Author Topic: Searching the Kinsman Family of Gwennap, Cornwall  (Read 991 times)

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Searching the Kinsman Family of Gwennap, Cornwall
« on: Sunday 31 January 16 03:34 GMT (UK) »
I have a birthdate for a Mary Kinsman born 8 January 1777, but cannot confirm it or determine her parents. She married a William James Francis of Redruth, Cornwall, whose family I am researching.

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Re: Searching the Kinsman Family of Gwennap, Cornwall
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 31 January 16 06:39 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to Rootschat.

For others trying to help a Tree has;
WILLIAM JAMES Francis, Birth 13 Dec 1802 Redruth, Parents WILLIAM/MARY nee Kinsman

WJ married in Canada 1832

Parents William Francis born c 1773 and Mary Kinsman c 1777

I looked to confirm any of this with resources available to me with little luck.

If born 13 Dec William would be Baptised late 1802/ early 1803


Cornwall OPC has this one;
02-Jan 1803
Parish Or Reg District   Redruth
Wm./William FRANCIS
Sex   son
Father Wm./William
Mother Mary

Cant find a Marriage to a Mary Kinsman.


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Re: Searching the Kinsman Family of Gwennap, Cornwall
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 31 January 16 08:19 GMT (UK) »
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Re: Searching the Kinsman Family of Gwennap, Cornwall
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 31 January 16 20:26 GMT (UK) »
there's no marriage for a Mary Kinsman & William Francis around the right time in Cornwall, and there's no baptism showing up in the 1777 either. I've checked the opc database, FreeReg & the Cornwall Family History Soc indexes.

There is a marriage of a William Francis & Mary Williams 29 May 1796 in Redruth St Uny which fits the timeline of the children baptised to William & Mary Francis.

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Cornwall: Allen, Bevan, Bosisto, Carnpezzack, Donithorn, Huddy, James, Retallack, Russell, Vincent, Yeoman
Cards: Thomas (Llanbadarn Fawr)
Glam: Bowler, Cram, Galloway, James, Thomas, Watkins
Lincs: Coupland, Cram
Mon: Cram, Gwyn, John, Philpot, Smart, Watkins
Pembs: Edwards (St. Dogmael's)
Yorks: Airey, Bowler, Elliott, Hare, Hewitt, Kellett, Kemp, Stephenson, Tebb


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Re: Searching the Kinsman Family of Gwennap, Cornwall
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 31 January 16 20:54 GMT (UK) »
Well I've found a baptism on find my past for a Mary Kinsman on 15 January 1775 at Gwennap, parents John and Mary.

How accurate is the 1777 date?
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Re: Searching the Kinsman Family of Gwennap, Cornwall
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 31 January 16 21:34 GMT (UK) »
I think the Mary Kinsman baptised in Gwennap married in the same parish in 1792 to John Kinsman. There are 2 children baptised to the couple, and Mary was buried 1 April 1796, the same day as son John was baptised. Her spouse John remarried 6 June 1796.
Cornwall: Allen, Bevan, Bosisto, Carnpezzack, Donithorn, Huddy, James, Retallack, Russell, Vincent, Yeoman
Cards: Thomas (Llanbadarn Fawr)
Glam: Bowler, Cram, Galloway, James, Thomas, Watkins
Lincs: Coupland, Cram
Mon: Cram, Gwyn, John, Philpot, Smart, Watkins
Pembs: Edwards (St. Dogmael's)
Yorks: Airey, Bowler, Elliott, Hare, Hewitt, Kellett, Kemp, Stephenson, Tebb