Post by Cornish Terrier on Aug 30, 2011 4:45:42 GMT -5
After further investigation it now appears that you might be indeed looking at John Pascoe Symons to be the husband of Elizabeth Hodge.
First of all is the occupation which I can now verify. At least four children were baptised at St Gluvias and in each case the occupation is entered in the Parish Register as 'felt monger'.
The children of John and Elizabeth are as follows:-
John Symons bp. 25th December 1822 St Gluvias (of Penryn) and buried 29th June 1823 at Budock John Hodge Simmons bp. 16th May 1824 Budock Aaron Symons bp. 5th February 1826 St Gluvias (of Budock) and buried 14th April 1829 at Budock Aaron Symonds bp. 24th May 1829 Budock Elizabeth Symons bp. 13th October 1833 St Gluvias (of Budock) and buried 28th September 1836 at Budock Richard Symons bp. 24th July 1835 St Gluvias (of Budock) Elizabeth Jane Symonds bp. 13th November 1838 Budock
As you can see the four surviving children (John, Aaron, Richard and Elizabeth) are those appearing in the 1841 Census with George Beckerleg.
With the possibility of a posthumous baptism for Elizabeth I began my search for a burial for John Symons at 1836 and there is only one possibility:-
John Pascoe Symons buried 12th June 1839 at Budock (from FamilySearch)
Given this is from FamilySearch there is no further information recorded so we don't know his age.
However the name does make things a little easier.
John Pascoe Symonds bp. 30th March 1800 at Budock son of Aaron and Mary.
Aaron Symonds married Mary Pasco, widow, 6th October 1796 at Budock by Banns. (Witnesses were Mary Symons and Thomas Bolitho.)
Post by Cornish Terrier on Aug 30, 2011 5:24:19 GMT -5
I think Aaron Symons family will be traced back through Falmouth to St Hilary but there will be some work to be done before that can be ascertained for sure.
Elizabeth Hodge is a little different. In 1841 it is recorded that she was born 'In County' but then in 1851 her birthplace is recorded as Brixham, Devon. In 1861 she again gives her birthplace as Brixham, Devon in which case we have a slight problem.
The entry is not in FamilySearch but in IGI there is the following entry submitted by a Member of the LDS Church:-
Betsey d/o John and Elizabeth Hodge bp. 7th September 1800 Brixham, Devon
As it is a Member-submitted entry then it needs to be treated with extreme caution. There is also a baptism in 1798 at Brixham for an Elizabeth d/o Caleb and Christian Hodge but this one seems to be a legitimate entry with a Batch Number indicating it was extracted from the Parish Register.
The one thing I noticed through the Census is that Elizabeth's age is consistent with 40 81841), 50 (1851) and 60 in 1861 indicating she was probably born in 1800.