Still trying to tie off a few loose ends in Gulval. I have a transcript of the settlement examination of a Martin DUNN dated 17 Oct 1753, CRO Ref CRO DDX 506/89 which states that he was born in the parish of Gulval but removed with his parents to Ludgvan where he remained for 60 years, 'intermarrying' (strange term) with his present wife Edna, before returning to Gulval where he rented an 'estate' for a period of 10 years.
It seems to me that it's not difficult to link this Martin DUNN with the Marten bap 6 Jan 1666/67 to parents Pascow and Maria in Gulval. There is a marriage (submission) in the IGI suggesting a marriage of Martin DUNN to Jane CHELEW in Gulval 30 Nov 1700 and several subsequent baptisms to Martin DUNN. However I can't trace a death of Jane or a subsequent marriage (in Ludgvan) to an Edna as is suggested by the settlement examination.
Can anyone help with the marriage to Edna and the two sons born to that marriage, possibly in Ludgvan according to the settlement examination? I see that there are two burials in Gulval on the Cornwall OPC site, Martin DUNN, 20 Jan 1756 and Edna DUNN, widow, 6 May 1758, which tends to confirm the marriage to Edna.
Thanks for confirming the Jane CHELEW marriage from the CFHS marriage index - I was a bit worried by the IGI submission.
However there are quite a few baptisms in Ludgvan to Martin DUNN's family listed in the IGI, in addition to John DUNN bap 1717 as follows:
Paskow DUNNE bap.25 AUG 1701 Ludgvan Lovedy DONN bap. 27 SEP 1702 Ludgvan Lovedy DUNN bap. 13 NOV 1703 Ludgvan Richard DUNN bap. 09 NOV 1706 Ludgvan Joseph DUN bap. 09 APR 1705 Ludgvan Mary DUN bap. 09 APR 1705 Ludgvan Henery DUN bap. 26 JAN 1707 Ludgvan
I am wondering if Jane died in the 10 year gap between the birth of Henery and the baptism of John in 1717, and that John was in fact born to Edna.
The transcript goes on to say that Martin DUNN had two sons of Edna, 'one of whom still lives in Gulval' (as at 1753)
I have now contacted the Ludgvan OPC,Bill Curnow, and he has provided me with a date for the burial of Jane DUNN nee CHELEW, 20 Feb 1710 in Ludgvan. Hence the John DUNN baptism of 1717 definitely belongs to the second marriage of Martin DUNN. We can't find a Martin DUNN/ Edna marriage although the OPC tells me that there is a gap in the record between Jun 1711 and Apr 1712, where one might expect a marriage, with Martin left with a young family on his hands.
The OPC had associated a Madron marriage between a Martin DUNN and Elizabeth GEORGE and the associated family with Martin of Ludgvan/Gulval's second marriage. However, after discussing my source and and an anomaly in the birth dates of the Madron family, I think he is now persuaded that the DUNN/GEORGE marriage is spurious. I expect we will continue our investigations - I'll let you know if anything turns up.