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It's "Superintendent Registrar's Certificate" - though I admit it does help to know the various ways of getting married rather than rely on the text. Generally marriages in the Church of England would take place after banns had been read in the parish churches of the two parties. There are various reasons for not getting banns - pre-1837 the couple could get ...


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It's "And" with a capital "A" ! Your "s" is clearly(?) the same as the "d" in "and" Your "u" could just as easily be an "n" - these are notoriously easy to confuse. Your "et" is one letter, "A" - the second "etus" is actually clearer that the "et" is one letter. It doesn't help that they omit punctuation, does it?


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This was fun and here is my current theory, which I believe supports your hypothesis. The style of clothes are 1860s style per the vintage style guides listed further below and in the 1870s styles seemed to have moved significantly away from the style pictured. In particular away from the particulars of his frock coat, colors worn, as well as more patterns ...


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According to the Oxford Dictionary of First Names: Ferdinand ♂ From a Spanish name, originally Ferdinando (now Hernán), which is of Germanic (Visigothic) origin, derived from farð ‘journey’ (or possibly an altered form of frið ‘peace’) + nand ‘ready, prepared’. This was a traditional name in the royal families of Spain from an early date. It ...


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According to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) one meaning of cousin is: A collateral relative more distant than a brother or sister; a kinsman or kinswoman, a relative; formerly very frequently applied to a nephew or niece. Obsolete. The last quotation applicable to this meaning is dated 1747 (S. Richardson Clarissa I. vi. 36). (I only just noticed that'...


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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. The first, listed as "Clement UREN", is the grant of 10 July 1747. The second, listed as "Clement UREN, other copy void", is the grant of probate from 30 Sept ...


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Parish registers can only get you so far. You need to look at other sources. My first tack would be wills and probate since they often contain very useful genealogical information. A quick search of the Cornwall Archives catalogue shows 12 wills for Hambleys in Menheniot, several of which were made during the period of interest, which might mention Blanch ...


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First, Cabinet and Carpet are close enough to have been mis-transcribed on one or more records, so checking images of the originals would be a good idea. Trades or occupations are usually what the man did before enlisting. Private is Edmund Rouse's rank, so he was a common soldier. If his unit saw combat, he was likely involved. You have his regiment, ...


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As this is Cornwall we have the advantage that images of the original registers are available on Familysearch, and after a bit of digging I found the relevant page. The transciption is pretty much as you've already seen: Johannes Penhalynna et Peternella Lang matr. contraxerunt 1 Nob. 1642 As has already been suggested I think it is literally just ...


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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 men would transfer from the militia into the Regular Army. On the Cornish records, two phrases stick out - 3rd. Regt. Local Militia and Status: Substitute. The ...


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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. Bastardy bonds existed to prevent the parish from having to pay for the upkeep of an illegitimate child. Typically the bastardy bond would bind the reputed father (...


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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 on that site for Philip in Bodmin. The timing of, and reasons for, his jailing may be found in the aforementioned Pocock database, but there is a chance that ...


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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 ever came back to Britain". Wikipedia also states that a released convict "had to make his own way back", which would presumably be unaffordable for most ex-cons. ...


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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 Clements, the parish of St Marys Truro and the river Fal, on the south by Kea, and on the west by St Agnes, the detached part of Kea called Tregavethen, and ...


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In the 1851 Census there is a William Rouse aged 18 living with his brother-in-law's family. William Hobbs Elizabeth Hobbs (Nee Rouse) Elizabeth Jane Hobbs Kitty Rouse (Mother in law) William Rouse (brother in Law) This would make him Elizabeth's brother. William Crossman had a younger sister Elizabeth who married William Hobbs. Kitty Rouse is the ...


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I should have searched harder before asking because I just found this abbreviation recorded on a page entitled Abbreviations Used On Census Returns England & Wales 1841-1891 where it says: F.S. ~ Female Servant (1841 Census)


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The main marriage law in force from 1754 until 1823 was the Marriage Act 1753, also known as Hardwicke's Act (26 Geo. II. c. 33). An important thing to note in your case is that the marriage was by banns. The only instance where a marriage at this time would be invalid if solemnized without consent of parents would be if it was by licence and one or both ...


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The TNA Guide on Militia records lists stuff at Kew, some of which is on FindMyPast. I have never quite sorted out the distinction between what ended up at County Record Offices and what at Kew via the War Office, but essentially I think records of deployments in uniform end up at Kew while documents about the recruitment stayed local. I think I'm right in ...


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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 itself is a prehistoric burial ground, which are quite common in Cornwall, but according to the 'online parish clerk', barrow would have been pronounced and heard ...


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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 same person. You need to explain why the surname may have changed from Greenway to Green, yet Francis still passes on family names as middle names to his ...


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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 and directed the insolvent to be remanded in order to his producing a fair debtor and creditor account ..."


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I usually start with the Crew List Index Project. That site has various finding aids, including one to list ships by name. Entering "Gosforth" as the ship's name (without the quotes but I'm sure you knew that) gives several ships but fortunately the Ship's List link in the question gives us a date and tonnage - the latter matches exactly the ship with ...


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Looks like Carvoda, an isolated farm/hamlet, south of Launceston and then south east of the village of Lezant. It's quite close to the A388 Launceston-Callington-Saltash road but road access is only via B roads west of the main road.


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Carvoda Carvoda is/was a farm and settlement very close to Lezant (as shown on this modern map). It is spelled Curvoda on an earlier map (1883 Ordinance Survey). An Index to the Historical Place Names of Cornwall, vol 1 has this entry: Curvoda - Lezant, farm (Symons, 1884); Crevoada, 1806; Crevoada, Curvoda, 1884. As a matter of interest, according ...


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The National Archives' research guide on Mines and Mining says that the Archives does not hold personnel records, and directs the researcher to local record offices. The Cornwall Record Office has a searchable catalog plus listings at A2A (this link may be going away soon as they transition to the new catalog system). Other collections can be found at the ...


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On death in 1838 Richard is shown as a Mine Agent. Richard 1750 was born in St Just but in the 1770/1780's he was living in Gulval and having issue. I'm not sure at what age he moved to Helston. The connection to Helston appears to be linked with the marriage of his daughter Elizabeth. She married 1797 and he died 1838. I wonder if collecting tolls for roads ...


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