At Trembetha, in the parish of Lelant, on the 8th instant, Mr. Edward QUICK, aged 32 years.
Thankyou for that - as far as my records are concerned this Edward does not fit in. However, I think that he is most likely to be the son of Thomas Quick and Grace Johns. In the 1841 census his age is rounded to 30 years and he was living at Brunnion in Lelant. He is the only Edward in the 1841 census that does not appear again in the 1851 census.
My thoughts exactly - but - Edward in the Quick family is a relatively unusual name. There was one more Edward in the era and he went on to appear in many census after 1851. The son of Grace is the only one who appeared at Lelant during the 1841 census, and we know from experience that even names of fathers can be recorded incorrectly and in this case it is a simple change from a 2 to an 8 somewhere from the informant to the entry on this site.
I have recorded the death as per my first assumption but should you perform one of your usual conjuring tricks I will be happy to amend it. ;D
Post by Cornish Terrier on Aug 1, 2009 19:55:10 GMT -5
I think I am all out of 'conjuring tricks' at the moment!
You are right in that appears that it really must be the son of Thomas and Grace and I know from experience that it can be very difficult to differentiate beween a '2' and an '8' in some circumstances.
From recollection there was one particular Census record that proved exactly that - it all depends on the handwriting of the time.
So I think I will make the necessary update but will add a note referring to the anomaly.