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TRURO, a town, a parish, and a district, in Cornwall. The town stands on the Cornwall railway, at the head of a creek of Falmouth harbour, 8¬Ω miles N by E of Falmouth; may have been originally called either Tre... more
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Thomas Williams cordwainer
Seeking information regarding Thomas Williams listed on the 1851 Truro census aged 15 as a cordwainer.It is possible he could have emigrated to Australia.His relatives {Williams} emigrated to Broken Hill NSW circa 1880,s.His father Thomas was a Compositer Printer.I could nt find if he married in Cornwall, I will appreciate any information regarding Thomas. Gerry.W.
Recent research finds on the 1861 Census of Llangafelach Swansea an entry showing Wm.H.Rapsey and his family.Staying with the family are listed Mary J Williams,aged 25,son Thmas Williams aged 5.born in Falmouth,daughter Jane aged 2 born in London.My Williams family have connesctions with the Rapsey family in Truro ,Falmouth and London.Charles Williams b.London 1846. Married Caroline Langdon Llangafelach 1868.I will appreciate any information given.Gerry.
Williams Ancestors
Thomas Williams b 1812 Helston.married Jane Rapsey b.1816 Sept.1832.They had three sons.Thomas b.1836.William Henry b.1842.and Charles b 1847.Jane died in London from Cholera circa 1852.Thomas remarried in Axbridge Somerset. 1856. The three boys were looked after by Janes parents,Thomas and Ann Rapsey.They are listed on the 1851 Census at Dominic St.Truro..Cornwall.I would really appreciate any help in tracing the three boys. Gerry
My grand aunt Laura A Trewin (b.1873) who was in service, married Thomas J Pascoe (b.1874) in 1924 at 51 years of age in Truro, Cornwall. Thomas, a gardener and later a driver by trade had lost his wife Amelia (nee' Carlyon) the previous year. Thomas and Amelia had 2 known children, Laura (b.1895) and Thomas (b.1899) Any information relating to these folk, particularly my aunt Laura Trewin would be much appreciated.
red mail William Holman
Looking for details on William Holman. Born somewhere between 1826 and 1832. Came to Australia sometime between 1826 and 1866. Married Harriet Frost in NSW in 1868 and then married again in 1888 to Lizzie Moore. He died in NSW in 1894. He was a miner. His certificates all list his birth as Truro Cornwall. All certificates list his father as John Holman and mother as Mary Holman ( particularly noting her maiden name is also Holman). Can anyone help with further information, as I cannot trace him further than his Australian records. Many Thanks
Community of the Epiphany/Dr Mabel G Stevenson
Am researching Dr Mabel G Stevenson, who in 1911, was a Sister at the Community of the Epiphany in Truro. There were over 40 people living there at that time. If anyone has any information on the Community I would be most grateful. Thank you.
red mail Mary Whitford
Am trying to find information on Mary Whitford, born Truro 1808, who married by great-great-grandfather Joseph Brown of Wickwar in Gloucestershire.
red mail Edmonds - Truro
Louisa Edmonds 1823. Father was William Edmonds 1798. Louisa married Sampson Webb and they moved to Steelton South Australia. They had 12 children.
red mail miller
Any millers in the last 100 years in the truro/falmouth areas
Have just found out where Dorothy died. Mount Pleasant Residential home, Rosemundy Lane St Agnes. Her husband was a master baker but was retired and died before Dorothy. She died in 1997. Dorothy had two sisters,Ethel,Hilda and a brother George and they were all born in London.Her mother was Charlotte Lilian Moore (Decaux) and her father was George William Moore. Did anyone know of them?
red mail Hugh Lanyon
Found grave of Hugh Lanyon from Truro in graveyard of All Saints Church, Church Lawton, Cheshire. Born c1805 died 13 June 1846 aged 41. Assistant surveyor to the Trent and Mersey Company constructing the canal
red mail endeans and glanvilles
Does anybody have any info. or connection to Charles Eddy Endean born 1762 Truro. Only his father's name is mentioned, William. He married Grace Glanville 1785 Truro. One of their children, Thomasin born 1792 married Bengamin Mcbean 1813 Plymouth.
red mail Husband Family
Hi i'm looking for any info on Robert Husband B.1805 (Tailor) and his son also Robert B. 1836, Robert jr left Truro and moved to Hampshire at some stage in his early yrs.
