Post by Cornish Terrier on Mar 30, 2018 3:09:05 GMT -5
Hi Lisa - I also recommend you read through the thread mentioned by Zib as there is quite a bit of discussion about the man I believe to be Malachi Trewhella's father.
Malachi/Malachy was baptized at Ludgvan 14th September 1761 son of Francis Trewhella (var.). Due to the practice of not recording the mother's name at baptism during this period along with gaps between marriage and children there is still some confusion with this family but I believe Malachi's mother was a second wife to Francis Trewhella.
Francis was first married at Ludgvain in 1733 to Bridget Anthoney but their first of three recorded children did not arrive until 1740. Bridget died in 1752 after which there are a further three children baptized to Francis. For many years there was a thought that there might have been a second Francis (son to Francis above) but I am now convinced this was unlikely to have been the case. Assuming I am correct then Francis Trewhella married widowed Elizabeth Crymes at Buckland Monachorum in Devon in 1756 - it is she I suspect was the mother of Malachi.
I also suspect there was a daughter Elizabeth possibly born in Devon. There is no baptism for this child in Cornwall but an Elizabeth Trewhella married Robert Dunbar at Madron in 1787 with your Malachi as a witness.
Much more work to be done on this family but please read through the information in the thread mentioned by Zib and get back with any questions. Maybe some input from yourself might help fill in some blanks.
Re Robert Johns and Sarah - I have not yet identified Robert so if you have anything to help it would be appreciated. But I am much more interested at the moment in what happened to Sarah so if you have any knowledge of when and where she died and perhaps where she is buried that would be most welcome.
I almost hesitate to bring this thread up again as it expresses how goofy I was in some of my previous thinking. However, I own it, and am moving forward. Live and learn. The new results of the pre-Thanksgiving DNA sales are showing up, and I finding several matches that seem to be connected to Lydia Carne Williams' father, Hugh Carne born in Breage. I am wondering if there is evidence for him to be the son of Thomas Carne baptized 1686 in Breage and Jane Eustice as this seems to be the way my genes are leading me. I am also wondering who Jane's parents were as I have unexplained links to the Eustices (spell it any way you prefer) at Crowan.