Sennett family of St Hilary May 28, 2016 9:53:44 GMT -5
Post by Cornish Terrier on May 28, 2016 9:53:44 GMT -5
I have traced all way up to st m/mount with Jepthah Sennat but cant get further as I cant find information on his birth.
I've just spent a few hours working on this problem again and I now believe it most likely that Jeptha was born at St Hilary around 1685. No records survive for the period prior to around 1687 for St Hilary but there appears to be a logical flow from Falmouth to support my thinking.
I suspect Jeptha was probably a son of John Sennett (sic.) and Mary Ould who married at Wendron 7th August 1671. The only children from this marriage are found at Flmouth:-
Rebecka baptised 21st April 1673 and buried 22nd April 1673 at Falmouth
Elizabeth baptised 27th July 1678 at Falmouth and probably married Francis Talbot at Falmouth 29th March 1704/5
John baptised 21st July 1682 and buried 19th August 1682 at Falmouth
Mary, the mother, is possibly the Mary Sinott buried at Falmouth 10th April 1730 but so far I have been unable to find a burial for John. This burial seems to be the last record for the family at Falmouth although some of the family does return at least for a short time around 1810.
There are a couple of reasons for linking Jeptha with the above family. First of all his first son was named John and after he died another son was also named John suggesting a possible name for Jeptha's father.
Another reason for the possible link is that there is a baptism at St Hilary 19th February 1687/8 for a Susanna Sennet with no parents recorded. As Jeptha named a daughter Susanna in 1718 I suspect the earlier Susanna may have been a sibling.
The final reason, at least for the moment, for suggesting this link is that apart from a burial of an Ann Sennet at Gulval in 1652 there appears to be no other family with this name in Cornwall during this period.