Hottons' of Truro
I am researching the Hott(e)on family and have traced back as far as, John, my 4x great grandfather's marriage to Betsey Wales on 2 April 1804.I cannot trace his baptism. He supposedly came from Redruth? however his marriage and the subsequent children's baptisms were all in Truro. Any help would be appreciated
red mail Gosling or Olive from Truro
I am searching for information on the family of Nicholas John Gosling, born in Kenwyn Truro 17/3/1859. His father was John Gosling m) Mary Olive b. abt. 1822 in Feack, Cornwall. Any information on these families would be appreciated
red mail Penmount House
I am doing some historical research on Penmount house which is now the crematorium. I know it was built in the 1700's and the second owner was William Macarmicke MP followed by Sir George Richardson, Mr Manning of Exeter, Mr Williams a yeoman of St Enoder and Major J Henderson. I know a bit about the Henderson family and their son Charles Henderson the Cornish Historian. I would like any information on the families that lived there and any staff that worked there. Any thing would be very much appreciated. Thank you Helen
red mail Johns (Cornwall
Looking for information on James Johns Born c.1829. Migrated to Australia on the "Bombay" in 1852 with his wife Anne and children William and Joseph. Also on the ship were Charles Johns and his wife and children. Thought James was brother of Charles but cannot verify. Cannot trace James and family either in Cornwall or in Australia.
red mail George Tregowan Waters
George Tregowan Waters believed to be from Truro and born about 1870. Joined British Army about 1886. Fought in Boer War, was in Mesopotamia in 1917. He moved to Elmers End, Beckenham Kent in the 1920s. His wife's name was Harriet (nee Studley). He worked as a printer and died about 1957. Would appreciate any information about his siblings, ancesters etc.
red mail 1925
I am trying to contact anybody who may have known a Mabel Blanch Stephens or a Harry Stephens who in the year 1925 lived at 5 Hendra Place, Pydar Street Truro. They gave birth to a Sylvia Roslyn Stephens in 1925.
red mail fferris family
Has anyone any info on John and Richard Ferris early 18 century.Apparently they were Tanners.Also can somebody tell me how Ferris Town and Ferris street came about thanks.
red mail Penna family
Does anyone remember Phillip Penna b. 1901 and died 1978 (reg in Truro). He married my mums cousin in Norfolk in 1938 and they moved to Truro district to live. Contact with my mum was lost after this apart from a couple of letters. They had two sons one born 1940, he became a doctor and praticed in Manchester and died in 1988. Not sure if I can mention his name even though he has died. The other was born 1942. After my mum died we were clearing her house and came across a Prayer book belonging to Phillips wife father, (Ernest George Wright) obviously given to him in WW1. We would love for the Penna family to have it. If anyone can point me in the right direction as to how to find them I would be grateful.
