Welcome to Day 4 of #Blogtober17 with HexMum Plus One.  Today’s prompt is ‘date’.  It left me scratching my head for a while.  I spent quite some time thinking over how to tackle this prompt.  In the end, I decided to bring in one of my passions.  Family History

I have trawled through my family tree to find an event on this day in my family’s story and I came up trumps with the marriage of two of my Cornish Ancestors, Francis WALLIS and Bridget ROWE.  I haven’t gotten around to researching their full story yet but I can certainly tell you what I know.

They married on 4th October 1767 in the parish church of St Levan, Cornwall. 

St Levan was originally a part of the parish of St. Buryan (where most of my Cornish ancestors originated).  Parish records do not exist pre-1700 for St. Levan but some entries can be found recorded within the records of St. Buryan.

Francis WALLIS and Bridget ROWE are my 7x great grandparents.  They were young at the time of their marriage with Francis being around 23 and Bridget around 21.

Francis was baptised at St. Buryan on 17th June 1744, the second known child of Francis WALLIS and Phillis. 

Bridget was baptised in the same parish on 24th May 1746, the possible second known child of Thomas ROWE and Mary.

I have only found two children for Francis and Bridget.  My 6x Great Grandfather, Francis and his younger sister Phillis. 

The rest of their story still requires some research.  I still need to confirm facts and list my sources. 

Here is my relationship chart to Francis & Bridget.


Me (1986)

I am the daughter of:

My Mum (1962),

who is the daughter of:

Shirley WILLIAMS (1936-2017),

who is the daughter of:

Ivor WILLIAMS (1908-2002),

who is the son of:

Harriet Ann WEEKS (1886-1967),

who is the daughter of:

Selina MATHEWS (1866-1920),

who is the daughter of:

Mary BERRYMAN (1833-1911),

who is the daughter of:

Grace WALLIS (1811-1860),

who is the daughter of:

Francis WALLIS (1769-1849),

who is the son of:

Francis WALLIS & Bridget ROWE