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Penzance Cornwall
Derives its name, signifying "holy-headland, " from a chapel of St. Anthony, which stood on a point adjoining the pier...was the birthplace of Lord Exmouth, Davies Gilbert, and Sir Humphrey Davy...enjoys a char... more
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red mail Grace and the Dispensary Newlyn
Looking for any information about a distant ancestor Grace Cotton born 1824 Newlyn Cornwall. Grace's Mother was a Deborah Cotton . My family tree records have run dry on Grace. I do know that she was using the Penzance Dispensary in around 1829 her Mother was a Widow at the time . Any records about the above scenario would be appreciated . Thanks.
red mail PZ fishing boats
Are there any Maritime boffins out there?. One of my ancestors from Cornwall was a fisherman FRANCIS JAMES born in 1819 Newlyn , i believe he had a PZ 328 boat named "Lizzie Ellen" back in 1850s . "Can anyone tell me where i could access any old photo's of this PZ boat?". Thank you.
red mail Holmes
with amendments. I am looking for the Death details of an ancestor. I appreciate any support .Thanks. Eleanor B Hall was born in Lambeth in 1904. She Married a Wilfred Sandow in London in 1934. Then she remarried a William V Holmes in 1959 in Penzance. wendy
red mail House history of BOSLEVEN
Looking for information regarding my distant ancestor/Aunt Grace James from Madron. After researching my family tree, i found out my Aunt Grace was a Domestic servant at "Bosleven" Treswithen road in Madron Penzance.This was around 1900 . If anyone can find out the history of the house and owners at this time , i would be most grateful. Thank you. wendy
red mail HOLMES Sisters
Looking for lost relatives from Penzance. Phillipa born in 1968 and her Sister Jessica born in 1971 both in Penzance. There Parents where Lillian and William HOLMES . Any help here is appreciated. Thank you.
The James clan
Looking for information about the James siblings. "Can anyone tell me if Frank James born 1905 , Archie James born 1906 , Elizabeth born 1909 and Lillian born 1914 had any Children?'. There Parents where John born 1879 and Sarah James . All the james siblings where born in Penzance . I have hit a "brick wall " here and it would be nice to update the family tree. Thank you. wendy
Tracing Grace Bone in Canada
Grace Bone Reynolds was a distant relative of mine. She was born 1882 in Penzance . Her Father was John T bone and Mother Betsy Bone. All i know is that she Marries a Mr Edward Reynolds in 1904 in Penzance . On the 1911 census it states she was in Penzance with Husband . On the Ancestry site it suggests that she emigrates to Canada after 1911. Please could anyone track her movements to Canada as i do not have access to USA records. Thank you.
Siblings Carole and William Harvey
Please can anyone help me in finding my ancestors . I have hit another "brick wall'. Elizabeth Harvey (James) born 1912 penzance and Husband William Harvey had 2 children in Penzanace . Carole was born 1939 and William born 1944. If anyone could find the Siblings i would be grateful. Thanks.
The James Sisters
I have hit a brick wall in my Ancestry research. Please can anyone help here?. I have 2 distant Aunts from Cornwall. They are Elizabeth and Kathleen James , there Parents where John and Annie James. I would like to know if anyone could tell me if the Sister's had any offspring?. Elizabeth was born 1914 in newlyn and married a William Harvey in 1937Penzance. Kathleen was born 1916 in newlyn and married Kenneth H P Fox in 1939 Penzance. Thanks .
Tonkins Ship owners penzance
"Does anyone have any connections to the Tonkin family of Newlyn/Penzance(1884) My ancestors where fishemen in this location in 1900s. It was a close community . Thanks. wendy
Trudgeon and Kellow family
SAMUEL JOHN STANLEY8 TRUDGEON (JOHN TRETHEWEY7, RICHARD MITCHELL6 TRUDGIAN, JOSEPH5, WILLIAM4, SAMUEL3, WILLIAM2, ANTHONY1 TRUDGYAN)76 was born 189276, and died Unknown. He married LILLIAM JANE KELLOW76. She died Unknown. I'm trying to find out about this link in my mother's family. Child of SAMUEL TRUDGEON and LILLIAM KELLOW is:HUBERT JOHN STANLEY9 TRUDGEON, b. December 08, 1917, Penzance, Cornwall, England; d. 1990, Penzance, Cornwall, England.Thanks
red mail Captain George Smith
Looking for descendants & info about Cpt George Smith, B 1809, married Jane Teague,1832, daughters-Eliza, Mary,Emma, Ann, sons, George, Matthew,& Joseph. Jane died aged 95 in 1900. Emma was my husbands G G-mother. They lived in Marine Terrace, Penzance.