red mail John Bale and Julia Anna Goldsworthy
My GG grandparents, married at Falmouth Dec 1865 then lived in Truro. Anyone with information about John Bale ? He deserted Julia and their two children, John henry and Mary Anna
red mail Trewin (Trewyn)
Hi, does anyone have any connection to the following Trewin's of Kenwyn/Truro? Frederick Charles b.1865 m.Emily Counter, Thomas b.1827 m.Loveday Geach(1) then m.Elizabeth Jane Hall(2), John b.1795 m.Mary Francis, John b.1757 m.Mary Basset or Thomas circa 1735 m.Margaret ?. Thanks, Jim
red mail Henderson
James Henderson, a civil engineer and wife Anna Maria settled in Kenwyn, Truro after travelling the world. James originally came from Aberdeen and Anna Maria from Dublin but by 1861 the family were settled at Kenwyn. His son, Hamilton Gerald was also a civil engineer who travelled and then settled in Kenwyn. I presume both father and son were working for the local mining industry and by the 1901 census they are both noted as 'employer'. Are there any descendants out there who may have further information about the family? Thanks Chris
red mail Elliott, Hallat,Green,Bremmacombe
Joseph Elliott b. c. 1799 Truro. Was his mother Mary Elliott unmarried or someone else?Did he have a brother Thomas Williams Elliott b. 1801 Truro? Did Mary m. someone named Hallatt later? My ancestor was named Joseph Elliott Hallatt.
red mail My Grandmother
Does anyone know of an Elizabeth Anne Rettalick from Truro. She was born in the early 1800s and after loosing all her family moved to the north east of England.
red mail Trewin. Reed
Hi Does anyone have any information about John Trewin born approx 1850 in Truro who Married Eliza Reed born Ludgvan in 1849. They were on the 1871 census as visiting Wm Barnicoat and his wife Elizabeth and their son Thos. They were married in 1871 I believe and eventually moved to Newcastle upon Tyne, Hartlepool before settling in Middlesbrough. Thank you Janice
red mail Thomas Dymond
Thomas Dymond (b. 6 Feb 1828 Truro). I am looking for his parents. Thomas Dymond and Elizabeth Ann ? Thomas Jr. was christened 2 feb 1831 at St. Matthew Bethnal Green in London. Any info on any of this including where I can find records online would be appreciated. He is my 4th Great Grandfather. Thanks Stephanie
red mail Draper
I am looking for any decendants of Joseph Gibson DRAPER, born 24th June 1900 to Joseph and Margaret Draper in Newton Abbott, Devon. In October 1926 he married Lilian Goodwin in Streatham, London. They moved to Australia, where they had one or two children. Lilian died giving birth, and I want to contact any known relatives of MARGARET their daughter.
red mail Barrett
I am looking for any decendants of Charles (a currier)and Margery Barrett.They lived in Truro in the 1850's and had10 children. After Margery's death Charles married Frances Harriet Donnington in the Embassy in Paris and had four children. I can name all 14 children if required.
red mail Any Bignells or Knights in cornwall
My great Grandfather has his birth place listed as Truro, Cornwall, but I can't find his family there. Any info greatly appreciated.
red mail Emily Sweet
I'm trying to trace any family connections with my grandmother Emily Sweet born in Truro Cornwall around the turn on the century. Her father was a shoemaker in Truro & had a premises behind the cathedral. She married Walter Bate and moved to Padstow in Cornwall. I'd love to find out more.
red mail Robert Pascoe
I have a Robert Pascoe b1769 m1790 to Mary Champion.
red mail Robert Pascoe
Can anyone help to trace the parents of Robert Pascoe and his wife Mary Champion born 1765 and 1769 respectively. They were both born in the parish of St Mary and married 1st May 1790. Would realy apreciate any help
red mail Minors/Libby/Polkinghorne
Betsey Libby b1791 Truro, the daughter of Sarah Polkinghorne & William Libby, married Thomas Minors in 1819, Truro. Their son William Minors b1827 was my great great grandfather. He left Truro sometime between 1841 and 1851 and moved to Southwark, Surrey and then to North London. He was a Ladies shoemaker. If anyone has any information on any of the family names mentioned i would appreciate it if you could contact me.
