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50031 'Hood' passing Menheniot

This is one of the earliest references (1752) that we have to Uglows moving to the south of Cornwall.

The parish lies east of the town of Liskeard. The village of Menheniot is about two miles south-east of Liskeard close to the A38 and main railway line to the west of Cornwall. A pleasant area with fertile soil, renowned for the quality of slate which has been quarried here for hundreds of years. The discovery of lead at Menheniot, in east Cornwall, in 1843 caused a minor boom in mining and the population doubled in a very short time. The enormous social consequences for the village were matched only by the dramatic physical change, with massive engine houses soon dominating the skyline. By the 1870s the boom had collapsed, the miners sought pastures new and the village reverted to its agricultural life that  we know today.

Population

1841 1991
1221 1504

Statistics: 6987 acres of land, 15 acres of water

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Menheniot is east of Liskeard

1. The whole of Cornwall
2. Here is a  map to get you to Menheniot - you can change the scale as well as get the local weather and cinema listings!

Family 1: Abel and Mary Snell

Abel 1719 from St Gennys is the son of Nicholas and Joan. He marries Mary Snell in 1752 in Menheniot. Mary might be the daughter of Edmund and Thomasin Snell, born in Menheniot in 1726. Abel dies by drowning in 1790 and is buried in St Stephens by Saltash.

  • son Nicholas 1753 born in Menheniot. He marries Joan Cord and raises a family in Antony - Family 1

  • son James 1754 born in Menheniot - married Caroline Short in Plymouth in 1784 (possibly another James?) In the census in 1841 James is living in Tavistock St in Stoke Damerel with his unmarried daughter, Betty, though here called Elizabeth. They are both said to be of independent means. James dies in 1842.
    • daughter Betty 1786 born in Saltash. In the census in 1841 she is living in Tavistock St in Stoke Damerel with her father. She was unmarried but, in 1847, at the age of 60, she marries 77 year old, John Hamlyn, a farm worker born in 1770 in Devonport. We know that a Betty Uglow married a John Hamlyn in 1847 but it seems unlikely that these two pensioners are that pair? We find, in 1841, a John Hamlyn living in Navy Row, Stoke Damerel, with wife, Sarah. In 1851, still in Navy Row, John is living with a new wife, Elizabeth, born in Cornwall in 1786. John dies in 1853. In 1861, Betty Hamlyn, widowed, is now back in the house she shared with her father in Tavistock St. - it's this last fact that makes this improbable marriage, the likeliest explanation.
    • daughter Mary 1790 born in Saltash
    • son John 1792 born in Saltash but died in 1793

  • son Abel 1761 [source: Letty Fernandez]

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