William Mansfield born 1816 in Crediton, Devon.
Mansfield was born in Crediton, Devon, England in 1816 and was
baptised on the 24th June in the same year. He was the second child of William Mansfield of Culmstock and
Susanna Pearce Andrews of Topsham. Both towns are only a few
miles from Crediton.
the 1851 Census he was aged 34 and living in Mill Lane, North Tawton, Devonshire. There was a large woolen
mill in North Tawton employing around 150 workers and was probably
the reason William moved there. His Father William was living with
them, away from his wife Susanna, probably just to get work.and although 67 years of age he still seemed to be employed
at the mill.
Above: Extract from the 1851 British Census
only reference to the family in the 1881 census is of Elizabeth
who is head of the household and living alone in Tregavarah, Madron, Cornwall. She is 74 years
of age and her birthplace is given as Sancreed (St. Creed), Cornwall which is
only about 4 miles South West of Madron and close to Lands End.
Above: Extract from the 1881 British Census.
Tregavarah is a small hamlet 2 miles North West of Penzance and in 1881 consisted of only eleven homesteads with the Reynolds and Matthews being the largest families.Elizabeths death is recorded in the Penzance register of deaths, April-June 1894, aged 88. She was buried at Madron on the 27th May 1894.