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Exon

The Exon family make a brief appearance in the history of Chewton Mendip but they appear in a relatively wide range of records.
 Francis Exon of Almondsbury, along with his wife  Patience and daughter Jane ,was involved in a transfer of land in Chewton Mendip dated 1709. Bristol archive record P/OV/OP/7/5.
 He may have been the Francis Exon that gave evidence against Richard Dowling and others in 1735. A Francis Exon was baptised in Chewton Mendip on 8th Aprl 1735 who was probably his son. A Francis Exon was  producing accounts for the estate of Robert Hippisley in  1756  and was probably Francis senior.  Francis Exon was  listed in the poor law records in 1772 as a recipient when the parish paid for a shirt for him. There was another recrd for hin in 1778 when he was treated by a Dr Hippisley. The Dr prefix may have been a transcription error, it may have been an example of a landlord looking after an old tenant.
 A Francis Exon was baptised in Chewton Mendip on 2nd December 1781 but that is the last record so far discovered for the Exon family in Chewton Mendip.
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