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Andrew Rosewall

Male Bef 1636 - 1680  (> 43 years)


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  • Name Andrew Rosewall  [1
    Born Bef 30 Nov 1636  St. Ives, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Baptised 30 Nov 1636  St. Ives, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Died Between 9 Oct 1680 and 9 Nov 1680  [7, 8, 9
    Person ID I12444  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of PNH
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2019 

    Father James Rosewall,   d. 28 Jan 1681, Towednack, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Elizabeth,   d. Aft 18 Feb 1681 
    Married Bef 1635  [5
    Family ID F7211  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Stevens,   d. Aft May 1690 
    Married 27 Jul 1661  St. Ives, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 10
    Children 
     1. Chesten Rosewall,   b. Abt 1665
     2. Mary Rosewall,   b. Abt 1668,   d. Bef 19 Mar 1747  (Age ~ 79 years)
     3. Margery Rosewall,   b. Abt 1670
    +4. Wilmot Rosewall,   b. Bef 27 Jun 1670, St. Ives, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1 Jan 1742  (Age < 71 years)
     5. Anne Rosewall,   b. Abt 1676
     6. Elizabeth Rosewall,   b. Abt 1678, Towednack, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 20 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F7201  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • On the Cornwall Online Parish Clerks (citation details below) record of his baptism, transcriber Kay Halley, noting that it comes from the Exeter bishop's transcripts, says "Name of parish torn off, and Mewan written in pencil, but the surnames make it doubtful if the entries belong to St. Mewan."

      "Cornish Terrier," administrator of the Penwith Genealogy discussion board, comments on the above: "That 1636 BT is definitely for St. Ives. Yes, the corner of the page containing the name of the parish is torn away and 'Mewan?' is written in pencil but the entries are certainly for St. Ives people. The one piece of evidence that helps prove this is a St. Ives record is at the end of the document where appear the signatures of Thomas Jackson, Steven Barbar and Thomas Goode. Barbar and Goode were both active at St. Ives during this period but the key is Thomas Jackson who was curate of St. Ives at the time and who also signed the 1638 BT for St. Ives which still has the parish name intact."

      Just before his death he was sued by John Hawkins, vicar of Lelant, St. Ives, and Towednack, for his refusal to pay tithes. Surviving records of this suit are reproduced in "Andrew Rosewall and the Tithes of Towednack, 1681," chapter XV of A History of the Parishes of St. Ives, Lelant, Towednack and Zennor in the County of Cornwall by John Hobson Matthews (London: Elliot Stock, 1892). Aside from providing a wealth of genealogically-useful information about Andrew Rosewall's neighbors and associates, these records also show the priest in question to have been strikingly neglectful of his duties to his parishioners.

      Will of Andrew Roswall, yeoman, of Towednack written 9 Oct 1680; proved 23 Nov 1680:

      6 daughters: Cheston, Mary, Margery, Willmott, Ann & Elizabeth, £20 each. Sister Mary w/o Hugh Rosemenewes, £20, and her husband shall have nothing to do with it, but it shall be for the good of my sister and her son FFrancis Arundel. Wife Mary the main profit of the land I hold in Uny Lelant, St. Just & Towednack. Brother James Roswall my wearing apparel; his 2 children (not named) 12d apiece. Father (not named) 12d. Godchildren 12d apiece. Robert Couch, gent. for making my will, 10sh. Wife Mary all the rest & executrix. [Signed] Andrew "A R" Roswall. Witnesses: FFrancis Arundell Jun., Rob. Couch.

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      "Of a total of approximately 15 inventories for Towednack for the period 1660-1691, that of Andrew Rosewall has the highest value with £354.8.6, the only others to approach it being: Robert Curnow £196.14.8, Francis Quick £159.3.4." [West Penwith at the Time of Charles II, citation details below.]

      He has to have died between 9 Oct 1680, when he made his will, and 9 Nov 1680, when his father made his will bequeathing 20 shillings to daughter-in-law "Mary Rosewall, widdow."

  • Sources 
    1. [S2325] West Penwith at the Time of Charles II, ed. Helen Beaufort-Murphy. St. Ives: Penwith Local History Group, 1998.

    2. [S1420] Post to Penwith Genealogy, 8 Jan 2009., date only.

    3. [S298] Cornwall Online Parish Clerks Database., date only.

    4. [S3519] Post to Penwith Genealogy, 20 Sep 2019.

    5. [S1420] Post to Penwith Genealogy, 8 Jan 2009.

    6. [S298] Cornwall Online Parish Clerks Database.

    7. [S1425] Post to Penwith Genealogy, 8 Jan 2009.

    8. [S2333] Misc. Cornish Will and Administration Abstracts (part 2), 1602 through 1816 by Kathie Weigel.

    9. [S2332] Misc. Cornish Will and Administration Abstracts (part 3), 1602 through 1853 by Kathie Weigel.

    10. [S1426] A History of the Parishes of St. Ives, Lelant, Towednack and Zennor in the County of Cornwall by John Hobson Matthews. London: Elliot Stock, 1892., year and place only.