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Born in 'foreign parts'....

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Alan Report 11 Mar 2006 20:45

In 1841 my gggg-grandfather Philip Cornell (c1775) stated that he was born in Scotland, Ireland or Foreign parts. His age was down as 66, they normally rounded to 5 years, but not in Benington Hertfordshire where he was at the time. I've had a look for him in 1851, but not found him yet. Probably for obvious reasons.... I'm getting the details on the marriage from the Parish Records. Any other hints/tips about finding where he came from??? Alan


Unknown Report 11 Mar 2006 21:47

I'm confused. 1841 will only say whether he was born in or out of the county in which he was for the census. details from what marriage? to whom? when and where? nell


Kate Report 11 Mar 2006 23:09

No, if you look carefully at the 1841 there is a column for Scotland, Ireland or foreign parts, but I thought they were supposed to put an S for Scotland, I for Ireland and something else, can't remember what, for foreign parts, so usually at least you know which it is! Kate.

Val wish I'd never started

Val wish I'd never started Report 11 Mar 2006 23:23

his marriage is on pallotts he married a Sarah Mardlin in 1797 Bennington Herts


Alan Report 11 Mar 2006 23:45

Kate It might not be a tick, It might be an I for Ireland. I'll have another look at the image. I didn't know that's what they were supposed to put. Valerie, thnaks for spotting his marriage - Are there any more details, or just names? I think I'll have to go to the PR to see if they noted anything else down - might get lucky. Is Cornell an Irish name I wonder? Alan

Val wish I'd never started

Val wish I'd never started Report 11 Mar 2006 23:52

I saved the image for you if you send me your email will send it

Val wish I'd never started

Val wish I'd never started Report 11 Mar 2006 23:59

it seems Cornell is a English name it comes from either Cornwall/Cornhill/Cornwell


Unknown Report 12 Mar 2006 00:01

Here's the marriage on the IGI: IGI Individual Record FamilySearch™ International Genealogical Index v5.0 British Isles PHILIP CORNELL Spouse: SARAH MARDLIN Family Marriage: 02 JAN 1797 Benington, Hertford, England Source Information: Batch No.: Dates: M072161 1538 - 1837 On familysearch most Cornells appear to come from Suffolk, but there are some from Limerick in Ireland. nell


Unknown Report 12 Mar 2006 00:08

Possible children, baptised in Benington, parents Philip Cornell and Sarah: ELIZABETH CORNELL Christening: 17 DEC 1797 MARTHA CORNELLChristening: 18 AUG 1799 ELEANOR CORNELL Christening: 25 JAN 1801 JOHN PHILIP CORNELL Christening: 04 JUL 1802 JULIA CORNELLChristening: 12 FEB 1804 MARIA CORNELL Christening: 29 DEC 1805 CATHERINE CORNELL Christening: 08 NOV 1807 THOMAS CORNELL Christening: 13 MAY 1810 HARRIOT CORNELL Christening: 22 DEC 1811 Batch No.: C072161 Dates: 1538 - 1837


Alan Report 12 Mar 2006 09:18

Thanks All Interesting that there are some Cornells in Limerick. Another suggestion was that it came from O;Connell, but I think that's less likely. My mother is Irish and she traces her family tree back to England so the Cornells might be the same. Alan


Unknown Report 9 Jul 2019 18:02

I know this is a long time ago. In the 1841 Census it just indicates Philip Cornell was not born in Hertfordshire. He was born in Suffolk


ArgyllGran Report 9 Jul 2019 21:34

Rosemary -

Welcome to the boards.

Unfortunately, it appears that Alan is no longer a member of GR, and won't be looking for replies here, especially after so long.

However, you can try sending him a private message - just click on his name in green at the top of one of his posts, and use the form which will appear.

If he still uses the email address he registered with GR, he may perhaps be able to receive notification of your message, and may then be able and/or willing to reply.

It's a slim chance, though.

Good luck!