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John Penhall


from on 23 Nov 2010
these are my corrections: I have attached some certificates. 1841 H0107/143/ 15 folio 20 page 32 15 Redruth Penwith Cornwall
Edward Nancarrow age 40 Copper miner all born in county
John age 15 Copper Miner, Thomas age 14 Tin Copper, Maryann age 11, Eliza age 6 and Edward age 4

Benjamin Mathews wed 29 Oct 1825 to Mary Cock at Crowan, Cornwall, England
Jane Matthews Christening: 25 May 1828 dau of Mary and Benjamin Mathews at Crowan, Cornwall, England
Jane Mathews wed Apr-Jun 1847 to John Nancarrow 1824 - 3 May 1855 #3173 aged 31 son of Edward Nancarrow, in Redruth, Cornwall

John and Jane may have arrived in SA unmarried on separate ships in 1847
http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/fh/passengerlists/1847Rajah.htm - has John Nancarrow as a single man
http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/fh/passengerlists/1847Aboukir.htm - has Jane Matthews as a single woman
and their son John 1855 #4357 - 1855 #3270 lived 3 weeks, born after his father died at Ballarat from a fall into a hole. John and Jane Nancarrow had 5 children.
Only one, Mary Jane aged 7, was still alive when Jane wed 27th October 1856 to John Penhall in his tent on the diggings. John Penhall died of a heart attack at age 31 in 1864.
She then had two sons to David Tait (from Orkney). David John Tait born 07 May 1865. James Tait b. 1867.
Jane died 18 Feb 1878 from cancer of the liver but was obviously worried about her marital situation and Jane and David Tait married 15 Feb 1878, 3 days before she died on 18 Feb 1878.


John Penhall wed 1855 #3779 to Jane Nancarrow nee Matthews and lived at Ballarat

John Nancarrow's death certificate shows he died 3 May 1855 aged 31 years, and was buried 4 May 1855 at Ballarat, son of Edward Nancarrow, miner, of Redruth, Cornwall, UK,
John Nancarrow wed Jane Matthews in Redruth, when aged 22, and spent 7 years in Victoria, has one dau, Mary Jane aged 6 years,
South Australian records
John Nancarrow arrived 1847-09-24 on Rajah from London via Plymouth 28 May 1847, from SA Colonists
Friday, Sept. 24 The barque Rajah, 952 tons, Ferguson, master, from London and Plymouth. Surgeon-Superintendent.
Newspaper South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA : 1839 - 1900) Wednesday 29 September 1847.
7 children 1. Mary Jane Nancarrow c1849 (aged 6 when her father died 1855)
2. Sophy Nancarrow born 1850-06-06, Sophia died 1852-04-15 aged 21 m (SA record)
3. John Henry Nancarrow born 1852-03-20, John Henry died 1852-12-14 aged 1
4. John Henry Nancarrow born 1853-10-12, died c1853
5. John Nancarrow 1855 #4357 - 1855 #3270 lived 3 weeks
6. Twin Thomas Penhall 1856 #12155 lived 1 week
7. Twin John Penhall 1856 #12156
8. Sophia Penhall 1858 #6404
9. Michael Groves Penhall 1860 #13602
10. David John Tait 1865 #6682 - 1937 #12149 aged 71 born at Ballarat
11. James Tait 1867 #6358 - 1947 #17773 aged 79
1. Mary Jane Nancarrow c1849 (aged 6 when her father died 1855) wed 1874 #2331 to John Ferguson born in Ayreshire, and lived at Nerring, Ballarat, Numurkah, Caniambo,
6 Children 1. Alexander Ferguson 1874 #8531
2. Joh Ferguson 1876 #6887 - 1876 #4333 lived 1 day
3. John Ferguson 1879 #18195
4. Jessie Jane Mcke Ferguson 1887 #26537
7. John Penhall 1856 #12156 wed 1880 #1205 to Sarah Jane Witherden 1857 #1150 and lived at Waterloo, where he was called Joseph Gartside Penhall
6 Children 1. Jos Geo Penhall 1880 #13204 lived 7 months
2. Sarah Ethel Penhall 1881 #20348
3. Ellen Jane Penhall 1883 #6134
4. John Penhall 1885 #6806
5. Thomas Penhall 1886 #30470
6. Richard Penhall 1888 #34239
8. Sophia Penhall 1858 #6404 wed 1889 #6165 to John Smith, no known children
9. Michael Groves Penhall 1860 #13602 wed 1894 #4952 to Kate Keeling 1870 - 1911 #10064 aged 41,
6 Children 1. Michael Grose Penhall 1895 #19466
2. Jane Penhall 1900 #374 - 1900 #166 lived 1 day
3. Alick Victor Penhall 1903 #9034
4. Ivy May Penhall 1905 #24597
5. Roy Alex Penhall 1909 #25497 - 1909 #11775 lived 1 month
6. Leslie John Penhall 1911 #1826
1. Michael Groves Penhall 1895 #19466 wed 1916 #3151 to Alice Spreadbury 1874 #10715 - 1947 #6634 aged 72, dau of unknown Phelan(Ellen OKane) and John Spreadbury
John George Spreadbury aged 21 came Jul 1870 on the Highflyer and died 1885 #4732 aged 38, first wife Ellen OKane died 1874 aged 24 and second wife Bridget Hassett died 1884 aged 30, with 4 dead chn and 4 living daughters
1 Child 1. Michael Grove Penhall 1914 #4630

