St Just census 1891

 

 

 

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1891 Census

Grandfather was now staying with his great aunts at Carallack Villa.

Carrallack Villa

Elizabeth Hill

Head

81

Retired Inn Keeper

Redruth Cornwall

 

Martha Trenear

Sister

74

 

St Mewan Cornwall

 GFather

Willie Harvey

Visitor

11

Scholar

St Just Cornwall

Table 19 from the 1891 Census

Asket had died in South Africa and Louisa married William Bennets. Their son is aged three so presumably they married around 1887/8 so Asket must have died between 1884 and 1887. Louisa was a Matthews before she married Asket so the William Matthews listed below was probably a relative but obviously not a grandson as shown

Dowran

William Bennets

Head

34

Tin Miner-Employed

 

Louisa Bennets

Wife

32

 

 

John Harvey

Son

12

Scholar

 

Asket Harvey

Son

7

Scholar

 

George Bennets

Son

3

 

 

Susan Bennets

Mother

75

Living On Own Means

 

William J Matthews

Grnson

7

Scholar

Table 20 from the 1891 Census

The diary kept by the Sexton of St Just-in-Penwith Church has these sad entries in 1893:-

Dec 16th Mrs Bennetts, called at 10-30am and wanted a grave for her little girl Susan Bennetts, aged 4 years. She would like the child buried in the same grave with its father who was buried on the 20th March in No 14 A Second row southside. This grave was 6 feet deep, so as the regulations relating to this matter could be complied with I had her wishes carried out.

Dec 27th 4-55pm Susan Bennetts was interred as above. Funeral 3¼hr late, very cold.

The sexton's diary is a melancholy document but fascinating nonetheless. Read it online here.

At last Naomi makes her appearance although her father appears to have gone back to America. Her four oldest siblings have flown the nest.

Nancherrow Row

Eliza Stratton

Head

41

 

 

Madron Cornwall

 

Thomas Stratton

Son

14

Tin Miner

Employed

St Just Cornwall

 

Eveline Stratton

Dau

9

 

 

St Just Cornwall

 

Naomi Stratton

Dau

8

 

 

St Just Cornwall

 

Bessie Stratton

Dau

5

 

 

St Just Cornwall

 

Delpha Stratton

Dau

2

 

 

St Just Cornwall

Table 21 from the 1891 Census

The Star is being run by Jane’s daughter and her husband. Elizabeth-Jane married William Bolitho Veale in 1886. William was the son of Thomas Veale who was Capt John’s tenant in the house and garden next to the "preaching house" - presumably the Methodist Chapel. They have taken over the running of the Star.

Fore Street Star Hotel

William Bolitho Veal

Head

26

Farmer

 

Elizabeth J T Veal

Wife

26

 

 

Mary Williams Trezise

Servnt

22

Domestic Servant

Table 22 from the 1891 Census

Jane and John’s children married the Veale brother and sister.

Brothers and sisters

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- The Trenear-Harveys of St Just-in-Penwith -