Post by Cornish Terrier on Oct 21, 2018 3:27:24 GMT -5
Sue may have more up to date information than I do, particularly on the earlier family, as my most recent research on this family was in 2014. Following is a precis of what I show in my database.
The two Matthews were father and son as you suspect with the latter being the youngest child of Matthew Curnow and Elizabeth Williams whose children were:-
Elizabeth 1774-1775 Towednack Elizabeth 1776 Towednack Martha 1778 Towednack married Martin Ralph 1803 Towednack Mary died 1782 Matthew 1783-1851 married Mary Williams
The elder Matthew's family is a little more tricky. He was baptized 1747 Towednack son of Thomas Curnow and Martha Baragwanath (nee Curnow). Thomas was married a second time in 1756 to Mary Major (nee Keskeys), another widow.
Children from the first marriage to Martha:-
Paul - no baptism but married Sarah Ninnes in 1756 and is suspected to belong to Thomas and Martha (see Jacob below) Martha (1736-1789) married Richard Friggens 1763 Gulval Mary (1738-) Thomas (1740-1741) Jacob (1741-1762) - Administration 1762 to brother Paul Thomas (1743-) Elizabeth (1746-) Matthew (1747-) married Elizabeth Williams 1773 Jane (1751-)
Children from the second marriage to Mary:-
William (1757-1809) married Margaret Pearce 1787 Lelant Michael (1760-1789) married Mary James 1787 Towednack Charity (buried 1761 Towednack) Christian (buried 1763 Towednack)