Thomas Curnows baptized 1828 Nov 22, 2015 7:08:41 GMT -5
Post by Cornish Terrier on Nov 22, 2015 7:08:41 GMT -5
In addition to the above families there was a second emigration number 359/2 to William Curnow age 18, residence Cornwall. As of yet I have not been able to work out how he fits in with Thomas's family as there are 2 possible candidates born in Ludgvan 1846.
As Sue has been trying to point out there may be no close connection at all between this William Curnow and the two Thomas Curnows on the 'Queen Bee'. And it should also be noted that you should not take as the Gospel Truth that his age of 18 was accurate. Not only that but you need to take into consideration exactly when it was that he gave his age as 18. He could have been age 18 on one day but then had his birthday soon after at which time he would have been age 19!! (A mere technicality I know but certainly worth consideration! )
As to the two William Curnows born at Ludgvan in 1846 - if it will serve to prevent a circular discussion that is going nowhere then here is what I know of the two. I should also point out here that although saying 'born' in Ludgvan at least one of these may have been baptised at Towednack.
1. William Curnow baptised 26th April 1846 at Towednack son of William Curnow and Jane (nee Harris) - he married Elizabeth Ellis at the Penzance Registry Office 24th April 1875 so is unlikely to have been on the 'Queen Bee' unless he returned home.
2. William Curnow baptised 30th September 1846 at Ludgvan son of William Curnow and Maria Nicholls - he married Martha Curnow (1846 d/o Zacharias) at Ludgvan in 1866 and went to New Zealand sometime between 1870 and 1873. He is also unlikely to have been on the 'Queen Bee'.
There was a William Curnow baptised at Towednack 17th April 1846. He was the illegitimate son of Mary Curnow of Penzance who was actually baptised at Towednack in 1816 to William and Mary Curnow. Mary also had an illegitimate daughter Ellen baptised at Towednack in 1844.
In 1855 Mary Curnow married Henry Cook in Devon with a daughter, Mary Maria Cook, born at Tavistock in 1858. Mary's death was registered in the Penzance Registration District in 1892 when she was age 76.
This last William could be a candidate to have been on the 'Queen Bee' but there is no connection to the other families on that voyage.
But after checking the passenger list for the 'Queen Bee' again I fail to see the fixation with Ludgvan! The passenger listed prior to William is Richard Curnow (Richard Rowe Curnow) who was from Ludgvan but travelling with his family. The record for William merely says that he was from 'Cornwall' with no Parish specified!!!
Of all the William Curnows in my database the illegitimate son of Mary Curnow seems the most likely at the moment but unfortunately I have not been able to find any further trace of him in Australia or anywhere else.