Post by Cornish Terrier on Jun 11, 2011 22:59:18 GMT -5
Mike - process of elimination is one way of getting to the answer.
If you check the OPC website and search for baptisms for RULE with parents James and Mary you will find quite a number. You can narrow it down by specifying Camborne as the Parish but you don't see quite the same picture.
However - there is only one baptism where the mother is recorded as Mary Laity Rule but it does give us something to go on.
That child was James who was baptised in 1834 and the abode for the family was recorded as TROON.
A search of the 1841 Census found the family still at Troon but parents just listed as James and Mary. However another useful clue is proved with the youngest daughter being named Lydia as one of the witnesses to this marriage was a Lydia Edmunds who I suspect might have been a sister to Mary.
The family at Troon in 1841 consists of:- James RULE, 40, miner copper Mary do., 35 Richard do., 11, miner Mary do., 9 James do., 7 Francis do., 5 Lydia do., 1
All of those can be elminated from any list of possible siblings for William.
But there is also one further piece of information and that is from the transcribed marriage record which shows that James Rule was a widower when he married Mary.
I will do a little more work on this but it begins to look likely that you will be looking for Mary Jenkins.
Post by Cornish Terrier on Jun 12, 2011 8:37:45 GMT -5
Sorry Mike - the widower was the James who married Mary Laity Edmunds in 1827.
He was first married 2nd May 1817 at Camborne to Jane Penprase and then married Mary Laity Edmunds 4th December 1827 at Camborne.
I am gradually sorting out the numerous James Rules around Camborne but it is almost certain now that Mary Jenkins is the mother of William Dunkin Rule.
There were several James Rules who married someone named Mary in the period from about 1816 through about 1835 and I now have them almost 'under control' but there is still a bit to be done before I can actually identify the parents of each James.
It took me a while to find the one 'missing link' but that turns out to have been the marriage between James Rule and Mary Williams at Crowan 12th December 1821.
BTW - you can remove George Rule (bp. 1833) from being a possible sibling to WDR. George can be found in the 1841 Census and was the son of James Rule and Mary Mills who had married at Camborne in 1816.