Kevern TREWAVAS 165
- Born: Bef 30 Nov 1693, Mousehole, Cornwall, England 165
- Marriage: Joan WALLIS on 6 Nov 1718 in Paul, Cornwall, England 165
Leveran was the old Cornish way of writing Kevern and has been welldocumented.
The Parish Register at St Buryan is almost impossible to decipheraccurately as it is overcrowded, faded and cross written in places. Thishas led to some confusion by various researchers, and not without reason.
The compiler has chosen to use the work that Madeleine Mitchell-Fox didon deciphering the early entries because this descendant of KevernTrewavas actually read the original copy of the register personally.
Other researchers state Kevern was born November 1687.
Notes from Trewavas Tree website: Dr G.M.W.Mann. Baytrees
Burnhams Rd, Lt.Bookham
Surrey, U.K. KT23 3AU
b=born m=married d=died C=Christened B=Buried
there is no record of the baptism of Kevern at Paul, but the followingbaptisms were found at neighbouring St Buryan:
C 8Aug1686 John s George & Margery TREWAVAS
C Nov1687 Leveran s George & Bene TREWAVAS
preceded by the marriage of George to Joan 12Jul1684
A booklet by Madeline Mitchell-Fox claims that Laveran was an oldspelling for the place name Kevern (quoting Guide to Cornish Placenames”by Morton Nance). This author also notes that the Leveran baptism wasrecorded at Paul 31Nov1693
The St Burian registers have not yet been examined, but at present itseems likely that Margery, Bene, Joan, are one and the same, and that thefamily moved from St Burian to Paul around 1690. Both John &Leveran/Kevern baptised families at Paul, both including a son George
The link between the two parisges is supported by the first clearTrewavas entry in the Paul register:
C 31Jul1656 John s Willi TREWAVAS of Burian
Richard-7 was baptised at Paul in 1724, son of Kevern. The baptism ispreceded by just one suitable marriage:
from Paul parish register:
m 6Nov1718 Kevern TREWAVAS & Joan WALLIS
from Paul parish register:
C 12Apr1719 George s Kevern TREWAVAS m 1Jan1744 GeorgeTREWAVAS & Mary NICHOLLS
C 20Jan1721 William s Kevern TREWAVAS m 18Sep1748 WilliamTREWAVAS & Anne YEAMON B 6May1812 William TREWAVAS 91 [b1721]
C 19Sep1724 Richard s Kevern TREWAVAS m 27Mar1749 RichardTREWAVAS & Margaret PHILLIPS (see Richard-7)
C 26Dec1727 Robert s Kevern TREWAVAS B 31Dec1727 RobertTREWAVAS
C 13Mar1729+Sarah d Kevern TREWAVAS
no record of the burial of Kevern has been found
B 6Mar1738 Joan w Keavern TREWAVAS
Noted events in his life were:
• Baptism, Nov 1687, Saint Buryan, Cornwall, England.
• Baptism, 30 Nov 1693, Saint Buryan, Cornwall, England.
Kevern married Joan WALLIS on 6 Nov 1718 in Paul, Cornwall, England.165 (Joan WALLIS was born before 13 Mar 1691 in Paul, Cornwall, England, died about 4 Mar 1738 in Paul, Cornwall, England and was buried on 6 Mar 1738 in Paul, Cornwall, England.)