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From: "Nancy Heydt" <>
Subject: Re: [CORNISH] Nankervis, Curnow and Berryman
Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2008 22:28:19 -0500
On the wild chance, I checked my database for the Cornish in New Jersey. I
have 2 John Nankervis, no Stephen Curnow, and one Andrew Berryman.
John H. Nankervis I found in the Roll Book of the Miners and Mechanics
Benevolent Association of Port Oram (now Wharton), N. J. in 1872-1875. That
is the only book we have so I don't know if he was a member before or after.
And it gives no other information.
John Nankervis also showed up in the M/M roll book so I know there were 2 in
NJ. He was a member only in 1873. The 1880 census shows a John Nankervis
(no middle initial) in Randolph (same area) age 40 (so born ca 1840) living
with William & Sarah Bishop family. he's a bit old for yours.
Andrew Berryman is also in the 1880 census - an iron miner living in
Randolph with wife Christine and daughter Mary E. age 4. He's 29.
Expect you'll hear from Bill Curnow....
Good luck, Nancy
----- Original Message -----
From: "john Mackey" <>
Sent: Monday, January 07, 2008 2:07 AM
Subject: [CORNISH] Nankervis, Curnow and Berryman
> Dear List,
> I'm hoping to learn a bit more about the John Nankervis who's listed in
> the 1880 US Census, Colorado, Ouray County, Ophir. He and two of his
> friends are living in the same house and their names sing of Cornwall:
> John Nankervis, 25 yrs, miner, b. England
> Stephen Curnow, 24 yrs, miner, b. England
> Andrew Berryman, 24 yrs, miner, b. England
> John may have stayed in the States but I don't know where he went from
> Colorado. In the 1910 Census for Colorado, there's a 60 yr. old John
> Nankervis listed as a "partner", and he's a copper miner, single. There's
> also a listing for a John Nankervis coming into the States at the age of
> 21 yrs in July of 1876. Sounds like the John I'm looking for and the 1910
> John Nankervis says he came to America in 1876. There were three John
> Nankervis born in 1855 in Cornwall and all three were in Penzance Dist. I
> didn't find any John Nankervis born in 1854 or 1856. The three were named
> John Nankervis, born 1st qtr of 1855, John Grylls (probably spelled wrong)
> Nankervis, born in 1st qtr., and John Richard Nankervis, born 3rd qtr.
> Perhaps someone knows what happened to this John Nankervis because they
> are related to Stephen Curnow or Andrew Berryman. Ouray County and
> especially the town of Ouray would have been a wonderful place to mine.
> The narrow red rock canyons are breathtaking.
> Thanks for any assistance you might be able to provide,
> Jan Mackey
> Orange County, California
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