Our family

We are just starting to record the families of Henry and Jane Trevenen who arrived in South Australia in the late 1840’s/early 1850s.

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Henry Trevenen and Jane Andrew married on 1 November 1825 in the Parish of Sithney, Cornwall(i).  The banns had been read for 3 weeks on 9, 16 and 23 October(ii).  At the time of their marriage Henry lived at Perranuthnoe and Jane lived at Sithney(iii) a distance of 15km.   Henry was a farmer at the time although at this point we know no more about his farming.  “In 1883 Kelly’s directory lists wheat, barley, oats, turnips, potatoes and broccoli were being grown, with potatoes and broccoli the main crops as they are now(iv).”  The first two children of Henry and Jane (who were also named Henry and Jane) were born there while the third child, William, was christened in Porthleven, some 12 km to the east.  Both towns are seaside towns.  Their last two children were christened in the churchtown Breague, which is slightly inland.  Henry was, by that time, a shopkeeper.  [Note – it is hard to ascertain if the family lived in the township of Breage or the Breage references are to the Parish of Breage.  A town in the Parish of Breage is Helston.  Certainly the 1841 census references the parish, not the town.  The 1851 census references the town of Helston.]

After arriving in South Australia the family became closely aligned with butchering, with some running butcher shops and others marrying butchers.

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More about Henry and his forebears is detailed on the Trevenen family tab.

More about Jane and her forebears is detailed on the Andrew family tab.

More about their children and their stories in Australia is detailed on their relevant tabs.

(1)     Cornwall OPC Database : Sithney marriages, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~engcopc/sithney_marriages_1762-1837_by_groom.htm. 
(ii)      Cornwall OPC database, http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/ 
(iii)    OPC Sithney Parish Records by Groom, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/
(iv)    Perranuthnoe village history.  http://perranuthnoe-history.blogspot.com.au/