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Re: William Wishard Irish documentation
Posted by: Kate Lund (ID *****2617) Date: January 27, 2003 at 13:01:07
In Reply to: William Wishard Irish documentation by Mike Morgan of 83

LDS #0916942 Parish Register, Morval Parish Church, Cornwall, England transcribed by W. Martin Furge, Falmouth, 1936 and filmed by the LDS:

Contains the following on the Lytle/Little family:
15 Aug 1712 John son of Thomas & Wilmot Little
7 Sep 1714 Elizabeth dau of Thomas & Wilmot Little
19 Mar 1716 Thomas son of Thomas & Wilmot Little
21 Jul 1719 Frances dau of Thomas & Wilmot Little
21 Mar 1721 Robert son of Thomas & Wilmot Little
20 Jan 1729 Denesell son of Thomas & Ann Little
28 May 1753 Ann dau of Denzil & Ann
30 Dec 1754 Jane dau of Denzil & Jane
31 May 1756 Mary dau of Denzil & Jane
28 Mar 1758 Susanna dau of Dinsel & Jane
26 Nov 1759 Robert son of Denzil & Jane
20 Jul 1761 Elizabeth dau of Denzil & Jane
30 Apr 1765 Thomas son of Denzil & Jane
12 Jun 1768 Thomas son of Denzil & Jane

11 Sep 1744 Ann Little wife of Thomas
25 Apr 1748 Robert Little son of Thomas & Wilmot Little
22 Aug 1750 Thomas Little hus of Ann
3 Dec 1765 Thomas, infant son of Denzil & Jane Little

There were no grooms in the register by the name Little

Although many family records recount her as being born in County Tyrone near Ulster, appears that she was actually born at Cornwall...and though many family traditions hold that the Laird Lytle was a Scotsman, it appears he may have been an Englishman with holdings in Scotland and in Ireland. There is some evidence that laird Lytle's estates were actually on the border of England and Scotland, making it highly unlikely that he was a Scot and much more likely that he was an Englishman. Perhaps his wife, Lady Jane Stuart, has Scot blood. At any rate, if I run into any records of the estates that might shed light on this family, I will post them. I just thought you might get some of the help you need from this parish record which appears to match the family in question. I interpret the family as follows using this parish record:

Thomas Little and his first wife, Wilmot, had 5 children in this record. Thomas then has a sixth child with Ann, presumed to be his second wife. That son was Denesell, later spelled in the record as Denzil and Dinsel. Dinsel is the spelling most frequently seen family records here. Dinsel married 'Jane' and they had 8 children in this record. One of those children is Susanna Lytle born 28 Mar 1758 [family records say 1753] and this young girl is presumed to be the young lady who later married William Wishard and came to America.

Just as an aside, the famil story is that Susannah , about 13 years of age, had a romance with the much older (some 24 + years) Wishard. Her parents tried to end the affair and the two eloped with her brother, in hot pursuit. The married clandestinely and evidently spent some time on the run until her brother caught up to them and attempted to kill Wishard. Wishard escaped and Susannah was forcibly returned home where she was kept under lock and key until after the birth of her son, William. She became very ill and the family eventually had to relax her confinement for health reasons, allowing her out of doors on the grounds. About 2 years passed and the family, having heard that Wishard had drowned at see during a crossing to America, ceased to be concerned that he would return for Susannah and stopped keeping a tight watch on her movements. However, with the help of some friends on the Lytle estate, Wishard, returned and hid there until a tryst could be arranged with his wife. They planned their escape and when the day was come, she took baby William out for a stroll around the grounds and was never seen again. They fled to the boat and set sail for America.

You could look at and pull up Wishard there and you will find most of this and a bit more. Good hunting!

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