I have been looking in the Trenerry family as possible maternal line to Joseph Chapple from St Ives, Cornwall and am wondering if a Catherine Trennerry & Christian(a) Trenerry might be the same person.
I have a group of DNA matches that appear to match each other and the ones that have family trees are descendants of Richard Trenerry & Alice Roberts. Five of them are 4th cousin matches to my mother & two are X-DNA matches to her on Gedmatch. Their family trees list a son to Richard & Alice named Christian born in 1792 but familysearch lists Christian as a daughter.
Joseph Chapple's father is listed as William on his marriage record and I have found a marriage record for a William Chapel & Catherine Trennerry in January 1819 at Lelant. I have found 3 children born to a William Chapel & Catherine, John born in 1820, Joseph born in 1822 & Richard born in 1824. There is a 1841 census record that lists William, Christiana, John, Joseph & Richard at Lelant & Christiana's birthdate is listed as 1792 - 1796.
The image at Family Search, page 39 of the Sennen bap, mar & burials 1700-1792 clearly says Christian DAUGHTER of Richard and Alice. So I would agree that Christian and Catherine are likely to be the same person.
Post by Cornish Terrier on Dec 6, 2017 5:31:14 GMT -5
Christian, Catherine, Kitty, Catran and sometimes Chatran (with possibly a couple of others) are all interchangeable particularly in the early registers although you will occasionally find a Catherine and a Christian in the same family. Regardless of that I would suggest it very likely in this case that Christian and Catherine are the same person.
In fact that is the line I have in my database at the moment from Richard and Alice Trenerry down to Joseph Chapple/Chapel who married Margaret Tregear at Lelant in 1846. And note that they had a daughter Christiana born at Lelant in 1848 - no doubt named for her grandmother.