Dorothy (Pentreath) Jeffery

Doaryte (Pentreath) Jeffery (1692 - 1777)

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Doaryte (Dorothy) "Dolly" Jeffery formerly Pentreath
Born in Paul, Cornwall, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Mousehole, Cornwall, Englandmap
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Biography

Dorothy was born in 1692. She is the daughter of Nicholas Pentreath and Jone Unknown.

16 May 1692 baptism Paul (original parish register)
The ancient language and the dialect of Cornwall : with an enlarged glossary of Cornish provincial words : also an appendix, containing a list of writers on Cornish dialect, and additional information about Dolly Pentreath @ Archive.org
27 Dec 1777 burial Paul (original parish register with added comment)

The last person to speak Cornish from birth. Some confusion exists about Dolly's lineage as the book explains. It however makes facinating reading. No marriage to a Mr Jeffery has been discovered.

Monument dedicated to Dolly Pentreath in Paul cemetery

Sources

  • 1692 baptism Paul - Original Parish Register
  • 1777 burial Paul - Original Parish Register
  • Findagrave.com - [1] - Death Dec 1777 (aged 85) Cornwall, England. Burial St Pol-de-Leon Churchyard Paul, Cornwall Unitary Authority, Cornwall, England.

The Story of Dolly Pentreath (see the following references)

  • archive.org [2]
  • Cornwall Parish Registers @ Cornwall OPC Database [3]
  • Wikipedia.org - [4]
  • BBC.co.uk - [5]
  • Cornwalls.co.uk - [6]
  • Britannia.com - [7]
  • Constantinecornwall.com - [8]
  • Cornwall-calling.co.uk - [9]


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