The parish is named after the
River Otter on which it is situated. It lies 6 miles North East of Camelford.
It is open farmland with small hamlets and farms spread fairly
evenly across the parish. There is a disused railway line in the South
of the parish and a small hamlet has grown up at Otterham Station. Its
main industry is farming. It is mentioned in the Domesday Book as Otrham.
Statistics: 3295 acres of land
Otterham is north and east
of Camelford1. The whole of Cornwall
2. Here is a map
to get you to Otterham - you can change the scale as well as get the local
weather and cinema listings!
John and Grace Gillard
John 1698 is born in St Gennys,
the son of Nicholas and Elizabeth Short
and the grandson of Richard and Elizabeth
Braund in Marhamchurch.
He marries Grace Gillard in
the village in 1727. Grace is born in 1700, the daughter of Christopher
Gillard and Joan Juell.
Grace herself dies in 1731,
perhaps as a result of complications following the birth of daughter,
Joan. Grace is buried in Jacobstow.
- son John 1728 born in Otterham.
He marries Ann Ridgman in 1752 in Jacobstow - Family
- daughter Joan 1730 born
in Otterham but dies within the year.
In 1733, John remarries Katherine
Auger - Jacobstow Family 3.
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1722 marries Edward Greenwood in the village in 1740
- Catherine's sister, Martha
1718 marries William Draper in Otterham in 1745
1792 marries William Kinsman, an Otterham farmer, in Week St Mary
- Ellen, born 1844 at Halgarden,
Otterham, marries Henry Moyse, an Otterham man. Neither appear on the
1871 census and Henry is next heard of in 1877, remarrying in Quebec
before moving to Wisconsin where he dies in 1920. Does Ellen emigrate
with him and die in Canada before 1877? Or in Cornwall before