Mary Abigail Lilly
born 6th May,1823 in Truro, married Charles Gray 23rd March,1840 at St Mary Newington, Surrey. Does anyone else have 'Lilly's' who were born in Truro?
red mail EYRE
Looking for my 3 & 4 x grt grdfathers. Both called Thomas I believe 3rd grt to have been born in Bodmin 1796? or thereabouts. He married Elizabeth Isabella Murphy in Southwark, Surrey in 1815. Moved to Truro & had 11 children. Emma Matilda(1816- 1857)marr Anthony SARA . William Thomas 1818-1879)went to australia and married Thomas 1818-1879)went to Australia and married Sarah STORY ? Maria Louisa (1820- ?)marr Abraham George JACKA. Laura Olivia Violetta (1822- ?). Henrietta Olympia Prudentia (1824-1842). George Booth(1826-1885)marr Emma Jane SOUTHWOODS. John Charles(1829-1912)went to Australia in 1849 marrvRebecca Elizabeth RICHARDS, then to New Zealand. andrew Robin (1832-1833). Isabele Andrew (1834-1861). Ellen Ashtead (1837-1904)marr James DAWSON and came to New Zealand in 1873.
red mail Edward Berryman m. Betsy Sobey
Looking for any information about Edward Berryman and Betsy Sobey. Betsy Sobey was born in 1794 and in the Truro area, I guess they must have married in about 1816. They are my ggggrandparents on my mothers side. I have all the names of their children and they mostly lived in the Dudley area. My interest is the Cornish Connection and why/when they moved to the Midlands.
red mail Simon Richards
Son of William and Elizabeth (maiden name unknown and would like). Believed born about 1833. Mother or father died and was sent to live with Aunt, a devout Chappilist. Had Brother, Tom (Thomas?). Went to Maitland NSW Australia as an assisted migrant aged 14 years. Familly history from here is available to any one it would be use to.
red mail Keast
Nicholas Keast was my great-great-great grandfather, he was a tailor by trade. He was born to Thomas and Johanna Keast and baptised in 1809. Nicholas married Mary Bassett in 1831 and had several children, one of which Mary Jane was my ancestor. Nicholas and Marys other children that I know of were Jane(who married Joseph Allen), Elizabeth, Amelia (who married a mariner by the name of Williams) and Catherine. I have tried in vain to find in the GRO records and parish records Nicholas's death but cannot find him anywhere. He was alive for the 1861 census but Mary was declared as a widow in 1871 census. Can anyone help me on this matter?
red mail Edward Brokensha/Brokenshire
My great-great grandfather was Edward Brokensha. He was born in St Clements area in Truro in 1826 and became a mariner. He married Mary Jane Keast in St Georges church in Truro in 1857 and lived for most of their married lives in Tabernacle Street. They had several children, one of which was my great grandmother Eliza. Their other children were Edward John, Richard Henry, Mary Jane and Elizabeth. I know that Edwards father(also an Edward)was a fisherman who married Nancy Dunn a mariners daughter in 1814. I have managed to trace Nancy's family back a long way but have come up against a brick wall as far as Edward senior is concerned. I would love to hear from anyone who thinks they may be related or has any information about Edward.
red mail Bignell
Are there any Bignells still in this area? My Great Grandfather came from there I think. He married someone from Norfolk, and lived in Hampshire.
red mail family of cecil henry venn
any information of this family would be appreciated.claude henry venn and frances webb were the parents of cecil henry venn
red mail William Henry Eddey-Shipwrigh
looking for information on William Henry Eddey or Eddy a Shipwright born early 1800's. Issue Sarah Jane born abt 1850. anything appreciated
I am researching the family of Thomas ALLEN who married Grace BETTISON in 1813 in St Clement. Between 1814-1827 they had 5-6 children, John, William, Henry, Thomas, Mary(?), & Thomas. John married Elizabeth MATTHEWS in 1836 and Henry married Elizabeth TRUDGEN in 1844. They were shoemakers and postmen.
red mail Joel GROSE form Truro
I am researching the family of Joel GROSE, b 1779 in Kenwyn, and married Mary BUCKINGHAM in 1815 in St Clement where they then lived. They had 9 children from 1816-1833 Jane, Ann, Edward, Joel, William, Gertrude Ann, John, Samuel & Elizabeth. Joel's parents were Edward GROSE/GROSS and Jenefer LOB.
