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I am looking for any information on the family of Ophelia Ancell born abt 1839 Torpoint Cornwall, she married James Choake.She died 1912 in Devon.

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on 2012-01-23 07:53:26

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by asheppard on 2012-01-23 22:22:51

The Cornwall online parish records site has five siblings listed for Ophelia, between 1828 and 1837.

Her parents were Thomas Ancell and Catherine ?

1828 Elizabeth
1830 Mary
1831 William Henry
1833 Belhecherar?
1834 Sarah Ann
1835 John
1836 Thomas
1837 Ophelia

Father possibly Moses Thomas Ancell b1785 Beaulieu Hampshire as he is in the 1851 Census, he could have been married prior marrying Catherine.

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Ophelia's marriage certificate will give you more details as will her death certificate.

Marriages Dec 1856 (>99%)
Ancell Ophelia Stoke Damerel 5b 599
Choake James Stoke Damerel 5b 599

Deaths Dec 1912 (>99%)
CHOAKE Ophelie 74 Plymouth 5b 326

Deaths Mar 1911 (>99%)
Choake James E 75 Plymouth 5b 235

Ophelias Baptism

More information about record 1687922 in the Baptisms database
Day Month 22-Aug
Year 1837
Parish Or Reg District Torpoint
Forename Ophelia
Surname ANCELL
Father Forename Thomas
Mother Forename Catherine
Residence Torpoint
Father Rank Profession Labourer Dockyard
Transcriber Notes
Transcriber Fred Hancock
If you are unable to find a record, please contact the relevant OPC.

This is possibly the Ancell family in 1851

1851 England Census about Moses Thos Ancell
Name: Moses Thos Ancell
Age: 66
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1785
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Catharine Ansell
Gender: M (Male)
Where born: Beaulieu, Hampshire, England

Civil parish: Antony
County/Island: Cornwall
Country: England

Registration district: St Germans
Sub-registration district: Anthony
ED, institution, or vessel: 5a
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 182
Piece: 1900
Folio: 146
Page Number: 40
Household Members:
Name Age
Moses Thos Ancell 66
Catharine Ansell 44 b 1807 Cornwall
William Ancell 20 b 1831 Cornwall
Balthazar Ancell 19 b 1833 Cornwall
Emily Hayman 6 b 1845 Cornwall Grand daughter

Belthazar & William's ages match to baptism records on Cornwall OPC for Belhecherar? and William Henry Ancell.

Ophelia in 1851 Census with sister Sarah Ann - name transcribed as Sheila

1851 England Census about Shelia Ancell
Name: Shelia Ancell
Age: 14
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1837
Relation: Niece
Gender: F (Female)
Where born: Antony, Cornwall, England

Civil parish: Antony
County/Island: Cornwall
Country: England

Street Address: 4 or 14 Macey Street

Occupation: At Home

Registration district: St Germans
Sub-registration district: Anthony
ED, institution, or vessel: 5a
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 162
Piece: 1900
Folio: 144
Page Number: 36
Household Members:
Name Age
Jane Sharp 47 Aunt Domestic Duties b 1804 Cornwall - widow
Sarah Ancell 17 sister
Shelia Ancell 14 (image faint but does read Ophelia, correction submitted)

It looks like James Choake was in the Army and possibly stationed in Ireland as it appears Thomas Ancell Choake b abt 1860 and Ernest Ancell b abt 1873 were both born in Ireland.

Children of Ophelia & James Choake there are possibly others.

Thomas Ancell Choake b 1860 Dublin Ireland
Roland Choake b 1871 At Sea, Port Natal British subject
Ernest Choake b 1873 Ireland
Jacob Charles Choake b 1876 Bury Lanacshire
Kate Maude Choake b 1878 Bury Lanacshire

1911 Census Ophelia is living with son Thomas Ancell Chroake

1911 England Census about Ophelia Choake
Name: Ophelia Choake
Age in 1911: 72
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1839
Relation to Head: Mother
Gender: Female
Birth Place: Torpoint, Compstall
Civil parish: Carlisle
County/Island: Cumberland
Country: England
Street Address: 3 Wighton Road Carlisle
Marital Status: Widowed
Registration district: Carlisle
Registration District Number: 574
Sub-registration district: St Mary
ED, institution, or vessel: 09
Piece: 31330
Household Members:
Name Age
Thomas Ancell Choake 51 b Dublin Ireland Occ. Army Pensioner
Kate Eliza Choake 45 b Twickenham Middlesex married 22yrs 5children all alive
Amy Beatrice Choake 17 b Cumberland, Carlisle
Norah May Choake 10 b Cumberland, Carlisle
Fred James Choake 14 b Cumberland, Carlisle
Ophelia Choake 72 Widow

by drad on 2012-08-22 17:35:23

I have found the same information & my Great Grandmother was Kate Maud Choake who was cut off from the family for marrying George Bsiley in Redruth in 1902.

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