Drew of West Penwith and Beyond

A meeting place for researchers of the Drew family of West Penwith and Redruth areas, and their associated families. If you have come across this site during searches for Drew family history, and you feel you might be connected, please contact one of the members to have your name added to the members list.

Monday, September 03, 2007

William John DREW, Mylor Bridge

The new contact, Maria, has presented me with (what she considers to be) good proof that the William John DREW in the 1891 Census, living in Mylor Bridge with wife Julia A and children William Reginald C and Winifred J, is not the William John DREW I thought he was. Julia A is Julia Annie CAPLE, and (according to her) her William John was born 1864 in Constantine. Now here is the weird part - that William John's father was also an Edward George DREW but born in Constantine, son of a Samuel DREW, born in Gweek.

So, it seems that is is faintly possible that I mixed up 'our' William John DREW, son of 'our' Edward George DREW (Jr) and Mary Ann REID with this other William John DREW, son of Edward George DREW and Hannah Maria COLLINS.

Of course, this raises a couple of questions. What happened to 'our' William John DREW after the 1881 Census when he was still living at home?" Why does the other William John DREW, born in Constantine, say on the 1891 Census that he was born in Mylor? OK, so Constantine is in Falmouth District like Mylor/Mylor Bridge. I am yet to be convinced that I am nt right.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

William Reginald C Drew - Mylor

This morning, a message through Ancestry from the grand-daughter of this chap who I had as one of the descendants of Edward George DREW (-DINGEY). She is the daughter of his only daughter, as he was killed early in World War 1. I have replied, and am eagerly awaiting more news as I have been unable to find him in the 1901 Census or a likely marriage in FreeBMD.

Note: Despite this chap having father William John DREW and grandfather Edward George DREW, and despite William John being in Mylor Bridge at the time of the 1891 Census, he is said to not be part of 'our' lot. Strange. The evidence says something, but one must also take into account other information.

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