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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 14 May 2021 

    Father George Gyles,   b. Bef 24 Nov 1815, St. Ives, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between Jul 1854 and Sep 1854, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 38 years) 
    Mother Ann Curnow Hodge,   b. Bef 31 May 1816,   d. Between Jul 1895 and Sep 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, 6
    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, 7
    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 14 May 2021 
    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 give his parents as William Harry Gyles (1814-1877) and Ann "Nancy" Quick Curnow (1821-1909). But I think this is a different Thomas Gyles, not the one who married Mary Edwards. Most significantly, the record of Thomas Gyles's marriage to Mary Edwards, 1 Jun 1873, searchable at the Cornish Online Parish Clerks Database (https://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/home/), gives his father as George Gyles, master mariner. Supporting this, the 25 Jul 1850 record of Thomas Gyles's baptism at the St. Ives Primitive Methodist Chapel, which gives his birth date as 5 Jul 1850, gives his parents as George Gyles, sailor, and his wife Ann Curnow Gyles.

      The 1851 census shows Thomas Gyles, age 9 months, living with his mother Ann Gyles, age 35, relationship to head of household "wife". The 1861 census shows Thomas Gyles, age 10, living with his mother Ann C. Gyles, head of household, age 45. It is easy to see how both of these records could be interpreted to refer to Ann "Nancy" Quick Curnow rather than Ann Curnow Gyles. But the 1871 census disambiguates this. The Thomas Gyles who is shown in St. Ives, age 20, living in the household of William H. and Nancy Gyles, is given as a "builder", not a trade our Thomas Gyles is ever recorded as having plied. (This Thomas Gyles's father, William Harry Gyles, was a "builder & architect.") Meanwhile, also in the 1871 census, our Thomas Gyles, age 20, called a "fisherman" (which we know was his trade), is living at The Wharf, St. Ives, with Daniel Veal, age 49, head of household (to whom Thomas Gyles is called "son-in-law"), and Ann Veal, age 56. And St. Ives parish records show that in 1862, following the 1854 death of Thomas's father George Gyles, Ann Curnow (Hodge) Gyles married Daniel Veal. (Her 1895 death record calls her Ann Curnow Veal.)

      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), 1858-1995, 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. [S3406] England, Select Marriages, 1538-1973, on ancestry.com.

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