Hi Stiltz: The book is free online, which is very nice. The thing that has me a little confused is the bad reputation of Thomas and Catherine according to this book, when the obituary states that he was well-repected. I'm thinking there may be a generation missing or something.
Post by Cornish Terrier on Aug 1, 2009 3:22:10 GMT -5
Calswimmer - I beg to disagree!
By my reckoning your knowledge of the age of young Thomas is from the 1841 Census where he is a carpenter, age 20, and apparently in the same household as Ann THOMAS who is presumably the mother of Clarinda TREWHELLA living next door.
Remember that the ages of adults in the 1841 Census were rounded down to the nearest five.
Thomas s/o Thomas and Catherine BEHENNA baptised 22nd November 1816 at St Ives
So Catherine would have been about 45 when he was born which is quite ok.
Thomas and Catherine named their first son (second child) Thomas so we should hopefully find a burial for him sometime between 1799 when he was born and 1816.