Post by Cornish Terrier on Jan 31, 2016 23:55:54 GMT -5
A further comment on Jane Champion wife of Thomas Nankervis - if you look at the marriage record at St Just there are three points of interest:-
1. Jane Champion was 'of Madron' 2. the witnesses were John Nankervis (possible brother or father of Thomas) and John Tregear who was the Parish Clerk at St Just 3. the record does not indicate the 'status' of either party - i.e. whether bachelor, spinster, widow etc.
It should also be noted that Jane may have been baptised as Jenifer or even Genipher/Genifer!
The point is that Jane was not a St Just girl at the time of marriage. Being 'of Madron' may or may not mean she was born there but merely that she was resident of that Parish and could have been born/baptised anywhere. That means, of course, that she could be any one of the number of Jane Champions baptised from about 1808 to about 1812 (allowing for inaccuracies in her age at the Census).
And one further point - as the marital status of neither party was recorded in the marriage register it is then entirely possible that Jane Champion may have been a WIDOW!!
Thomas did name a son James but not until he had already named sons Thomas, William, John and Isaac. It appears likely that Isaac comes from the Champion family ..............
Good point about Isaac, given the Champions' penchant for naming sons after biblical figures, eg Abel,Gabriel and even Methusalem! But no, only two baptisms prior to 1864. However, one of these is the son of William Champion and Hannah Penberthy, who also have a daughter Jane. In addition, I found in the 1851 Census an Isaac Penberthy (age 51)and his wife is Christiana! As we know these are both names of two of the children of Thomas Nankervis and Jane. No idea yet how they are related to Jane. No ointment without a fly however. This Jane was baptised as Jane Stevens Champion. The Stevens bit doesn't seem to get a mention during her life with Thomas. That will need to be sorted to everyone's satisfaction. But at the moment this William/Hannah/Jane set up looks promising.
Hi Spike i will give you the information i have on Jane Champion, on her marriage records i have 23rd April 1831 in the parish of Madron she married Thomas Nankervis of St Just John nankervis was a witness, William Champion married jane Lawry 20th February 1814, Thank you for all your help in setting the record right for me over Mary Hollow, perhaps now i might find a marriage on Christiana and Richard Barker but i doubt it