Post by Cornish Terrier on Aug 29, 2015 9:26:35 GMT -5
Jeanette - I am not totally convinced of where Matthew Thomas belongs but there was a Matthew Thomas who married a Mary Quick (also currently not positively identified). The marriage took place at Zennor 11th February 1751.
There is a William Thomas baptised at Zennor 12 years later in 1763 who appears to be the man who married another Mary Quick at Zennor in 1787. This Mary Quick was the daughter of Thomas Quick and Elizabeth Stevens.
I cannot be certain of any of the links involving the 1751 marriage of Matthew Thomas to Mary Quick, particularly as I have been able to find a baptism for only one child who might belong to them and that is 12 years after the marriage.
Post by Cornish Terrier on Aug 30, 2015 4:18:30 GMT -5
Were there any other children? I can't seem to find any.
From the work I did on the Thomas family of Zennor a couple of years back I concluded that Thomas was the youngest of EIGHT children to William and Mary Thomas! There was at least one and possibly two other William Thomas's at Zennor around the same time but I managed to sort out what I think were the right children for each. Unfortunately the task was not made easy by the Vicar of the time who did not record the mother's name when baptising the children. By my reckoning the list for William and Mary is as follows - all baptised at Zennor:-
Mary 1788 - married Robert Osborn 1810 William 1790-1863 - married Ann Richards 1822 John 1791-1875 - married Nancy Thomas 1823 Anne 1793-1820 Elizabeth 1795-1837 - married Richard Eddy 1814 James 1798-1873 - married Nancy Osborn 1825 Charity 1800-1876 - married1 John Osborn 1818 and married2 William Michell 1822 Thomas 1803-1871 - married Mary Berryman 1827
As for the parents of William - given both parents were named it seems that they must have been Matthew Thomas and Mary Quick as I have been unable to find any other possible marriage. But I still have some doubts given the possibility a marriage might have occurred outside Cornwall.