Post by Cornish Terrier on Jan 12, 2011 3:52:07 GMT -5
I reckon it was more than half an hour after I found the answer and posted my message that I realised something critical to the dilemma faced by the pair of you.
At that time I was sitting at the fire station hoping that the rain would stop so I could get out and get some fire extinguishers serviced.
Anyway - I realised that I was the only one who had found the note about the birth date for the first Catherine. It cannot be found in the Madron Transcript and is obviously not on the OPC site.
And it is not found elsewhere because I seem to be the only one who has recognized the little faint scribble for what it was and been able to get enough out of it to see that the year of birth looked like 1846.
I was about to suggest that a look at FreeBMD might have given a clue given there are two birth entries for the same name in 1846 and 1849 with only the latter matching one of the baptisms.
But then I realised that the Death Entry is not on FreeBMD under any variation of the name that I used so you were all stymied anyhow!
Two things come out of this:-
1. the OPC records are not infallible and things do get missed or mistranscribed. (And I should know 'cos I am one of the Transcribers!!!)
2. FreeBMD also has problems which can be A. incomplete transcriptions (they do indicate what is complete and what is not) B. transcription errors and C. missed entries.
How about we throw in another problem!
FreeBMD shows FOUR death records in the Penzance District for the name WALLIS in the SEPTEMBER Qtr.
Ann Benjamin ELIZA CATHERINE John Davey
Anyone wish to discuss the odds that Eliza Catherine might be our Catherine?
This is the only reference to Eliza Catherine Wallis for any event type up to September 1848.
Now Roy - having laid the blame squarely on Tony's shoulders I think you have good reason to be happy that he is out of condition and has run out of breath before he could catch you! ;D
Hmmmmmm - I might have to consider charging you Double Rates if I have to keep digging you out of messes like this!
Good to see you boys have sorted all that out while I was getting some sleep.
As for Thomas 1837 I think he married Peggy Ellis (age 16) at Pendeen 11 Feb1860
and had three Children: Peggy bapt 16 May 1864 William Thomas 17 Dec 1867 Thomas 3 Jan 1871
this is the family in 1871 :RG10; Piece: 2343; Folio: 71; Page: 7; no baby Thomas but there is a burial 1 Feb 1871 at Pendeen for Thomas age 1. And the Pendeen cleric has replaced the long dropped h making them Wallish
and this is the 1861 RG9; Piece: 1596; Folio: 79; Page: 23; with Peggy's mother But I cannot find them after '71 - perhaps they followed the rest of the family to Australia
But then it gets confusing because in 1881 in Wales: RG11; Piece: 5295; Folio: 63; Page: 50; Line
Margaret Wallace 40 b Pendean Cornwall widow Peggy Wallace 14 Pendean William T 11 b Pendean Elizabeth A 6 b Glamorgan Eleanor J (Thomas crossed out) 8 months b Glamorgan
confusing because William T appears to have been buried in Pendeen in 1879 and this William Thomas is born 1870 !
AND because, if this is the same family in 1891, (and I cant find an alternative) Margaret now claims to have been born at St Blazey, Eleanor has gone and two new children - fatherless - have arrived RG12; Piece: 4431; Folio 26; Page 15;
and in 1901:RG13; Piece: 5021; Folio: 20; Page: 2. Eleanor has become Honora and is married - William is enumerated as son of the previous household!
Last Edit: Jan 12, 2011 6:28:59 GMT -5 by londoner
poor Peggy must have been quite a girl - married at 16, born Pendeen, St Blazey or N Cornwall and missing a husband after not sure when. I guess the Welsh enumerator decided to spell the name Wallace and as there was another from St Blazey in the same village just put the same down for her.