I think maybe it is time to put my lot where they belong. Robert Wallis 1754 – 1836) (probably s/o John & Jane nee Hosken of St Buryan) buried with his wife Mary(1756 – 1829) behind Sennen Church. We have not been able to positively identify Mary - possibly Mary Trevail or Mary Hutchens. Robert & Mary had a large family:
Baptised at Sancreed Mary 1781 Married William Trudgen* at Madron 1803
Baptised at St Buryan
John 1782 (should this be Jane? M James Hosking*(poss at Madron 1802?) *Robert 1784 (probably m Ann Trudgen Madron 1812 see 1841 & 51 (Landed proprietor)) *Joseph 1788 m Martha Wallis (d/o James) 1818 *Thomas 1787 m Phyllis Thomas Catherine 1790 m Peter Tonkin* @ Sennen
Baptised @ Sennen 1793 Honor m Jonathan Humphrys (illeg s/o Jonathan Humphrys & Mary Harvey)* 1796 John ? 1798 Martha m Richard Botheras* 1799/1900 Elizabeth (no baptism found but age32 at death in 1832) m John Short - son John*
Baptised @ Madron James* 1803 (married and lived at Sennen, Treeve)
Baptised @ St Just 1788 William* possibly but should be 1781 1791 John ? 1799 Francis?
* = mentioned in will
Jonathan & Honor's daughter Ann married her cousin William George s/o William and was my gt gt grandmother.
If anyone can shed any light on what I call the "Robert & Mary" problem i'd be grateful - Ian has been a great help but we seem to have run into one of those "brick walls". And if anyone want to know more about their descendants I have quite a bit sorted.
Last Edit: Mar 17, 2008 4:49:49 GMT -5 by londoner
I have modified the above post as the baptism date for Mary that I previously had at St Just was far too late for her to have married in 1803. The Sancreed baptism would make sense if mother Mary was Trevail as there are other Trevail families in Sancreed at that time. Still cannot find baptisms for Jane & Elizabeth.
just to update - I am now fairly sure that the St Just baptisms do not belong to this Robert & Mary but to Robert (1754-1821) son of Francis Wallis who married a Mary Humphreys at St Just.
Still no closer to finding the missing baptisms though - unless it is connected with Robert's links with the Baptist church, son James later became minister and Robert's will mentions the building of the Penzance Baptist Chapel. That doesn't explain though why most were christened.