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DANIEL HARSON MORCOMBE


 
Date
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Born 1768  
Christened    
Married    
Died    

CHILDREN

 
Born
Died
Comments
William Morcombe 1795    
Daniel Morcombe 1797 1840  
Mary Morcombe 1800    
Lancelot Morcombe 1802    
John Morcombe 1804    
Thomas Morcombe 1807    
James Morcombe 1809    

Our ancestor, William Morcombe, started as a shoemaker in St. Germans and his first child, Daniel Harson Morcombe, was born in St. Germans, but his two younger children were born in Stoke Damerel, Plymouth, which indicates that he had found employment there, probably in the Dockyard. The incumbent was not too hot on spelling. Look at all the different ways he has spelt the surnames of the five children of John Morcom and his wife Joan.

Certainly, this Daniel Harson was in the Dockyard working as a house carpenter when he married Mary Jackman, who came from Ashburton, on 22nd July 1796 at Stoke Damerel. Daniel Harson got his christian names from his grandmother Joan's younger brother who hailed from St. Germans. It is convenient for us to call this one ``the first'', a carpenter, because he had his second son christened Daniel Harson too, and as DH the second was a joiner, it is difficult to tell them apart otherwise.

 

©2007 Peter H. Morcombe
Last update: 15-Jun-2007