Uglow Family HistoryUglows in Kenwyn and Truro
is the ancient parish of Truro, which contains the cathedral and central
part of the city. Besides being the administrative capital of Cornwall,
Truro is a pleasant shopping centre, and has the advantage of being surrounded
on most sides with open countryside. Situated at the junction of
the Kenwyn and Allen rivers and having an outlet to the sea on the south
Cornish coast, it was for a long time a busy port and centre of commerce.
Its decline as a port has also led to the disappearance of some industries.
The status of town was granted by charter in 1140, but a small settlement
had existed in the area for a long time before that. In 1877 it was granted
city status and three years later the foundation stone of the cathedral
was laid. This was the first cathedral to be built in England since 1710,
a site being chosen right in the centre of the town incorporating part
of the 16th century parish church of St.Marys. The three spires dominate
the skyline. Truro was granted the status of a city in the early part
of the 20th Century. The County Courts are in the city as well as the
County Record Office. A famous steam train, The City of Truro, was the
first to exceed 100mph in the first decade of the 20th Century.Kenwyn
parish stretches north-west from Truro, Kenwyn church being on the outskirts
of the city. It contains the villages of Shortlanesend and Idless. Although
so near to Truro it has rural scenery and an attractive wooded valley.
Mithian was created from part of this parish in 1867
In 1841, 3043
Family 1: John and Susan Bray
John moves to Truro where he marries Susan/Sarah Bray in St Clement in 1822
[This pattern of events is based on the 1841 census - there are 2 families in Truro, one of which is definitely the son of John 1767, William -see Family 2. The other one has a 70 year old John with a 50 year old Sarah - looks like a second marriage and it's a reasonable inference that this John is John 1767]
In the 1841 census, John is working (at the age of 70) as an agricultural labourer and is living at High Cross, Truro St Marys with Sarah (who I assume to be Susan Bray) and the children. He dies in 1846 - in 1851, Sarah (now calling herself Grace?) is working as a laundress and living in 112 Tippetts Backlett Truro St.Mary with Jane. In 1861, she is working as a general nurse and living in St Austell St., St Clements, Truro. She dies in Truro in 1864.
Family 2: William and Mary Broom
In 1819, he is in Cullompton where he marries Mary who was born in 1798 but he is living and working in Truro from the 1840s until his death in 1860s - Cullompton Family 1 .