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connor family jersey and bodmin

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stephen Report 16 Oct 2023 21:15

Been doling a lot of research on the Connor family who lived in Jersey and Bodmin mainly Bernard Connor who was born about 1822 in Gibraltar father name Peter Connor,would like to know how the family was in Gibraltar his son Peter James Connor moved to Jersey and his daughter was Ellen Connor who married William marden anyone in Jersey or Bodmin who have direct connections or photos or other family history not too concerned about census etc just general knowledge of the family also if there are irish connections many thanks-Stephen Marden


ArgyllGran Report 16 Oct 2023 21:36

Unfortunately, it's highly unlikely that anyone with knowledge of this particular family's history will see your post.

Have you tried searching for particular family members in "Search all member trees" (under "Search" at top right of this page)?
If you find any of them in anyone's tree, send a message to the tree "owner" - but don't expect quick replies. It can take a while (months - or sometimes even longer.)


ArgyllGran Report 16 Oct 2023 21:41

Posting census just for our reference:

Barnard Connorr
in the 1881 Channel Islands Census
Name Barnard Connorr [Connors] [Connor]
Age 70
Estimated Birth Year [abt 1811] [1821]
Relation Head
Spouse's Name Maryan Connorr
Gender Male
Where born Gibraltar
Civil parish St Helier
County/Island Jersey
Country Channel Islands
Street Address 2 Lewis Lane
Occupation Lab
Registration district Jersey
Sub registration district A
ED, institution, or vessel 5
Piece 5610
Folio 70
Page number 16
Household Members (Name) Age Relationship
Barnard Connorr 70 Head
Maryan Connorr 53 Wife
Christopher Connorr 15 Son

Bernard Connor
in the Jersey, Church of England Marriages, 1754-1940
Name Bernard Connor, widower
Gender Male
Age 28
Birth Year abt 1822
Marriage Date 6 Jan 1850
Marriage Place St Helier, Jersey
Parish as it Appears St Helier
Father Peter Connor - butcher
Spouse Mary Ann Homes

His father may have been in, or attached to, the army in Gibraltar.


ArgyllGran Report 16 Oct 2023 21:51

A tree on Ancestry has this record::

UK, Naval and Military Courts Martial Registers, 1806-1930
Name Peter Connor
Court or Trial Date 26 Oct 1871
Court or Trial Place Gibraltar
Regiment 13 Foot

However, that must be a different Peter Connor.
Bernard would have been 50 by then, and it's not likely that his father would still have been in the army, possibly aged about 70.


greyghost Report 16 Oct 2023 23:28

Posting only to get an idea of the family

1871 England, Wales & Scotland Census
Pier Road, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands

First name(s) Last name Relationship Marital status Sex Age Birth year Occupation Birth place
Bernard Connor Head - Male 51 1820 - Gibraltar
Mary Connor Wife - Female 42 1829 - Channel Islands, England
Henry Connor Son - Male 23 1848 - England
Ann Connor Daughter - Female 19 1852 - Channel Islands, England
William Connor Son - Male 14 1857 - Channel Islands, England
Peter Connor Son - Male 11 1860 - Channel Islands, England
Christopher Connor Son - Male 5 1866 - Channel Islands, England
George Connor Son - Male 3 1868 - Channel Islands, England

Bernard is a Labourer


1861 England, Wales & Scotland Census
Cottage, 11, Columbus Street, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands

First name(s) Last name Relationship Marital status Sex Age Birth year Occupation Birth place
Bernard Connor Head Married Male 40 1821 Dressmaker Gibraltar
Mary Ann Connor Wife Married Female 39 1822 - England
Henry George Connor Son Unmarried Male 15 1846 - St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands
William Patrick Connor Son Unmarried Male 4 1857 - St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands
Patrick S Connor Son Unmarried Male 1 1860 - St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands

Bernard is NOT a Dressmaker !! Not sure what it actually says - I lean to Drummer!

