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St Ives Cornwall
Said to take its name from St Iva, an Irish missionary lady of 5th century; has boat building, rope and seine making but its principal business is the pilchard fishery. Extracts from Goring, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1870-72
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red mail Richard and Elizabeth Short
John Tregerthan Short, Schoolmaster lived in St Ives from 1786 to 1873. Wife Elizabeth. His parents were listed as Richard Short & Elizabeth. Does anyone know anything about this Richard and Elizabeth Short?
red mail Matthew Spear
Does anyone out there have Matthew Spear in their tree? He was born in St. Ives in 1781, he married Jennifer Stevens (I do not have a date). They had a daught Anne. Matthews parents were Willaim and Mary and Williams parents were Hezakiah and Elizabeth. Any information would be appreciated
red mail Nankervis
Seeking info on Alice Nankervis, born St Ives approx 1856. Father, William Nankervis, mother, Elizabeth Cevern. Alice emigrated to Australia on the Scottish Knight arriving Bundaberg 13 Oct, 1886. My great grandmother.
red mail green
john green was born in st ives c.1805 but lived his adult life in hampstead possibly going there early if his father was in the dragoons. any info welcome.
red mail William Grenfell
My great-grandfather was William Grenfell, born St. Ives 1832. I believe his parents were Thomas Grenfell and Mary Hawes Uren, married 1810. I would be grateful if someone could confirm this.
red mail W.Grenfell
One of my forefathers was Thomas Grenfell who married Catherine Stevens in St. Ives, Cornwall, on the 17/7/1785. He was born about 1740 in St. Ives. I have details of his baptism, but this does not show his parents' names. I would be most grateful for any help offered.
red mail Hodge of St Ives, Cornwall, UK
I am interested in all people named Hodge from St Ives, Cornwall, UK. Have gone back to the 1800's and would like to make a connection. Associated names - and there are many - are Cogar, Sisley/Cisley, Kernick, Baragwanth, Berriman, James, Williams, Roscruge, Gendall,Edwards, Hayne/Hain, Wallis,Warren, Renoden, Nash,Stevens, Gyles, Noall, Ninnes, Bryant and more!
Stephens Family of Tregenna
I am researching this family as my 3x great grandfather William Kent Stephens, son of Richard and Mary, was related to them. If anyone can offer any information or links to family trees, I would be most grateful.
red mail Hodge St Ives / New Zealand
Hello I am looking for any Hodge family connected to St Ives and New Zealand. My Husbands ggg grandfather is Capt.Charles Stephens Hodge b.1832 find his info on the NZ museum too. His parents Matthew Hodge and Honor Luke...I have found 3 of 4 bibles of family members and Have a whole heap of info to 1701 with families surnames PAYNTER, LUKE, MITCHELL, RICHARDS, GYLES, HAINES(HAIN), YOULDEN, NOBLE AND MUCH MORE. These are connected to the Hodge family, I have found
red mail John Wearne Master Mariner St Ives
My ancestor was born in St Ives abt 1808, he was married to Elizabeth May and was in the 1851 census age abt 44, they had 7 chldrn,John,Elizabeth,James,Cath Ann,Grace,William & Matilda,in 1853 John (45) & John(16)immigrated to Vic,Australia, his wife Elizabeth was in 1861 census with same children plus Johanna born 1852, they were living with her parents Samuel & Elizabeth May,Innkeepers both aged about 72yrs old.I am trying to find out what happened to Elizabeth and the rest of the family including Samuel & Elizabth May, hope somebody can help me.
red mail smetherham/smitheram
I;m searching for my Gr. Grandfather, Samuel Trehane Smetheram born 1840 in Linkinhorne, Eng. Parents were James & Mary Trehane.Samuel was married to Mary Littlejohn & lived on Middle Hill, St. Ives,Cornwall,England.
