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    Thank you arthurk and helachau. The offices you...

    Thank you arthurk and helachau. The offices you suggested have been as helpful as they could be. Nothing can be confirmed re the RTs in the 1818 and 1891 censuses being Ruhamah Trevail, but I have a...
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    I feel the Bodmin Lunatic Asylum is quite a...

    I feel the Bodmin Lunatic Asylum is quite a possibility. Is there any way of getting more information on inmates?
    The 1891 census entry seems very vague.
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    When Ruhamah was born her parents were not...

    When Ruhamah was born her parents were not married so her official surname is Knight.....though she often used Trevail.
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    Yes, you've found her in 1871....sometimes called...

    Yes, you've found her in 1871....sometimes called Ruama, sometimes Ruanna. A servant for the family of Christopher Lander in Churchtown, St Wenn, St Columb Major, Cornwall. I found her here about 10...
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    But our ancestor, the John Trevail of the village...

    But our ancestor, the John Trevail of the village of Lower Menadue, on the Bugle side of Luxulyan, was born in 1804, lived well into his 80s and was a farmer, possibly of about 21 acres. John had a...
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    You've certainly got your teeth into this,...

    You've certainly got your teeth into this, Arthur!
    I did a lot of research into Ruhamah about 10 years ago. Ruhamah is, by the way, a name from the Old Testament and I think all the variations in...
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    Not to worry, Arthur. I've actually visited...

    Not to worry, Arthur. I've actually visited Luxulyan churchyard (about 8 years ago) and I think I saw the stone for William. The mystery of his mother is what really interested me. Thanks anyway - Jan
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    Arthur, did you ever get any reply to this query?...

    Arthur, did you ever get any reply to this query? I know who this man is. He was born in 1862 in Luxylyan. My husband is descended from his mother's sister and I would be interested in knowing what...
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