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Padstow Cornwall
Dates from very ancient times; was known to the Cornish as Lodenek; took the name of Petrocstowe from the Saxons, in honour of St. Petroc, a Culdee missionary from Ireland who made it his head-quarters; took af... more
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I have joseph woolley married 1900c his wife frances ( FANNY )? came from padstow as seen on the 1901 census for Staffordshire I cannot find a marriage ant help appreciated thanks
red mail Nance or Nancy in Padstow
An update on our search for the benefit of others and some further assistance required please. We have found the Nance family originating prior to Padstow in Nance Manor at Illogan when they had the surnames Trengove and Nancy. They have an extensive and well documented history which resulted in a large and prosperous family in the 17th to 19th centuries living in Padstow,St.Dennis,Scilly Isles,St Ives,Cardiff,Portsmouth and Australia. There are many records available documenting their history,marriages and movements but the surprise was to see the total decline of the family in Padstow. Currently we are searching for more information on the families marrying into the Nance family tree in the late 1600's and early 1700's specifically Taylor,Dorman and Hosgood. Any help appreciated
red mail Nance and Taylor families mid 1700's
The question re Alderwoods and Nance has now been superceded with the discovery of Susanna's parents William Nance and Mary (nee Taylor). They appear not to have been born in Padstow and William (who had a brother Richard) may have moved there with their parents, mother thought to be a Susanna also. Richard married a Sarah John(s).At various times they appear to have run the Ship Inn and a watermill,also possibly a brewery though this may have been part of the Ship Inn. Any help on their place of origin welcome
red mail Nance family in Padstow late 1700's
We are looking for any info on Susanna Nance who married Robert Alderwood in 1797. He was a sergeant in the Wiltshire Militia who possibly were stationed there (risk of Napoleon invading??)They moved to Marlboro after marrying and my wife is descended from them. Any info welcome
red mail Hockedy of Padstow
I am looking for any information about my great great grandfather George Hockedy. He was born in Padstow approx. 1823.
red mail Horswell family of Padstow
I am looking for any information regarding the Horswell family from Padstow. I am a great great great decendand of Edward Horswell, son to Nicholas & Emblyn circa 1700.
red mail Freethy from St. Issey
My g.g.grandmother was Mary Wills Freethy from St. Issey in Cornwall, she married my g.g.granddad John Williams Giles. Please contact me if these are yours. regards Jenny
red mail Giles from Padstow
Im looking for family of the Giles from Padstow, William and Eliza had 12 children which they brought to Wales after going to Portsmouth. Please contact me if these are yours. regards Jenny
red mail Horswell family
I am descended from Edward Horswell b.1801 Padstow d.1858.
red mail Matilda Martyn
My father was Ross Martyn thomas, named after his mother's paternal grandmother Matilda Martyn. My father said she was an actress and performer.
red mail Bray, Lawes
Nicholas Bray (baptised Padstow Nov 11, 1717/18) married Elizabeth Lawes (bapd Altarnun July 27, 1726) married 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?
Looking for information regarding the naming of 2 streets in Padstow:- Hornabrook Place and Hornabrook Court. Does anyone know which Hornabrook (my family name) they were named after and why? A number of Hornabrooks lived in Egloskerry near Launceston and I have found a record of a Hornabrook born in 1576 in Morval.
red mail Capt. Durepaire and the Bessie
I am searching for information on the ship BESSIE 72553 out of padstow and the master WILLIAM DUREPAIRE. The ship was "lost with all hands" 1909. Any information would be appreciated
red mail Horswell/Tippett/Elliott
I am researching the TIPPETT family circa 1800-1840 from Padstow. The father James and 2 sons James and Nicholas both have middle names Horswell but I can't find the connection. Any assistance would be appreciated.
red mail Horswell Padstow
I am looking for information about Nickolas Horswell married to Emblyn (Ivey) in 1783 and living in Padstow. They had nine known children, and I am descended from the Son Edward born 1801. Nickolas died 1819 and Emblyn died 1833.
red mail Gregor/ Brenton..St. Merryn
I am seeking information about this family which left England around 1882 and settled in Muttama, NSW, Australia. Parents William and Eliza came with children, Clara, John, William, Lenora and frances. Lenora was my grandmother.
red mail Dyke/Wallis
Thomas Dyke b.1758,Padstow,lost both parents by age 8. SAMUEL WALLIS of CAMELFORD, his uncle became guardian.Any parish chest records exist for some detail to help prove that he'S Thomas Dyke who turned up in Swanage,Dorset in 1784 as a seaman & marr. MARY MASTERS. He said he was of HELTON, which maybe should have been HELSTON??????
Researching the Lobb family in Cornwall in Padstow, St Merryn, & St Ervan
red mail Horswell & Martyn
Looking for info on John Horswell, who married Catherine Martyn, both of Padstow, in April 1803. A son, John Martyn Horswell, was born a year later. The family moved to London in the early part of 19c. Later, the son John Martyn married Emily (surname unknown) and their daughter, Louise Sarah, my paternal grandmother, was born in 1868. Interested to know: (a) any siblings (b) reasons for moving to London: presumably economic? Many Brays (my maternal grandparents)also moved from Cornwall to London at this time.
red mail Truscott, Elvens/Elvans/Elvins,
My Andrew Truscott, was a pilot at the Padstow Lifeboat Station. He lost his life on the 6th February, 1867 endeavouring to assist the crew of an American Schooner at the entrance of Padstow Harbour. A memorial tablet is erected in the Parish Church at Padstow. Andrew was born in 1827, his parents William Truscott and Mary nee Elvens/Elvin. William and Mary were married at St.Stephen's in Brannel 27 April 1802, but so far I haven't been able to trace the ancestry of William Truscott and Mary Elvans back any further. There are so many William Truscott's, which is the correct one? If anyone can help me I would be most grateful, I have been trying to solve this mystery for more years than I can mention. Thank you.
red mail Nicholls
I am looking for information on the family of Edward Nicholls, a builder of Padstow, whose daughter, Caroline Sophia Tredwen (a widow, nee Nicholls) married William Michell Clarke of Clifton on 5/8/1858 in Padstow.
red mail Porter family
I am looking for grandfathers sister born padstow 1910 onwards,mary porter.also great grandfathers family thomas porter ships carpenter,married in padstow 1908.if anyone is a decendant or knows of one,i would be very grateful to hear from them,has iam putting together our family tree.
red mail Cowl Family
Looking for my Grandfather Albert Edward Cowl
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