red mail Trevorrow
My great grandfather was born Janury 31, 1864 in st Ives-Cornwall don'y know his name. He moved to United States before 1895 and was buried in Rossland British Columbia Canada He married Laura Bele Ford and had several children...Laura, Cordelia, George, Milton, Alice, Ulysses, Harold and James Any information about this branch of the family would be appreciated
red mail Daniel Sydal c.1805-1876 Master Mariner
I am trying to find out more about the above, and that branch of my family history in general. His father, also called Daniel Sydal, was married 14.10.1802 to Anna Maria Jenkyns (1781-1864). Her parents were Richard Jenkyns (1751-1815) and Elizabeth Flamank,(1741-1823). I would be grateful for any information, especially whether Daniel Sydal senior was also a master mariner, and if he was the Captain D Sydal of the ship "The Lovely Emily"; there may also be a connection with the prisoners of Givet Prison.
red mail Stabb Edwards
William Henry Stabb Edwards (1850-1925) was associated with the Blind House in St Ives. Did his father, who married Mary Stabb, come from S.Wales?
I would like to find out more about the TONKIN family, headed by JOHN and SUKEY TONKIN. IN 1841 they were living in St Agnes with their children GEORGE, WILLIAM, SUSAN and SAM, and John was a Copper Miner. In the 1851 census they are in St Ives together with MARY, LOUISE and STEVEN, John was described as a Tin Miner. I could not find them in 1861 but by 1871 they were living in Devonport and John, now 75 and his second son William are both described as oufitters. John must have died before the 1891 census, as Sukey 96, is described as a widow, and William continued the family business and is described as a Draper employing 6 men, 2 boys, 20 women and 6 girls.
Is the anyone who could help me make this connection please? My great great grandfather was Richard Tonkin Denbow. He came from Devonport. One of the witnesses at his second marriage in London in 1858 was Joyce Biddlecombe. In the 1861 census James Biddlecombe and his wife Joyce Davey (or Dasey) Biddlecombe are listed living in Euston Road St Pancras London with their children William and Emily. They both give their birthplace as Devonport. Also listed is Mary Ann Tonkin , 76, mother in law who gave her place of birth as St Ives Cornwall. There must be a connection between Mary Ann Tonkin and my great great great grandmother Bridget Tonkin, Richards mother, who was born in St Buryan but lived in Devonport. I have hit a brick wall in identifying Bridgets parents and think that Mary Ann could provide the link. I know its a long shot but....
red mail Martin/hosking
Any info on the MARTIN family fron TOWEDNACK and The HOSKING Family from UNY LELANT Richard MARTIN married Ann HOSKING Ann's parents were Philip and Ann and she had a brother named philip Richard was a tin miner They had several children named C H Richard Ann James Philip Margaret Eliza
Richard Harry
Anybody with any connection to Richard Harry born 1789 St Ives. wife Mary? daughter Frances Trevarthan Harry born 1818 St Ives
red mail Town Crier, Abram Curnow
Abram Curnow was my grandfather's brother. Any info on his family presently or past would be news. Documents I could find online or any info would be appreciated.
red mail Trevorrow /Bos(c)ence - St Ives
Looking for any info about Elizabeth Pearce Trevorrow b. 1803, St Ives. She married Richard Bos(c)ence (b. 1803 St Ives?) in 1828 at an Anglican Church in St Ives. They emigrated to Australia in 1847. Would welcome any info about either Elizabeth or Richard. Especially looking for any info about Elizabeth's parents etc. Richard's parents were Richard b.1778 and Patience Mary Daniels b. 1779. Here is a quote from a recent Boscence Family History book regarding Patience :- The Daniels were a notable family who bought the Manor of Alverton in the 16th Century. This Manor originally included Penzance, Mousehol and Madron. At Madron, the Daniel's Arms may still be seen above the doorway of a school which they endowed. Happy to exchange any info
red mail Silas Hodge
Trying to trace family of Silas Hodge father of Silas T Hodge born St Ives and married to Hettie. Grandaughter of Pamela Gill
red mail Craze (Crase) Rule
Looking for information on Selina (Saland)(Salina)(Selenna) (Selena) J. (E.) Craze, Crase b. bet 1853- 1862, England who married Richard (Ritchard) (B.) (M) William Rule, b. abt 1838 Cornwall, Married Nov 1870 Michigan, USA. Selina had 7 siblings William T. Caroline, Richard H., James J., Edward C. Francis, Minnie
red mail NOALL / ROWE / LUGG / CRAZE
Am researching my family tree and would appreciate any help or to hear from anyone connected with the above families. All originate from St Ives, Cornwall. Other connected names are Williams and Davis/Davies to mention 2. Would be lovely to hear from anyone who thinks they may be related or have any info. Many thanks.