His place of birth says Gibraltar - British subject - so I'd go with the Army connection or possibly Navy for his Father.


nameslessone Report 17 Oct 2023 08:45

I agree with Greyghost. Even without reading the posts my immediate thought was Army followed by Navy.
The Army had garrisons on the Channel Islands for years.


ErikaH Report 17 Oct 2023 11:55

Two members other than you have Bernard in GR trees...............try making contact.


ErikaH Report 17 Oct 2023 12:11

From familysearch

Pension • United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners' Service Records, 1760-1913

Name Bernard Connors
Age 15
Event Type Pension
Event Place United Kingdom
Military Final Rank DRUMMER
Birth Year (Estimated) 1821
Birthplace Gibraltar
Document Type D
Box Number 773
Series Name WO97
Source Reference 970773068
Affiliate Image Identifier 970773068
First Image Number WO97-0773-068-001.jpg
Number of Images 7


ErikaH Report 17 Oct 2023 12:21

First name(s) Bernard
Discharge corps 64th Regt Of Foot
Last name Connors
Discharge service number 1264
Birth year 1821
Document type Discharge
Birth parish Gibraltar
Archive reference WO 97
Birth town Gibraltar
Series Wo 97 - Chelsea Pensioners British Army Service Records 1760-1913
Birth county Gibraltar
Box 773
Birth country Gibraltar
Box record number 68
Service number 1264
Archive The National Archives
Country Gibraltar
Regiment 64th Regt Of Foot
Record set British Army Service Records
Year 1836
Category Military, armed forces & conflict
Attestation date 18 Jul 1836
Subcategory Regimental & Service Records
Attestation age years 15
Collections from Great Britain, UK None

Attestation was in Invernessshire
He served in Jamaica and North America
His discharge in March 1849 was signed-off in CORK
Original document on FMP

First name(s) Bernard
Location Halifax, Nova Scotia
Last name Connors
Country Canada
Sex Male
The National Archive reference WO 12/7343
Service number 1264
Record set British Army, Worldwide Index 1841
Rank Drummer
Category Military, armed forces & conflict
Unit or regiment 64th Foot
Subcategory Regimental & Service Records
Year 1841
Collections from Great Britain, UK None

First name(s) Bernard
Archive The National Archives
Last name Connors
Archive reference WO 22
Birth year -
Piece number 205
Year 1842-52
Piece description Channel Islands.
Regiment -
Year range 1842-1852
Regiment / service number as transcribed Foot 64
Record set British Army Service Records
Pension year 1849
Category Military, armed forces & conflict
Return year 1851
Subcategory Regimental & Service Records
Return month May
Collections from Great Britain, England
Series Wo 22 - Royal Hospital Chelsea: Returns Of Payment Of Army And Other Pensions 1842-1883

At discharge, he was 5'8" tall, with Sandy Hair, Hazel Eyes and a Florid complexion

Discharged on medical grounds having served 9 years and 252 days

On joining, his height was 4'9"


greyghost Report 17 Oct 2023 16:44

I like the medical report - "This mans disability has arisen in the Service and is solely attributable to Constitutional infirmity or predisposition, not aggravated by intemperance or vice"

Surname record as ConnorS makes all the difference in finding the Service record.


greyghost Report 17 Oct 2023 17:31

A possible for Bernard's Father, Peter, as Bernard was born in Gibraltar in 1821

75th Regiment
1881: Amalgamated with the 92nd (Gordon Highlanders) Regiment of Foot to form the Gordon Highlanders

RAISED: By Colonel Robert Abercromby in 1787 as the 74th (Highland) Regiment of Foot, for service in India.

GIBRALTAR: The regiment was transferred to Gibraltar in 1821 before returning to England in 1823.

COLONEL: General Robert Abercromby (21 October 1740 – 3 November 1827) was the Colonel of the regiment from 1787 to 1827.



stephen Report 17 Oct 2023 22:03

Thank for all your info