Post by Cornish Terrier on Feb 18, 2012 10:18:39 GMT -5
Yes, there was another Payne family in the Penzance area that goes back beyond the arrival of Grandfield/Glanvill and they caused me a couple of headaches while I was trying to sort out the Stone family and their Payne connection.
According to the 1911 census John Warren Stone and Sarah Jane had 7 grandchildren. As Sarah Beatrice was their only living child (two sons died in infancy) we must assume that they are all hers: Elizabeth Mehetable b 1896 Florence Lilian b 1898 John F b abt 1900 Joseph Herbert b 1902 Bertha b 1906 Alberta b 1908 Thornley b 1910
according to a tree at Ancestry Alberta's father was Alber Mann.
Post by Cornish Terrier on Feb 18, 2012 15:57:39 GMT -5
According to FreeBMD the first child of Sarah Beatrice was:-
Elizabeth Metheabell Stone born December Qtr 1895 Vol 5c Page 252
Seems a little strange that a couple of years later the second child, Florence Lilian, is baptised at St Buryan yet there is no baptism at St Buryan for Elizabeth. For that matter there is no baptism anywhere that I have been able to find.
Thanks everyone for your input and information. I'm glad I checked back because I was not alerted to having any replies. The information about Sarah Jane's mother Mary is interesting as I have never been able to find her parents until now. So that fills another piece in the puzzle. Sarah Beatrice was my great grandmother and has always been a bit a of mystery to me. She had ten children and didn't appear to marry the father/fathers of any. The only children whom she recorded a father on the birth certificate was my grandmother Alberta, who's father was apparently Albert Mann...a married man in St. Buryan. Her two last children have the name Stephen Roberts listed as the father but she is not listed as married to him. Do you see the mystery?? All the other children's birth certificates carry the Stone name. A researcher in England told me he had never seen so many children born out of wedlock! In 1920 she sent three of them, my grandmother included, to the Barnardo home in London (?) and two were sent to Canada and one to Australia. Apparently she was sick and I think Sarah Jane died leaving the care of the children to John. After she recovered however, she had more children.
Londoner: In the 1911 Census the children are all Sarah Beatrice's and yes John and Sarah Jane had two boys that died, leaving Sarah Beatrice their only living child. They were blessed with a slew of grandchildren however!!