For all branches - not just the main ones which are Trevan, Treliving and Henwood
My father's families all lived in the south west of England in the counties of Devon and Cornwall.
My mother's families lived in the midlands in England, and before that some of them lived in the Lake District in the north west of England.
I am no longer researching or writing up these pages, but I hope that they are of interest to others researching the same names.
The description of the families that I hope to cover with my pages are to start with the ancestors of my paternal grandfather, who all originated in Cornwall.
Then I hope to add my paternal grandmother's ancestors who all lived in Devon.
After that I plan to add in my maternal grandfather's ancestors, who lived in the Lake District but had excursions to Australia in the 19th century to the gold fields, but returned to England, and more recently moved to Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada, but my mother returned to England as a child.
Finally I plan to add in my maternal grandmother's ancestors, who came from the east midlands and the area to the south of it.
This is broadly in the order of where I have the most information (top of the list) through to where I have the least (bottom of list).
Those people listed in bold characters are my direct bloodline ancestors.
- Bone (from parishes in SE Cornwall)
- William and Ann Bone lived at St. Mellion and had a daughter Elizabeth baptised their on 30 Nov 1668
- Elizabeth Bone (1668-1746) married Thomas Treliving (1668-1742) of Landulph in 1698 at St. Mellion
- Brown (from parishes in NE Cornwall)
- Mary Brown married Thomas Henwood in St. Teath on 5 Sep 1770 at St Teath
- Their daughter Christiana married John Trevan in 1799 and moved to Sheviock in SE Cornwall.
- Clark (indirect line)
- Ralph Clark married Betsy Alicia Trevan
- He went to Australia with the 1st Fleet
- Some of his diaries survive in the Mitchel Library in Sydney, Australia
- A miniature portrait of a woman (originally thought to be his wife) is there too
- Dorcas Cowle, daughter of Richard, was baptised at St Austell, according to the IGI
- She married John Henwood and they lived in Bodmin
- Davey (indirect line)
- two Davey brothers married two Trevan sisters
- in the 19th century
- in the parish of Sheviock in SE Cornwall
- Henry Davey was the village blacksmith and Parish Clerk for many years
- I am descended from one of their brothers
- Henwood (I also have another family on my Devon branch) - index to my Henwood pages
- Thomas Henwood, yeoman of St Teath, married Mary Brown on 5 Sep 1770 at St Teath
They had several daughters and one son, also named Thomas
- One of their daughters, Christiana Henwood, married John Trevan of Sheviock (SE Cornwall) by licence in 1799. They lived in Sheviock, and she is buried in the churchyard below a headstone with a long inscription
Her family had the lease to many properties in and around St. Teath and left several wills.
- Francis Moar (1704-1774) married John Treveighen (c1698-1769) in 1728 in the parish of Antony in the East
- Their name was changed from Treveighen to Trevaine to Trevane to Trevan
- This is the earliest point on my Trevan tree
- I am descended from their youngest son, Sampson Trevan, who is buried in Landrake churchyard in SE Cornwall
- Jane Oliver of St. Germans (SE Cornwall) married John Trelevin on 12 Oct 1746 at St. Mellion (SE Cornwall)
- Elizabeth Raine daughter of Urian Raine was baptised on 12 Aug 1705 at Antony in the East
- Elizabeth Raine married John Treliving on 22 Jul 1744 at Antony in the East
- Elizabeth Skelton married William Treliving in 1633 in the parish of St.Stephen's by Saltash in SE Cornwall
- This is the earliest point on my Treliving branch (and entire tree)
- Honor Treliving married John Trevan in 1828, and I am descended from them
- Stephens (indirect line)
- Elizabeth Stephens married Matthew Trevan. They were both born in the 1730's.
