I have just been reading the old thread regarding the Perrows of St Hilary, as I am currently tracing back Honour Pearce, who married Anthony Perrow in St Hilary, 2nd August 1778. I have a Bp for Honour in Gwinear, dated 14th October 1753, parents John Pearce and Honour Eustice. John & Honour were married in Gwinear in 1751. So far, I have found 4 children, John, Bp 1752, Honour, Bp 1753, Jane, Bp 1756 and Francis, Bp 1757, all in Gwinear. I then get a bit unstuck - I believe that John's parents were John and Elizabeth and I have found a marriage record for 1715, for a John Pearce or Perrow, but not sure that this is our John and Elizabeth. There are also some undated records, with no location for John Pearce, son of John Pearce! I haven't fared much better with Honour Eustice - her Father is named as George and I believe that he married Honor Uren in 1725, in Uny-Lelant. I would be grateful for any further information that anyone has.
Post by Cornish Terrier on Jun 13, 2018 22:20:29 GMT -5
I think you might also be able to consider another child to John and Honour - a daughter Elizabeth baptized at St Hilary 30th January 1763.
After reading your post I checked to see if there might be any other Honour/Honor Pearce baptisms and found one in 1757 at St Hilary to a James and Jane Pearce. Not an exact match for the burial details we have for Honour Perrow but certainly worth investigating in case details such as age might have been a little out. There was another John and Honour Pearce at Crowan but they appear to have been married at Breage in 1737 and the last child I can find for them I think was 1756. James and Jane had five children at St Hilary between 1750 and 1763 with the last being Jane in 1763 and there are a couple of other marriages at St Hilary that might fit with their daughter Honour.
The baptism of Elizabeth at St Hilary in 1763 would suggest the possibility that John and Honour moved from Gwinear and it also helps identify their daughter Honour as the probable wife of Anthony Perrow.
Another possibility raised here is that either John Pearce or Honour Eustice, or perhaps both, may not have been born/baptized at Gwinear so you may have to broaden your search a little.
I also had a quick search for a possible burial for Honour Eustice/Pearce and found just one that I would consider a reasonable possility - 1795 at St Erth. No age recorded so no guarantee that it might be her but it is certainly a possibility.
No luck with a possible baptism for Honour and I haven't checked on John Pearce as yet because there are so many possibilities and so many variations of the name to contend with.