Samuel was born in the parish of Withiel in 1879 to William and Elizabeth (nee Osborn).

The Census of 1881 shows Samuel with his parents on Lanjew Farm along with his brothers Richard, William, Harry and sister Mary. His father is a farm labourer.

For the Census of 1891, Samuel is with his parents along with his …

John was born in St Wenn 1877, the second son of James Chapman and Margaret (nee Rowe).

John had eight brothers and two sisters, James born 1875; Reuben, born 1881; Rose, born 1883; Stephen, born 1885; Walter, born 1887; Sidney, born 1889; twins Charles and William, born 1892; Matty, born 1893; Thomas, born 1894.

The census of …

Thomas was born in 1895 the son of Thomas and Mary Stephens who already had a daughter Florence, born in 1893.

The census of 1901 shows our Thomas with his sister Florence living with his mother and father in Tregonetha. Also with the family is Thomas’s grandfather, another Thomas, a widower aged 79. His father is …

William was born in October 1884 to Francis and Emma Brenton. He was the uncle of Cyril Brenton who passed away two years ago in 2012. Cyril lived in and around Tregonetha all his life and was a much loved and respected friend, Churchwarden and Bell Captain of this Church for many years.

In the 1901 …

Francis and Emma Brenton had five sons: John Henry, born 1893; William Francis, born 1894; Arthur, born 1896; Ralph, born 1897; and Samuel, born 1899.

In the 1901 Census, they are all living in Tregonetha, their father Francis is a blacksmith.

The 1911 Census shows John Henry and William Francis on their aunt and uncle’s William and …