I am researching the CROMWELL family that lived in St. Sylvester, Lotbinière County, Quebec, Canada.
The family I am most interested in was the family of THOMAS CROMWELL.I believe he may have had a sister PRUDENCE CROMWELL who married ANDREW MCKNIGHT.This MCKNIGHT family was spelling its name during this era as MCNEIGHT.I believe ANDREW had a brother, also a blacksmith living in Leeds, Megantic County, whose father was JAMES MCKNEIGHT. Chances are the father of ANDREW was JAMES MCNEIGHT.
PRUDENCE CROMWELL had parental consent when they married which means at least one of their parents was living at time of marriage.I believe JAMES MCNEIGHT was one of the witnesses to their marriage.PRUDENCE's father may well have been named THOMAS CROMWELL because a THOMAS CROMWELL was a witness to wedding.At first I thought it was her possible brother, but now think it is more likely her father who signed.
Here is research on PRUDENCE & ANDREW. I will post more research to this post in due time. ====================================================== Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967 Name: Prudence Cromwell, Spinster, Parish of St. Sylvester Spouse: Andrew Mcknight, Blacksmith, Leeds, bachelor Event Year: 184319 April Event: Mariage (Marriage) Religion: Methodist Place of Worship or Institution: New Ireland (Methodist Church, Wesleyan) Province: Québec (Quebec) of age, married with parents consent THOMAS CAMPBELL, Minister /s/ ANDREW MCNEIGHT /s/ PRUDENCE X (mark) CROMWELL Witnesses: /s/ JAMES MCNEIGHT /s/ THOMAS CROMWELL /s/ WILLIAM STEVENSON ====================================================== 1850 United States Federal Census Name: Prudence Mc Knight Age: 32 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1818 Birth Place: Ireland Gender: Female Home in 1850(City,County,State): Benton, Lafayette, Wisconsin HOUSEHOLD: Andrew Mc Knight 33 Prudence Mc Knight 32 Ellen Mc Knight 5 James Mc Knight 3 Thomas Mc Knight 2 Margaret J Mc Knight 0 ======================================================= 1860 United States Federal Census Name: Prudence Mc Night Age: 43Birth Year: abt 1817 Birthplace: Ireland Home in 1860: Ellenboro, Grant, Wisconsin Gender: Male Post Office: Ellenboro HOUSEHOLD: Andrew Mc Night 43 Prudence Mc Night 43 Elenor Mc Night 15 James Mc Night 13 Thomas Mc Night 11 Margaret J Mc Night 10 Andrew J Mc Night 8 Mary A Mc Night 6 Sarah E Mc Night 4 Christiana Mc Night 2 ============================================== 1870 United States Federal Census Name: A Micknight Estimated Birth Year: abt 1820 Age: 50Birthplace: Ireland Home in 1870: Ellenboro, Grant, Wisconsin Race: WhiteGender: Male Post Office: Ellenboro HOUSEHOLD: A Micknight 50 Ellen Micknight 48 Jackson Micknight 19 Maggie Micknight 18 Mary Micknight 16 Sarah Micknight 14 Chriskon Micknight 11 Edward Micknight 10 Olive Micknight 8 ======================================================= 1880 United States Federal Census Name: Prudence McKnight Home in 1880: Ellenborough, Grant, Wisconsin Age: 61 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1819 Birthplace: Ireland Relation to head-of-household: Mother-in-law Father's birthplace: England Mother's birthplace: Scotland Occupation: At Home Marital Status: Widowed Race: White Gender: Female HOUSEHOLD: John Clough 40 Mary A. Clough 25 Prudence McKnight 61 ========================================================= Wisconsin Census, 1820-90 Name: Prudence -W- McKnight State: WI County: Grant County Township: E.D. 67 Ellenboro Year: 1890 Page: 002 Database: WI 1890 Veterans Schedule ============================================================ Wisconsin Deaths, 1820-1907 Name: Prudenee McKnight(PRUDENCE) Death Date: 05 Nov 1893 County: Grant Volume: 02 Page #: 0142 Reel: 030 Image: 2823 Index Volume: - ImageNum: 103472 Sequence #: 252230 Level Info: Wisconsin Vital Records Death Index. ================================================