Further to my previous posts. I have details on six of the seven children born to Henry Giles (1764 - 1829) and Mary Daniel (1765 - 1852). They are Thomas m Elizabeth Crapp, Henry m Mary Glasson, Mary m John Williams, Joseph m Nanny Nicholas, John m Ann Giles, Daniel m Catherine Freethy. The one of which I have no knowledge is William b 30 Nov. 1800 Sancreed and that's it. Any help with details on Willioam would be appreciated.
Post by Cornish Terrier on Jun 10, 2015 1:20:39 GMT -5
They are Thomas m Elizabeth Crapp,
Sorry, but you are quite wrong about this particular marriage! Thomas Giles and Elizabeth Crapp were married at Withiel in 1817 and I think you will find there was a Thomas Giles baptized at Withiel in 1791 who would have been a much more likely candidate for Elizabeth's husband.
I don't know how you came to decide on that marriage but if you were to broaden your horizons a little you would find that Thomas Giles actually left Cornwall. 1851 is the place to start as that Census was the first to record details like place of birth.
In the 1851 Census Thomas Giles, carpenter, age 54, birthplace St Creed, Cornwall (Sancreed), was a widower living at St Paul's Hammersmith. With him was his daughter Eleanor who had been born at Hammersmith about 1833 or 1834 and niece Hannah Giles who was the daughter of brother Joseph. With this information you can then find Thomas Giles, carpenter, age 45, at Shepherds Bush, Hammersmith in the 1841 Census. With him at that time were wife ELEANOR age 45 and daughter Eleanor age 7.
The only possible marriage I can find is for a Thomas Giles and Eleanor Lodge who married at Saint George Hanover Square, MDX, 24th May 1830. Witnesses were John Nichols and Dinah Jelley. (I cannot guarantee this is the right marriage but I can find no other. )
Eleanor Giles of Shepherds Bush age 54 was buried at All Souls Cemetery, Kensal Green 7th April 1850.
And now for William.
William Giles married Elizabeth Stevens at Gulval 23rd April 1834 with witnesses George Alexander Stevens and Andrew Stevens (father and brother of the bride). There were four children all baptized at Gulval - William (1835), Henry (1836), Elizabeth Stevens (1838) and George Alexander Stevens (1840).
William Giles of Polkinghorne in Gulval age 40 was buried at Gulval 14th November 1840.