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Gwennap, Cornwall

Williams - Gwennap - Stithians
Researching the Williams family in Gwennap. The 1851/1861 censuses record:-William Williams b.1811 m Jane (Dunstan) c.1832 in Gwennap. They had 11 children :- 1)Eliza b.1834 (died young),2)William b.1837,3)James b.1840 m Eliza Johns in 1863,4)Mary b.1841,5)Thomas b.1843,6)John b.1845,7)Eliza b.1847,8)Charles b.1848,9)Mary b.1850, 10)Harriet b.1854, and 11)Louisa b.1855.William Snr. worked in the USA as a gold miner c.1850. John & Charles emigrated to the USA along about 1870 and never returned.James and his wife lived in Stithians and also worked as a miner in the USA.A family anecdote has it that he was continually travelling to and from the USA and every time he reappeared in Cornwall his wife would have another child!Louisa married David Eddy and lived in Long Rock nr. Penzance, died in 1927 at 72 yoa. Any info. or leads would be most welcome.

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