I'm sticking this in the St Buryan space, but it really covers Buryan, Levan and Sennen!
James and John Mitchell aged 30 and 20 respectively in the 1841 census are living in Sawa.
According to the OPC Data base their father was Ralph Mitchell and they were born in 1805 (John) and 1816 (James)
Father Ralph was born (according to OPC) in 1776 and his father is listed as Will.
The only 'Will' of appropriate age seems to be Will born 1750 and his father is listed as Simon.
Now the 'thlot plickens'......I have Simon (1709) married to Ann Paul (1714) and they have a child William (traced from an entirely different source) born 1750
Is 'my' William, the father of Ralph, or is it another William whom I cannot find. ' My' William left a Will (no pun intended) where he mentions 'His Kinsmen William and Joseph (he had a brother Joseph) of Sawa'. Note...James and John in 1841 are living in Sawa......Who then is this other William and is he the father of Ralph?
Last Edit: Apr 12, 2010 12:16:13 GMT -5 by tonymitch
Hi Tony, according to the will of Jonathan Humphrys his brother-in-law William Mitchell (brother of Anne & son of Simon) was "of Raftra" at the time of JH's death in 1803. Also mentioned is their sister Mary Broad, and in the subsequent admons & bonds Her husband and son. (and of course James Mitchell of Boscarne. No mention of any offspring of William so not really much help sorting your current query. I'll send you my transcripts. Lesley
Hi Lesley....Just replied, but when I hit the send button my time had expired and I don't think it will appear on the forum...if it does, we will have the same message 2x.
Basically, the William you have identified is the 'My' Wlliam in my first message. ...
Had another look at his Will and I have made a mistake..... The handwriting is so awful I can hardly decypher it, but I thought it said William and Joseph of Sawa Kinsmen....What it actually says is William and Joseph (undecypherable word) SONS (not SAWA) of my Kinsman James (I think) Mitchell.
Still..Will apart...who is the William son of Simon and father of Ralph?
I'll send you a copy of the will and see if you can unpick it
Last Edit: Apr 12, 2010 17:54:33 GMT -5 by tonymitch