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My research in Cornwall, England

Article by wayne_kendall

Hi to all,

I'm researching the Kendalls of Cornwall. My earliest Kendall is William Kendall B: circa 1790 married to Jane Harris b: circa 1795. William and Jane were married in 1817. Also researching the Harris, Rickard and Cock families though possible marriages. My Kendall family move from Cornwall to West Riding Yorkshire during the 1870's. My brickwall is trying to find the parents of William Kendall.

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by asheppard on 2014-11-17 17:44:56

Cornwall OPC has this baptism

the marriage was in Newlyn East and says both of the parish and this is the only one in Newlyn East or nearby parish for William Kendall.

Day Month 24-Sep
Year 1780
Parish Or Reg District Newlyn East
Forename William
Sex M
Father Forename Thomas
Mother Forename Elizabeth
Father Rank Profession
Transcriber Notes
Transcriber Pamela Pinkerton

and this one for Jane

Day Month 08-Aug
Year 1794
Parish Or Reg District Columb Major, St.
Forename Jane
Surname HARRIS
Sex dau
Father Forename Philip
Mother Forename Elizabeth
Father Rank Profession
Transcriber Notes
Transcriber H. Johnston

St Columb Major is nearby parish to Newlyn East.

by wayne_kendall on 2014-11-17 20:30:40

Although the parents for Jane are not named in the wedding record I have a reasonnable assumption that Philip and Elizabeth are the parents. As for William Thomas and Elizabeth came to mind but I don't think they are the Parents for two reasons. The 1841 census indicates that he was 50 years and rounding down to the nearest 5 he would have been born 1786 - 1791. The marriage record indicates that he and Jane were married in Newlyn East and that both were from out of the parish.
Also the naming of the children in during that period was common practice where the first born son would be named after the paternal grand father. In this case the first born was William B: 1818. At this point i'm really looking for a William as the father with a William born 1786-1791. I do appreciate your input.

by asheppard on 2014-11-17 21:33:13

In your post above you say

"The marriage record indicates that he and Jane were married in Newlyn East and that both were from out of the parish."

On the marriage "otp" usually means "of this parish"

The naming didn't always follow tradition, I have several Cornish families of the same period where the first born son was named after the father and not the grandfather.

Is this the 1841 you refer to,

the family are living in St Endor, registration district St Columb Major sub district Newlyn so they are from this area, which would tie in with the baptism of William Kendall 1780, perhaps he didn't want to appear that much older than Jane.

1841 England Census about Wiliam Kendle
Name: Wiliam Kendle
[Wiliam Kendall]
Age: 50
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1791
Gender: Male
Where born: Cornwall, England
Civil Parish: St Enoder
Hundred: Pyder
County/Island: Cornwall
Country: England
Street address:

Occupation: Ag Lab

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Registration district: St Columb Major
Sub-registration district: Newlyn

Household Members:
Name Age
Wiliam Kendle 50
Jane Kendle 45
James Kendle 15*
Edward Kendle 15*
Francis Kendle 14*
Elizabeth Cock 9

If this is the right family

*James baptism in Newlyn dated 5 Nov 1820 so he would be 21

*Edward baptism dated 23 Jun 1822, as Kendal, Fathers Res: Mitchel St Endor so he would be 19

*Francis baptism date 16 Apr 1826, mother Jenifer, Fathers Res: Trevisa St Endor would make him 14/15

This is probable marriage of son William

Day Month 14-Aug
Year 1841
Parish Or Reg District Enoder, St.
Groom Fn William
Groom Age 24
Groom Residence St Enoder
Groom Condition bachelor
Groom Rank Profession labourer
Groom Signed / Marked (S/M) M
Groom Father Name William
Groom Father Rank Profession labourer
Bride Fn Elizabeth
Bride Age 19
Bride Residence St Enoder
Bride Condition spinster
Bride Rank Profession
Bride Signed / Marked (S/M) S
Bride Father Name James
Bride Father Rank Profession labourer
Banns / Licence (B/L) B
Witness Fn1 William
Witness Sn1 Solomon
Witness Fn2 Willm
Witness Sn2 Rickard
Other Information
Transcriber Notes
Transcriber John Evans

by wayne_kendall on 2014-11-18 00:22:37

This appears to be the right family members. There was also George born 1824. Mother is indicated as Jone instead of Jane.

As for Francis I don't have a birth record for him but his mother was not Jenifer and I believe that the Francis that you indicate is documented with another family according to census records.

William as indicated is the right William.

James as Indicated is the one that I have for now but why would he be listed as 15 yrs in 1841 when he should have been listed as 20? more research needed.

If this is the right James he would have married Elizabeth Teague in 1842 and Migrated to Tasmania and Austrailia and passed away there in 1905.

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