Daniel Pennefather


From on Sunday, 14 December, 2008
Thanks, Your records for Daniel Pennefather's children are missing Gerald, my grandfather. His birth certificate, dated 1859, is shown in the District of Emu Bay, Tasmania. Gerald was the second son and third child of Daniel and Elizabeth Sarah.
His eldest daughter, Nina, told me he was born at sea, on 18th December 1858 when his parents were returning from Ireland. The record is No 3627, No 55, 314. and the date of registration is the 15th January, 1859. The registration was indicated as being by letter from Daniel Pennefather from Table Cape. The confusion is that Elizabeth Sarah is shown as being nee Carr, not Curr. He was not named in the Register Book of Births but I hold a copy of the certified extract of the birth. He is also listed in Burke's Landed Gentry of Ireland. He was NSW Govt surveyor and worked with Walter Burley Griffin on the design of Canberra and also Castlecrag. He married Constance Nina McDonald of Queanbeyan. The book "A Thousand Wild Acres" includes a reference to him. He had five children, Nina Constance, Reginald Victor Graham, Clarence Arthur (my father), Eileen and Helen.

Daniel Pennefather wed 1854 #896 to Elizabeth Sarah Curr c1833 baptised 1846 #39551 and lived at Brighton, also wed 1855 at Launceston, where Evelyn was born
5 Children 1. Evelyn Mary Elizth Pennefeather 1855 lived 16 months
2. Edward Cecil Pennefather 1857 #1428
3. Gerald Pennefather on 18th December 1858
4. Hugh Claud Pennefather 1863 #19137
5. Wilfred Ernest Pennefather 1868 #21779 - 1939 #1614 aged 71
4. Hugh Claud Pennefather 1863 #19137 - 1951 #1843 aged 87 died at Coburg, wed 1889 #9036 to Mabel Annie Rose Irving 1866 #9932 - 1949 #18118 aged 83 born at Melbourne and died at Berwick, lived at Camberwell then at Pyalong
5 children 1. Mora Ethel Pennefather 1892 - 1944 #16668 aged 52
2. Evelyn Mary Pennefather 1893 - 1953 #2945 aged 60
3. Hugh Frank Pennefather 1894 #14941
4. Wilfred Edw Pennefather 1899 #1347
5. Harold Pennefather 1901 #21847

