Named after the
patron saint of this parish, who it is said established the first church
at Mylor near the water. Parish is north of Falmouth on the west coast
of the natural haven of Carrick Roads. Once contained a small Royal Navy
Dockyard, but now popular with yachtsmen. The picturesque Restronguet
Creek with its Pandora Inn is north-east of Mylor Bridge. The Inn was
once owned by Captain Edwards who brought the Bounty mutineers to Justice.
Mylor is north
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James and Grace and Jenny Bath
James 1790 was christened in August 1790 at St Stephen's by Saltash. He was the son of Nicholas
and Joan Cord and the grandson of Abel and
In 1818, he married Grace
Bath (1793-1835) from Mylor at St Andrew's, Plymouth, Devon - one witness was his brother in law, Daniel Cullis, the other a James Boulter. She and the children were living in Mylor from
1825. He joined the navy as a mariner.
His first service was on the Astrea in 1823 and he later served on the
San Joseph in 1841 - at that time, he was described as 5' 4", ruddy
complexion, blue eyes and grey hair and living in Flushing near Falmouth.
He was a carpenter's mate.
Grace died in 1835. In 1838
in East Stonehouse, James marries Grace's sister, Jenny Bath who was born in 1799 in Antony.
This was an illegal marriage until the Deceased Wife's Sister's Marriage Act 1907. In 1841, James and Jenny were living in Coventry St in Mylor with three
of the children - George, Abel and James. James was working as a shipwright.
By 1851 he was retired and
living as a Greenwich Pensioner in Stoke Damerel. Jenny died in 1868 in
Stoke Damerel. In 1871, James was at 5 Keppel Terrace, Plymouth with his daughter Jane Cameron. He died aged 84 in Stoke Damerel in 1874
- daughter Jane Ann 1818 born
in Saltash. In 1841, Jane was at Webber Hill, Falmouth,
a servant to innkeeper Gavin Martin. By 1847, she had returned to Plymouth. Jane married John Cameron, a seaman. We find them living in Plymouth for the next 30 years - in the 1871 census, her father, James, was living with them at 5 Keppel Terrace. Jane died in 1873 but we find John Cameron living in Morice Square in Devonport in 1881, a naval pensioner and widower. He died in 1891
- son James 1822, born in
Flushing but died young in 1838
- son Nicholas 1823 born in
Saltash. As a young boy, he joined the Royal Navy:
July 1834-June 1839 on HMS Astra;
June 1839-June 1844 on HM Brigantine Swift whioch was on the Falmouth-Brazil mail run. When the ship arrived on 22nd June 1844 from Brazil, he was found, smuggling 100 lbs tobacco. He pleaded guilty and faced a £100 fine or 6 mths;;
for a time in 1842, he was on HMS Hecate with a pay book number, SB 118; his rank was Ordinary Seaman and his next of kin was his sister Jane
Nov 1844-Oct 1848, he was on HMS Daedalus with pay book number, SB 67; his rank was Able Seaman and his next of kin was Mother Jenny.
His last posting was on HMS Benjamin from December 1848-November 1850.
On 6th November 1848, he married an Irish woman, Ann Horrell, in Plymouth.
His father, James, was a witness. Ann was born in 1825 and her father was in the coast guard. In 1851, James was living in York Street, Plymouth St Andrew as a pensioner but died soon after the census - he was buried in Ford Park Cemetery on 18th April 1851.
- daughter Mary 1825, born
in Mylor. Between 1834-37, she was admitted to Greenwich Hospital School which provided training for girls to prepare them for domestic service. In 1841, she was a servant at Market Strand, Falmouth with
Ann Nash and her family. By the 1851 census she was a house servant in
West Ham, then in Essex. She married William George Lobb in 1852. William was a seaman, born in 1823. In the censuses of 1861, 1871 and 1881, we find the family in 8 Lambert St, Stoke Damerel - a tenement block? By 1871, William was a Greenwich pensioner - he died in 1877. Mary was still in the same tenement in 1881. She died in 1890. They had three children, William, Eliza and Emily.
- son George Horatio 1827,
born in Mylor and died the following year
- son George Horatio 1829,
born in Mylor. In 1841 he was living with his parents in Mylor but on 7th August was admitted to Greenwich Hospital School. In 1851
he was living at 8 Lockyer Place, Plymouth, lodging with Joseph Coombs and working as a stone mason. He then disappeared with no record of death or emigration.
- son Abel 1831, born in Mylor.
In 1841 he was living with his parents in Mylor. In 1857 he married Mary
Ann Dyer. Mary Ann was perhaps born in Gosport in 1833. Initially a seaman, he took his pension and was
described as a draper in Morice Town in Plymouth in an 1873 directory
- Family 6
- son Benjamin 1834, born
in Mylor but died the same year
- son James Bath 1839 born
in Mylor. In 1841 he was living with his parents in Mylor. He followed
in his father's footsteps as a ship's carpenter. Presumably he moved
to the naval shipyard at Chatham as he married Jane Ann Wills, a Devon girl, in Sheppey in 1870 - Family
1 in Kent.
(Source: Letty Fernandez
and John 1921)
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