I have lots of information on the Chenhalls family of St.Just which goes back to John(Chenhale) born about 1577. I can follow this line down to William Chenhalls and Mary Tregear, who married 14th.jan.1776 at St.Just. I then have a problem. I have William Chenhall born abut 1776 and buried 3rd.feb.1834 at St.Just. He had 5 illegitimate children by Christiana Bennetts. I suspect that William (1776) is a son of William and Mary, but as yet cannot find any sign of a baptism. Has anyone found anything on this family please.
The St. Just Easter Books from 1588 to 1596 have the following Chenhales at Nancherrow. John and Jane only appear from 1589 onwards but would have been born years earler as young children were not included in the listings. Fourpense against a man's name means he was married with his wife living, tuppense for a widow or widower, no sum of money is recorded for a single man or woman, although they would have paid one penny. Servants would have paid a proportion of their wages.
1598: Raphe Chenhale 4d., Alexander filius, Elizabeth filia, Richow Angoff, Waren Prior servantman.
1589: Raphe Chenhale 4d., Alexander Chenhale 4d., Elizabeth filia, Richow Angoff serva, Jo. filius, Jane filia.
1590: Raphe Chenhale 4d., Alex. Chenhale 4d., Elizabeth filia, Jane filia, John filius, Sisly Beskassell.
1591: Raphe Chenhale 4d., Alexander Chenhale 4d., John filius, Jane filia, Eliza. filia.
1592: Raphe Chenhale 4d., Alexander Chenhale 4d., John Chenhale, Jane filia, Eliza. filia, Richowe Angoff, Sybyll Pryor, Sisly Beskessell.
1593: Raphe Chenhale 4d., Alexander Chenhale 4d., John filius, Jane filia, Ellen filia, Roger, servant boie, Richowe Angoff (gone off to Busvargus).
1594: No entry for Nancherrow.
1595: Raphe Chenhale 4d., Alexander Chenhale, John Chenhale, Martin Chenhale, Roger, servant boie, Jane filia, Ellen filia.
OK, It's 7 years since your query on the Chenhalls-Bennetts family, but I am interested in their connections too!
I am a descendant of that naughty unmarried couple. William and Christiana are my 4th great grandparents.
I was in Cornwall in October and didn't have much luck with graveyards there. So many the names had weathered off. I did see a memorial to one Chenhalls lost in the great war, John Chenhalls, I recall, alongside other soldiers named on a stained glass window in the parish church as well as on the local war memorial.
I do have descendants of the Chenhalls-Bennetts on my ancestry.com tree, and elsewhere I have found wills of earlier Chenhalls, but lack some of the connections between.
We do know that one of our Chenhalls ancestors had to travel back to Cornwall (from Echuca, Australia) to "sell his birthright" to pay his father's debts.
Anyway, I'm heading into work, but will check this website with great interest.
John Barber (Maternal grandmother had maiden name Chenhalls)