Thomas Dabb and Elizabeth Merryfield

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Parents     William Dabb (90%, parents, see research notes)       John Merryfield  

Thomas Dabb (b 1717 Cornelly near Creed Cornwall, m Elizabeth Merryfield 1744 Creed Cornwall)
Elizabeth Merryfield (b 1721 Creed Cornwall)
    William Dabb (b 1745 Creed)
    Jane Dabb (b 1747 Creed, m Thomas Johns 1771 Mevagissey Cornwall)
        Susannah Johns (b 1772 Mevagissey, m  Richard Burton 1796 Mevagissey, d 1837 Mevagissey)
            Margaret Burton (b 1800 Mevagissey, m Thomas Mitchell 1823 St Austell, d 1884 Launceston, Devon)
                  William Burton Mitchell (b 1825 Tregorrick St Austell Cornwall, m Margaret Hawton 1846 Stoke Climsland Cornwall, d 1913 Ascot Vale, Vic)
                       William Mitchell  (b 1850 Stoke Climsland, m Ellen Adelaide Cubit 1880 Sandridge Melb, d 1889 Bethanga, Vic )
                              Ernest Harold Mitchell (b 1887 Whiteford, m  Liela Muriel Roach 1914 Kew, d 1960 Wodonga)
    Elizabeth Dabb (b 1749 Creed)
    Temperance Dabb (b 1751 Creed)
    Thomas Dabb (b 1754 Creed)
    Duens Dabb (b 1757 Mevagissey)
    Susan Dabb (b 1760 Mevagissey)
    John Dabb (b 1764 Mevagissey)

This looks very much like one family moving from Creed to Mevagissey

Research Notes

LDS has no help on Thomas and Elizabeth. It got cryptic with the last two children,  (sus and Jn), but FHO gave Susan and John. FHO also had the marriage
FHO has two good candidates for Thomas Dabb's christening
    26 Dec 1717 Cornelly, father William Dabb              (age 27 in 1744)
    21 Oct 1725 Probus, father Melchisideck Dabb        (age 19 in 1744)
Both Cornelly and Probus are within two miles of Creed where Thomas was married. We have to favour Cornelly because their  firstborn son was called William.
Elizabeth was 23 when she married, again pointing to Cornelly. Say  an 80% chance.
A search for John Merrifield only yeilds the information that Elizabeth Merryfield had a brother John christened in Creed in 1732
Muriel Carlson provided a couple of Family Group sheets which shed light on the above research notes
(a)  Thomas Dabb b 21 Oct 1725 Probus, died 1748, father Melchisideck Dabb , wife Mary, children Ann (b Ladock) and Mary (b Probus abt 1742),
          Death date rules him out for Jane's father. Also he seems to be marrying very young.
(b)  Thomas Dabb 17 Apr 1712  Probus, Cornwall, m Mary Harris 18 May 1730, six children in Probus 1742-50
          Overlap of families rules him out.. Again he seems to be marrying very young.
All this makes our William guess a little better, Upgrade William to 90%
    In a later email Muriel added "Now I do have a William Dabb born  on 12 April 1686 who was married to a Mary Ham. Their birth place was Probus, Cornwall, England. All the Parishes are so close to each other, that moving from one place to another would not be a rare happening."
That is quite possibly our William

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