Derek Brooks

I am Derek Brooks, and live at Goonhavern, near Perranporth in Cornwall. I am retired, early due to ill health, but manage to carry out limited research from home. I have been researching my maternal family "STEPHENS" & "FORD" since 1992, and also am involved as Secretary of the Cornwall Billiards & Snooker Association and have been for some 14 years since 1988.


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The STEPHENS family (millers) were living at Treago Mill, Crantock from the early 16th century till late 1800, before selling the Mill and moving into business in Newquay.

Research interests:-

THE FORD FAMILY:

Hugh FOARD born around 1777 in Creed Parish, Cornwall, England married Elizabeth ROBERTS February 10th 1807 in Probus parish. The family lived in Probus parish, with their descendants living in St Ewe Parish as well as Probus parish.
Descendents of the FOARD/FORD family live today in New South Wales, Australia, and in Cornwall.

THE LAWRY FAMILY:

John LAWRY born about 1760 married Mary WYAT on the 4th July 1790 in Mabe Burnthouse, Cornwall.
John & Mary had 7 children which got the story off to a flying start. The four sons, Richard, James, John & Benjamin all married and had 18 children between them, so the tree certainly had many branches to grow from.

Richard LAWRY's one of six sons Richard Symons LAWRY married Johanna WILLIAMS of Constantine, June 20th 1846. Richard & Johanna had thirteen children, one of which James married Jane DUNSTAN in 1878 and emigrated to Detroit, Michigan, USA. Another one of Richard's sons Charles Choak LAWRY born in 1821, married Priscilla RENFREE in Falmouth on June 5th 1844. They had four children.

One of which William Henry LAWRY married Elizabeth Jane HUGO, August 11th 1878 in Redruth. They had
seven children.

One of which William Charles Victor LAWRY married Lillian Dorothy STEPHENS in Rejerrah Methodist Chapel, on July 19th 1919. They had three sons.

One son William James Victor LAWRY married a Canadian Janet Elizabeth ROSS in Collingwood, Ontario, and emigrated to Ontario, Canada in 1952.

Descendents of the LAWRY family live today in Australia, New Zealand, America, Canada and in Cornwall.

THE RODDA FAMILY:

Henry RODDA (a Stonemason) born around 1809 in Gulval Parish married Elizabeth (Mary) RESCORLA
on July 16, 1831 at St Blazey Parish Church. Henry & Elizabeth had eight children.

Nicholas James RODDA one of four sons and also a Stonemason married Jane TREGILDOUS on February 17, 1868 at St Columb Minor Parish Church. Nicholas & Jane having ten children.

Descendents of the RODDA family live today in Australia, Canada and in Cornwall.

THE STEPHENS FAMILY:

The STEPHENS Family (Millers), lived at Treago Mill, Porth (Polly) Joke, Crantock, Cornwall, England from well before 1600.

William STEPHENS died in 1628 was buried in Crantock Parish Church cemetery, and a tablet of stone marked his death, it is the oldest monumental inscription in that parish.

The family lived at Treago Mill, for some 400 years before Edmund Glasson STEPHENS sold the Mill, and moved to Newquay owning two café in East Street Newquay in the early 1900's.

Edmund Glasson STEPHENS's grandfather James Cotton STEPHENS had twelve children. Two of those children Agnes Cotton STEPHENS & Richard Cotton STEPHENS emigrated to foreign shores.

Another branch of the family who lived at Rialton, and Porth Veor Manor were involved in shipping and a descendent was Dr. William STEPHENS of Newquay.

Agnes Cotton STEPHENS and her husband Frederick Chegwidden married in Crantock Parish Church in May 1875, emigrated with young Mary to Orange, New South Wales, Australia, between 1877 and 1879.

The descendants are the BAILEY & CHEGWIDDEN families.

Richard Cotton STEPHENS (Agnes's brother) and his wife Jane BUTSON married in Penzance in 1855 and emigrated with his young family to Grant County, Wisconsin, Michigan, USA in the 1860's.

Descendents of the STEPHENS family live today in Australia, New Zealand, and in Cornwall.

THE BUTSON FAMILY:
Through marriages into the STEPHENS families, the BUTSON family of St Agnes are related, and the BUTSON family from Padstow, St Merryn and surrounding parishes in Cornwall.

