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Altarnun Cornwall
Altarnun is the biggest parish in Cornwall (15,000 acres), it lies in a hollow with a ford and a narrow bridge, and has two little streams flowing through the village, one tumbling past the walls of the cottag... more
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SMITH poss. Altarun or St Cleer
Has any body who might be doing the Smith Family tree from Altrarnun or St Cleer have the following name in their tree please. SILAS SMITH B.1887 Cornwall (had a sister Mary or wife Mary )
red mail WILSON June and brother John
Trying to find information about June and her brother John Wilson born about 1945 who lived at Captain's Grounds or Captain's Table Cottage Altarnun around 1960
My great-grandmother was MARY ANN WHALE (born 1865 in Islington) who married ALBERT HOLMAN in 1884 in Altarnun. Mary Ann Whale's parents were Edwin Whale and Mary Ann Hawke, both of whom were born in Altarnun around 1837. For some reason, they moved to London and were married in Clerkenwell in 1862. They lived in Islington and I don't believe they returned to Cornwall. They had 7 (maybe more) children (one of whom was my great-grandmother Mary Ann Whale)and all these children were born and lived in Islington. However, by the time of the 1881 Census Mary Ann had moved to Trewint, Altarnun and was living with Ann Strout, described as her Aunt, who was 68 and a tailor's widow. I am just wondering why Mary Ann left London, and which side of her family Ann Strout was related to. Even, on an off chance, whether Ann Strout may possibly have been Mary Ann's grandmother Ann Hawke, who had been widowed when aged approx 29 after her husband Francis Hawke, a tailor, died in 1845, and may have married again??. I'd be grateful for any information about any of these members of my family. Thank you
My great-grandfather was Albert Holman who was born in Altarnun in 1865. His parents were George Holman, born 1815 in Egloskerry and Betsy Smith, born 1820 in Laneast. Her parents were Richard Smith born Laneast 1785 and Mary Mutton born 1796 Altarnun. Albert Holman married MARY ANN ?HAWKE? from Islington, London, probably in 1880s. They moved from Altarnun to Pendrift in Blisland at some point, and had 11 children, including my grandmother, Phyllis Hawke Holman born at Blisland in 1904. I don't know much at all about my great grandmother, Mary Ann ?Hawke? (I'm assuming surname is Hawke because my grandmother Phyllis has this middle name) and would be grateful for any info. Regards, Sue
red mail Sleeman
My great grandparents were Harry Sleeman and Mary Whale, both born about 1870, in Altarnun. They raised their family in Michigan, United States. Harry Sleeman descended from Richard Sleeman (born 1828 in Altarnun) and Sally Hodge Crowels (born 1832 in St. Clethar). Richard Sleeman's parents were Samual Sleeman (born 1800 in Trewen) and Elizabeth Sleep (born 1806 in Altarnun). Mary Whale's father was Edmund Whale (born 1847 in Altarnun).
red mail Bray, Lawes, Peter
Nicholas Bray (baptised Padstow Nov 11, 1717/18) married Elizabeth Lawes (bapd Altarnun July 27, 1726) at Tintagel Feb 18, 1749/50. Children all born Altarnun - John b 1750 Thomas b 1753 Elizabeth b 1755 William b 1758 Catherine b 1760. Nicholas’s parents were Nicholas Bray bapd Feb 16, 1667/8 and Elizabeth Peter bapd Jan 9, 1687/8. They married at Padstow Nov 26, 1706. Does anyone connect?
Richard Stephens
My great-grandfather, RICHARD STEPHENS,was born in Altarnun in 1839. His father was also a Richard, born c1800 in Trewen, and his mother was Charity (nee Coombe), born c1803 in Lewannick. I believe she might have died in 1852 and great great grandfather Richard remarried a Mary Pearse in 1854, but there appears to be no issue of this union. Richard Jr married Grace Jenkin, born in Egloskerry c1847,the daughter of Robert Jenkin and Ann Symons, in Plymouth in April 1866 and they set up house and farmed in the Callington area. They had eight children: Ann Jenkin c1867, William c1869, John Henry 1870, James 1875, Richard c1880, Harry(my grandfather)1885 and George 1889. Another child died in infancy. Ann married a James Harris, born 1863 in Callington, and in the 1891 census they are living in Liskeard Road, Callington and have a son John Henry B., born 1887. Two of Ann's brothers, William and John Henry, are lodging with them. By 1901, William, an engine driver, is living with his wife Mary, age 22, maiden name unknown, in New Road, Callington, and John Henry, a gold miner, with his wife Elizabeth and 3-month-old son Reginald J. J. in Tavistock Road. Other descendants of this generation are :- William, who was a schoolteacher, Arthur (James?), possibly the son of Ann's brother James. He was a policeman and he spent several years in Hong Kong training the local constabulary. He married a Dora and they had a daughter Gill (Jill?), who was also a teacher.I understand they had a vinyard in Cornwall, but moved to Spain. There may well also have been a Frank and a Frederick Stephens. My recently found long-lost cousin has told me that about four of my grandfather Harry Stephens's sisters-in-law, who were Anglo-Indians, came to Cornwall in 1947, when India gained independence from Britain. Their names were Florence, Bessie, Birdie and Carrie. If they were unmarried, their maiden name would have been Flynn.
red mail Bawden
Looking for Honor Bawden born 1847. Cannot find any other info about her.
red mail Medlin,Parkyn
Eliza Medlin (b1815) Launceston married Thomas Parkyn (b1805) March 19th 1839 at Altarnun.

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