red mail SMITH St Ives
Searching for any information on the family of Nicholas D Smith(b. 1833/34) married Mary(b. 1834/35). Children - Mary(b.1857), Ann H(b.1859), Nicholas(b.1861), Joshua(b.1867/68), Frances E(b.1871), & William R(b.1877) - all born St Ives Cornwall. Family moved to West Ham Essex sometime between 1877 - 1881.
red mail James Escott
Looking for parents or information about James Escott, born St Ives 1835, apparently orphaned and raised by 2 maiden aunts. Married Elizabeth Andrew in 1858, sailed with 5 children to Australia in 1876 on The Lincolnshire and then on to New Zealand.
red mail james henry richards
looking for james henry richards born st ives in 1864 and married jessie james in penzance 1882??emigrated to australia soon after then on to new zealand about 1903
red mail Spray/ Burrell
My father Alf Spray born 1909 was the son of Alfred and Kate Spray nee Burrell. Alfred senior born 1884 was the son of Sydney P and Alice Spray. Kate born 1884 was the daughter of James and Mary Laity Burrell nee Burgan. The Burrells were carpenter/builders and the Sprays, who owned several shops in St Ives,were watchmakers/jewellers. The Sprays and the Burrells lived on Bedford Road. Alf snr and jnr both played the cornet for St Ives Silver Band.Any information/photographs would be much appreciated.
red mail Ishmael Job
I am looking for any information on Ishmael Job & family he married Jane Retallack on 28th March 1837, to my knowing they had 4 children. Ishmael was a coast guard officer in St Ives in 1861, can anyone give me any more infomation please.
red mail William Veal
Looking for information on William Veal (Master Mariner) married to Catherine(nee Roach).They were living in Tregenna Place St Ives when their daughter (my G-Grandmother) Jane Veal was born in 1853.
red mail Priscilla Thomas, St Ives
Trying to track a Priscilla Thomas, born in St Ives, who married Edward John Jones Eardley in Ashby-de-la-Zouche, Leicestershire in 1880, aged 25 years . She apparently originated from the St Ives area of Cornwall
red mail Catherine Hodge, born 1780
mother-in-law of John Paynter above.Would like to communicate with her descendants.
red mail John Paynter, 1801, st Ives
1851 census:wife Katherine age 43;Children Mary 18;--Elizabeth 16,Richard 14;William John 9.The latter is my great grandfather.Would appreciate any assistance.
red mail Elizebeth Tonkin Paytner, born1858
Children;William J W 1883;John 1885,Elizabeth Tonkin 1888,Living at shun lee house,St Ives Cornwall,1891 census.Any information would be appreciated.
red mail William John Paynter
Born St Ives 1841 or 1842.Obtained master mariners certificate 1864,Plymouth(33444).Daughter Simla Ada Lillian born 1876(India???)--mothers name ???.On the 1881 census William is listed as a retired master mariner,Widower,boarding with Lousia Hodge at Gabrial Street,St Ives Cornwall. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
red mail Cornwall Opc
St. Ives is one of the parishes in the Cornwall OPC (Online Parish Clerk) volunteer scheme. Contact me for assistance with any research in this area.
Quick, Hosking - St.ives
Billy Noall QUICK and his wife Elizabeth (Hosking)came to Victoria Australia from St. Ives Cornwall on the 'Ebba Brahe' in 1857 with their 4 children Richard, Elizabeth, Grace and William. Contact Joan
Jenkyn, Paynter - St. Ives
James and Mary Kitty (Paynter) JENKYN came to Victoria Australia from St.Ives in Cornwall. James in 1854 and Mary Kitty and sons James, John and Thomas came in 1857 on the Ebba Brahe. Contact Joan

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