Charles the giant Chilcott and Mary Jose

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Parents   :   William Chilcott and  Rebecca Williams       John Jose and Agnes Gimblett

Charles the Giant Chilcott (b 1742, m Mary Jose 1768 St Juliot Cornwall, d 1815)
Mary Jose (b 1741 Lesnewth, d 1819)
      Langford Chilcott (b 1769 Tintagel, m Ann Medling 1800, d 1823 Tintagel) 
            Charles Chilcott (b 1802 Tintagel, m Mary Strout 1822 Tintagel, d 1869 Launceston Tas)
                  Mary Chilcott (b 1827 Tintagel, m John Cubit 1845 Longford, d 1874 Deloraine Tas)
                         Ellen Adelaide Cubit (1856 Westbury, m William Mitchell 1880 Sandridge, Melb, d 1937 Wodonga, Vic)
                               Ernest Harold Mitchell (b 1887 Whiteford, m 1914 Liela Muriel Roach, d 1960 Wodonga)
      Rebecca Chilcott (b 1771 Tintagel, m Thomas Smith 1792 Tintagel)

Family Group Sheet

Charles lived at Treknow in Tintagel, Cornwall England.  Was a gentleman farmer who inherited all his mother's property on her death. Known as "Charles the Giant" for his gigantic stature and extraordinary strength.
 " . . .who measured 6ft 4in high; around the breast, 6ft 9in and weighed four hundred and sixty pounds.  He was almost continually smoking; 3lbs of tobacco was his weekly allowance; his pipe ten inches long; one of his stockings would contain six gallons of wheat.  He was much pleased with the curiosity of strangers who came to see him, and his usual address was, 'Come under my arm, little fellow.'"
    He left properties in Treknow, Boping and Trevana, Lanteglos, Trewarmett Downs and tenements in Tintagel. Will of Chilcott Chas of Tintagel gent to Chilcott Mary my wife all lands for life Chilcott Langford my son after decease of my wife all houses Treknow, my lands in Trewonnets Downs and in Borough of Bossiny and Trevena, being my Borough lands.  If either of Langford's sons marry a Borough man's daughter, he shall have said borough land, to Langford an estate called Bowithick in Lantelos for life and three tenements in Tintagle. Smith Rebecca my daughter and Mason Margaret my cousin of Topsham the four middle rooms in house at Treknow if they choose to live there and 4 pa each out of estates. From estates and further certain furniture.  Also to said daughter Rebecca Smith half of property given to testator by his cousin Elizabeth Paulings of Chudleigh and to son Langford the other half to Langford's children all household future in Fentifiddle house after daughter's decease and his wish is that all his household furniture in his dwelling house at Tresknow shall remain in its places and never be sold or removed form said dwelling house - residue to wife Mary whom he makes sole executor
Archd Cornw.

Charles the Giant was married in St Juliot's Church, near Boscastle. Another good link

Note on Jose/Joce

Jane O'Brien has supplied lots on Mary Jose's ancestors (follow the links). She also commented
You will see that the alternative spelling is Joce and as the surname derives from the name Joyce I have always assumed the pronunciation of both names is identical.  [I have seen it suggested that the Jose/Joce family from north-east Cornwall is descended from a Spanish sailor lost during the Armada!]

Acknowlegements:

Researchers on the Cubits and Chilcotts have shared their work generously, and I have not been good at noting sources. However, much is owed to Val Trickett, Sue Royce, Jenny Mitchell and Fred Mitchell. Sue Royce is happy to be contacted by email at  <sroyce@xtra.co.nz>. Another source was Beris Wilkinson.

Research Notes

Genes Reunited checked for Charles and Mary
LDS checked
message in Genes Reunited from Warren Millington that needs to be checked out
Charles lived at Treknow in Tintagel, Cornwall England. Was a gentleman farmer who inherited all his mother's property on her death. Known as "Charles the Giant" for his gigantic stature and extraordinary strength.

" . . .who measured 6ft 4in high; around the breast, 6ft 9in and weighed four hundred and sixty pounds. He was almost continually smoking; 3lbs of tobacco was his weekly allowance; his pipe ten inches long; one of his stockings would contain six gallons of wheat. He was much pleased with the curiosity of strangers who came to see him, and his usual address was, 'Come under my arm, little fellow.'"
He left properties in Treknow, Boping and Trevana, Lanteglos, Trewarmett Downs and tenements in Tintagel. Will of Chilcott Chas of Tintagel gent to Chilcott Mary my wife all lands for life Chilcott Langford my son after decease of my wife all houses Treknow, my lands in Trewonnets Downs and in Borough of Bossiny and Trevena, being my Borough lands. If either of Langford's sons marry a Borough man's daughter, he shall have said borough land, to Langford an estate called Bowithick in Lantelos for life and three tenements in Tintagle. Smith Rebecca my daughter and Mason Margaret my cousin of Topsham the four middle rooms in house at Treknow if they choose to live there and 4 pa each out of estates. From estates and further certain furniture. Also to said daughter Rebecca Smith half of property given to testator by his cousin Elizabeth Paulings of Chudleigh and to son Langford the other half to Langford's children all household future in Fentifiddle house after daughter's decease and his wish is that all his household furniture in his dwelling house at Tresknow shall remain in its places and never be sold or removed form said dwelling house - residue to wife Mary whom he makes sole executor

I have a couple of questions for you - You show John Spettigue the son of Sylveter Spettigue and Mary Swine as Marrying Rebecca wood which I had at one time but was told I was wrong.

Supposedly it was John son of Mathew Gimblett and Grace Spettigue who married Rebecca ( You show this as well and I dont think there were two marriages shown ) any idea which is correct - my source is sure it is John son of Mathew Gimblett.

Also I note that you have Degory Joce maried to a man 9 Phillip Marke) - Should that be Phillipa or is it a toatl mistake.

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