red mail William Lot Rogers
Details of William Lot Rogers mason and Elizabeth nee Trenwith Quay Street, Coinagehall Street and their eldest son Robert Rogers RAMC - died South Africa 1901.
red mail Perry Family of Penzance 1901-19++
William Walter Perry (b1867 Bristol) and Amelia Hill (b1869 Cornwall) married, had seven children and lived in Penzance pre 1901 to post 1911. Norah May Wilks (nee Perry, b1895 Penzance, d1985) returned in 1970's and lived Lannoweth Road until1985. Looking for connecting information.
red mail Kenneth Job Matthews
I'm looking for information about my family. My father was Kenneth Job Matthews and married Annie Winifred Lawrie of Edinburgh.
red mail Robert W Vale
He,wife Sarah and 4 kids emigrated to aussie from Penzance in 1848.any info on them,their ancestors and decendants would be appreciated.I have some of the Australian strain.
I am looking for JUDITH ROWE (NEE NANCARROW) - parents Donald and Dorothy. Judith and I are first cousins once removed - our fathers Donald and William Nancarrow being first cousins.
red mail Beadsworth/Smith
Looking for information about Arthur and Mabel Smith who lived in Penzance after 1913. Also other relatives called Marshall, Hannah and Winnifrede Beadsworth. Hannah was Arthur's sister. Family were boot makers and lived in Alverton, Penzance. Thanks
red mail Ann UREN nee CARTER born 1874
Born at Hayle ,married Edward Henry Uren, a butcher and lived together with their family at Bullock Market Street Penzance. Her widowed father John Carter tin miner also born Hayle lives with them at one time. Does anyone connect to this family and have any information to share please?
red mail Walter Ede
Searching my family tree has led me to Walter Ede born about 1787 and died in1830 in Penzance. Any info would be greatly appreciated
red mail Lloyd (or Loyd)
Looking for birth details of FRANCES LLOYD, born 1833 or 1835, Penzance, Cornwall.
red mail Looking For Abigail Wallis.
I am looking for an old friend by the name of Abigail Wallis who is the daughter of Loise and Julian Wallis.Who ion 1992 where living at Crean Mill Cottage,St Buryan Penzance. Please if you have any information as to how I can contact her or any of her family members please do assist me.
red mail Violet May James
I am looking for any information and ancestors of Violet May James (unsure of the exact place of birth) who married a William Tilley in Penzance in 1930 having only one daughter Violet Mariea Tilley in 1931.
red mail Blackney - Read
I am looking for any information re: Christiana Blackney (1785-1834) who married John Read of Penzance on 30/11/1807. They were married in St Marys, Scilly Isles. Any info on her or her family please.
red mail Richards-Cattran
I am looking for information on John Richards born in 1877 to John Richards, a fisherman, (mother/wife?). I found a listing for his marriage, Sept. 30, 1900 John Richards 23 baker of Paul (father:John Richards, a fisherman) Sarah Cattran 21 of Paul (father: William Batten Cattran, fisherman) witnesses: Jane Cattran, William B. Cattran. I know they had a son John Richards, my grandfather. My grandfather was born in Jan. of 1901 and came to the USA when he was 13 by himself. He never talked of his family only that his parents owned a bakery in Penzance. I don't know if he had any siblings. Any information would be much appreciated! Thank You, Aimee
James Dorian Thompson
Information please on James Dorian Thomson. Believed born in Cornwall, possibly Penzance in app June 1946. Mothers name Winnifred Thompson(formerly Mitchell) Father James Russell Thompson. Sgt United States Army reported killed about 7 June 1944 in Normandy.
red mail Alice Maud Mary
AMM Crocker ex Penzance and later Zennor c 1900
red mail JAMES Sarah Peters,
Left Cornwall approx.1847 with her family a Richard James wife and 2 other children. Unable to find her birth anywhere but with unusual middle name hope someone may have seen her.