E-mail: derek_brooks@tiscali.co.uk
Website:  
Families researched:

BOUNDY in Callestick 1800 - 1900
BUTSON
in St Agnes 1750 - 2003
BUTSON
in St Merryn 1630 - 1900
BUTSON in St Ervan 1675 - 1800 
BUTSON in Padstow  1725 - 1900
BUTSON in St Columb Minor  1750 - 1900
BUTSON in St Stephen in Brannel 1775 - 1900
BUTSON in Mevagissey  1800 - 1950
BUTSON in Polruan  1825 - 1950
BUTSON in Lanteglos  1850 - 1950
BUTSON
in Polruan > Fremantle,Australia 1840 - 2003
BUTSON
in Bodinnick  > Calcutta, India 1850 – 1900
BUTSON
in Bodinnick 1850 – 1950
BUTSON in St Stephen in Brannel > Whitby,Canada 1775 - 2003
BUTSON
in Cubert 1775 - 1900
BUTSON
in Gwennap 1775 - 1900
BUTSON in Cubert > Athol, New Zealand 1825 - 2003
BUTSON
in Cubert  > Invercargill, New Zealand 1850 - 2003
BUTSON
in Cubert  > Garston, New Zealand 1850 - 2003
BUTSON
in Crantock 1850 – 1950
CHEGWIDDEN
in Cubert 1775 – 1950
CHEGWIDDEN in Crantock 1775 – 2003
CHEGWIDDEN
in Newquay 1875 – 2003
CHEGWIDDEN
in Crantock > New South Wales 1875 – 2003
COTTON in St Columb Minor 1700-1900
KEAST
in St Allen 1800- 2003
KEAST
in Allet 1900-2003
KEAST
in Perranzabuloe 1900-2003
FORD
(var) in Creed 1600 - 1850
FORD
(var) in Perranzabuloe 1875 - 2000
FORD
(var) in Probus 1775 - 1900 
FORD
(var) in Grampound  1800 - 1900
FORD
(var) in St Ewe 1800 - 1900
FORD
(var) in Cornelly 1850 - 1950
FORD
(var) in Veryan 1850 - 1950
FORD (var) in Tregony  1850 - 1950
FORD
(var) in East Lothian 1875 - 1950
FORD
(var) in Mevagissey 1850 - 1950
LAWRY
in Constantine 1825 - 1950
LAWRY
in Falmouth  1700 - 1900
LAWRY
in Mabe 1800 - 1950
LAWRY
in Budock Water 1800 - 1950
LAWRY
in Gwennap 1850 - 1950
LAWRY in Redruth 1850 - 1950
LAWRY
in Nancekuke, 1850 - 1950
LAWRY
in Porthtowan,  1875 - 1950
LAWRY
in St Allen 1900 - 1950
LAWRY
in Perranzabuloe 1850-1950
PHILLIPS
in Cubert 1790 – 2003
PHILLIPS
in Crantock 1790 - 2003
PRATER
in Crantock 1790 – 1900
RAWLINGS
in St Allen 1860 – 1950
RAWLINGS
in Zelah 1860 - 1950
RAWLINGS
in Perranzabuloe 1925 - 2003
RETALLACK
in Callestick 1800 - 1900
REYNOLDS
in Callestick 1750 – 2003
REYNOLDS
in Perranzabuloe 1850 - 2003
RODDA
in Morvah/Morval, 1700 - 1900
RODDA
in St Blazey 1825 - 1950  

RODDA
in Newquay 1850 – 2003
RODDA
in Cubert 1900 - 2003
RODDA
in Crantock 1900 - 2003 
ROWE
  n Perranzabuloe 1800 – 2003
ROWE
in Newquay 1850 - 2003
ROWE
in St Columb Minor 1850 – 2003 
ROWE
in Colan 1850 – 2003 
STEPHENS
in Crantock 1500 - 2003
STEPHENS
in St Columb Minor 1675 - 2003
STEPHENS
in Crantock > Boscobel/Castle Rock, Grant County, Wisconsin, USA 1869 - 2003
STEPHENS
in Crantock > Faulkton/Springfield/Yankton, South Dakota, USA 1890 - 2003
STEPHENS
in Newquay 1850 - 2003
STEPHENS
in Ladock 1880 - 2003
STEPHENS
in Ladock > Saskatchewan Canada 1900 – 2003
STEPHENS
in Cubert 1800-1950
STEPHENS
in Perranzabuloe 1875-1950
STEPHENS
in Liskeard 1900-2003 

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