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1878 Nicholas Sparkes CDV Photo, Dunkeswell, Honiton, Devon England UK


On reverse: "Nichols Sparkes" is handwritten in old period purple pencil script and "1878" is also handwritten in pencil. Photo type: Original Vintage Victorian CDV carte de visite Photograph. Photographer: W.C. Mitchell, late photographer to H.M. Government, High Street, Honiton, Devon County, England, United Kingdom. (known to be photographer William Coverly Mitchell, also known as William de Coverly Mitchell)

Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Nicholas Sparkes in England and Wales Birth Registration Index
Event Type: Birth Registration
Registration Quarter: Oct-Nov-Dec
Registration Year: 1845
Registration District: Honiton
County: Devon

We believe this may be his father, before Nicholas Jr. was born:
Nicholes Sparkes in England and Wales Census, 1841
Event Place: Dunkeswell, Devon, England
Residence Note: Abbey Mill
Age: 40-44
Birth Year (Estimated) 1797-1801
Birthplace: Devon
Registration District: Honiton Union
Parish: Dunkeswell
County: Devon
Household Age Birthplace:
Samuel Sparkes, M 78-82 Devon
Sarah Sparkes, F 74-78 Devon
Nicholes Sparkes, M 40-44 Devon
Sarah Sparkes, F 10 Devon
John Strong, M 40-44 Devon
Elizabeth Ackland, F 20-24 Devon
William Salter, M 10 Devon

Nicholas Sparkes Jr.:
Nicholas Sparkes in England and Wales Marriage Registration Index
Registration Quarter: Apr-May-Jun 1868
Registration District: St. Thomas
Event Place St. Thomas, Devon, England
Spouse: Harriet Westcott Sparkes

Father's Death?
Nicholas Sparkes England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007
Name Nicholas Sparkes
Event Type Death
Registration Quarter: Jul-Aug-Sep
Registration Year: 1871
Registration District: Honiton
Event Place Honiton, County Devon, England
Age: 71
Birth Year (Estimated) 1800

Nicholas Sparks  in the 1881 England & Wales Census
Nicholas Sparks was born in 1841 in Hemyock, Devonshire, Dunkeswell. During the 1881 UK Census he was 40 years old and lived in Devonshire. He is assumed to be the son of Ann Sparks, age 72, living in the same household.
FIRST NAME: Nicholas
BIRTH PLACE: Hemyock, Devonshire, Dunkeswell
COUNTY: Devonshire, Devon
AGE: 40
RESIDENCE: School House, Dunkeswell, Devonshire
Ann Sparks, age 72
Nicholas Sparks, age 40
Eliza Sparks (age 32, believed to be Eliza Pickford Sparkes, wife of Job Sparkes)

Nicholas Sparkes England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007
Event Type: Death
Registration Quarter: Jan-Feb-Mar
Registration Year: 1920
Registration District: St. Thomas, County Devon
Event Place: St. Thomas, Devon, England
Age: 74
Birth Year (Estimated) 1846

This family photo is slightly trimmed on edges, usually to fit into tight paper photo albums, as most were. Does not affect his actual image in any way.

This old English surname is also spelled as Spark and Sparks in census records. The photo was found in Exeter, Devon, about 20 miles from Dunkeswell. A beautiful image of Nicholas, in shiny high black leather riding boots, his hand on a stack of books with a velvet chair to his left. The photo was taken in Honiton, the largest city near Dunkeswell, about 5 miles away. His wife was Harriet Sparkes, nee Harriet Westcott. A great and well signed old dated photo.

Size: 2.5 x 4 inches
Debra Clifford Ancestorville Genealogy     Note: Hello from ~debra. I have spent years collecting over 10,000 ID’d lost family photos & paper from US flea markets & antique shops. I do the best gen research I can, but am always open to corrections. This is an original antique item, not a reprint. A new high quality rigid sleeve is included for extra protection, especially during shipping. You may buy a piece alone, or large intimate 300 dpi scans of the front and back sent immediately via email, or both. Please search carefully, as they are often found together and many may be related. I also invite you to join me at Ancestorville Genealogy on facebook. Thank you, enjoy! ~Debra Clifford (contact info on top bar)

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