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Query re Grace Lobb of Costislost, St Issey, Cornwall, married to Richard Docton 1771

Query by RakiuraJohn

I'm researching Grace Lobb of Costislost, St Issey, Cornwall who was buried 25 October 1835 at Little Petherick Parish, Cornwall.
She married Richard Docton on 2 December 1771 at Padstow, Cornwall.
They had the following children:
Anne, chr 19 September 1772 at Little Petherick Parish, Cornwall
John, chr 5 September 1773 at Little Petherick Parish, Cornwall
Joyce, chr 26 December 1774 at Little Petherick Parish, Cornwall
Mary, chr 26 December 1774 at Little Petherick Parish, Cornwall
Henry, chr 26 December 1776 at Little Petherick Parish, Cornwall
Grace, chr 18 May 1778 at Little Petherick Parish, Cornwall
Philippa, chr 19 October 1779 at Little Petherick Parish, Cornwall
Peter, chr 6 June 1781 at Little Petherick Parish, Cornwall; buried 22 April 1782, Little Petherick
Peter, chr 26 May 1783 at Little Petherick Parish, Cornwall
Richard, chr 8 May 1885 at Little Petherick Parish, Cornwall; buried 23 March 1788, Little Petherick
Samuel, chr 6 May 1787 at Little Petherick Parish, Cornwall
Sarah, chr 10 August 1788 at Little Petherick Parish, Cornwall; buried 19 Oct 1791, Little Petherick
Elizabeth, chr 28 April 1791 at St Issey Parish, Cornwall; married Thomas Cleave on 24 Dec 1818 at Little Petherick; buried 2 Aug 1860, Boconnoc, Cornwall
Richard, chr 22 April 1794 at Little Petherick Parish, Cornwall

Much of the above detail is obtained from the (free) Cornwall OPC (Online Parish Clerks) Database.

There are some Family Trees viewable on the web that have the Grace Lobb, christened 2 July 1758 in Breage Parish (a totally different part of Cornwall) being the daughter of Ishmail and Anne Lobb, as the above Grace Lobb who married Richard Docton and was buried 25 October 1835. I am trying to verify this, as there is an age inconsistancy.

The Cornwall OPC record of Grace's Burial on 25 October 1835 states her age as 86 years ā€“ which indicates she was born about 1749. This is confirmed by a UK National Archives record dated 1785 concerning a Lease for a term of ā€œ99 years or 3 livesā€ of the property at Costislost, St Issey, formerly in possession of Richard Docton, the lives being those of Grace Docton, aged 35; Anne Docton, aged 12 ; and John Docton, aged 11. Those ages coincide with Grace being born about 1749/1750, with the Anne and John being the eldest 2 children above. Costilost, St Issey, is stated as Grace's residence in her 1835 OPC Burial.

It could of course be that Grace was born about 1749 but wasn't christened until 1758, some 9 years later.

Does anyone have any further material which might clarify the matter?

I notice that there is a photo of Grace's headstone (unreadable) on some genealogy sites ā€“ can anyone provide the actual inscription?

Thanks

Surnames: CLEAVE LOBBDOCTON
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on 2015-01-20 21:05:13

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