The Richard NOTT mentioned was quite possibly Elizabeth's brother; otherwise, he would have been her grandfather. Or he could even be her uncle...another Richard NOTT, christened in 1775. Hugh NOTT, also mentioned, may have been another brother or, more likely, Elizabeth's father, christened 3 August 1777 in Coldridge, Devon.
The NOTT surname makes its largest appearance in Australia, with many New Zealand connections. But in my Devon family, it is the Christian names which are connected. These naming traditions can be of great help to the bewildered researcher who is confronted with 68 John HAYWOODs...often, you can tell which is your family and which are your ancestors, by following these guidelines:
|1st son||paternal grandfather|
|2nd son||maternal grandfather|
|4th son||father's oldest brother|
|1st daughter||maternal grandmother|
|2nd daughter||paternal grandmother|
|4th daughter||mother's oldest sister|