EDDY Family of Cornwall

1861 EDDY Charlotte (HOCKIN, 68) and dau - St Just 9-20 Truthwall.jpg

William EDDYAge: 57 years17921849

Name
William EDDY
Given names
William
Surname
EDDY
Birth between 1792 and 1796

MarriageCharlotte HOCKINView this family
13 May 1815 (Age 23 years)
Shared note: I.G.I. M020311
Birth of a son
#1
John Hocking EDDY
yes

Christening of a sonWilliam Hocking EDDY
19 June 1816 (Age 24 years)
Christening of a sonJames EDDY
22 March 1819 (Age 27 years)
Christening of a sonJohn Hocking EDDY
7 February 1822 (Age 30 years)
Christening of a sonNicholas Hocking EDDY
15 June 1824 (Age 32 years)
Christening of a daughterCharlotte EDDY
11 November 1826 (Age 34 years)
Christening of a sonRichard Boyns EDDY
29 January 1830 (Age 38 years)
Christening of a sonJoseph EDDY
15 June 1832 (Age 40 years)
Christening of a daughterAnn EDDY
30 November 1834 (Age 42 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2
Eliza EDDY
about 1837 (Age 45 years)

Burial of a sonJames EDDY
8 February 1841 (Age 49 years)

Marriage of a childWilliam Hocking EDDYElizabeth A. LAWRYView this family
20 April 1844 (Age 52 years)
Shared note: Notes from Geoff McKee: William (Hocking) EDDY (son of William EDDY and Charlotte HOCKIN) (27) married Elizabeth LAWRY (daughter of Bryan LAWRY and Mary OATS) (27) 20 Apr 1844 St Just by banns, both single, both of this parish, in the presence of William EDDY and Bryan LAWRY.
Marriage of a childNicholas Hocking EDDYChristiana NEKERWISEView this family
8 November 1845 (Age 53 years)
Deathyes

Burial 18 December 1849 (Age 57 years)
Family with Charlotte HOCKIN - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: 13 May 1815St Just in Penwith, Cornwall, England
13 months
son
3 years
son
3 years
son
2 years
son
2 years
daughter
3 years
son
2 years
son
3 years
daughter
3 years
daughter

Marriage

I.G.I. M020311

Notes from Geoff McKee: William EDDY married Charlotte HOCKIN (daughter of James HOCKING and Ann EDWARDS) 13 May 1815 in St Just by banns, both single, both of this parish, in the presence of John TREGEAR and Thos. TREGEAR.

William signed, Charlotte made mark.

Shared note

Family recorded in the 1841 Census (note ages rounded to nearest 5 years), reference St Just in Penwith 4-155 (Truthwall): EDDY«tab»William«tab»45«tab»M«tab»Miner EDDY«tab»Charlotte«tab»45«tab»F EDDY«tab»William«tab»20«tab»M«tab»Miner EDDY«tab»John«tab»15«tab»M«tab»Miner EDDY«tab»Nicholas«tab»15«tab»M«tab»Miner EDDY«tab»Charlotte«tab»14«tab»F EDDY«tab»Richard«tab»12«tab»M EDDY«tab»Joseph«tab»9«tab»M EDDY«tab»Ann«tab»7«tab»F EDDY«tab»Eliza«tab»4«tab»F

William was buried 18 Dec 1849, in St Just Wesleyan, recorded as of Truthwall, St Just.

In the 1851 census (transcription courtesy of Geoff McKee) at 65 (Ron Rowe has 66... don't know which is correct) Truthwall, St Just (all born St Just): Eddy«tab»Charlotte«tab»head«tab»wid«tab»«tab»57«tab» Eddy«tab»Richard«tab»son«tab»u«tab»21«tab»«tab»Blacksmith Eddy«tab»Charlotte«tab»dau«tab»u«tab»«tab»24«tab»School mistress«tab» Eddy«tab»Joseph«tab»son«tab»u«tab»19«tab»«tab»Tin Miner«tab» Eddy«tab»Eliza«tab»dau«tab»u«tab»«tab»15«tab»Dress maker

In the 1861 census, St Just in Penwith, 9-20 (both born in St Just in Penwith): EDDY«tab»Charlotte«tab»Head«tab»W«tab»68«tab»(village school mistress) EDDY«tab»Eliza«tab»Daughter«tab»U«tab»24«tab»(dressmaker)

In the 1871 and 1881 censuses, Charlotte is living with her son William Hocking EDDY and family.

As the 1841 census tended to round ages down to the nearest 5 years, William's real age would have been 45-49, suggesting birth year 1792-1796. Also, when William and Charlotte married, they were 'both of this parish', so looking for appropriate baptisms in St Just for William EDDY (although it's still possible he was baptised elsewhere), there are the following, son of: (a) William EDDY & Ann -, 05 Nov 1792, St Just in Penwith (b) base son of Mary EDDY, 11 May 1794, St Just in Penwith (c) William EDDY & Mary -, 25 Sep 1796, St Just in Penwith

Of these (c) can be eliminated as I believe that William married Elizabeth ROWE.

William was recorded as a miner of Truthwall when son Richard Boyns was baptised (1830).

I had hoped that the use of 'Boyns' as a middle name for son Richard would provide a clue as to which William EDDY this is. However, I think it more likely that this name was a connection with the HOCKIN family, not EDDY. I searched for a BOYNS / EDDY marriage but couldn't find any before Richard Boyns had been baptised. However, there was a BOYNS / HOCKIN marriage, and this was in St Just and furthernore, was a Richard BOYNS. He married Margery HOCKIN on 25 Dec 1800. I then hoped to find a link between Margery HOCKING and Charlotte's father, James, but it's not obvious. Maybe they're cousins, but they're not siblings (I stopped looking for a connection after this): Margery is likely to be the daughter of Benjamin and Margery, baptised 25 Feb 1776 in St Just. Benjamin and Margery had another daughter, Mary, but I could find no son James. Maybe the Richard BOYNS after which Richard Boyns EDDY was named was not family.

Perhaps the names James and Joseph could be linked moreso to the EDDY side. However, there are at least 2 HOCKING adults in St Just named Joseph that were there before Joseph EDDY was baptised, and there are more James HOCKINGs. That's not to say that James and Joseph EDDY aren't named after a close EDDY family member (William's brother/uncle, not father though as I can't find any baptisms to suit this).

Perhaps the keen use of Hocking and Boyns as middle names and even the degree of confusion over subsequent generation surnames is because William was the illegitimate child born to (b) above.

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