctor Thomas Stabb. The photo was found in Exeter, Devon, England, about 20 miles from Torquay, his birthplace. This is a wealthy and important Devon family, with deep 18th century ties to Newfoundland, then a British colony. A rare and intimate portrait, and by a well known photographer.

Size: 4.5 by 7 inches
Debra Clifford Ancestorville Genealogy        Note: The original is sold, but you may still purchase large, detailed and intimate 300 dpi high resolution scans of front and back, sent immediately via email. Please check our site carefully, as many may be related to each other that we are unaware of. Click scan to place in your cart. Thank you, enjoy! ~debra (please also join me at Ancestorville Genealogy on facebook. contact info on top bar)

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