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    Yet another ancestor who disappears!
    1851 has James Banfield age 7 born Madron living with his mother Elizabeth,brother William Henry and Aunt Mary Ann, at HO107/1917 Uny Lelant -Cornwall, Balnoon.
    1861 has him age 18, occupation is tin miner, with his mother Elizabeth at RG9/1589 page 3, St. Ives Halsetown , Street An Garrow but he disappears after this.
    His mother was a daughter of David Banfield/Bamfield and Ann Dennis.
    James is illegitimate as was his brother William Henry.

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    The only James Banfield, born Cornwall, right age, that I can find in other census records is this one in 1901

    James Banfield, Widower, age 56, born in Cornwall (Scilly Isles)

    Class: RG13; Piece: 1574; Folio: 52; Page: 28

    Hang on - he's also in the 1891

    Class: RG12; Piece: 328; Folio: 39; Page: 23; GSU roll: 6095438

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    I expect you have seen the 1901 census with a widowed marine engineer James Banfield, born Scilly Isles living West Ham, Essex, age 56

    crossposted

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    Quote Originally Posted by wimsey View Post
    I expect you have seen the 1901 census with a widowed marine engineer James Banfield, born Scilly Isles living West Ham, Essex, age 56

    crossposted
    That's the guy I was referring to. Unfortunately he's the wrong one. Further searching shows him as James E Banfield, born Scilly Isles. He's in the '51 with his family

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    probably not very helpful but in my family tree there are some Cornish miners who emigrated to South America to have a go at silver mining - I believe quite a few did

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    I saw the James Banfield but discounted him because he was born Scilly Isles.
    Are there any lists of miners going to South America?

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    did his brother William Henry stay in Cornwall ? I can't find his death

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    1861 has him age 18, occupation is tin miner, with his mother Elizabeth at RG9/1589 page 3, St. Ives Halsetown , Street An Garrow but he disappears after this.
    Do you have his mother in censuses after 1861? Did she marry? Although at the age of 18 I don't see why he would change his name to that of a stepfather unless it was to gain support of some kind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by genie12 View Post
    Are there any lists of miners going to South America?
    I haven't seen one

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    Quote Originally Posted by wimsey View Post
    did his brother William Henry stay in Cornwall ? I can't find his death
    His brother stayed in Cornwall and I have all the censuses and information about his wife and his children.
    I was curious as to what happened with his brother.

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