Looking for Harris/Henderson ancestors in Penzance. Harris originated in Mousehole moved to Penzance where John Harris was Harbourmaster. his daughter Elizabeth married James Henderson. James died around 1895-1900 his wife died 1942 my great grandparents.
red mail John Guy
Looking for info on John Guy, Sculptor and Mason possibly married to Mary Weymouth (IGI). He was father of another John Guy (born Penzance 1821)
red mail Harvey of Maen in Cornwall
I am the great grandson of Christopher Harvey, Fleet Surgeon, RN descendant of the family of Harvey of Maen near Penzance in Cornwall. I'm looking for any information on the family to add to the searches done in the early 1900s by my great grandfather
red mail Joseph Wallis - Penzance
He & Elizabeth had a son Joseph Wallis b 19.04.1795 Any details of the father appreciated. All reponses will be acknowledged John A
red mail Elizabeth Wallis - Penzance
Married to Joseph Wallis. Details of her maiden name, birth date and location required. All info appreciated and will be acknowledged. John A
red mail andrew family
Tracing Andrew family. Mary abt 1810,at Newlyn, husband john was master mariner,Penzance daughters Mary Richards Andrew(b.1840) Eliza P(b.1831) Trying to trace John Andrew,and his father etc. and family prior 1837.
red mail Oates & Chellew
My ggrandfather James Nicholas Oates B: Apr 1860 from St Buryan married Honor Chellew B: Oct 1866 in Penzance. They married in Jun 1884 in Penzance and moved to the USA around 1886. I am looking for any information on them as they left a lot of family behind in the UK.
red mail GWYN PRICE
Looking for my great uncle who died possibly before 1986 or just after. He was from Rhymney, South Wales. He married a lady named Joan and they had a daughter Sheena. I've been told his occupation was a Chef and my father thinks he died in Penzance, Cornwall.
red mail Riviera Palace Hotel
I have found a Great Uncle, Victor Arthur Barker (married to Bertha Winifred Howis), who worked as a Hotel Porter at the Riviera Palace Hotel, Penzance. I am trying to find out exactly where the hotel was in Penzance. I believe it was open between 1906 and 1917. Can anyone help?
red mail John and Annie Rowe
Struggling to confirm my great grandmother Annie Rowe, born 1866 Penzance, father John Rowe, his occupation (in 1889) sailor. There are two Annie Rowes born in Penzance in 1866 with a father called John, neither of which are sailors. Can find no trace of a suitable John Rowe in censuses - can anyone help?!
red mail Richards
Does anybody know about Nicholas Richards Father too My Grandfather Stanley Richards born 1906
red mail Paul Family of Penzance/Newlyn
Does anybody know anything about William Paul in 1753 Wife was Philis Hitchens Married 10/10/1774 Newlyn.
red mail Martha Wright
Nee Martha Wallis, married xxx Wright, later married James Thomas Crocker. Details of first marriage required to Mr Wright. Any information appreciated
red mail Thomas Edmonds
Married Jane xxx Father to Fanny Edmonds b 1800 who married Joseph Wallis 1823. Any details of Thomas appreciated, birth date/parents etc
red mail James Crocker
James, father to Charles Crocker b 1796 who married Mary Sleep in 1829. Any details appreciated, re birth date/parents
red mail William Farquharson
Married to Mary B xxxx Father to Alice Greenman b 1833, who married James Mollard. Any details appreciated
red mail Mary Richards
Married Samuel Mollard 1834 Marys birth details required c 1815
red mail Mary Sleep
Married Charles Crocker 1829 Birth details required c 1790/1800
red mail Menneer family
Looking for any info re the Menneer family. I believe Sydney was a solicitor in the town, but earliest records show Richard the parish of Madron. Any help appreciated
I am looking for the wife of John Pascoe Blewett born 1851 their son John Pascoe Blewett was born in 1873. I am also interested in the family of James roberts born abt 1874.
red mail Worth Family Search
I'm looking for the family tree of GEORGE WILLIAM WORTH DOB 1879 from Penzance, Cornwall. He married ELEANOR MARY LEATHER DOB 1890. They married either in UK or South Africa. GEORGE WILLIAM WORTH died in South Africa on 28 October 1925, and ELEANOR MARY LEATHER died (Date unknown) but buried in Warmbaths, South Africa. Does anyone have more details to help narrow the search?
red mail Barretts and Trudgeons of Penzance
I am looking for anyone who can remember Mr Norman Victor Trudgeon he ran a photographers shop in Market Jew Street in Penzance from early 1900's to 1960's he took a lot of photos of ships and wrecks as well as family portraits. After his death his wife my great grandmother lived in the St Clares flats in the middle 60s. The Barretts came from the Scilly Islands and were related to the Webbers.
