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Richard Argall (1791 - 1869)

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Richard Argall
Born in St Agnes, Cornwall, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Illogan, Cornwall, Englandmap
Husband of — married in Elizabeth, Jo Daviess, Illinois, USAmap
Husband of — married in Mineral Point, Iowa, Wisconsin, USAmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Mineral Point, Iowa, Wisconsin, USAmap
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OCCUPATION: Carpenter, Victualler, Miner and, later, Innkeeper. In the USA, he is described variously as a Farmer and a Carpenter.

CENSUS INFORMATION: In the 1841 UK Census of St Agnes, he is recorded as Richard Argall, a Tin Miner aged of 50, born in county. He is living with his wife, Ann (aged 49), 4 sons and a daughter in Peterville, St Agnes. (HO 107/149/1, Folio 25, page 5).
In the 1850 US Census of Jo Davis's County, Illinois, he is described as Richard Argall, a Farmer aged 59 (with real estate valued at $500), born in England. He is living with wife, Polly, and 3 sons (Charles, William and John) in Weston Village. (United States Census 1850, Roll 111, page 181).
In the 1860 US Census, he is in Mineral Point, Wisconsin, he is listed as Richard Argall, aged 70, and born in Wisconsin (sic). He is living with his third wife, Elizabeth, and a Richard Argall, aged 18, a Miner. (Series: M653 Roll: 1412 Page: 865).

GENERAL NOTES: Methodist. Known as Dick. Birth and baptism date are shown in the St Agnes baptism records.

BAPTISM: Date: 06-Nov 1791
Parish Or Reg District: Agnes, St.
Name: Richard ARGALL
Sex: son
Father Forename: William
Mother Forename: Elizabeth
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Notes: Born 14 September.

MARRIAGE: First marriage: Collection: England Marriages, 1538-1973:
Groom's Name: Richard Argall
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Bride's Name: Ann Tonkin
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Marriage Date: 05 Jul 1823
Marriage Place: Illogan,Cornwall,England
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M05280-1
System Origin: England-ODM
Source Film Number: 916940
Reference Number:

He followed several occupations: he was a Carpenter (1824 and 1832) for which he served an apprenticeship, a Victualler and, later, Innkeeper of the Peterville Inn, St Agnes. (In the 1844 Pigot & Co Directory of Cornwall, Thomas JAMES is listed as Lincensee of the PETERVILL INN Public House, St Agnes). In the 1841 census, Richard is listed as a Miner. On 18 Aug 1842, he was assessed as paying rent in lieu of tithes to the Vicar of St Agnes, in the sum of 3s 6d. He was still in St Agnes in January 1836 where he was a witness at marriage of his sister, Elizabeth Argall to Sampson Tamblyn. An old sketch of Peterville is dated between 1838 and 1841. A particular building shows that the Peterville Inn is between the 1838 Barnicoats tin bound map and the 1841 Tithe map. On this map it shows Nettles House,where the Victoria pub was and John Nettles was certainly the licensee in 1841. (I take "House" to mean pub). Where the Peterville Inn is, it says "Argalls House"; I therefore assume this was also a pub run by an Argall and presumably Richard. I have also found a further reference to Richard Argall at the Peterville Inn. In the book Portrait of a Cornish Village by Frank Pearce, published in 1977 he tells a story of the Inn "One of the former owners of the pub, Dick Argall, brewed his own beer using water from a nearby stream. The result was a remarkably potent brew that attracted hard drinkers from far and wide." Unfortunately Frank does not give his source although he did interview older residents during his research in 1977.

MIGRATION: Emigrated to the USA in September 1841, aboard the GLASGOW sailing from Liverpool to New York. There is no mention of his first wife, Ann travelling with him nor of her landing in America.

New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 about Richard Argall
Name: Richard Argall
Arrival Date: 15 Sep 1841
Birth Date: abt 1791
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Glasgow.

In 1850, in Illinois, Richard is a Farmer, but he was a Carpenter in Mineral Point.

Second Marriage: JO DAVIESS COUNTY, ILLINOIS MARRIAGES BOOK A: December 4, 1849 - December 5, 1855: ARGELL, RICHARD / WOOLCOCK, MARY 07/26/1850 A 47.

Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934 - Richard Argell and Mary Woolcock:
Name: Richard Argell (sic)
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Event Type:Marriage
Event Date:26 Jul 1850
Event Place:Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States
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Spouse's Name: Mary Woolcock
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Spouse's Age:50
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Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1800
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Reference ID: item 3 p 47
GS Film number: 1602650
Digital Folder Number: 004708210
Image Number: 00329.

Third Marriage: Collection: Wisconsin Marriages, 1836-1930:
Groom's Name: Richard Argall
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Bride's Name: Elizabeth Elery (sic)
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Marriage Date: 15 Jan 1859
Marriage Place: Mineral Point, Iowa, Wisconsin
Groom's Father's Name: William Argall
Groom's Mother's Name: Elizabeth Argall
Bride's Father's Name: James Brewer
Bride's Mother's Name: Mary Brewer
Groom's Race: White
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Bride's Race: White
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M02587-8
System Origin: Wisconsin-EASy
Source Film Number: 1266676
Reference Number: no 01120

He and his last wife Elizabeth were parishioners of the Methodist Church in Mineral Point, and were class leaders.

NATURALISATION: Richard received his Naturalisation papers in the September term of the Iowa County Court, Wisconsin in 1859. On 19 Dec 1863 he is recorded as donating $1 at Mineral Point towards a fund to purchase wood for the families of soldiers away in the (American) Civil War.

DEATH: Richard died on 1 Jan 1869, leaving a Will and probate.

U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885 about Richard Argall:
Name:Richard Argall
Marital Status:Married
Place of Birth:England
Estimated birth year:abt 1790
Month of Death:Jun
Census Year:1870
Census Location:(City, County, State) Mineral Point Ward 2, Iowa, Wisconsin Line:14

BURIAL: Burial date is assumed to be 2 days after death.

PROBATE: He had an estate worth $1200. He left his (third) wife, Elizabeth, a bed and bedding and $10 per month for as long as she should live. He left his son Charles $100 and his son John T Argall had the rest of his estate. His son, John T, was the Executor of his Will.


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