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james stephens redruth cornwall
« on: Sunday 16 August 15 12:59 BST (UK) »
My 3 times great grandfather James Stephens was born in Redruth Cornwall abt 1799. In 1820 he was living in Warslow Staffs working as a miner. Married to Elizabeth in 1820 and 2 sons William born 1820 and Thomas born 1821.By 1832 when his 3rd son James was born he was a copper miner in Coniston Lancashire.Can anyone help with his birth date and family.

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Re: james stephens redruth cornwall
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 16 August 15 13:16 BST (UK) »
Family got about a bit, didn't they?

So we have children William, Thomas, James, John and George. When you say "looking for family" are you specifically meaning "the family before him" or "the family he had with Elizabeth"?

There are a lot of James Stephens' christenings around that time, only a couple in Redruth but just because he was born there doesn't mean that he was christened there. Do you know of any daughters that they had?

While his marriage took place before civil registration, if it had a Stephens as a witness (or one married a Stephens if you look it up), you might be able to link that person to James.

- by the way, did you know that there is a photograph of his grave on findagrave.com along with a transcription of the inscription? A lot of other members of the family are buried in the same plot, although children/grandchildren of James and Elizabeth.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=114230890&ref=acom

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Re: james stephens redruth cornwall
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 16 August 15 14:06 BST (UK) »
I am looking for family before they moved to Warslaw. I have found his grave in St Andrews churchyard along with other family members. Ruskin is also buried there.Not having a birth certificate is preventing me from going any further back. They had no daughter only sons.

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Re: james stephens redruth cornwall
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 16 August 15 14:22 BST (UK) »
Baptism: 30 Mar 1834 St Andrew, Coniston, Lancashire, England
James Stephens - son of James Stephens & Elizabeth
Abode: Forge
Occupation: Miner
Baptised by: P Fraser

Baptism: 28 Dec 1836 St Andrew, Coniston, Lancashire, England
John Stephens - son of James Stephens & Elizabeth
Abode: Forge
Occupation: Miner
Baptised by: P Fraser
     
Baptism: 20 Mar 1842 St Andrew, Coniston, Lancashire, England
George Stephens - son of James Stephens & Elizabeth
Abode: Forge
Occupation: Miner
Baptised by: Geo Pickring


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Re: james stephens redruth cornwall
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 16 August 15 14:25 BST (UK) »
Thanks for info but it is James Stephens born abt 1799 in Redruth Cornwall i am trying to find. Once he moved to Coniston i know a lot about the family. Its trying to go back is the problem

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Re: james stephens redruth cornwall
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 16 August 15 14:28 BST (UK) »
Just trying to build up a picture :)

Have you considered this one?

James Stephens

Baptism Date 5 Aug 1801

Baptism Place Redruth, Cornwall,

Father Richard Stephens   

Mother Mary 

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Re: james stephens redruth cornwall
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 16 August 15 14:33 BST (UK) »
Edward Stephens
Baptism Date21 Jan 1798
Baptism Place Redruth, Cornwall
FatherRichard Stephens   
MotherMary 


Joseph Stephens
Baptism Date 28 Sep 1803
Baptism Place Redruth, Cornwall
Father Richd Stephens   
Mother Mary 


John Stephens
Baptism Date 5 Apr 1795
Baptism Place Redruth, Cornwall,
Father Richd Stephens   
Mother Mary 



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Re: james stephens redruth cornwall
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 16 August 15 14:39 BST (UK) »
1841
The Forge ,Hawkehead, Ulverstone
James Stephens  40 Copper Miner Not born in the county of Lancashire
Elizabeth Stephens  40 Not born in the county of Lancashire
Thomas Stephens  15 Copper Miner Not born in the county of Lancashire
James Stephens  7 born in the county
John Stephens  4 born in the county
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Re: james stephens redruth cornwall
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 16 August 15 15:50 BST (UK) »
Because HeatherJulie has honed in on the Richard christening, I wanted to post the other so you didn't think there was only the one:

Name   James Pollard Stephens
Gender   Male
Christening Date   23 May 1798
Christening Place   REDRUTH,CORNWALL,ENGLAND
Father's Name   Wm Stephens
Mother's Name   Mary

He may have dropped the "Pollard" later on (I have some christened with middle names who lost them after a while). Of the two, this one would be my first focus because of his naming his first son William (and of five sons, did not name one Richard).

Other children that appear when you put in William and Mary as parents (in Redruth specifically) include:
Ann ch. 5 May 1782
Mary ch. 2 Jun 1782
Mary ch. 23 Apr 1783
Thomas ch. 25 Jul 1784
John ch. 17 Jul 1785
Ann ch. 21 May 1786
[James 1798]
John ch. 17 Jan 1790
William ch. 19 Mar 1792
Ann ch. 10 Aug 1794 (bd 28 Jul 1795?)
Ann ch. 23 Oct 1796
Christian ch. 8 Sept 1799 (bd 23 Dec 1799?)
Christian ch. 23 Nov 1800 (may also die later)
George Pollard ch. 27 Oct 1802
(found on FamilySearch- burials C-OPC)
I can't confirm at this point that all of the above children are from the SAME William and Mary, but on the potential that this is one family... Thomas, John and George obviously appear in his children, which also lends to this being a priority. Of course I haven't looked into Elizabeth's family though, so I don't know whether she had relatives of those same names. Since five out of five names of his children come from this side, I'd focus on this personally.

~ added, marriage of William STEPHENS to Mary POLLARD 15th Sept 1781 St Uny, Redruth (Cornwall OPC)