red mail Richard Rose born abt 1762
Richard Rose served as a warrant officer/gunner in the British Navy 1793 - 1811. In a muster on the ship 'Suffolk' in 1793 he gave his place of birth as Penzance. That would have been about 1762. There are just no Roses born around Penzance, Cornwall around that time. Any suggestions? His childrens' names - William Henry and Rachel Jane - might be a clue to his parents names. Maybe his surname was really Rose-something, like Rosewarne, Rosewall, Rosier, Rosemergy etc. Help will be hugely apreciated.
red mail looking for the pooley familey
my nan lived in penzance in 1895 her name was olive may pooley her sister was mary pooley in 1883 her morther was mary pasco and her dad was john pooley she all so had a borther called bertie pooley when look in 1901 census ther name came out as porley mary married ageoge brewer the younger in 1905 far as iknow they moved to bristol than my nan lost both parents in 1914 six weeks beteen them so nan came to bristol in 1914 do not know what happen berite all mary after that if any body do know pleas email me
DESPERATELY NEEDING HELP WITH MY CORNWALL SPRY(E) FAMILY Please anyone with any information on this family please get in touch. This is one of the lines that is giving me the most problems. Here goes: The first SPRY that turned up in my line was Susanna SPRY, b. abt. 1748. Her parents were Richard SPRY, Jr., b. abt. 1720 in Whitstone, Cornwall to Richard SPRY(E) and Luce SNOWE, and who married Elizabeth BOASE, also in Whitstone, Cornwall on July 1, 1746. Elizabeth BOASE was b. abt. 1722 in Penzance (possibly Madron) in Cornwall, England, to Robert BOASE and Margaret JOHN. Robert SPRY, Jr. and Elizabeth BOASE had four other children besides Susanna SPRY, who m. Richard YEO on May 23, 1774 in Whitstone, Cornwall England. They are as follows – Elizabeth SPRY, b. abt.1745; Mary SPRY, b. abt. 1746; English SPRY, b. abt. 1750, and finally Richard SPRY, b. abt. 1752 in Boyton, Cornwall, England. Richard SPRY, Jr. wife, Elizabeth BOASE, was b. abt. 1722 to Robert BOAS(E) and Margaret JOHN in Penzance (possibly Madron) in Cornwall, England, who were married Aug. 12, 1716 in Madron. Robert BOAS(E) was b. in Penzance, Cornwall, England and was buried Feb. 26, 1743/44 in Penzance, Cornwall, England. Besides Elizabeth BOASE, the couple had four other know children – Constance BOASE, b. abt. 1716 in Penzance, possbily in Madron; She married John GEORGE on July 13, 1746 in Madron; Ann BOASE, b. abt. 1718 in Penzance, possibly Madron, Cornwall; She married Richard BATTON; Robert BOASE, b. abt. 1720 in Penzance, and married Eleanor BISKEY on June 29, 1747 in Madron, and finally James BOASE, b. abt. 1720 in Penzance, (possibly Madron, Cornwall). Richard SPRY, Jr. was the son of Richard SPRY(E), b. abt. 1696 in Whitstone, Cornwall, England, and Luce SNOWE, who he married July 11, 1717 in Whitstone, Cornwall, England. Their other children included Thomas SPRY(E), b. abt. 1718; Richard SPRY, Jr. (mentioned above); Lucy SPRY, b. abt. 1723; James SPRY, b. abt. 1726, and Elizabeth SPRY, b. abt. 1728. Finally, Richard SPRY(E), b. abt. 1696, who married Luce SNOWE, was the son of Richard SPRY and Johan (or Joane) DROWNE, whom he married November 27, 1683 in Whitstone, Cornwall, England. Besides Richard SPRY(E), husband of Luce, had several other know brothers and sisters as follows: James SPRY, b. abt. 1684; Walter SPRY, b. abt. 1692; John SPRY, b. abt. 1700; Nathaniell, b. abt. 1704 in Whitstone, Cornwall, England, and finally, John SPRY, b. abt. 1707 in Whitstone, Cornwall.
