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Could Will be Proved twice?

If you go to the Parish page for Illogan: https://www.opc-cornwall.org/Par_new/h_k/illogan.php and scroll down to the Wills section, you will find both grants of probate have been transcribed. ...
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Where is Trehavron, Kenwyn (Cornwall, England)?

GENUKI's gazetteer entry for Kenwyn says: The parish of Kenwyn, (Cornish: Keynwynn), is situated in the Deanery and Hundred of Powder. It is bounded on the north by St Allen, on the east by St ...
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Interpreting 1832-1839 Bodmin Gaol records for George Wills of Illogan?

Regarding "maybe it means that he served it and came back", The Victorian Crime and Punishment site notes that: "there was no procedure for return after the sentence expired" "Only a handful ...
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Did Somerset Militia recruit local Cornish soldiers when based at/near Truro around 1798?

Tricky questions... If no-one here comes up with an answer, I recommend The Napoleonic Wars Forum - looks like The Home Fronts section might be correct. Re the switch of militia - the hope was that ...
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Why might someone be listed amongst "Additional Individuals Bounded" in 1806 Cornwall Bastardy Papers?

No, it is dangerous to speculate that Joseph may have been the father. Although it is not stated what these "papers" are, I suspect these records are bastardy bonds. Joseph was simply a bondsman. ...
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Finding when and why ancestor was in Bodmin Gaol ca 1835-1839?

The OP notes a record on Ancestry that describes Philip Rule's discharge from Bodmin jail in 1839. It does not give a reason for incarceration, nor a committal date. This appears to be the only record ...
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Where is the farm/hamlet of Barah in 1820s North Cornwall?

A potential answer from communication with the volunteer for this parish at Cornwall Online Parish Clerks: 'Barah' is likely a small farm adjacent to Headon Barrow in Jacobstow parish. The barrow ...
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Could Francis Tolvert Greenway baptised 1774 at Falmouth be Francis Green who married Grace Woodley 1798 at Totnes?

I think you may be barking up the wrong...er...family tree. To me this doesn't add up, and certainly more evidence is needed before concluding that Francis Green and Francis Tolvert Greenway were the ...
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Why was ancestor imprisoned in Bodmin Gaol?

There is a report of the case in the Royal Cornwall Gazette (15th Nov 1834) and concerns debt of £400-£500 by obtaining cattle from farmers on credit. The court "considered this a very fraudulent case ...
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Finding death/burial record for Christian "Kitty" Rouse after 1851 Census in Truro, Cornwall

After getting links from @ColeValleyGirl I viewed a burial record for Catherine Rouse, aged 84, on 4 Jan 1857 at Truro St Mary: transcription: https://www.findmypast.co.uk/transcript?id=R_273488574 (...
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Interpreting 1832-1839 Bodmin Gaol records for George Wills of Illogan?

This is a suggestion for further research, so it will by necessity be a stub of an answer. My plan would be to set the records aside for a period of time, and then review all the collected material ...
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Could Francis Tolvert Greenway baptised 1774 at Falmouth be Francis Green who married Grace Woodley 1798 at Totnes?

In this answer I present the timeline that I have developed for Francis Green's son John Soil Green: John Soil Green was baptised on 20 Nov 1803 at Brixham, Devon to Francis and Grace Green John ...
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Did Somerset Militia recruit local Cornish soldiers when based at/near Truro around 1798?

In addition to the suggestions in my answer to your previous question, I'd add the following: Review TNA's Research Guide on Militia records to make sure that you are getting the most out of any ...
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Identifying birth family of Joan Befford/Beauford/Beaford who married John Hobb in 1708 at Launceston, Cornwall?

Your ancestor could be either – or neither – of the Joans that you mention. The spelling of the surname really tells you very little. It really made no difference whether the name happened to be ...
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Linking Sojourners to Illegitimacy at Launceston, Cornwall in 1790s?

As commented by @HarryVervet: I think the sojourner part of your question is answered here: Meaning of term Sojourner on 1794 Marriage Record at Marystow (Devon) for John Creber? Consequently, ...
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Dating and identifying Penzance photos – are they of George and Fanny Wills?

The clothing is appropriate for the mid-1860s to 1870s. The woman may not have been up on the latest fashions, the dress is still quite simple and not as ornate as the fashion became in the 1870s. ...
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Why might name Ferdinando be found in early 17th century Cornwall baptisms?

I have a Ferdinando too, and fondly imagined I might have a shipwrecked Spaniard in my tree. However, I think the answer is in the name of Sir Ferdinando Gorges c1565-1647, governor of Plymouth. He ...
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Parish residency in 19th century Cornwall?

For the sake of clarity, I'll summarize the comments above and add a few anecdotes to answer this question: Bottom line: there does not seem to be any consistency in how a person's residency was ...
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Finding 1834 location in St Clement, Cornwall, England

First let's look at the units of measure in these two documents. The first transcription (1834) says Francis Green (FG) occupies four fields of 12 acres. The second document (1828) says Hugh Biddick (...
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Finding death/burial record for Christian "Kitty" Rouse after 1851 Census in Truro, Cornwall

Although I think my other answer (which was prompted by help from @ColeValleyGirl) will prove to be correct, another way I was going to try to find Christian's death record was by following where her ...
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Interpreting 1832-1839 Bodmin Gaol records for George Wills of Illogan?

The answer by @AndyW mentions that the George Wills imprisoned at Bodmin, who was also transported to Bermuda, had siblings named Jane, Thomas and Mary, and also a brother-in-law Thomas Adams. I am ...
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Finding when and why ancestor was in Bodmin Gaol ca 1835-1839?

The FamilyHistory.co.uk website have a section dedicated to Cornwall Family History - http://www.familyhistory.co.uk/cornwall-family-history/ They include details of Cornwall Record Office and they ...
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Identifying birth family of Joan Befford/Beauford/Beaford who married John Hobb in 1708 at Launceston, Cornwall?

If you can find informative wills as described in another answer then that will be the more reliable technique. However, if that draws a blank then you could focus on: Joan Beaford's father is ...
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Birth record for a Jane Glasson in 18th century Cornwall?

The Jane GLASSON in this question has been identified as Jenefer GLASSON, baptized on 6 April 1792 to John Glasson and Anne MICHELL in the parish of Camborne, Cornwall, England. The key piece of ...
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Birth record for a Jane Glasson in 18th century Cornwall?

This addresses a question which was not asked explicitly, but is crucial to the solution of the other questions posed within: how can you know you've identified the correct person named Jane Glasson, ...
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Why might someone be listed amongst "Additional Individuals Bounded" in 1806 Cornwall Bastardy Papers?

I have not yet sighted the original document but I now know where it is located and that the bond value was £100. Reference: RO/4218 Description: Eliz. Jenkin, single, now with child. Bond: Wm. ...
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Why might Illogan and Gwythian parishioners marry in 1749 at Phillack, Cornwall?

Just as interest, I have a will for a John Richards 1750 who owned Sithney Manor and Abel Angove was a witness who went to great lengths to point out they knew each other, knew his handwriting and was ...
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What might Wine & Spirit Vaults be in 1841 Census at Helston, Cornwall?

I'm reading Herman Melville's novel "Redburn," and in ch. 40 ('Placards, Brass-Jewelers, Truck Horses, and Steamers'), the narrator says, "I was astonished at the multitude of gilded balls in these ...
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