The researcher should bear in mind that until the twentieth century and for most of the period covered in this database average infant mortality rates in England ranged between 15 - 18 %, during the first year of life. Between 25 and 30 percent of all children died before age 15 ! Many of the children baptised in Stithians didn't live long enough to marry and procreate.
Adult mortality rates being what they were, a fairly large proportion of these children would grow up orphans and a much larger group would have lost at least one parent.
Though there were many exceptions, the average number of children born to a family was an unremarkable four or five, not including stillbirths. Women married relatively late (23 - 27) and entered menopause at 40, thereby reducing their productive years. High adult mortality rates limited the growth of many families, while breast feeding, malnutrition and sickness diminished fertility and desire.
(See Lawrence Stone - "The Family Sex and Marriage in England 1500 -1800")
The researcher should also be aware that families frequently named newborns after children who had previously died. What appears to be a duplicate record with a different date is not.
Also, these are baptism records! In many cases the baptism date does not reflect an approximate birth date. In many cases the baptism took place months and even years later (In two cases 18 & 20 years). What appears to be twins and triplets can often be children of various ages all being baptized together. In only some of the cases does the curate note ages and birth dates.
Because of the size of the files the database has been divided into seven periods. They may take some time to upload into your browser. Use your page search feature (Edit+Search Page) to locate the names you're looking for. Be aware that names were recorded with many variations and that, in many cases, the transcriber could not clearly read the handwriting and may have only provided the legible letters, interspaced with question marks.
The parish registers for Stithians, for the period from 1665 - 1713, are in a piteous state. They are almost completely illegible with only an occasional name discernable. Many of the records for the period 1713 -1739 are partials; the names also eaten away by rot.
Dec. 2009 - The Bishop's transcripts from 1676 to 1716 have been added. Unfortunately many years are missing. Dating is done in the old style whereby the year ran from March 25 to March 25. Therefore Jan. 1710 is Jan. 1711 in our calendar.
Baptised in Stithians but reside in Gwennap. As transcribed by Sandra Love.
DUNSTAN James s/o John and Elizabeth Dunstan, Trebowling in Gwennap Miner 25th Oct 1818 no 450
ODGER Julian d/o Jacob and Elizabeth Odger, Crowgey in Gwennap Farmer 18th Dec 1818 no 463
MURTON George s/o George and Susanna Murton, Gilly in Gwennap Miner 3rd Feb 1819 no 473
SPARGO James Martin, s/o Thomas and Ann Spargo, Gilly in Gwennap, Miner, 3 rd Feb 1819 no 474
SPARGO Johanna d/o Peter and Johanna Spargo, Carnmarth in Gwennap, Miner 16th may 1819
CROWGEY Catharine d/o Henry and Maria Crowgey, Gwennap, Miner 15th july 1819 no 508
DUNSTAN Thomas s/o Colan and Ann Dunstan, Gwennap, Miner, 12th Sept 1819 no 512
ROBERTS Elizabeth Ann d/o Matthew and Avis Roberts, Gwennap 12 Sept 1819 no 515
DUNSTAN Thomas s/o Thomas and Ann Dunstan, Crowgey in Gwennap, husbandman, 26th Sept 1819 no 520
BREY Betsey Jenkin base d/o Betsey, Gwennap 26th sept 1819 no 521
CRAES William s/o Thomas and Jane Craes, Trellin in Gwennap Husbandman 24th Oct 1819 no 526
SPARGO Thomas s/o Thomas and Ann Spargo, Gwennap, Miner 10th May 1820 no 565
MARTIN Jonathan s/o James and Catharine Martin, Tredeag in Gwennap, husbandman, 8th July 1820 no 580
DUNSTAN Mary d/o John and Elizabeth Dunstan, Gwennap, Miner 17th sept 1820 no 591
ODGER Thomas s/o William and Mary Odger, Gwennap, Husbandman 15th Oct 1820 no 599
MAGOR Thomas Michell s/o William and Mary Magor, Kea miner 17th Oct 1820 No 601
CRAES Jane d/o Thomas and Jane Craes, Gwennap, Husbandman, 12 Nov 1820 no 609
COLLINS Willima s/o Peter and Ann Collins, Gwennap, Miner, !st april 1821 no 638
HANCOCK Elizabeth d/o Peter and Christian Hancock, ST Day , Glazier 29th April 1821 No 651
MURTON Elisha s/o George and Susanna Murton , Gilly in Gwennap, Miner, 24th Jan 1813, no 4.
MARTIN Thomas Curgenven s/o Edward and Elizabeth Martin, Cascadden in Gwennap, Farmer, 24th Jan 1813, no 5
ANDREW Thomas s/o Thomas and Susanna Andrew, Terary Gwennap, Husbandman, 25th Jan 1813, no 8
SPARGO William s/o William and Mary, Ninnis, Husbandman 21st Feb 1813 no 12
MICHELL Samuel, base s/o Jenefer, St Day in Gwennap, 23rd Feb 1813, no 13.
PETERS Grace d/o John and Elizabeth, Carvennel in gwennap, Miner 4th April 1813, no 20
DUNSTAN Eliza d/o John and Elizabeth Dunstan Carvenel in Gwennap, Miner 4th April 1813 no 21.
ODGERS Grace d/o Matthew and Phillis Odgers Trewurgy Downs Gwennap, Miner 26th Sept 1813 no 47
MARTIN Elizabeth d/o Samuel and Elizabeth Martin ,Crarack in Gwennap Miner 27th Sept 1813 no 49
ODGERS Johanna d/o Jacob and Elizabeth Odgers, Crowgey in Gwennap, Miner, 10th Oct 1813., No 51
GRAES Kitty d/o Thomas and Jane Craes, Ninnis, Husbandman, 3rd August 1817 no 356
JENKINS Abraham s/o Abraham and Catharine Jenkins, Gwennap Moors Miner 8th August 1817 no 360
COLLINS James s/o William and Alice Collins, St Day in Gwennap, Miner, 2 Sept 1817 no 370
COLLINS Alice d/o William and Maria Collins, Nangiles in Kea, Miner 11 th OCT 1817 no 377
OPPY Bennet s/o Thomas and Temperance Oppy, Tresorvean in Gwennap, Miner, 23rd Nov 1817 no 382
JOHNS Mary Ann d/o Nicholas and Elizabeth Johns, Trebowling in Gwennap 22nd Jan 1818 no 391
KNUCKY Mary d/o Richard and Susanna Knucky, Merry Meeting in Gwennap, Miner, 7th June 1818 no 412
SPARGO Catharine d/o Stephen and Elizabeth Spargo , Gilly ion Gwennap Miner, 18th July 1818 no 417
ODGERS James s/o Matthew and Philippa Odgers, Trewurgy in Gwennap, Miner, 14th July 1818 no 427
Oppy Jane d/o William and Mary Oppy, Carvenar in Gwennap Husbandman, 11 Oct 1818 no 449
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