James Bath and Honour Greet

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Parents      James Bath and Elizabeth Bickerleg          John Greet and Rebecca  Rowter

James Bath (b 1770 Budock Cornwall, m Honour Greet 1799 Mylor, Cornwall, d 1853 Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales)
Honour Greet (b 1775 Saint Just In Roseland, d 1818 Falmouth)
    Marina Bath (b 1804 Mylor, m  Colon Tippett 1836 Madron Cornwall, d 1887 St Columb)
        William Henry Tippet (b 1843 St Columb, m Eliza Julian 1865 Cornwall, d 1927 Brunswick Vic)
            Annie Tippett (b 1879 Fraddon, St Enoder Cornwall, m Herbert Oscar Smalley 1908 North Fitzroy, d 1955 Kew Vic)
    Louisa Bath (b 1810 Mylor, d 1832 Mylor)

    This family gets about the countryside a bit. Unusual in those times but it is verifiable in the census returns.
Colon Tippett is born in St Columb in 1810.
    The next we hear he is being discharged from Bodmin Jail in 1833, about 10 miles east of St Columb
    Then in 1836 he marries Marina Bath in Madron which is 36 miles SW of St Columb, nearly to Lands End
    By 1841 Colan and Marina are living with Colon's parents in St Columb, where they spend the rest of their days, dying in the late 1880s
1804 Marina Bath is born in Mylor near Falmouth, 20 miles south of St Columb
    In 1836 she marries in Madron 20 miles to the west of Mylor and settles in St Columb about 49 miles away
    Her mother died in 1818, and her father had been in Wales since 1816 by the look of it, so she had been fending for herself for nearly 20 years
Marina's parents (James and Honour) marry in Mylor.
    Honour Greet is from St Just in Roseland, only a mile away as the crow flies but across the Carrick Roads (the esturary at Falmouth)
James Bath baptised in 1770 in Budock Cornwall
    James Bath enlisted  in the 25th Foot Soldiers 1st Batallion in 1797
    His trade is given as Taylor. He is born in Cornwall, parish recorded as Beaudock. So its definitely him
    He is discharged in 1818 as a Chelsea Pensioner Aged 46. This seems to imply he was on a disablement pension 
    James is living with his nephew Henry Olivey in Swansea Glamorgan in 1851 as a Chelsea Pensioner
Honour dies in Falmouth 1818. They had just the two children

Buddock, Mylor and Flushing are all small towns within a mile of Falmouth


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