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Thomas Gyles

Male 1850 - 1926  (76 years)


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  • Name Thomas Gyles  [1, 2
    Born 5 Jul 1850  Penzance, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Baptised 25 Jul 1850  St. Ives Primitive Methodist Chapel, St. Ives, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Died 4 Dec 1926  Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I4324  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of PNH
    Last Modified 20 Sep 2019 

    Father George Gyles,   b. Bef 24 Nov 1815, St. Ives, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 14 Sep 1854  (Age < 38 years) 
    Mother Ann Curnow Hodge,   b. Bef 31 May 1816, St. Ives, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Aug 1895, Penzance, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 79 years) 
    Married 29 Jul 1841  St. Ives, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Notes 
    • Witnesses: Lewis Hodge, Thomas Williams.
    Family ID F7018  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Edwards,   b. 4 May 1851, Penzance, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1937, East Glamorgan, Glamorgan, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 1 Jun 1873  St. Ives, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6
    Notes 
    • Witnesses: Anthony Grenfell Edwards, Jane Edwards.
    Children 
     1. Mary Gyles,   b. Between Oct and Dec 1873, St. Ives, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. William Penberthy Gyles,   b. Nov 1875, St. Ives, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Thomas Gyles,   b. Abt Feb 1881, St. Ives, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Richard Edwards Gyles,   b. 13 Aug 1886, Penzance, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1945, Flint, Genesee, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    +5. Jane Edwards Gyles,   b. Dec 1889, St. Ives, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 20 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F446  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Described on his marriage record as "bachelor" and "fisherman." Could sign his own name.

      Many online records for Thomas Gyles, including ours for many years, give his parents as William Harry Gyles (1814-1877) and Ann "Nancy" Quick Curnow (1821-1909). But I think this is incorrect. Thomas Gyles's baptismal record, 25 Jul 1850, gives his parents as George Gyles, sailor, and Ann Curnow, and confirms his birth date as 5 July 1850. And the record for his marriage to Mary Edwards, 1 Jun 1873, gives his father as George Gyles, master mariner.

      In further proof of his true parentage, the 1871 census shows Thomas Gyles, age 20, fisherman, living at The Wharf, St. Ives, with Daniel Veal, who his mother Ann Curnow Hodge married in 1862 after the 1854 death of our Thomas's father George Gyles.

      He and his wife Mary moved to Wales sometime between the 1891 census of England and the 1901 census of Wales. They appear to have lived the rest of their lives in Barry, Glamorganshire. His probate record of 14 Jan 1927 refers to him as "GYLES Thomas of 68 Castleland-street Barry".

  • Sources 
    1. [S46] England & Wales Death Index, 1916-2006, on ancestry.com.

    2. [S104] England & Wales National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, on ancestry.com.

    3. [S298] Cornwall Online Parish Clerks Database.

    4. [S303] West Penwith Resources.

    5. [S297] England & Wales, FreeBMD birth, marriage, and death indexes, 1837-1915, on ancestry.com.

    6. [S295] England Marriages 1538-1973, on findmypast.co.uk.