A D A M S of L A N E A S T
Within the Parish of Lanest dwelt my Adams or Addams family. Laneast,
not listed on map shown,
would be just north of Altarnun, west of Launceston and east of Camelford
John Adams/Addams and English Chubb/Chub
My 6th Great Grandfather was John Addams/Adams who married English Chubb of Lanest on the 20th of
June 1698 as recorded at St. Clether. They are known to have had at least three children as follows:
- English Addam/Addams christened at Laneast on the 24th of July,
1702; who married John Wheler/Wheeler/Whetter on the 28/9th of June, 1730/1/2.
- Mary Adams christened 8th ?1704 as recorded at Laneast, married George Hocking 27
March 1733 at Laneast.
- John Adams my 5th Great Grandfather christened 28th of April 1710 at Laneast.
He married twice and his second wife Sarah Bath is my 5th Great Grandmother by
whom he had four known children
John Adams and Joan Hill
My 5th Great Grandfather was John Adams, Yeoman of Laneast. There has been some
question as to whom he married first and under what conditions. Once considered that
he married Jone Jenkin on the 1st of May 1738 at St Gluvias in order to have the
marriage before the birth and baptism of John's first daughter, it now seems that he
married 1st Joan Hill, the daughter of Nicholas Hill on the 14 May 1739 at Tremaine. But
barring some recording or transcription error, this would mean that he marrieg Joan after
the birth and Christening of ?their? daughter English Adams who is of record as being
Christian baptism at Laneast on 16 March 1739, making both that baptism and English's
birth prior to the said marriage. Perhaps there is other such information which will
eventually surface that will give a better explanation. But for now the best that can
be donw is naming that John's wife Joan is Joan Hill, the daughter of Nicholas Hill in
whose will is named Joan wife of John
Adams and such as her children as English, Mary, Elizabeth and John. At any rate the
family of John Adams and 'Joan' are as follows:
- English Adams christened at Laneast on the 16th March, 1739. She married
Nevill Northy/Northey of Altarnun at Lewannick on the 27th of August, 1759. They
had 5 known children all christened at Altarnun. Later it appears, as English
Northey, she marries secondly John Evans on the 27th of October, 1788 at
Lewannick as she is recorded in her father's 1801 will as his daughter inglish
- Mary Adams was christened at Laneast on the 20th of October, 1741. She
married William Smieth/Smeeth of St. Gennys/Ginnis on the 7th of May, 1764.
- Elizabeth Adams christened at Laneast on the 30th of November, 1743. She
married William Thomas Vosper of Lewannick on the 26th of March, 1765. This was
the Vosper family of Royal decent and they had two known sons John and George.
- John Adams christened at Laneast on the 14th of July, 1745.
- Joan Adams christened at Laneast on the 23rd of June, 1747. She married a
Pardon of North Petherwin.
- George Adams christened at Laneast on the 9th of July, 1749. He married
Margaret Brown of Altarnun on the 18th of November, 1773.
John Adams and Sarah Bath
Joan, John's first wife died and was buried on the 21st of April, 1750. This John
Adams then married my 5th Great Grandmother Sarah
Bath of Egloskerry on the 7th of April 1752 at Laneast. Sarah's death and burial
is recorded as 6 September 1798 at Laneast, as she is so noted as the wife of John Adams.
John and Sarah had four known children as follows:
- Sarah Adams christened 9th of September, 1753 at Laneast. She was my 4th
Great Grandmother who married Thomas Hender of Altarnun on the 20th of March,
1776. She was buried in Altarnun 21 April 1829 at the age of 75.
See Hender of Altarnun for this family.
- Honour Adams christened September, 1755 at Laneast. She married a Ham/Harn
of St. Minver.
- William Adams christened May 1759 at Laneast. William is reported to have married
Jane Chapman 13 August 1781. They has a son named John Bath Adams baptism 14 March 1784.
- Christian Adams christened on the 30 March, 1761 at Laneast. She was not
married as she was mentally retarded (an idiot) and was left in the care of her
sister Sarah Adams Hender my 4th Great Grandmother or John Adams her brother. Christian
died and was buried 3 Sep 1807 at Laneast.
This John Adams, my 5th Great Grandfather, wrote his will in 1801. This will
was proved and dated in 1803, the same year in which he was buried. The
will of John Adams is what cements this family unit
together by those who are listed there in. For example and amongst others, John
lists his daughter Elizabeth Vosper of the Parish of Lewannick, his daughter Sarah
Hender of the Parish of Altarnun, his sons John and William Adams, and his idiote
daughter Christian Adams. This John Adams, my 5th Great Grandfather, was buried
at Laneast on the 4th of February, 1803.
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rev. 16 August 2014