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The PENHORWOOD family pre-1795 in Northam
« on: Friday 01 May 20 15:59 BST (UK) »
Hi, Everyone,
It seems as though the PENHORWOOD family lived in Northam for generation after generation, in evidence there through all the Censuses from 1841 till 1911.
The earliest rite of passage I have come across is a 15th Feb. 1795 marriage between  a John PENHORWOOD and a Jane HILL. 
But can anyone tell me whether there are entries for the PENHORWOOD family in Northam before this date? 
Many thanks, Keith


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Re: The PENHORWOOD family pre-1795 in Northam
« Reply #2 on: Friday 01 May 20 16:30 BST (UK) »
Quite a few entries on FindMyPast as well - some with images of the register.

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Smith Tiplady Boulton Branthwaite King Miller Woolfall Bretherton Archer and many more


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Re: The PENHORWOOD family pre-1795 in Northam
« Reply #3 on: Friday 01 May 20 16:34 BST (UK) »
Kloumann and Emeltom,
Thanks so much both for your swift responses!  I'll try and rustle up my signing in details for familysearch, and then will see whether it's worth my while spending some money on the Findmypast website after that...
Keith

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Re: The PENHORWOOD family pre-1795 in Northam
« Reply #4 on: Friday 01 May 20 16:47 BST (UK) »
The earliest names are in Westleigh but all down that coast had Penhorwoods including Buckland Brewer, Newton St Petrock, Barnstaple & Little Torrington

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Re: The PENHORWOOD family pre-1795 in Northam
« Reply #5 on: Friday 01 May 20 17:54 BST (UK) »
I think I read somewhere once that a surname that began with PEN- usually meant a Cornish, or maybe S.W. Peninsula origin.  Very nice part of the world.  And a huge number of PENHORWOOD PR entries to sort through!  Many thanks again,
Keith

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Re: The PENHORWOOD family pre-1795 in Northam
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 03 May 20 13:05 BST (UK) »
The earliest baptism I could find in Northam was in 1756 - an Alexander & wife Peternal PENHORWOOD baptised 10 children up to 1779. Northam's registers have been transcribed and are freely available at https://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/DEV/Northam - scroll down to Church Records. In addition, there are many memorial inscriptions shown under the heading Cemeteries.
Alexander PENHORWOOD of Bideford married Peternal BLACKMORE at Northam 19 Sept 1753. An Alexander PENHORWOOD was buried at Northam in 1801 aged 73 which possibly links to a baptism at Frithelstock or one at Great Torrington, both in 1728 for an Alexander.
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Re: The PENHORWOOD family pre-1795 in Northam
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 03 May 20 14:28 BST (UK) »
DOB7, thanks so much for that further clarity with reference to those PENHORWOOD PR's in Northam.
And as for that Peternal forename for the wife of Alexander, I can't say I've come across it before.  I'm wondering if it might be a mistranscription/mispronounciation for Petronella.  It doesn't seem to be listed in my copy of "Oxford Names Companion". 
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What a wonderful link that is that you provide, too!

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Re: The PENHORWOOD family pre-1795 in Northam
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 03 May 20 16:58 BST (UK) »
I think it's a spelling variant of Peternel - I have several instances of that as a forename from that timeframe.
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