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From: "Joe Flood" <>
Subject: Re: [CORNISH] Mother's age at Birth
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2012 10:54:24 +1100
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Confusion between two families

Census 1851 has Madron, Jane Steer 41 mariners wife, with Jane 20 Elizabeth
14 Mayam 12 Jas Thos 9 Louisa 6 Emily Parker 3

This is NOT the family of James Steer the superannuated coastguard from
Milton, living in St Just 1851 with Jane aged 53.

Birth certificate and index entry should be the same.


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From: "Jill Penrose" <>
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Sent: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 8:05 AM
Subject: [CORNISH] Mother's age at Birth

My ancestor, Emily Parker Steer's birth was registered December qtr 1848 at
St Just church register says she was baptised 3 June 1848 parents James and
Jane Steer.
In 1872 her marriage record says she was aged 24 therefore confirms born

If this is correct her mother was aged 50 and father 61 when Jane gave birth
to Emily which would be very old by todays ages.

My question is would the birth certificate give the true parents? I am
wondering if Emily is actually the daughter of James' older daughter by his
first marriage.

Any suggestions?
Regards from
Jill in New Zealand

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