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, listed just north above Altarnun on map shown, was west of Launceston and east of Camelford. Now in the Bath family wills they state themselves as being of Badharlink. Whatever was brought or exposed to the Adams family by the marriage with Sarah Bath concerning Badharlink, it must have taken as that is were eventually, through John Adam's eldest son's descendants that such as John Couch Adams' family maded it back to that same Badharlink location to possess lands and live.


John Adams/Addams and English Chubb/Chub
~ 6th Great Grandparents ~

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.
    As noted here, his baptism was entered twice with one lined out but with added info.
    In the lined out information is where wife is given as English and Adams is spelt with 2 ds.
    The OPC Corwall Parish Database transcription used 28 April and Adams with 1 'd'.
    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
~ 5th Great Grandfather & 1st Wife ~

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 Evens.
  • 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
~ 5th Great Grandparents ~

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 had 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. 2 June 2015