Ann Sarah of Perranarworthal Dec 9, 2018 0:12:10 GMT -5
Post by greyroamer on Dec 9, 2018 0:12:10 GMT -5
Hi everyone, I have come with a bit of a mystery regarding one Ann Sarah of Perranarworthal.
There is a record of a baptism of Ann Sarah, dau of William Sarah and Jenifer in Perranarworthal on 10 Jan 1802 and another baptism of Ann Sarah, dau of William Sarah and Jenifer in Perranarworthal on 7 Jul 1812. I can find only one marriage record of William Sarah to Jenifer anywhere in Cornwall in the period 1780-1815, that of William Sarah to Jenifer Bawden in Perranarworthal in 1800.
Thus, although I can find no burial record of an Ann Sarah anywhere in Cornwall in the period 1801-1812, I am forced to consider that either:
1) the first Ann must have died sometime between 10 Jan 1802 and 7 Jul 1812, however i can find no appropriate record; or
2) that there were two couples named William and Jenefer Sarah in Perranarworthal around the same time who both baptised a daughter Ann; or,
3) that there were two baptisms of the same person, one in 1802 and the other in 1812 (perhaps a "private" and a "public" baptism which seems to have been fairly common.).
The problem arises with the marriage of Ann Sarah to John Tippett in 1826 in St Agnes (which is not all that far from Perranarworthal) - the 1802 baptism fits well, but the 1812 baptism means a marriage at about 14 years old; not impossible, but seems most unlikely. If Ann was the one who married John Tippett and died in 1837 in St. Agnes at age 36, she could not have been born around 1812.
I'm up against a brick wall here and can't seem to find any record which establishes the facts, unfortunately all of this was before the census data became common. I have carefully examined the original parish register for Perranarworthal but am no closer to the truth.
Does anyone have a connection to this family or a suggestion as to where I may find further information ?