Mann Family of Cornwall


The outline below traces the descent of Julia Rosewarne (nee Mann) from the Mann family of the parishes of Sancreed, Paul, St Buryan and Morvah in Cornwall.  The earliest record of the family is the marriage of John Mann and Jane Taylor which is recorded in the parish register for the parish of Sancreed on 28 December 1658.  Although I have found no earlier records for the Mann family, the family of John's wife, Jane Taylor, can be traced back two further generations to Robert Taylor who was married in the parish of Sancreed in 1593.

The children of John and Jane Mann were baptised in the parishes of Sancreed and Paul. At the time of his death in 1685 John had estates at Boscawen-noon in St Buryan and Helwidden in Paul. John Mann, a son of John and Jane, moved his family to Morvah in about 1715.

In the early 1800s another John Mann, the father of Julia, and great-great-grandson of the orginal John and Jane, returned to Paul and settled with his family at Castallack Farm. Julia, the ninth child in a family of 13, was born there in 1817. By 1841 the family had moved to Tregadgwith Farm in the neighbouring parish of St Buryan, and members of the family can be found buried in the St Buryan churchyard.


Mann Family Tree

Robert Taylor (15??-1638) = Agnes (15??-1651)
married 29 Oct 1593 at Sancreed, Cornwall

William Taylor (1598-1682) = Elizabeth (16??-66)
married 23 Sep 1630 at Sancreed, Cornwall

John Mann (16??-1685) = Joan Taylor (1635-90)

married 28 Dec 1658 at Sancreed, Cornwall

John Mann (1664-1740) = Sarah (16??-1749)
married 2 Aug 1687 at Paul, Cornwall

John Mann (1692-1759) = Jane Warren (c.1696-1778)
married 1 Jun 1738 at Madron, Cornwall

Richard Mann (1740-1801) = Jane Baragwanath
1 (1740-1801)
married 15 Oct 1764 at Madron, Cornwall

John Mann (1766-1847) = Jane Oliver
2 (1783-1863)
married 9 Apr 1803 at Paul, Cornwall

Julia (1817-97) =
John Rosewarne (1822-51)
married 17 Jul 1847 at Paul, Cornwall


1.    Daughter of William Baragwanath and Prudence Uren (married 1728 at Towednack, Cornwall).  Further information on the history of the Baragwanath family can be found in Kathy Weigel's Cornish Genealogy Database.
2.    Daughter of James Oliver and Jane Hosken (married 1771 at Madron, Cornwall)

The above details are derived from the parish registers of the parishes of Sancreed, Paul, Morvah and Madron, and from probate records held at the Cornwall County Record Office.

A file containing extracts of wills and/or other probate records for the following can be found on my
Cornwall Probate Records page.

Name Occupation/Status Residence Year of Death
William Taylor Mason Sancreed 1682
John Mann Yeoman Paul 1685
Joane Man Widow Paul 1690
John Man Yeoman Morvah 1759
Richard Mann Yeoman Morvah 1801
John Mann Farmer Tregadgwith, 
St Buryan
1847
William Baragwanath   Towednack 1766
Prudence Baragwanath Widow Towednack 1788


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