Mr Thrale and Sarah Tarver née Fox

  • Posted on: 20 September 2009
  • By: David Thrale

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I am not related but started researching MORE & McLEOD as Annie Augusta ROSKRUGE (the great-aunt of my cousin Dorothy Gundry in Cornwall) married Bentley MORE, Gentleman, at St Keverne, Cornwall on 29 Apr 1890. The "Gentleman" (living on independent mean) bit fascinated me and I found his brother, and McLeod cousins of the same generation, all to be in the same non-predicament with father's having been brewers (one exception was a Bentley McLeod, Brewer age 24, in 1871 Census but I have yet to find parents for him as 1861 census transcriptions are very poor).

My research is still but in its early stages and much of the data I have collected has not yet been plugged into my database but a search for a possible brewery the More's & McLeod's may have been involved in took me to this web page.

I have not been able to locate the George More McLeod, who married Ellen Cristall, in any census unless he was younger brother of Bentley McLeod who married Ellen's sister Louisa Jane Cristall. Bentley's brother George did not have "More" as second name when he was Christened 5 Mar 1814. In total I found 12 children in IGI indexes for Bentley McLeod & Mary Hawks with the first nine having been born Gateshead between 1795 & 1809 and the next three Christened Kirklevington, Yorkshire between 1813 & 1815 - there may well have been one or two born elsewhere in the gap period.

I will appreciate it if you will please provide me with any information you have on the children of George McLeod & Ellen Cristall. I am also emailing my brother in Edinburgh to see if he can find out whether there may also have been brewing interests in the marriage of two daughters of Robert Schaw & Mary Auld - one Mary Jamieson Schaw married Thomas Hawks McLeod and another, Helen married John McLeod More, a nephew of Thomas Hawks McLeod.


Peter Gundry

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