William Jewell (1757-c1840)

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William Jewell
Sex: Male
Birth: 1757 Cornwall, England
Baptism: 11/03/1757 Crowan, Cornwall
Death: c1840
Father: William Jewell
Mother: Dorcus Bosanko
Spouse/Partner: Jennifer Bosanko
Marriage: 05/11/1779 Crowan, Cornwall

William Jewell was baptised on 11th March 1757 in Crowan, Cornwall, England. The last name of Jewell is occassionaly spelt as 'Jewill' and sometimes 'Jewil', 'Jule' and 'Jool' on various historical records.

William's parents were William and Dorcus Jewell (nee Bosanko). His siblings were Thomas, Ann, Isaac and Jacob (another brother named William died young).


William married at aged 22 to Jennifer, daughter of John and Sarah Bosanko (Sarah's maiden name has not been obtained at this stage, but is possible Williams). Whether Jennifer was related to William's mother Dorcus has not been established at this stage, but it is highly likely. The couple married in Crowan on 5th November 1779,

The couple settled in Crowan and had 6 known children. All of the children were baptised in the Crowan parish church.

Death of ParentsEdit

William's mother Dorcus died in 1795 and was buried in Crowan on 17th June 1795, aged 74 years. His father William died in 1804 and was buried in Crowan on 4th December 1804.


Exact details on William's death or burial are yet to be located. Death records that closely match details for William are found in 1840 in the Helston district, but have not been obtained to provide evidence at this stage.


Name Birth Death
Children of William & Jennifer Jewell"

William 01/01/1783
baptised Crowan, Cornwall

Anne 30/1/1785
baptised Crowan, Cornwall
after 1861
Crowan, Cornwall

Elizabeth 15/3/1789
baptised Crowan, Cornwall

Edward 10/4/1791
baptised Crowan, Cornwall
before 1851
Crowan, Cornwall

Isaac 25/2/1796
baptised Crowan, Cornwall
buried 19/8/1835
buried Crowan,Cornwall

Christiana 25/7/1798
baptised Crowan, Cornwall
buried 3/11/1878
buried Wendron, Cornwall


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