ENGLAND: Looking for the COMMINS family of Broadhembury, Devon
Dear Members, Hi. Recently I was thrilled to be able to add three generations more to the top of my family tree from another descendant (J.Forbes-Smith) via our mutual trees on GenesReunited.
Note1: The COMMINS surname appears to be a derivation of CUMMING / CUMMINS / COMYN etc. See surname wiki page by clicking on COMMINS at bottom of this journal.
Note2: Not surprisingly, it appears that a few of the interconnecting family surnames appear at Transcript of Parish Registers from Milverton, Somerset.
My COMMINS family tree...
John COMMINS (my 6g grandfather) born c1740 married Dorothy unknown born c1740, and they had one known child, Richard COMMINS born c1760.
Richard COMMINS (my 5g grandfather) married 1781 Broadhembury, Devon, England to Rebecca MAY. Her parents' names not known. They had four children:-
1.Elizabeth COMMINS married unknown BAKER, had child Eliza May BAKER b c1826 Payhembury, Devon, England. Eliza May BAKER worked as a Dressmaker.
2.Rosa COMMINS married unknown TRIMLET.
3.Rebecca COMMINS (to be confirmed as a child of Richard & Rebecca COMMINS).
4.Dorothy COMMINS (my 4g grandmother) born c1791 married 3 Oct 1813 at Broadhembury, Devon to William HANSFORD born c1789 Devon, England. His parents names not yet known.
William HANSFORD and Dorothy nee COMMINS had 7 children:-
1.Sarah HANSFORD born abt 1814
2.Edwin HANSFORD born abt 1816 Honiton, Devon
married 12 Nov 1838 St.Pancras to Ann CLARKE born abt 1814 Honiton, Devon. They had a son, Edwin HANSFORD born 4 Jan 1839 13 Lower M---sfield Place (illegible), Kentish Town, St Pancras.
3.Matilda HANSFORD born abt 1818 Honiton, Devon, died aged 9mths 21 Jan 1819, Honiton, Devon.
4.John Commins HANSFORD born abt 1820 Honiton, Devon married 19 Aug 1842 St.Marylebone Parish Church to Martha EASTMAN born abt 1820 St Geo the Martyr, Middlesex, England. Children: John, Martha, Eliza, William, Charles and James.
5.Matilda HANSFORD II, born abt 1822 Honiton, Devon married 28 Sep 1841 St.Pancras to Charles BALL
6.Alfred HANSFORD married Ellen McFARLANE. This couple were my 3g grandparents.
7.Henry HANSFORD married 29 Oct 1855 Parish Church of St.Mary (a sister of Ellen MCFARLANE), namely Sarah MCFARLANE born 1844 Westminster to parents: George MCFARLANE and Sarah unknown.
See related HANSFORD / JAHN / WOODCOCK / MCFARLANE journals.
If anyone can shed anymore light on these family connections, I would be exceedingly grateful.