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VITTLE in Cornwall and Wales

Journal by jonalex

Does anyone have any connections with the surname VITTLE, from Wales and/or Cornwall?
My3xG.grandfather was Richard VITTLE, b.Marloes, Pembrokeshire c1790. He was a Boatman in the Preventive Boat Service and later a Coastguard and a Customs Officer and as such, frequently moved address in the South West.He married Margaret Harris who was b 1796 on St Michaels Mount in Cornwall.

They lived in Sennen and had a son John VITTLE who was christened 29.11.1818 and a daughter, Margaret Harris VITTLE, christened 27.08.1820. John also became a Coastgoard, serving in various parts of Cornwall before retiring inPerranporth.

Richard and Margaretare known to have been in Sennen in 1817 until after 1820, and eventually moved to Polkerris and Tywardreath, where daughter Margaret Harris VITTLE married a Richard Hankcock, another Coastguard, on 07.12.1843.

They moved to Imble Street in Pembroke Dock in Wales where they were joined By Richard and Margaret when Richard retired. They lived next door to each other).

The more recent history can be tracked on Census forms (although sometimes VITTLE has been transcribed as VETTle, and HANKCOCK as HANKOCK or HANCOCK), and with the help of various BMD certs that I have. However, I am unable to find anything concrete before the births of Richard in Marloes and Margaret in St, Michaels Mount. Any help would be appreciated.


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on 2007-02-25 07:13:51

jonalex , from Devon, UK, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jan 2007. is researching the following names: ALEXANDER, ASHBY, GUNTON and 13 other(s).

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by allycat on 2007-04-16 10:26:40

Cornwall Online Census Project?1841 - Civil Parish of Tywardreath

Linkpendium VITTLE surname


Individual Record 1881 British Census

Search results | Download Previous Individual Next Individual
Richard James VITTLE Household

Other Information:
Birth Year <1864>
Birthplace Charles, Devon, England
Age 17
Occupation Boy 1st Class
Marital Status U
Head of Household Edwin HARRIS
Relation Other

Source Information:
Vessel "Ruby"
Census Place Royal Navy, England
Family History Library Film 1342356
Public Records Office Reference RG11
Piece / Folio 5641 / 95
Page Number 9



Geneanet - 3 search results for VITTLE

by allycat on 2007-04-16 10:29:06
by allycat on 2007-04-16 10:32:26

# ID: I242
# Name: richard VITTLE
# Sex: M
# Birth: 1790 in Marloes Pembrokeshire Wales
# Change Date: 28 MAR 2006 at 21:16:20

Marriage 1 Margaret HARRIS b: 1796 in St Michaels Mount Cornwall


1. Has Children margaret Harris VITTLE b: 27 AUG 1820 in Sennen Cornwall

Family Tree of Dave Alexander at Rootsweb

by jonalex on 2007-04-16 14:10:12

Thanks Allycat, you're a star!!

You can see from my original journal that I know a fair bit about the Vittle family (including some of the info you have given me, but the links you have given are great.
I'd missed the CWGC site and the Linkpendium
site is a new one to me.
Thanks again for the help.

by yamahaow on 2019-09-07 15:24:28


I have recently joined & decided to see if the "Vittle" name was being researched & to my surprise your post appeared

My 5 x G Grandmother is Martha Vittle Born 1763 St Ishmaels, Pembrokeshire. Martha Married William Eggins 1797. From her Baptism her Father name is John. They had a Daughter Ann Birth 1789 Milford. Sadly no further info as yet.

Your 3 x G Grandfather Richard was Baptised 24 Jan 1790 - Parents John & Jane no Marriage info.

I do have various BMD info on the "Vittle" Family but is a bit of a jigsaw at the moment.

If I do find any info on Richards Parents I shall gladly let you know.

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