Looks like Dorothy was a little late home on this occasion and almost forgotten.
Looking at this suggests that the 'Ludgvan' thing was a one off. My first thoughts were, given the mentions of Menheniot, St Neot etc, that the actual Parish of Birth/Baptism may have been Luxulyan. The IGI entry has thrown that out but would still require checking against an original record.
If 'GWINYER' is actually 'GWINEAR' the IGI has this to offer:-
Ralph s/o Thomas and Mary Hampton bp. Gwinear 4th December 1808
That might be of some help. ;D
Right now I have to get some of my casserole and another beer into me before bed and then get up for work again.
Will check some other postings whilst that is happening. ;D
Post by Cornish Terrier on Aug 6, 2007 12:32:41 GMT -5
Firstly - to my knowledge there was no lead mining anywhere near Ludgvan and I am not sure that I was aware of lead mining at all in Cornwall. (I may be wrong but cannot recollect it at the moment anyway.) Ludgvan area was more tin and copper mining along with farming and fishing.
Now - as for ST TILLER - I think I have confirmed my suspicion that this is actually ST HILARY.
I found Ralph jnr in the 1871 Census where he gives his birthplace as ST HILARY - and this makes some sense given it's proximity to Gwinear.
Elizabeth, according to the 1851 Census was also born at 'St Tiller' but the IGI shows her baptised at Gwinear in 1834.
I have found baptisms for Jane, Mary Ann and Elizabeth at Gwinear and Edward at Ludgvan but can find nothing more on the others except for Susan.
I am a little wary about this entry which basically says:-
Susan d/o Ralph and Eleanor Hampton born LISKEARD 1846 (mother named as Eleanor CARTER) - died 29th September 1926.
A lead worth following but ....
I tried to find the marriage of Thomas HAMPTON and Mary GLASSON in IGI but it was nowhere to be seen.
However, I did find it in my Phillimore & Taylor Marriage Index.
I have also now just found the 'elder' widowed Ralph and that is also interesting as I could not find him under the 'Hampton' name.
Did a search on Ellen Toms and found him that way.
What is interesting is that Ralph is indexed as HAMPSTEN.
BUT the biggest blunder in this little indexing excercise is:-
Ellen TOMS, grandaughter, age 62.
Crikey - Ralph himself was only 61 so how could he be a grandfather to a 62-year-old.
I checked the image of the original and - guess what - it is quite plain that Ellen TOMS was just 6 Mths. ;D
Enough of this for now as I can go no further without some further information.
I am sure Zenobia will be interested so will look forward to input from that direction also.