PETER: The Glue in Between?
Compiled and Presented by Don R. Hender
Sometimes what goes on 'inbetween' has a signicant impact upon a matter. The Hender family of 'Launceston' and the Hender family of Altarnun have one thing in commonality. The both have married into the Peter family. The Launceston Hender families have so married at leat twice and just one of my Altarnun families has married at least trice with Peter, as well as at least one of my other ancestral families and that is my Luskey family of North Hill.
The Hender family of Launceston has ties in St. Stephens by Launceston, St. Thomas by Launcestion, St. Mary by Launceston, Lawhitton and with Peter of Lewannick. My own Peter connections come through the Luskey family of North Hill and with the 'related' Peter marriages of my Thomas Hender and Sarah Adams family of Altarnun. With both the Launceston Hendr family and the Altarnun Hender family tapping into this seemingly centered Peter nest of families, it seems good to explore those connections and gain whatever connecting information there is to be had betwix and between as the case may be.
Now there are some Hender listings both in Lewannick and Northhill as well, so there may also be even more ties there to be found out. But for this exercise I think to begin with the Peter family for which have'll have two primary 'pedigree' sources to draw upon, which seem to have some conflict, but I will not know for sure until I have more fully explored them. These two sources are that of Joyce Conacher, 'Joyce200808', which posts on 'ancestry.com'-rootsweb and one which I have had some direct contact with some years ago in connection with my 'older version' of my web pages, and that was provided to me by David Charles Holman of Truro, Cornwall, in reference to a Peter Family history compiled by Walter Thomas with such comments by Mrs Dorothy May Higgins nee Holman. And also, I will attempt to include in that whatever I have been able to contribute to the matter, about 2 cents worth I suppose.
I will start with where Joyce Conacher seems to have taken the Peter family back to, out of 'Lewannick' and thus in part from the Ann Hender connection with her marriage to John Peter of Lewannick. And when that decendancy begins to mess with those ancestral ties back from my own Peter connected marriages, I will explore just how that seems to all fit and if indeed there is, seems to be, or isn't any real concerns of convergance. I will begin with the simple pedigree form until the family really begins to take off in all directions so to speak.
In this foregoing section of the comparative pedigrees it is apparent that the 'JOYCE' has opted for simplicity of particular lines of descent rather than for completeness. The two pedigrees for what there is that coorelates do match will. The one I am presenting in comparison attempts to be more complete and for cause, in that Hender family connections into the Peter family are being identified. It is in respect to that intent that a temporary departure from the comparative pedigrees will now occur. As 'JOYCE' did not include all family members in these last families, additional Hender marriage connections with the Peter family would be missed if I didn't at least follow one more family's generation and that is the family of Richard Peter and his wife Elizabeth Turner. Richard was one of those many family members of the children of John Peter and Susanna Daw who did not make the 'JOYCE' pedigree while it did make the one I had been familiar with. So next is a solo upon the family of Richard Peter and Elizabeth Turner.
Now, looking back to the 'JOYCE' parallels with the Peter records I have had, there may not be very many further comparisions to do. But there is further 'HENDER-PETER' family tie-in which the 'JOYCE' Peter Pedigree does present or at least enables a likely tie-in in one particular case. But first to the matter of further parallel comparisons. At the point of the children of John Peter and Rebecca Issac which is where it was left off further above with the exception of John Peter and Susanna Daw, which was presented and explored. Therefore back to the other children beginning with Arthur Peter born in 1692 according to 'JOYCE' and according to my sources, this Arthur as also dead and buried on 7 April 1692, which dispenses with him. The next child, the first John Hender 'JOYCE' had born about 1693 and my sources has him dead and buried 2 Feb 1694/5, just a toddler. On to the next child, Grace Peter who 'JOYCE' has born about 1694 in North Hill. My further information from my sources has her christened 2 February 1694 and being married in Januarary 1741/2 at North Hill to John Kestell, but with no further information. The next child is John Peter who married Susanna Daw and is so covered alread above. The fifth child, Robert Peter, 'JOYCE' estimates his birth 1699 and my source records him christened 19 September 1699 at North Hill and that is all. The sixth child is Arthur Peter, whose family I will now present in simple pedigree form before covering Samuel Peter and Edward Peter, the last two given children of John Peter and Rebecca Isaac.
