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  • Christened: 17 Jan 1807, Camborne, Cornwall
  • Married: 3 Jun 1832, Camborne, Cornwall
  • Died: 1886, Camborne, Cornwall

   Another name for Robert was Robert SAUNDERS.

   Research Notes:

In 1841 Robert Sanders (30) and wife Mary (30) were living in Parklidly, Camborne with children: William (8), James (6), Mary Ann (3), Francis (1)

In 1851 Robert Sanders (45) of Camborne, farm labourer, and wife Mary (44) of Camborne, were living in Treswithian Camborne with children (born in Camborne): William (18), c[opper] mine labourer, James (16), farm labourer, Mary Ann (13), c[opper] mine labourer, Francis (11), c[opper] mine labourer, John (8), c[opper] mine labourer, Alphred (5), scholar, lodger Thomas Nicholes (19) of Camborne, copper mine labourer

In 1861 Robert Sanders (54) of Camborne, tin & copper miner, and wife Mary (52) of Camborne, were living on College Row Camborne with children (born in Camborne): Mary Ann (23), Francis (20), tin miner, John (17), tin miner, Alfred (15), tin miner, Herbert (9), tin miner

In 1871 Robert Sanders (64) of Gwithian [sic], miner, widower, was living on College St., Camborne with children: Maryann (32), housekeeper, Robert (19), miner, Alfred (25), miner, daughter-in-law Maryann Sanders (24) of Camborne, miner's wife, [grand]daughter Emily (2) of Camborne

In 1881 Robert Sanders (72) of Camborne, retired farm labourer, widower, was living at 5 Park Holly, Camborne. At home were daughter Mary A. Sanders (44), farm servant, granddaughter Mary L. Sanders (8), scholar, lodger Mary E. Kemp (23) of Phillack, tin stream labourer


The GROE Death Index shows Rober having died in the 1st Quarter aged 70 (exactly 10 years out. He would've been close to 80). There is no other death registered for a Robert Sanders/Saunders in the Redruth district during this period. No Robert Saunders/Sanders born c. 1816 can be found in the 1851, 1861, 1871 or 1881 Censuses for Cornwall. One can only assume, therefore, that the age given in the GROE Death Index (vol. 5c, p. 203) is incorrect.

   Marriage Information:

Robert married Mary HARRIS, daughter of John HARRIS of Bray and Mary DENNIS, on 3 Jun 1832 in Camborne, Cornwall. (Mary HARRIS was born in 1808 in Camborne, Cornwall, christened on 20 Aug 1808 in Camborne, Cornwall and died in 1865 in Camborne, Cornwall.)

   Marriage Notes:

Robert Saunders, miner, and Mary Harris.

Witnesses: Matthew Harris [brother of the bride], Ruth Rowe

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