Barley Sheaf Hotel and The Armourey, Truro
Seeking deatails of the Barley Sheaf Hotel or The Armourey, Truro c. 1892. The publican of the Barley Sheaf Hotel, Thomas Reed died in 1892 and his son in law, Charles Richard W L Weaver was in attendance, his residence being The Armourey, Pydar St, Truro. Would anyone be able to tell me what The Armourey was??? a Hotel??? Any info on either of these two addresses would be much appreciated. Cheers
red mail CLEMENS of Truro
I'm looking for information on John CLEMENS, born circ 1794 and married to Elizabeth TIPPETT circ 1816. Elizabeth was born circ 1795. Any information on his son James and his grandson James would be useful. Thx
red mail PEPPIN
Has anyone any details upon Mary Anne Luxmore Peppin of Truro in the mid 19th century? She married, firstly, William Paul, and, secondly, Joseph Roberts. Maybe she were sister to an Henry Peppin born c1830 at Probus near Truro?
Cock Family of Truro
Looking for anyone else with an interest in this family. Edward William Cock born 1835 St Clements, Truro. He was a Cordwainer/Shoemaker and lived at Lemon Row in Truro. His parents were James and Martha and he had a sister called Elizabeth Jane Cock. Edward married Catherine Tallack or Toulick and they had the following children: Betsy, James, Edward, Stephen, William, Mary, Catherine, Emily and Frederick.
I am researching the history of the Retallick branch of our family (sometimes spelt Retallack) they were based throughout Cornwall including Truro.
I am researching the surname BARNICOAT, who originally came from Mawnan then Gulval but ended up in Truro.
red mail May Pascoe
Family research on May and Pascoe families of the Truro area, in particular - Kea,Kenwyn & St Clement. Gt Gt Grandparents John May md Elizabeth Bonds Pascoe. Also John's brother William Henry May md Eliza Pascoe (to confirm). John born circa 1836 St Clement & William 1832 Kea. Any information welcome.
red mail Long family - Truro
Trying to trace details of any of these:- William James Long B1880, married Hetty B1887 was this her real name as i can find no record? James Long B1855, married to Emma B1853 - James Long B1825, married Sarah B1833 and John Long B1778, married Margaret B1781. any info greatly appreciated!
red mail Yates/Schofield
looking for information on the Yates family which migrated to Canada late 1800's then to US early 1900's. Agnes Yates married Ralph Schofield has 10 Robert Yates, sister Kathleen, cousin Bertie
red mail William Cock
Lived in Truro as a minister, had a daughter, Harriet b.1857. They both sailed to Australia on the 'Erato' around 1857.
Henry Bone
Any information on Henry Bone, born in Truro in 1755, died 1834 and had two children Henry Pierce Bone and William, wife unknown. Thanks
red mail Medlin Medland Derrick
Trying to trace the people who have these on their tree .Our Joseph Medlin is of the same family of Medlands.Born1802.Most children born in Truro.
red mail Medland Medlin
Joseph Medlin b 1837 in Falmouth and Charlotte James b 1852 St Columb Minor Joseph's father was also called Joseph and was born in Launceston Cornwall 1802 & married Jane Green. Name changes from Medlin to Medland and back.Most of Joseph snr's children born in Truro.
red mail Polkinghorne
My mother was born in Truro in 1937 to Gertrude and Claude Polkinghorne. They had nine children in total. My grandmother was originally from Devon - Ottery St Mary I believe. Any link to the Polkinghornes from Truro would be appreciated.
