Post by davidkingmartin on Aug 14, 2009 11:49:57 GMT -5
CT/Chris: Another child of David Martin and Elizabeth (Ninnis) would be Martin Martins 9 July 1803, Ludgvan (if I have interpreted the records correctly). And William, buried 6 Dec.1804, Towednack, appears to have been born the previous day. I am open to correction on this detail but I think I found it in the Towednack on-line records. David.
and follow the link right hadn bottom to "Christopher & Elizabeth MARTIN". Those pages will also provide you with more detail about their descendants. (Their son Christopher was my great grandfather, his daughter Elizabeth Ann Eleanor was my grandmother.)
If it's of some help I can send you a PDF file with details. Cheers Chris
Post by davidkingmartin on Aug 15, 2009 13:25:38 GMT -5
Thank,Chris, for the additional info., which makes an interesting read. One of our common antecedents is Grace Uren 1739 St Ives, wife of Richard Martins 1734 Towednack. I have very little data on the Uren side of the family other than her father, Arthur, who was born 20 Aug.1715. Have you explored any further back in that direction? I have data on many URENs. but nothing "fits". There are lots of them. David.
I have a Martins query, and presume this is a related family. I would like to clarify her parents and their marriage.
Mary Martins married Thomas Grenfell 18 Nov 1848. Towednack. She is of full age, single, residence Towednack, and her father was David Martins, miner. The 1861 Census residence: 2 Swoon Billas, Towednack; Grenfell, Thomas, 39, Tin Miner, born Morvah; Mary A., wife, 30, b. Towednack; plus children.
So her birth seems to be about 1831. Is there a baptism for her? And likely parents? I've not found anything that looked remotely likely on the IGI or OPC.
Post by Cornish Terrier on Jan 14, 2011 2:31:11 GMT -5
Rowena - I will need to have a closer look at this for a couple of reasons. Firstly Thomas Grenfell was a widower so I need to check details of his first marriage. And secondly because I am not exactly sure of Mary's parents.
I still have a problem with the Martin/Martins family of Towednack.
David Martins married Mary Ninnis 23rd October 1813 Towednack David Martins married Mary Carbis 12th March 1814 Towednack
Can you spot the dilemma?
The girl you are looking for:-
Mary Ann d/o David (miner) and Mary MARTIN bp. 18th January 1829 Towednack
Unless there is another Mary Ann baptised Non-conformist I think you will find this is the wife of Thomas Grenfell.
Big problem is whether her mother was Mary Carbis or Mary Ninnis?
That's a knotty one. A bit like the 3 William Pascoes who married Ann's in the 1700's in Sithney, all within a couple of years of one another, and then proceeded to have children with identical names 6 months apart....don't you just love that.
At the very least, I now have a baptism I didn't have before.
Mary Ann Martins and Thomas Grenfell had a daughter Emily born 1851. I've not found a baptism for her. Would you be able to check this. (There were 2 Emily Grenfell births registered for Penzance in 1851)