William James Penny

William James Peny/Penny, Elizabeth Clark and lived at Grant William Penny 1840 - 1879 #4445 son of William Penny of Wiltshire
Elizth Penney 1848 - 1930 #12878 aged 82, dau of Ann White and Henry Clarke
9 children 1. Elizabeth Penny 1866 #14264
2. Caroline Penny 1868 #2926 - 1877 #6655 lived 9 years
3. Susan Jane Penny 1869 #15896
4. William Sydney Penny 1871 #9379
5. Rosana Penny 1872 #23595
6. Clara Martha Peny 1874 #16228
7. Emma Ester Penny 1876 #12561 - 1877 #6656 lived 1 year
8. Caroline Ada Penny 1879 #7588
9. Theodore Henry Penny 1879 #7594 - 1880 #538 lived 10 months
1. Elizabeth Penny 1866 #14264 - 1937 #10029 aged 71 wed 1889 #4659 to Chas Ames Dorey
5. Rosana Penny 1872 #23595 - 1952 #8313 aged 79 wed 1894 #4034 to Phillip Manallack 1857 - 1898 #6131 aged 42, son of Ann Tucker and Francis Manallack and lived at Walhalla, and later wed to Watson
6. Clara Martha Penny/Penney 1874 #16228 - 1955 #26124 aged 91, wed 1897 #289 to Jno August Lohse 1873 #2120 - 1946 #2282 aged 73, and lived in Melbourne West, later at Paynesville,
1st Child 1. Millicent Carol Lohse 1898 #27920 - 1985 #25828 aged 87 wed Brown

Margaret Ethel PILL Benjamin William Pill born Apr - Jun 1854 Benjamin William Pill wed Apr-Jun 1877 to Nannie Penrose in District of Bootle Vol 10b Page 949 Benjamin William Pill Deaths Jun 1889 66, 1827 - 1889 aged 66 Nanny Penrose Pill Deaths Dec 1900 77, 1833 - 1900 aged 77 Nanny Penrose Pill Births Mar 1878 Henry Penrose Pill Births Dec 1879 Bootle 10b 613 3 or 4 more then Margaret Ethel Pill born Jul-Sep 1890 at Bootle Vol 10b page 697 Margaret Ethel Pill 0 Deaths Mar 1891 Bootle Margaret Ethel Pill Births Sep 1892 Bootle 10b 691 Civil Parish of St. Just 1841 http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/40144e.html Trewellard Cross,1,James Penrose,30, Miner-Copper,In county, , Jane Penrose, 25, In county, , Jane Penrose, 4, In county, , Elizabeth Penrose, 2, In county, , Nanny Penrose, 1, In county,

James Penrose


From on Thursday, 30 September, 2010
Hi Elizabeth
Quick email to say thanks for the information on James Penrose. I have just started looking at the family history and it has been a blast.
James was my great great great grandfather - I believe his father was Richard Penrose of Cornwall - born 1820
Thanks again for your work, regards, James Martin Penrose
Reply
That Cornwall clue opens doors - to the Cornwall Census, where I chose 1851, thinking I might get both father and son in the one house. And that led to finding a possible marriage for the parents.
I feel amazed, each time I find a family like this one, and the children are listed as Scholars. I was under the impression that Victoria, Australia, was the first place to introduce school for all children aged around 5 to 12 years old, now I think - 20 years after Cornwall!!