- Matthew became a yeoman renting properties in Eggbuckland (now a suburb of modern day Plymouth, Devon)
- One of their daughters (Betsy Alicia) was born in the parish of St. Teath in NE Cornwall
- She married Ralph Clark who was a Lieutentant in the Marines with the first fleet to Australia
- Their youngest son, John Archer Trevan, was a Custom's Officer in Port Isaac, NE Cornwall
- His family included a few generations of surgeons
- Some were land based and some were with the Royal Navy
- The journals of one of these Trevan Navy doctors, Henry, survive in British Columbia, Canada
- Some became JP's (Justices of the Peace)
- The is a family burial area in the churchyard at St. Endellion
- Inside the church there are plaques to some of the more prominent members of the family
- I am descended from Matthew's youngest brother, Sampson
My direct Treliving line is
- William Treliving (d1641) married Elizabeth Skelton (d1668) in St. Stephens by Saltash in 1633
- Their son Thomas (1634-1705) married twice. I am descended from his eldest son Thomas (by his first wife Joan)
- Thomas Trelevin (1668-1742) of Landulph married Elizabeth Bone at St. Mellion (SE Cornwall) in 1698
- John Treliving (1711-1780) married Jane Oliver (d1758) of St. Germans (SE Cornwall) at St. Mellion in 1746
- John Treliving (1747-1822) married Honor Vanderband (1745-1836) at Antony (SE Cornwall) in 1771
- William Treliving (1774) married 3 times, and I am descended from his third wife, Hannah Whitman
- Honor Treliving (1803-1879) married John Trevan (1805-1862) at St. Andrews Church, Plymouth, Devon in 1828
I have another site which includes a one-name study of the Trevan family. This section of this page indicates just my direct line of ancestors.
- John Treveighen (c1698-1769) married Francis Moar (1704-1774) in 1728 in Antony, Cornwall
- Little is known about them apart from their marriage, children and deaths and
the way their name changed from Treveighen through Trevaine and Trevane to Trevan. They moved around several parishes in SE Cornwall, notably Antony, St. Germans and Landrake.
- Sampson Trevan (1741-1795) married Frances Lord (c1741-1818)
- Sampson was a yeoman farmer in the parish of Sheviock.
- Sampson and Frances had 6 children (one before they married) all of whom survived into adulthood.
- When he died in 1795 he left goods and property more than 1700 pounds, including crops in the fields and monies owed.
- Sampson is buried in Landrake Churchyard.
- Both Sampson and Frances after his death were Overseers of the Poor for the Church at Sheviock
- They regularly supplied logs to the parish.
- John Trevan (1776-1850) married Christiana Henwood (1779-1846)
- They married by licence in 1799, presumably because it was the done thing socially at the time, since neither of them had been married before.
- They lived in Sheviock in SE Corwall in The Barton, opposite the Church.
- John was a yeoman farmer.
- He was also churchwarden and parish constable for Sheviock.
- Christiana is buried in the churchyard in Sheviock.
- John died in Torpoint in 1850.
- John Trevan (1805-82) married Honor Treliving (1803-79)
- This was the generation who moved from Cornwall to Plymouth
- They started off as methodists (Wesleyans?) and their eldest 4 children were never christened in the Church of England.
- There youngest 4 children were all christened at St. James, but not until the eldest of them was almost 10.
- From a story handed down the family, this was because of a Cholera outbreak in Plymouth.
- From a story handed down the family, this led to a rift between the "Methodee" part of the family and the "C of E" part of the family.
- All 8 of their children survived into adulthood, even though they were living in town and not the country.
- They moved frequently, and settled eventually in Parr Street, near to the modern day West Devon Record Office.
- Henry Meirs Trevan (1842-1917) married Kezia Milton (1844-1925)
- He was a shipwright in the Royal Naval Dockyard at Devonport.
- They had 12 children, but not all of them survived into adulthood.
- For they first decade or more of married life they lived close to one of his brothers and family who had 9 children.
- A story passed down through the family said that there were 21 children and the family was so big they needed to live in 2 houses.
- Although they lived in 3 distinct areas of modern day Plymouth, they stayed regular members of Charles parish.
- They bought their own house at 26 Frederick Street in Plymouth.
- William Treliving Trevan (1871-1930) married Mary Elizabeth Henwood
- William was known as Bill and was a butcher who owned his own shop in Cecil Street, Plymouth.
- Mary was known as Polly and had her own shop also in Cecil Street.
- They lived in Flora Street, just around the corner from Cecil Street,
- They had 6 children and 5 survived to adulthood.
- This is the first generation where photos survive (and hopefully will eventually be scanned).
- Flora Street decorations for the coronation of King Edward VII, Aug 9th 1902
- Polly is at the left holding Ritchie, my grandfather
- During World War I, Bill served in the army in Ireland.
