Hi Julie -- long time since your post now too (which is why I too started another one about Stoke Climsland Dingles!).
I just wanted to note, regarding:
"Mary Ann is still listed as married in 1861"
-- in fact, she is listed as widowed -- at least if she's this Mary Ann Dingle:
Mary Ann Dingle 58 Mary Ann Dingle 34 John Pearce Philp 55("visitor")
in Stoke Climsland. The notation beside her name is "W", and under occupation says "Farmers W", presumably widow.
There's another Mary Ann Dingle of about the same age in Stoke Climsland, but she is also widowed, and her household doesn't fit:
Mary Ann Dingle 59 Elizabeth Jane Dingle 18 John Dingle 24
I'd never really had to think about Dingles before last night when it hit me over the head that my mysterious grx2 grfather appeared to have a sister who seemed to have married a Dingle.Now I see that there are approximately 3.5 billion of them in Cornwall ...
Take a look at my post up above about John Sr. (married to Rebecca, had a brother William married to a Betsey) and John Jr. Dingle (seems to have married Jane Ann Hill), but so far I don't think there's a direct connection.
I'm really looking for descendants of "my" Dingle, since what I really want to do is find someone who knows about descendants of my Hills, so I likely won't follow the Dingles back behind 1800 much.But I'm happy to contribute them to the pot!