I don't have access to marriage records past 1900 through the OPC database. Can someone look up an April 1903 Marriage for Grace Hingston Richards, she either married George Dunn or Richard Arthur Eddy ... I would expect that this was in St Ives.
Toy - Budock, Constantine, St Ives. Richards - St Ives Fry (Try) - St Ives, Devon Warren - Bristol Williams - St Ives Baragwanath(many mispellings) - Towednack Trevarthen (Trevarton) - St Erth Polkinghorne (Polkinghorn) - Breage Hingston - Towednack
Post by Cornish Terrier on Mar 9, 2011 3:19:46 GMT -5
Snydly - I don't have access to St Ives marriages past 1900 at the moment but I think I have identified which of the two that Grace married.
I believe she married George Dunn.
Assuming of course that they remained in England! I searched FreeBMD for any possible children but then realised that Grace would have been about 37 when she married meaning that searching past 1910 would not be of any help.
However - I did search for a death looking first for Grace H Eddy and then Grace H Dunn.
FreeBMD Deaths December Qtr 1922 Penzance Registration District Volume 5c Page 258 Grace H DUNN age 56
That equates to a birth about 1866 which is the year Grace was born so I think it is a reasonable chance that I have the right person.
Post by Cornish Terrier on Mar 9, 2011 5:08:03 GMT -5
Snydly - a little bird has just passed on some information to me that might be of some assistance.
1911 Census Tregenna Pl., St Ives Samuel James RICHARDS, head, 51, single, fisherman, St Ives Susan Carter do., sister, 58, single, housekeeper, St Ives Grace Hingston DUNN, sister, 45, widow, fruiterer, St Ives
So she did indeed marry George Dunn and he died in 1909 age 43.
George Dunn, miner of Tregenna Place was buried July 1909 at Barnoon Cemetery, St Ives age 42
Grace H Dunn age 56 of Skidden Gardens, widow of Geo Dunn was buried 4th December 1922 at Barnoon Cemetery, St Ives.
The Dunns can be found fairly readily in the censuses.
In the 20th century, many locals were familiar with Dunns as shopkeepers in Ayr in St Ives, & in Halsetown. Cricketers, too.
As to Barnoon Monumental Inscriptions, some excellent work was done on these which can be found on west-penwith.org.uk/ which is a huge, wide-ranging website, a must read for you if you have close ancestors in the area, I would have thought.