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The Dumnonii (deep valley folks) were an ancient Celtic tribe. The English divided them into Cornwall and Devon though both spoke Cornish. Devon has beaches, Dartmoor, more. My 8th great grandmother, Marie Southwood Suddeth (1613-1670) came from Exeter, Devon.

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The ancient Dumnonia (deep) lived in Cornwall and Devon. They both spoke Cornish. Cornwall calls foreigners Emmet (red)—Devon calls them Grockle (clowns). I salute Ann Southwoode Suddeth, my 8th-great grandmother, born in Devon. [Port Emmet is a Cornish joke] (both names may draw some anger)   

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