Does anyone know about the origins of this couple?
They are recorded in Camborne (in west Cornwall) in the 1871 census but Milton Damerel (some 75 miles away, in north Devon) is given as their birthplace and as the birthplace of their three eldest children Thurza, John and Mary.
Their remaining children William, Thomas Henry, Samuel, Elias and Lewis were born in Camborne according to the same census. Henry was not a miner, as might be expected in the area, but a farm labourer. This changed, as the 1891 census for Camborne records him and two of his sons as tin miners.
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