The Trevethan Information for Perranzabuloe Area Families

The first mention of the name Trevethan in Perranzabuloe is in the Parish Register in 1615.

The name does not occur in the parish in the 1524 or 1543 subsidies nor in the 1569 muster, although the name occurs in other parts of the Pydar Hundred.

William Trevethan signed the Protestation Returns in 1641. There are no records for them in Perranzabuloe for the Poll Tax 1660 or Hearth Tax 1664

My great great grandmother, Jane Trevethan, was born in Perranzabuloe in 1820 the daughter of James Trevethan, a miner and Elizabeth Bowden. James died in 1823 leaving a wife and four living children. The family story was that Jane was an orphan and that an uncle helped support the family by sending money while he was working abroad.

Jane's mother re-married in 1832 to James Ellacott, a miner and sojourner of the parish, whose identity I have been unable to trace. They appear in the 1841 census in Bodmin but it is likely Elizabeth died 1846 and James died not long afterwards. He has not been found in the 1851 census.

Jane next appears in Stoke Climsland where she married William Joll in 1837. James Ellacott was a witness at this wedding. Jane was apparently a small but feisty lady, very cornish always, who lived until the age of 85. She was a great favourite with my grandfather who often talked about her to his children.

Trevethan Families Perranzabuloe Area

Trevethan Headstones

Headstone Jane TrevethanInscription Headstone Mary Ann TrevethanInscription
Headstone In Memory of
Wife of Michael Trevethan
of Bolingey in this parish
Who died August 6th 1868
Aged 25 years
Also Jane their
Daughter who died Sep 16th 1868
Aged 7 weeks
If Thou wouldst all me to resign
What most I prize it ne'er was mine
I only yield Thou what was Thine
Thy will be done
Second wife of the above
Michael Trevethan
Who died March 2nd 1871
Headstone In Loving Memory
Mary Ann
The beloved wife of
Michael Trevethan
Who died____________________
M _______________1914
Aged ___ Years
Also the above
Michael Trevethan
Who died at Cocks
______________ 1919 Aged 57 years

Headstone James TrevethanInscription Headstone James TrevethanInscription
Headstone In loving Memory of
James Trevethan
who died August 3rd 1913
Aged 80 years
Also Molly his wife
who died May 24th 1891
Aged 41 years
Also of Maud Mary
their daughter
who died July 30 1889
Aged 13 Months
In the Lord God I put my trust
Headstone In Loving Memory of
James Trevethan
Who died at Rose, Dec 31 1900
Aged 28.
Also of Elizabeth,
Mother of the above.
Who died at Rose Hill
Aug. 5, 1888 Aged 47.

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