Cornwall 1851 Census 4,Goosegwarra, Richard Penrose,Head, M,31, Mine Clerk,Redruth Cornwall,
Frances Penrose,Wife,M, 35, Mine Clerks Wife (Crossed Out),St Agnes Cornwall,
Maria Penrose, Dau,U, 10, Scholar, William Penrose, Son,U,8, Scholar, Mary Penrose, Dau,U, 7, Scholar,
James Penrose, Son,U,6, Scholar, Thomas Penrose, Son,U,4, Scholar,St Agnes Cornwall,
Richard Penrose, Son,U,2, At Home,St Agnes Cornwall,
Marriages Sep 1842 - Richard Penrose to Frances Harris in Truro Vol 9 page 307
Marriages Dec 1864 - James Penrose to Emily James at Penzance Vol 5c page 512
In 1861,
38,Illogan Church Town,1,Richard Penrose,Head,M,41 Mine Agent,Redruth Cornwall
Frances Penrose,Wife,M 44,At Home,St Agnes Cornwall
Maria Penrose,Dau,U 20,At Home,St Agnes Cornwall
William Penrose,Son,U,18 Miner (Copper), Mary Penrose,Dau 16,Scholar,St Agnes Cornwall
James Penrose,Son 15 and Thomas Penrose,Son 14 Miner (Copper),St Agnes Cornwall
Richard Penrose,Son 12 Frances Penrose,Dau 11, Harry Penrose,Son 9 Jane Penrose,Dau 7,
Ellen Penrose,Dau 5, and Edward Penrose,Son 3 Scholar,St Agnes Cornwall Louisa Penrose,Dau 6m Illogan Cornwall
In 1871 at same address
27,Church Town,1,Richard Penrose,Head,M,50 Mine Agent,Redruth Cornwall
Frances Penrose,Wife,M 55,Mine Agents Wife,St Agnes Cornwall
Maria Penrose,Dau,U 30,Mine Agents Daughter, Frances Penrose,Dau,U 21,Milliner,St Agnes Cornwall
Harry Penrose,Son,U,19 Mine Clerk, Jane Penrose,Dau,U 17,Pupil Teacher,St Agnes Cornwall
Ellen Penrose,Dau,U 15, Edward Penrose,Son 12 and Louisa Penrose,Dau 10,Scholar,Illogan Cornwall
James Penrose came c1865 with Emily James and lived at Maldon
8 Children 1. James Penrose 1866 #15791 - 1867 #2262 lived 4 months
2. Elizabeth Penrose 1868 #3555
3. John Penrose 1869 #16638 - 1923 #8294 aged 53, wed 1895 #361 to Emma Ruth Thwaite
4. Richard James Penrose 1871 #17383
5. Gilbert Penrose 1873 #3535 - 1944 #5495 aged 71
6. William Penrose 1878 #3763 - 1967 #1558 aged 90 died at Casterton
7. James Leonard Penrose 1883 #17937 - 1884 #9472 lived 3 years
8. Emily Hilda Penrose 1886 - 1889 #3077 lived 3 years
5. Gilbert Penrose 1873 #3535 wed 1909 #7938 to Alice Mary Beardon 1882 #3052 - 1923 #6993 aged 41, and lived at Charlton, Kilmore
2 Children 1. Gilbert Geo Penrose 1910 #18132
2. Doris May Penrose 1914 #32589

William Penrose

Cornwall http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/72343.html Census 1871 last entry on Folio 88 Page 40, and on to Page 41 223,Calartha Calartha House,1,James Penrose,Head,M,67, Farmer Of 60 Acres,St Just Cornwall, , Sally Penrose,Wife,M, 57,Farmer's Wife,St Leven Cornwall, , Sarah Penrose,Dau,U, 28,Assistant Housekeeper,St Buryan Cornwall, , Thomas B Penrose,Son,U,26, Laborer On Farm Ind,St Buryan Cornwall, , William Penrose,Son,U,22, Laborer On Farm Ind,St Buryan Cornwall, , Nanny Penrose,Dau,U, 21,Dairymaid,St Buryan Cornwall, , Ellen Penrose,Dau,U, 19,Dressmaker,St Buryan Cornwall, , Pee Ladner Penrose,Dau,U, 18,Housekeeper's Asst,St Buryan Cornwall, , Annie Penrose,Dau,U, 16,Draper's Assistant,St Buryan Cornwall, Penrose William 21 born c1844 came Feb 1864 on the Yorkshire
appears to be William Penrose 1832 - 1876 #12430 aged 44 from Cornwall
Penrose Wm 23 born c1849 came Jul 1872 on the Somersetshire
William Penrose from Cornwall wed 1876 #36 to Sarah Hedger 1858 #14029 - 1881 #3522 aged 23, died at Bealiba, 3 daughters,
William Penrose wed 1886 #2556 to Matilda Jane Berryman 1862 #9227 - 1940 #12618 aged 78,
3 Children
of Sarah
1. Mabel Anne Penrose 1877 #4047
2. Mary Ellen Penrose 1879 #13792 wed 1895 #6872 to Steph Whiting
3. Sarah Penrose 1881 #7094 lived 1 day
6 Children
of Matilda
4. William Leslie Penrose 1887 #4569 lived 7 months
5. Janie Beatrice Penrose 1888 #20132
3. Ruby Ethel Penrose 1890 #3120 - 1971 #22924 aged 81, wed Osborne
7. Wm Victor Penrose 1891 #22505 - 1955 #22690 aged 74
8. Clarence Stephen Penrose 1896 #12541 - 1924 #10928 aged 28
9. Miriam Edith Penrose 1901 #10929
Mary Annie Penrose 1857 - 1936 #1093 aged 79 died at Melb, wed 1881 #416 to Henry Penrose

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