EDDY Family of Cornwall

John EDDYAge: 47 years17911838

Name
John EDDY
Given names
John
Surname
EDDY
Christening March 20, 1791
Christening of a sisterHonor EDDY
July 14, 1793 (Age 2 years)
Christening of a sisterMary EDDY
May 3, 1795 (Age 4 years)
Christening of a brotherPeter EDDY
December 24, 1797 (Age 6 years)
Christening of a brotherPeter EDDY
September 15, 1799 (Age 8 years)
Christening of a sisterJane EDDY
March 18, 1804 (Age 12 years)
MarriageFlorence HICKSView this family
August 9, 1832 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a son
#1
James Hicks EDDY
about 1834 (Age 42 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2
Susannah EDDY
1834 (Age 42 years)

Death October 7, 1838 (Age 47 years)
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: August 14, 1784St Just in Penwith, Cornwall, England
9 months
elder brother
22 months
elder brother
22 months
elder sister
2 years
himself
John EDDY
Christening: March 20, 1791 27 32St Just in Penwith, Cornwall, England
Death: October 7, 1838St Just in Penwith, Cornwall, England
2 years
younger sister
22 months
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
Peter EDDY
Christening: December 24, 1797 34 39St Just in Penwith, Cornwall, England
Death:
21 months
younger brother
Peter EDDY
Christening: September 15, 1799 35 41St Just in Penwith, Cornwall, England
Death:
5 years
younger sister
Family with Florence HICKS - View this family
himself
John EDDY
Christening: March 20, 1791 27 32St Just in Penwith, Cornwall, England
Death: October 7, 1838St Just in Penwith, Cornwall, England
wife
Marriage: August 9, 1832St Just in Penwith, Cornwall, England
2 years
son
1 year
daughter
John FORD + Florence HICKS - View this family
wife’s husband
wife
Marriage: March 24, 1840St Just in Penwith, Cornwall, England

Shared note

Details of John's marriage and descendants have been pieced together relatively easily, however, working out who John's father was is more difficult. Unfortunately there is no indication of birth year, other than he must have been old enough to get married on 9 Aug 1832. Assuming he was at least 18 when married, there are 11 baptism records in St Just between 1814 and 1785 (arbitrarily chosen, but anything earlier would've meant marrying aged over 47 - unlikely but not impossible). The baptism records are: (a) James EDDY & Honor - 11 Mar 1787 (b) William EDDY & Mary - 16 Apr 1788 (c) James EDDY & Honor - 20 Mar 1791 (d) James EDDY & Loveday - 06 Nov 1791 (e) Jacob EDDY & Elizabeth - 03 Jul 1796 (f) William EDDY & Ann - 02 Apr 1797 (g) James EDDY & Jane - 17 Mar 1799 (h) William EDDY & Mary - 31 Oct 1802 (i) Oliver EDDY & Mary - 16 Oct 1803 (j) John EDDY & Elizabeth - 09 Mar 1809 (k) William EDDY & Elizabeth - 01 Nov 1813

Of these, (a) died, and (e), (g), (h), (i) and (k) have been attributed to other families. This leaves 5 options, 4 of which I can't immediately eliminate.

The only other clue is the naming pattern of John's children, who were James Hicks EDDY and Susannah EDDY. The first son was often named after the father or sometimes the grandfather. Susannah was quite an unusual name, so who was she named after? Because of these names, I think there is a strong probability that John was the son of James and Honour, (c), as James' mother was named Susannah, as was his sister. Although not conclusive, I believe this is most likely lineage.