Hi Shelley! Thanks for your reply.(By the way, where are you from?I am writing from Canada.)My ancestors originally spelled their name as Trevillian and then approx. 1842 changed it to Trevelyan.The info I have so far is:
JOHN (or FRANCIS)TREVILLIAN, a miner in Cambourne, Cornwall, England, married ELIZABETH JEWEL. Their son was JOHN TREVILLIAN (1810-June 21, 1899), who married HARRIET ALLEN (1824-1919).(This makes me think there may be a connection).They left Cornwall and stayed in Canada for a number of years before going to New Zealand.Children were: EMILY ALLEN TREVELYAN (b.1843) m. CHARLES BARRETT KING in Barrie, Ontario MARY ALLEN TREVELYAN (1844-1931) m. RICHARD POWELL (1846-1926) in Barrie, Ontario. (My great-grandparents). WILLIAM HENRY TREVELYAN (b. 1846) m. ERNESTINE FRANK CHARLES HERBERT TREVELYAN (1848-1851) GEORGE ARTHUR TREVELYAN (b. 1850) m. MARY CHARLTON CHARLES HERBERT TREVELYAN (1852-1859) FRANCIS JOHN TREVELYAN (b. 1855) m. MARY JANE CLUTTERBUCK AGNES ALLEN TREVELYAN (b. 1859) m. ALFRED BURNARD CROSSLEY
The family ran a bookbinding business here in Canada.They were here in Canada (Barrie, Ontario) at the time of the 1861 Census.By the 1871 Census, John, the father had gone on ahead to New Zealand without the rest of the family, but the rest of the family was entered in the Census.After John sent the money for the passage of the rest of the family, they all went to New Zealand, with the exception of my Great-Grandmother Mary Allen Trevelyan Powell.
Does any of this make sense to you?See any connections?I hope so......I have an extensive tree already in New Zealand, but I am not in contact with anyone there.I would love to though..... And I need to trace the Cornish trail now.