Hello, hope you can help. I am trying to trace Richard Thomas and Elizabeth Crothers - married in 1798 in St Hilary. They had at least 4 children - Elizabeth, William, Richard and John Clevers - any info on them and their children would be gratefully recieved.
I am also trying to trace more about the parents f Joseph Hichens - born 9/7/1828 - to William and Prudence of Paul. Any info gratefully received.
Post by Cornish Terrier on Jan 31, 2018 0:25:34 GMT -5
Karen - that is a very broad request. I would suggest that you provide a little information about what you do know about these people and perhaps how you link to them. Providing some links and perhaps information about whether the families emigrated and perhaps where to might help. The more information you can provide the more likelihood of finding someone else with possible connections.
My grandparents were Edwin Ivor Wilton - known as ivor (1913 - 1997 - Pz) and Elsie Mabel Addicoat (1916- 1985) of Pendeen. They married in 1936.
My great grandmother on my grandfather's side was Emma Drew Stone - (1880 - 1947) of Paul. Her parents were Richard Stone of St Buryan (1857- 1906) and Catherine Hichens of Paul (1858 - 1933). Thanks to Mary Chown I now know that this Catherine's parents were Joseph Hichens (1828 - 1893) and Catherine Thomas (1832 - 1868) both of Paul. They had 3 children that I am aware of - Jane T (1852), Harriet (1855) and Catherine (1858). Catherine's mother was Blanch (I have no further details except the 1841 census which would suggest that she was born in 1801 - details about her and her family would be gratefully received) and Joseph - the same census suggests he was born in 1806 and there is a death in 1850 that could be him. His parents were Richard Thomas and Elizabeth (I think Crothers) they married in Marazion/St Hilary in 1798. They had the following children Mary Ann - 1824 - who married Frederick Johns in 1845 Catherine - 1832 who married Joseph Hichens Elizabeth - 1834 Jane - 1836 Prudence - 1839 - 1913. She married Henry Jenkin in 1862 and they had John, Henry, Elizabeth, Richard, Mary Ann, Sampson, Prudence (died?), Blanch, Prudence Mary and William.
I hope that helps - it is sketchy but that is as much as I have right now on this line. I would like to find out more about the Stone and Carne families in due course but don't want to ask for too much at this point. I have more on my Grandmothers line - the Addicoats and the Whittas. I am happy to share and test my assumptions on these lines if that would be of help to anyone else.
Post by Cornish Terrier on Jan 31, 2018 6:49:55 GMT -5
Thanks Karen - that should all be helpful and good to see you have already had some help from Mary.
One thing to point out - in the 1841 Census the ages of adults were only required to be accurate to the nearest five years downwards. For example - anyone aged from 41 to 45 need only record their age as 40. The problems are that many people were either ignorant of their true age or chose to 'bend the truth' a little so you could find people who were in their 50s being recorded as 40 (as per the above example). However, it is always a good starting point to accept that most people were truthful. So if you see the age as 40 then expect that it 'could be' anywhere from 40 to 45 in reality.
The other thing to note with the 1841 Census is that an 'adult' was regarded as being age 15 and above.