- Richard Henry Trevan (1900-1974) married Rosina May Wright (1901-1982) in 1926.
- They had only one child, which was a matter of principle and concern about the
- Richard was known as Ritchie. He was one of Kitchener's army who joined up at the
age of 16 saying that he was 18.
- He was a signaller who rose to the rank of Sergeant (more than once if his
stories are to be believed! - insubordination lead to loss of stripes!)
- He served in the trenches for 2 years.
- After World War I he set up his own kiosk and later expanded the business into a
shop, selling perambulators (prams) and children's toys.
- He bought several properties and rented them.
- At the start of World War II he had 13 rented properties; by the end, only one
was still standing.
- At the start of the war he tried to sign up, but was told that he was too old.
- He joined the dockyard as an electrician working on ships and submarines.
- He died from asbestosis which was contracted during this time.
- Ritchie and Rose are both buried in the Plymouth cemetry.
- Richard Maurice Donald Trevan (1929-1987) married Marjorie Vera Beck in 1952.
- Maurice was a primary school teacher, who trained at St.Lukes, Exeter.
- Marjorie is a retired Occupational Therapist, who trained at St. Lloyes, Exeter.
- They met while they were students.
- Maurice did his National Service in Kenya.
- After that they married in Paddington, where he worked, and Marjorie worked at Virginia Water, Surrey.
- They returned to the Plymouth area where their 4 children were born.
- They then moved to Malta from 1959-63
- And returned briefly to England 1963-5
- And then moved to Cyprus from 1965-72
- And returned to the Plymouth area.
- Vanderband (married into the Treliving family, presumably from the Netherlands or Belgium)
- John Vanderband married Elizabeth Raine on 22 Jul 1744 at Antony in East, Cornwall
- Honor Vanderband married John Treliving on 31 Jan 1771 in Antony in the East, Cornwall
- Jenefer Ann Walters married Henry Henwood on 2 Aug 1856. She was from Tywardreath and he from Bodmin. They lived in East Stonehouse, Devon.
- Whitman (married into the Treliving family but came from the SE of England)
- William Whitman and Hannah had their daughter Hannah baptised at St Peter's, Ipswich on 27 Jul 1784
- Hannah Whitman married William Treliving
My ancestors who came from Devon include all of my paternal grandmothers ancestors and some of the branches who married into the Trevan family after John Trevan and Honour nee Treliving moved from Cornwall into Devon in 1828.
- Mary Ann Dicks married John Easton on 25 Dec 1866 at Holy Trinity, Plymouth
- Easton - separate page with more details
- Richard Easton married Eliza Bound on 19 May 1818 at Brixham, Devon
- John Record Easton was baptised 4 Nov 1821, St. Andrews, Plymouth, Devon, and he married Jane who was born in Cornwood, Devon
- John Easton who married Mary Ann Dicks on 25 Dec 1866 at Holy Trinity, Plymouth
- Both the Dix and Easton families were Fishermen
- By oral tradition, the fishermen side of my family came from Brixham to Plymouth following bad weather during one winter and the loss of a substantial part of the fishing fleet
- By oral tradition, John named his boat after his daughter, Rosina Jane, who was my great grandmother
- All the fishermen seemed to live in a very small area close to the Barbican in Plymouth
- Rosina Easton who married Ernest Henry Wright on 9 Apr 1898
- Ferries / Ferris
- Peter Ferris was father to Kezia
- Kezia Ferries married John Milton on 25 Mar 1842 at Charles Church, Plymouth
- John Milton, son of William Milton married
Kezia Ferries, daughter of Peter Ferries
on 25 Mar 1842
at Charles Church, Plymouth
both gave their address as Looe St
both were full age
he made his mark and she signed
- Their daughter Kezia was baptised at Charles Church, Plymouth on 20 Mar 1844 when their address was given as Stillman Street
- Kezia Milton married Henry Meirs Trevan
- Her mother Kezia and sister Selina lived with them at 26 Frederick Street, Plymouth in her last years according to the 1881 census
All the Trevan information on this page is listed under Cornwall. It was John and Honor who moved to Devon. More information is available on my @Home site. There is also a page summarising the Devonian Trevan's.
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