The will of William Trevethacke of St Enoder, Cornwall, gentleman, dated 2 February 1657, leaves money to the poor of the parishes of St Enoder and St Eval and names among others his wife Frances, son William, daughter Thomasine, daughter Mary, daughter Grace, Christopher Trevethicke of London, taylor, and the testator’s “welbeloved Freinds and Alyes” John Bawden, Samuel Gully and William Gully. A codicil of 7 July 1658 mentions William Trevethack of Padstow (probably Petrockstow) in Devon, clerk. The will was proved on 10 December 1659.[1]


Administration of the estate of Lewis Stribley of St Wenn was granted on 8 November 1689 to William Trevithick of St Enoder, during the minority of Lewis’s son William Stribley,[2] confirming that the Mary Trevithick who married Lewis Stribley at St Wenn in 1671 was the Mary Trevithick baptised at St Enoder in 1651/52.


There are earlier Trevithicks recorded in the St Enoder parish registers, including Gregory Trevithick and Katherine Hockin who were married in 1611.[3]


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WILLIAM TREVITHICK of St Enoder, gentleman, was buried on 11 August 1658 at St Enoder.[4] He married first, GRACE,[5] who was buried on 7 May 1648 at St Enoder.[6] He married second, FRANCES,[7] who was buried on 30 December 1700 at St Enoder.[8]


Children of William and Frances Trevithick:

                i               GRACE TREVITHICK, bap 17 Mar 1649/50, St Enoder.[9]

                ii             MARY TREVITHICK, bap 21 Mar 1651/52, St Enoder,[10] bur 9 Dec 1740, St Wenn;[11] m 9 Nov 1671, St Enoder, LEWIS STRIBLEY[12] (see here).

                iii            THOMASINE TREVITHICK, bap 13 Feb 1653/54, St Enoder.[13]

                iv            WILLIAM TREVITHICK, bap 27 May 1657, St Enoder.[14]

[1] National Archives, PROB 11/296/372.

[2] Cornwall Record Office, AP/S/1783.

[3] St Enoder parish registers (online at

[4] St Enoder parish registers (online at

[5] Cornwall Record Office, R/49.

[6] St Enoder parish registers (online at

[7] Frances is named in William’s will and in some of the baptism entries for his children in the St Enoder parish registers. Her parentage is unclear, but given the mention of Gullys in the will of William Trevithick, there is a possibility that she was the Frances, daughter of Francis and Mary Gully, who was baptised at St Enoder on 5 Aug 1621.

[8] St Enoder parish registers (online at

[9] St Enoder parish registers (online at Grace may have married Richard Spear at Padstow, Cornwall, in 1684 (

[10] St Enoder parish registers (online at

[11] St Wenn parish registers (online at

[12] St Enoder parish registers (online at

[13] St Enoder parish registers (online at Thomasine may have married Arthur Hicks at Newlyn East in 1682 (

[14] St Enoder parish registers (online at; Cornwall OPC Database (