red mail Search for Cora Scott
Trying to find information about my aunt. We lost contact when her husband, my Uncle Pat died. Researching Scott family history. Pat & Cora worked in care home in Bishop Auckland for some years and then retired to Penzance
red mail nicholas
looking for any details re: samuel pickens born St. Cleer 1813, in 1835 married Elizabeth Nicholas b1811, Penzance, child - elizabeth pickens born carralack 31 Dec 1839
red mail Kempton
I am looking for leads to any Kemptons who may have emigrated to Nova Scotia. the family may have origins in Corwall, Wiltshire, Herefordshire or ?
red mail Grenfell and Lobb
Jacob Lobb was born in Penzance 1719. He married Phyllis Grenfell in St Justs and they had a son William Granville Lobb. Does anybody have these people in their family tree?
red mail lean john thomas 30/07/1848-24/05/1924
john born at penzence, cornwall.mary ann tippett b10/04/1843-17/04/1925 .married at st george,s church, truro.leaving england on 29 july 1874 and arriving in napier nz
Seeking details of my Great Grandfather,Josiah Herbert Pullin, born 1820 (approx)married Elizabeth Teague, always believed he was from Penzance.
red mail welsh / nicholls
i am looking for my granfather birth parents or family he was born in 1918 in turo cornwall his name is ernest jewell welsh i belive his mother name was nicholls he was adopted then moved to penzance
red mail Pascoe , Glover
My grt grt grt grandmother was a Catherine Pascoe, she married Edward Glover in June 1842 Penzance. They had a son also Edward Glover 1n 1843 Lymington, please help if you have Glover or Pascoe relations
red mail sleep
my ancestor, elizabeth sleep came from there to victoria, australia, in the 1850ish time range.she came from penzance. her father was william. that's all I know. any info appreciated. Thanks, Lee
red mail Roberts / Moyses
Mary Roberts b 1850 Penzance married 1872 Richard Moyses b 1850 poss St Columb Minor + 10 children b1880-1889.Evelina,Mary A,James,Richard J,William,Emmeline,Thomas,Beatrice,Ada & Levi.
red mail Looking for Thomas Ellis
I am looking for my great great grandfather or family members. Thomas Ford Ellis (son of Thomas Leslie Ellis and Violet Ford) is my father (d June, 1992). Thomas Leslie Ellis came to Michigan's Upper Peninsula (Negaunee) with his father and motherand I believe maybe one of his 6 sisters. I believe his father's name was also Thomas Ellis, although what the middle names might have been, I don't know. There seems to be a tradition of the men's first names being Thomas and the middle name beingthe mother's maiden name (with the exception of my brother). I'm not sure that this was always true though. Would anyone have any ideas where I might begin searching? Thank you and have a great day!!
red mail smith family
I am looking for my gt grandfather, his name was William Smith born about 1844 in Falmouth, Cornwall. He was in the Merchant Navy.His father's name was William Sydney Smith. I have no other information. In the 1891 census for Cornwall my grandmother Clarice Smith (his daughter) was listed in the Cornwall home as an inmate. William was a Mate on the 'Maria Lamb' in the same census. My gt grandmother (Elizabeth Ann Edwards nee Pauley) was living with her brother George in Penzance according to the 1881 census. Elizabeth's siblings also included a John Edwards and Edward Pauley Edwards. Her parents were John Edwards and Elizabeth Pauley also both born in Cornwall.
Searching for Family
Looking for Greatgrandfather William born <1846> married Mary Gilbert <1867>. Believe he was a butcher, they had thirteen children. Lived near Penzance. Son's John and James went to Canada after 1882. Daughter Sarah, son's Albert andChristopher went to Australia around 1911.
My grandmother was Gwendoline, her father was William and her mother, Mary. Her father was harbourmaster in Penzance, or something similar. Gwendoline was born 1900, her sisters were florrie and edna, and I think a brother William. I just can't verify the name, I think it's Worsnep,but it could be the others. Can anyone connect?
My Grandfather William Leonard Pearce was born 1885 in Penzance and died in WW1. I am trying to find any descendants of his sisters Ethel Pearce b. 1884 Penzance and Clara Pearce b 1888 Penzance
red mail Pauls Of Penzance
My grandfather John Paul was born here in 1871. His parents were Samuel George Paul b.1846 and Selina Ford b.1847. Sam`s parents were Benjamin Downing Paul b.1803(Newlyn)and Ann Thomas Batten b.1809(Ludgvan). Benj`s parents were Simon Paul b.1763(Penzance) and Temperence Toman(nee Downing). Simon was the base son of Prudence Paul b. 1731(Penzance) daughter of Thomas Paul and Mary Roberts
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