A Mary BROWN married a Thomas Gilbert 20/11/1830 in Phillack [ Phillack marriages & Family Search] I cannot find a Phillack birth for this lady. However, the parish registers record the bp of a Thomasina d/o John and Mary in 1814. John was a militiaman. There is a Mary bp 15/4/1804 to a John and Mary in St Endellion, Cornwall, making her the same age as her husband. Would anyone venture an opinion whether it is likely to be the same family, given the father's occupation? Thanks Bruce
Post by Cornish Terrier on Sept 13, 2011 5:39:25 GMT -5
There is also a John son of John and Mary Brown baptised at Phillack 20th August 1786. That is 28 years earlier than the baptism of Thomasine so almost certainly a different couple. Although if Mary was born around 1766 then a birth in 1814 would make her 48 and that is about the cut-off age I work on for woman having children.
John Brown married Mary Mitchell 17th July 1785 at Phillack
There were four Brown marriages at Phillack between 1750 and 1799 which suggests the possibility that Mary's family might have been from the area. The last of those four marriages was for Henry Williams to Mary Brown, widow in 1793 although there appears to be no burial for John Brown at Phillack.