In this pedigree the comparison of 'JOYCE' with my sources will only be denoted by text color. It may be assumed that the information is from 'JOYCE' and either the same or beyond my information sources. What information that my source and my self supply will be in blue. My sources also have a will for this Arthur Peter, the link is given in red. Arthur Peter = Mary Luskey/Laskey b 1703a | b 1705a [Though my source has the name Laskey North Hill | North Hill like 'JOYCE', I make her the same as c 10 Sep 1703 | d 20 Aug 1766 Mary Luskey the daughter of John North Hill | Luskey and Elizabeth Reed. John is m 23 Oct 1730 | the son of my 8th great grandparents, North Hill | John and Mary Luskey of North Hill, db 17 Feb 1773 | the brother of my 7th great grand- North Hill | Richard Luskey. See also. WILL | _______________________________________________|_________________________________ | | | | | | Mary Peter Elizabeth Peter John Peter Rebecca Peter Arthur Peter Robert Peter b 1731a b 1733a b 1734a b 1736a b 1739a b 1741a North Hill North Hill North Hill North Hill North Hill North Hill
Now to continue with the last two sons of John Peter and Rebecca Isaac, Samuel and Edward Peter. First the last child Edward Peter 'JOYCE' gives only the estimated birth date of 1709 in North Hill. My sources give his christening date 19 September 1709 at North Hill and also that he married Grace, surname not given. That is all. Now the seventh child Samuel Peter. From him descends the Peter-Hender connections of Hender of Launceston. And after this point I will pursue the descents to their Hender connection and then vacate 'JOYCE' to such internect link as my sources are depleted to be further compared to the 'JOYCE' information.
As before, any information that comes from my sources or myself different or appart from 'JOYCE' will be blue. Samuel Peter = Susannah Brown b 1706a | North Hill | c 23Apr1706 | North Hill | m 20 Oct 1742 | Lewannick | d Sep 1764 | Lewannick | db17Sep1764 | Lewannick | ______________________________________|_____________________ | | | | | John Peter Robert Peter Rebecca Peter Susanna Peter | b 1744a b 1749a b 12Jul1752 b 1755a | Lewannick Lewannick Lewannick Lewannick | c29Aug1749 | Lewannick | (see JOYCE) | | | | 2)Catherine Evans = Arthur Peter = 1)Catherine b Nov 1748a | b Feb 1745/6 | Lewannick | Lewannick | m 2Jul1770 | c 11Mar1745/6 | Lewannick | Lewannick | | d Mar 1784 | | Lewannick | | db15Mar1784 | | Lewannick |__________________________ | | | __________________________________________________|___________ Arthur Peter Catherine Peter | | | | | | b 1774a b 1779a Robert Peter | Thomas Peter Arthur Peter Henry Peter Cahterine Peter Lewannick Lewannick b Oct 1770 | b1772a b 1774a b 1778a b 1779a (See JOYCE) Hollyvag Farm | Lewannick Lewannick Lewannick Lewannick Linkinhorne | (See JOYCE) (See JOYCE) c12Feb1776 | Lewannick | (See JOYCE) | | | Samuel Peter = Elizabeth Nanscawen S Dawe b 1771a | b Feb1775 Lewannick | Lewannick c18Mar1771 | Lewannick | m2Jan1798 |_______________________________________________________________________________ Lewannick | | | | | | | d12Oct1848 | Arthur Peter Samuel Peter Thomas Peter Catherine Peter Henry Peter Thomas Peter Lewannick | b 1798a b 1800a b 1802a b 1805a b 1807a b1Nov1809 dbOct 1848 | HollyvagFarm Lewannick Lewannick Lewannick Lewannick Launceston Lewannick | Linkinhorne (See JOYCE) (See JOYCE) | ____________|___________________________________ | | | | Elizabeth Ann Peter John Peter Mary Ann Peter Richard Peter b9Jul1812 b20Aug1816 b14Nov1818 b12Nov1821 Launceston Launceston Launceston Launceston m18Apr1837 c26Nov1816 (See JOYCE) Lewannick St Mary M =William Hender Launceston |c20Dec1808 d aft1901 |St Thomas m13Apr1841 |Launceston St Thomas +(Link to Launceston Hender of-----------=Ann Hender Launceston) |c28May1815 |St Mary M |Launceston | _______________|________________________________________________________________ | | | | | | Edmund Peter Richard Peter John Peter Thomas Peter Elizabeth Ann Peter Ellen Peter b 1841 b 1843a b 1845a b 1849a bFeb 1851 b 1853 Lewannick Lewannick Lewannick Lewannick Lewannick Lewannick (See JOYCE) (See JOYCE) (See JOYCE)Now then, there it is. This Hender - Peter marriage connection is brother and sister of the one family to brother and sister of the other family, similar to that which was done between the Thomas & Sarah Hender family of Altarnun with the Peter families of North Hill (see link). In fact it was just one generation after the Altarnun marriages that the Hender - Peter marriages in Launceston also took place.
Now this is just but a part of the 'Peter glue' of North Hill and Lewannick between the two Hender families of Altarnun and Launceston. One day I should think that I'll find the glue at the other end where the two Hender families tie back into each other trough common ancestral ties as well. But for now, the Peter glue has worked to make cousins of us all.
[Note: The dates of the Peter - Hender marriges in Altarnun then Launceston.
Grace Hender = Richard Peter mb. 19 December 1803
Mary Hender = John Peter mb. 28 September 1808
Thomas Hender = Jenny Peter 10 July 1817
John Hender = Jenney Garland nee Peter 6 October 1840, both previously widowed. Her father is Richard Peter.
John Hender & Wilmot Stacy family of Launceston:
rev 23 January 2015