I have a John Russell born c1835 in Truro in my tree. He was my gggrandfather. His occupation was a Wood Carver. He moved to the London area fairly early perhaps before 1841 with his parents, and married Sarah, maiden name Pullen, in 1856. John then became a Cheesemonger. I have found John and his family in the 1851 census, details are - Address - 8 Greenland Grove, Pancras; Thomas Russell - head - 42 - Shoemaker - Cornwall; Annie - wife - 47 - Dressmaker - Cornwall; Priscilla - dau - 20 - Dressmaker = Cornwall; John - son - 16 - Wood Carver, Journeyman - Cornwall; Eliza - dau - 14 - Cornwall; Thomas - son - 12 - Cornwall; Amelia - dau - 8 - Middlesex. I have found Thomas and wife again in 1861, one or two details changed, but it is the same family; Address - 2 Albert Terrace, Finsbury; Thomas Russell - head - 52 - Cordwainer - Penrhyn Cornwall; Amelia - wife - 58 - Geader, Cornwall; Amelia - dau - 18 - Middlesex. 1871 Thomas has 1st new wife. Address - 2 Caledonian ***** Thomas Russell - head - 60 - Bootmaker - Penrhyn, Cornwall; Mary - wife - Monthly nurse - Berkshire; In 1881 Thomas has 2nd new wife. Address - 21 Caledonian Road, Middlesex; Thomas Russell - head - 70 - Bootmaker - Penrhyn Cornwall; Julia Ann - wife - 30 - Waistcoat maker - Holborn; Walter Stein Russell - stepson - 14 - Strand Middlesex. I cannot find any reference to any of the children of Thomas, apart from my gggrandfather John, whose birth details I cannot find, and a christening of a Priscilla Anne Russell on 29th April 1832 in Budock Cornwall, parents Thomas and Amelia Russell. Does the above family fit in with anyones tree?? Can anyone help with further information about Thomas Russell? Many thanks, Lois
red mail Robert Julian
Looking for information about Robert Julian born June 26 1829 to Robert Julian and Marie Brewster. I have located a Robert Julian with wife Mary in Perranzabuloe 1841 census with a son Robert born 1829. This child was 7 years old when Robert and Mary were married in 1836. Mary apparently had another marriage as there are three young men living in the house with the last name of Trenerry and Mary's name on the marriage cert. is Trenerry. I am wondering if this could be my great grandfather living with father and step mother? I have been unable to locate any Mary or Marie Brewster. Young Robert came to USA in 1849 or 1850. He was in California in the Gold Rush years. Any help??
red mail Pathologist Born At Truro
From The Century Cyclopedia of Names 1895 Henry Charlton Bastian was born at Truro, Cornwall 26th April 1837. An English physician and biologist, professor of pathological anatomy and clinical medicine in University College London; noted as a pathologist of the nervous system, and as a defender of the doctrine of spontaneous generation. Author of various works.
red mail Bedford Family
My cousin Marguerite (Wisbey) and husband Oliver Bedford and daughter Anita, lived about the 1940's at "Menna Vean" Grampound Road, Truro, Cornwall. My mother used to write to that address Does any one know any more about this family and address please.
red mail Vigar Family
Henry Vigar married Alice Bilky late 1880's. Any information greatly received
John Dunstan
Seeking information on the family of John Dunstan. According to details he was born 1816 at Truro Cornwall. He later married a lady named Grace (No Surname), also born 1816 Truro. Any information to email address please.
red mail James Body From Truro, Cornwall
James Body, the son of Wiiliam Body and Charlotte Lamerton Stivey, was born, on 2 January 1877, at Richmond Hill, Truro, CORNWALL, England. James was an Engine Driver on the Great Western Railway. He was moved, by the Railway Company to Birmingham, in September 1899. There he met and married his wife, Florence Jane Sly. They were married, on 31 August 1901, at the Registry Office, Aston, Birmingham, WARWICKSHIRE, England. I have information about many of the Descendants and Ancestors of this couple.
James Andrell(Andrew?) married Martha Bawden in Truro, Cornwall in 1861, leaving England they arrived in New Zealand in 1863 settling in Marlborough. Wanting to know of any siblings/parents of James and Martha's families in England.

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