Can anyone help my befuddled brain, I'm getting all confused- how many families am i looking at here? Sorry, it's going to be a bit long, I hope you can follow Rebecca Palmer born abt 1852 in Newport, Wales, married Walter robert Newton in 1878 in Plymouth, as Rebecca Eastman Palmer in 1861 she is with her parents Henry 1827 and Susan 1825 in Plymouth. She is the only one born in Wales RG 9; Piece: 1440; Folio: 129; Page: 23 Looking at the more unusual names among her siblings, it seems the mmn is Lock, and there is indeed a Rebecca Blanch Palmer mmn Lock born then. I haven't found her parent's marriage Henry is born in Oakhampton, and there is a 1828 baptism of a Henry Eastman Palmer born there, parents Henry and Christian In 1851 Henry and Susan are in Newport with 2 visitors. Married "sister" Rebecca E Palmer 1826 and John E Palmer 8 months, both born Bideford HO107; Piece: 2452; Folio: 88; Page: 36. John seems to be John Eastman Palmer mmn Lock, I think the girls could be sisters, there are 2 likely ones in 1941 Rebecca Lock married John Palmer in 1849 in Bideford. I think she died as Rebecca Eastman Palmer in 1856, and as John Eastman Palmer he married Atilia Sophis Abell in 1859 in Plymouth. Here's the confusing bit In 1861 RG 9; Piece: 1447; Folio: 109; Page: 7, John and Atilia are in East Stonehouse With them is Rebecca B Palmer born 1852 in Newport. She is again the only one not born in Devon. So my questions are: How many Rebecca Palmers born Newport are there, and why can I only find one birth? Am I right that 2 Lock sisters married 2 Eastman Palmer brothers, or have I mixed it up? If so where is Susan's marriage, and who were her parents? Thanks very much Edit: I just found trees that say that Rebecca and Susan's parents were George Lock and Margaret Eastman! Have I mucked up how the Eastman name was passed down?