THEIR ORIGINS AND FAMILY TREE
Many thanks to Doug Nicholson (email@example.com)
The starting point for the research was the old naval seaport of
However, Ernest Saw Kendall, who was born in 1875, the second son of Benjamin Burn Kendall, who himself was born in Padstow Cornwall, arrived in
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Over the centuries there are three branches � Fishermen, Farmers and �Gentlemen of Means�. The latter were probably landowners with farming connections.
When looking at these old records the following should be borne in mind:
1)The eldest son was usually named after the father.
2)In better class families the wife�s maiden name often preceded her husband's surname.3) At that time it was legally permissible for first cousins to marry.
Only one child can be traced to the Burn/Kendall marriage, a son Benjamin, born in Padstow in 1788.
Sadly, the father Benjamin Burn died early, it would seem, suggesting that he may have been much older than his wife Rebekah.
Rebekah then married William Kendall of Crantock,
William Kendall would automatically have adopted Benjamin Burn, who was henceforth known as Benjamin Burn Kendall.
Whilst William and Rebekah Kendall had a son, Edward, born in 1799, we have not been able to identify any other children from that marriage. It is likely that the union of the Burn and Kendall families created a comfortably wealthy land owning or farming situation.
Benjamin Burn Kendall married a lady called
Edward Kendall, his half brother, married a lady called Tabitha on the 28th February 1831, in Mevagissy on the South Cornwall coast, about 30 miles away. Tabitha was born in Mevagissy in 1798.
Edward and Tabitha Kendall settled there and had four children between 1833 and 1840: Margaret, Benjamin Burn , Edward and Annie.
Edward Kendall senior, who was listed as a gentleman of �private means�, died in
It is significant that his eldest son was named Benjamin Burn Kendall, which would tend to confirm that his elder half brother had no children.
Benjamin Burn Kendall, being the eldest son of William Kendall, it is likely that he would continue to farm the family land. (Possibly a check of wills and deeds could reveal what happened to the lands.)Both Benjamin Burn and Edward Kendall went into �Trade� and became wholesale drapers, probably importing some materials.
Benjamin Burn married Mary Saw in 1867. Mary was born in Hammersmith,
Benjamin Burn Kendall, had in the meantime moved to
Ernest Saw Kendall, some seven years younger, and being the second son, was more adventurous, and joined the merchant navy, sailing the seven seas in search of adventure.
He arrived in
Ernest Saw Kendall�s father Benjamin Burn Kendall, had died in 1891 and the drapery business continued being run by his wife Mary Saw Kendall, his eldest son Benjamin Burn Kendall, and his other children.
Edward Kendall, Ernest�s uncle (born in 1835) had also started a wholesale drapery business; married a lady called Annie, and moved to Moseley in the
Eventually Edward retired and returned to
Ernest Saw Kendall, it would seem, had an interesting life in
Note � Further research on Ernest Saw may be possible.)
Ernest died in