During the Industrial Revolution Devon underwent de-population as younger people left to enter numerous occupations created by new technologies.
Younger people left the countryside for jobs being created in the rapidly expanding towns and cities in Great Britain. But they also emigrated overseas and joined up with the economic development occurring globally.
Since 1800, branches of the Trist family have sprung up in various parts of the world: in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United States of America. I have come into contact with some present-day descendants of these groups, reminders of the rapid divergence from the family's English traditions.
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