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The Perkins/Jennings Family

Updated January 8, 2001

Judith M Nicholls

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I am currently researching many family lines and would be pleased to hear from anyone with similar surname interests.These lines include:
From Cornwall, England
MEWTON: The family originated in Perranzabuloe in the mid 1700s, my branch moved to Shortlanesend, and then Kenwyn by the mid 1800s.
The wives surnames include : TREVETHAN, MENHENNETT, BATTEN and CROWL(E). I only have extra information on the last - Elizabeth CROWLE (bp 21 March 1824 at Kenwyn , m Josiah MEWTON (b 1822). They were married June 4 1848 at Kenwyn).

ROOSE: Talland and Lansallos .This line originates with Cornelius ROOSE m Ann JOHNS (m 7 Feb 1769 Lansallos). Ann JOHNS is the daughter of Robert JOHNS and Ann SEARLE (m 9 July 1743 Lansallos).

HITCHENS: Talland and Lansallos. Looking for the family of William HITCHENS b abt 1765 who married Margaret COUTH on Nov 4 1795 in Lansallos.

COUTH (also COATH and variants ) Talland and Lansallos And looking for SNELL , particularly Elizabeth SNELL who married William COUTH at Maker on May 17 1757.

DANIEL : St Cleer and St Ive.
Associated with my DANIEL surname and the parishes of St Cleer and Menheniot : HANCOCK, SWIGG, JORY, PEARCE, BOYAR (this could be an interesting spelling of BOWYER),

My brick wall : My great grandfather Edward WILLIAMS. I know he was born abt 1856/ 1857, was married to Elizabeth Jane MEWTON in Plymouth in 1891 (gives his age as 35 on his marriage certificate). On the 1891 census, he is living in Plymouth and helpfully gives his birthplace as Cornwall ! I have a suspicion I have found him on the 1881 census , living at St Stephen in Brannel , working as an apprentice blacksmith to Elias TRUSCOTT. The birthplace given is Mawgan in Pydar but I have not been able to track my WILLIAMS family to that location. His wife may have had a family connection to St Stephens -in-Brannel through her CROWL (E) mother, Elizabeth., so this information from 1881 could ‘fit’. Edward’s occupation was blacksmith and from his marriage cert. I know his father was called Joseph and was a mason.

From Devon:
NICHOLLS, PEPPERELL, and FOGWILL from the South Hams area generally and Slapton in particular
PERKINS from Chawleigh and Chulmleigh maybe. Definitely from Stoke Damerel from mid 1700s

From Cheshire:
JENNINGS from Alderley, Chelford and Snelson

From Co Durham:
CAMPION from the Durham area. In particular, any information on the families of Thomas Campion who married Isabella Johnston(from Scotland) in Hartlepool in 1868.

From Staffordshire:
FISHER from the Stowe/Stafford area. My FISHER family ended up in Ingestre in the mid 1800s

From Dorset:
I am descended from the marriage of James LANDER and Sarah TALBOT on April 19 1808 at Langton Matravers. I would be interested in contacting any one who is researching the very inter-married families of this area.

From Surrey:
Another brick wall. I am looking for the family of John SMITH b abt 1839 in Putney, Surrey. He moved to Devon and married Maria NICHOLLS and ended up in Instow, N. Devon where he was the village policeman.

From Scotland:

From the Glasgow area:

From Stirlingshire and Dunbartonshire:

From the Isle of Islay, Argyllshire:

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