Post by Cornish Terrier on Oct 16, 2018 4:14:17 GMT -5
I had not previously been able to identify James Michell ….. .however:-
FreeBMD 1884 Redruth R.D. June Qtr Vol 5c Page 381 James MICHELL Jane TREWHELLA
I have been 'chasing' details on this one for years and all I knew about James Michell was that he died sometime before the 1891 Census. I can identify 'Jane Trevilla' for you beyond a doubt!
Her birth was registered as 'Elizabeth Jane TREWHEELA' in the December Qtr of 1852 and her mother's maiden name recorded as HOCKING!
The 1891 Census shows her at Carn Brea in Illogan with son James age 6 (born Illogan) and daughter Bessie age 3 (born America). They are living with 'Jane's' parents William and Elizabeth Trewella and her sister Susan.
Elizabeth Jane was born at Illogan and daughter of William Trewella and Elizabeth Hocking who married at Illogan 18th January 1847.
William Trewella was son of John Trewella and the mysterious Grace for whom no marriage has been found. Elizabeth Hocking was baptized at Redruth 12th June 1824 daughter of William Hocking and Susannah Roberts who married at Illogan in 1818.
William Hocking was the son of William Hocking and Ann Trewela who married at Redruth 4th November 1780.
There is more but Ann Trewela traces back directly to the marriage of Charles Trewheelah and Margery Luke at Camborne in 1686!!
This is quite a surprise! I had no inkling of a Trewella/Michell connection before finding the Wisconsin records. Elizabeth Jane was on my tree with the relationships you describe above added from a previous thread by Citroen Lady.
It makes sense that (Elizabeth) Jane took her children back to Cornwall after James Michell Sr died. Her husband's siblings in nearby Iron Mountain probably couldn't offer much help. My great-great-grandfather, John Mitchell, had typhoid fever in 1880 and had a wife and 6 children to support. Mary Michell Polkinghorne was a widow with 4 children whose first husband died in a mining accident in 1885. She didn't remarry till 1889. Of the others who I know came to the United States, Susan Michell Stephens and family seem to have remained on the East Coast, and I've not seen trace of Eliza Michell Wearne since the 1880 census in Pennsylvania. Her husband may have gone to California.
I was not aware of James & Jane's older son, James. There wouldn't have been a Census taken during the brief time period when he was in the US. I haven't found him after 1891, so I am wondering if he was the eight-year old buried in the Redruth Registration District in 4th quarter of 1893.
By searching for Bessie, I did find "Jane's" remarriage to James Henry Bunney, and Jane, Bessie and William Trewella (whose age looks right for her father) in Camborne with the Bunney family in 1901, and what appears to be a death for Jane in 1902. Bessie looks like a good match for William and Elizabeth Sincock's family servant in 1911, but I haven't been able to identify her after that.
Post by Cornish Terrier on Oct 18, 2018 3:40:47 GMT -5
so I am wondering if he was the eight-year old buried in the Redruth Registration District in 4th quarter of 1893.
Having checked FreeBMD for other possible candidates I would have to say that this is a very good possibility. There is no other 'James' Mitchell/Michell birth registered in the Redruth R.D. 1884-1886 although there are others such as James Arthur, James Trevillion etc. My one difficulty in accepting this is the James in question is that there is no burial recorded in the Illogan Register where I would expect to find him. And nor is he recorded in the Camborne or Redruth registers.
BUT - it is possible the burial was non-conformist in which case it would not appear in those registers anyway. I think we can probably accept that the December Qtr 1893 death is that of 'our' James Michell/Mitchell.
Remarriage for 'Jane' - yes, no doubt. I haven't looked at my Census records for quite a long time so had not noticed that entry. But Jane's mother died in 1893 and her father died just a couple of months after the 1901 Census It appears James Bunney had been previously married as well so I will spend a little time and try to hunt done some more details.
I am very happy you have been diligently chasing these Mitchell's - I have been trying unsuccessfully for years to find what is now almost a flood of answers!
Post by Cornish Terrier on Oct 18, 2018 4:51:40 GMT -5
Tidying up some loose ends - yes, I believe you have identified the correct death for 'Jane' in 1902 so apart from trying to locate death/burial details that pretty much closes the book on Elizabeth Jane Trewhella.
James Bunney was born at St Ewe in 1851 to William Bunney and Priscilla Bunt and from later Census records it appears the whole family moved to the Camborne area. There are some inaccuracies in the records but James Bunney was married three times and I have been able to find seven children. All marriages were in the Redruth R.D. but appear to have been all either Registry Office or Non-conformist.
James Bunney first married Grace Carlyon in 1872 and the Census shows she was born at Gwinear about 1852/3. The first child was son William David who was born probably at Camborne/Tuckingmill in 1873 and he may have died in Scotland where the next two children were born - Henry about 1874/5 and Thomas about 1877/8. The next three children were all baptized at Tuckingmill in 1889 - Beatrice was baptized privately on 13th September with her birth recorded as 13th January 1889 which matches the GRO birth entry. John and Mary Anna were both baptized 17th October 1889 but their birthdates are incorrect. The register shows John born either 1881 or 1887 (difficult to decipher) but the GRO Index shows he was born in 1883 whilst Mary's birth is shown in the register as 1887 when she was actually born in 1885. She was registered as Mary Hannah but appears in the 1901 Census as 'Annie'.
Grace Bunney died in 1891 at the age of 39 and the following year James married 'Jane Michell' (Elizabeth Jane Trewhella). This second marriage produced one son - William Davis Bunney- born in 1893.
Jane Bunney died in 1902 as previously stated and in 1904 James Henry Bunney married for the third time to Grace Matthews. According to the 1911 Census Grace was age 64 and born at Helston but so far I have been unable to find anything more about her.