Can anybody help with a couple matters relating to Robert Curnow(b.1694)?
1. I am unable to find a record of his marriage to Margery Lembrey . His will implies it, and a Margery is listed as the mother of his children on OPC, but no wedding. Several places on the web, I can find ~1745 Towednack. Should I be my usual credulous self and believe them ?
2. His will contains, or at least the version on Roots-web does, the sentence: To son Robert CURNOW, messuages, lands, tenements & premises in Amelveor, the inheritance of the Duke of Bolton and Humphrey Mackworth PRAID, Esq.,also 2/3 of quickstock and cattle on tenements of Amelveor and Bussow.
Who was the Duke of Bolton? and why should any Curnow be inheriting from him? For that matter who was Humphrey Praid ?
Post by Cornish Terrier on Mar 23, 2019 22:21:19 GMT -5
Hi Roger - I have searched many times over the years but have never been able to locate a marriage record for Robert Curnow and Margery Lembry. It should be about 1745 by my reckoning and it 'should' have been Towednack I would have thought but it simply cannot be found. Certainly a late marriage for Robert who would have been about 50 whilst Margery would have been about 28.
The Duke of Bolton was one of those who owned large estates in Cornwall by inheritance. You will find many records in the CRO relating to them leasing lands to tenants such as the Curnows.
Post by Glazin2018 on Mar 24, 2019 21:46:05 GMT -5
To son Robert CURNOW, messuages, lands, tenements & premises in Amelveor, the inheritance of the Duke of Bolton and Humphrey Mackworth PRAID, Esq.,also 2/3 of quickstock and cattle on tenements of Amelveor and Bussow.
You may have already worked it out but in case your haven't I think it is all about the wording.... the messuages, lands, tenements & premises in Amelveor were inherited by the Duke of Bolton and Mr Praid, and the Curnow family were renting it from the Duke and Praid.
Last Edit: Mar 24, 2019 21:46:50 GMT -5 by Glazin2018
For what it's worth, searching the Discovery catalogue at The National Archives for Humphrey Mackworth Praed results in a some interesting hits including a 1794 document mentioning surrender of lease held by Mathew Curnow of Towednack, though there is no mention of an earlier lease to a Curnow implied by the wording of the will.