Browsing Hoblyn's PR transcriptions for St Buryan between trains yesterday, instead of a gem of Thomas information I was after I found this informative entry:
"Jacob Curnow Weymouth buried 30 April 1811 age 27 killed by a fall from his horse".
A quick search shows him to be son of John Weymouth b 5 April 1751 & Bridget Ladner b 2 August 1755; paternal Gparents Thomas Weymouth & Elizabeth Weymouth married 2 February 1729; maternal Gparents were James Ladner & Elizabeth ...
Jacob Curnow Weymouth was the apparent eldest son (b 20 June 1784) of John Weymouth & Bridget Ladner, who named their 2nd son James Ladner in 1787, that being the mother's father's name.
But whence the root of the firstborn's name, Jacob Curnow Weymouth? I cannot immediately see a Curnow connection....
Post by myghaelangof on Mar 13, 2010 18:31:49 GMT -5
Hi Sue and Ian, Getting away slightly from the Weymouth's I believe Mary DENNIS to have been the daughter of my 7xGG Peter DENNIS and Joan PERMEWAN. She had siblings George (my direct line), Joan (married William VINGOE) and Grace. I say believe as there are several Peter DENNIS's floating around Buryan and Sennen, and I havent discovered conclusive proof as yet Witnesses to the wedding, by licence, of Mary DENNIS and Thomas WEYMOUTH were Ephraim WEYMOUTH and William VINGOE.
"A name perpetual, and a fame permanent and immortal"
Hi Sue. Sorry for late post on this, I've just discovered this board. If you haven't solved this puzzle here is the answer. Your Jacob Curnow Weymouth 1784-1811 was named after his cousin same name 1770-1779 died a child, parents Thomas 1737 & Mary Dennis. He was their only child so some problem there presumably. Your Jacob's parents John 1751 & Bridget Ladner. Where did the Curnow originate? John & Thomas were brothers, their father Thomas 1700-1755. He had a sister Sarah 1698 who, as stated in other replies married a John Curnow. They had a son Jacob Curnow b1735 died 1766 aged 30 and unmarried. It was in his memory the later lads were named, but both those dying young, no further lads received that name. Hope that solves your query. Alan W
I've made a lot of progress over the last few years in my Curnow research and now have many thousands of them placed.
It's quite interesting when more distant family re-uses a name; the one thing I guess is fairly likely is that the earlier person of that name was well-liked (or well-off in some cases!); I can't see a poor and horrible person's name - that isn't immediate family - being re-used, even if an early death was tragic!
One day I'll crack why a couple of Curnow families used "Harvey" as a middle name....... Sue