Post by trencrom on Jun 27, 2007 22:41:37 GMT -5
The Ludgvan parish registers show that Phillis Richards of St Buryan married Thomas Ellis on 19/2/1765 at Ludgvan. A check via the IGI showed that there appears to be only the one candidate for this person, namely the Phillis christened at St Buryan in 1747 to an Edward Richards. While Edward Richards also had a daughter of this name christened in 1742, a double-checking of the St Buryan registers has confirmed the existence of the later christening entry, and hence this i have taken it that this is Thomas' wife although she would have been only 17 years of age when the marriage to Thomas Ellis took place.
There are several possibilities for the christening of Edward Richards, and with only 4 children attributable to him* naming patterns did not help with identification, nor did a search of Richards wills from the area and for that time. For this reason I have been unable to ascertain his parentage to date.
* Edward Richards married Phillis Ellis in 1736 at Sancreed. They had the following children:
Sarah, christened. 17/9/1737 at Sancreed,
Phillis, chr. 25/7/1742 at St. Buryan,
Thomas, chr. 14/7/1745 at St. Buryan,
Phillis, chr. 12/12/1747, at St. Buryan.
Is anyone able to shed any light on this family?
Post by Cornish Terrier on Jun 28, 2007 8:40:50 GMT -5
I do not currently have any of these people in my database but, based on what you have shown here, I have come up with some 'possible' links as shown below.
A marriage at 17 for Phillis would not be too much of a problem but it would certainly be worth doing some more checking in case there is another candidate somewhere.
The other way to check whether she might be the right person would be to see if a burial can be found for her which, hopefully, would give her age.
I have nothing on Ludgvan at present except for Marriages up until 1812 which is a bit of a problem.
However - here is what I have found so far:-
Nicholas Richards m. Margery Edwards, of Laneastt 23 September 1705 at Sancreed
Anne d/o Nicholas and M____ Richards bp. 7th July 1706 at Sancreed
Marjory d/o Nicholas and Marjory Richards bp. 15th February 1707 at Sancreed
EDWARD s/o Nicholas Richards bp. 19th March 1709 at Sancreed
EDWARD s/o Nicholas Richards bur. 8th June 1710 at Sancreed
John s/o Nicolas and Margery Richards bp. 18th November 1716 at Sancreed
John s/o Nicholas Richards bur. 4th July 1719
Ann d/o Nicholas Richards bur. 1st March 1720 at Sancreed
Margery Richards bur. 2nd February 1728 at Sancreed
Thomas Elis m. Mary Stephens 26th April 1712 at Sancreed
Thomas s/o Thomas and Mary Ellis bp. 1st February 1712 at Sancreed
Thomas s/o Thomas and Mary Ellis bur. 3rd August 1713 at Sancreed
PHILLIS d/o Thomas Ellis jnr and Mary bp. ? June 1714 at Sancreed
Mary and Grace ds/o Thomas and Mary Elis bp. 15th November 1720 at Sancreed
Grace d/o Thomas Elis bur. 28th November 1720 at Sancreed
Richard s/o Thomas and Mary Ellis bp. 26th May 1724 at Sancreed
John and Noel ss/o Thomas and Mary Ellis bp. 19th July 1731 at Sancreed
Noel s/o Thomas Ellis bur. 8th September 1731 at Sancreed
I had initially thought the above EDWARD Richards was a prime candidate until I found his Burial.
Another Edward Richards (s/o John and Prudence) was baptised at St Buryan in 1706 but he was buried at St Buryan in 1707 which takes him out of the equation.
That seems to be about the best I can do on the Richards side just now.
I am pretty confident as to the identity of Phillis Ellis, however.
It would also appear that you are correct in the identification of Phillis Richards, of St Buryan.
Be interested in anything further you may discover or be able to tell me.