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Mabel Darby 1898 Samuel Darby 1900 Millbrook, Cornwall

I am looking for information on my grandfathers brother & sister Mabel & Samuel DARBY born 1898 & 1900 in Millbrook, Cornwall. They are the children of William George DARBY/DERBY and Susan Ann POMEROY. Susan was born March qtr 1865 Liskeard, Cornwall (private baptism 12 Feb 1866 Pillaton, Cornwall) and she was the daughter of Thomas Pomeroy & Elizabeth Deacon. Siblings of Mabel & Samuel are Maud 1891 & George 1896.

If anyone has information on what happend to Mabel & Samuel I would love to hear from them. My email address is



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Annie Pomeroy’s Geocities website has relocated!

Annie’s website is now at:

It contains lots of details Annie has pieced together about different Pomeroy families in Cornwall, Devon and Ireland.


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William George Darby/Derby husband of Susan Pomeroy

I am trying to find any records for my great grandfather William George DARBY born C1859 Taunton, Somerset and his family. I have not been able to locate any birth/christening records or any census record prior to 1891. Here is the information I have so far:

  1. Marriage certificate for George DERBY & Susan POMEROY – married 03 April 1889  Registers Office, Stoke Damerel, Devon. George’s age is listed as 30yrs on the marriage certificate. Fathers name is listed as Samuel DERBY. The occupation for George is listed as labourer. I’m not sure of his father Samuel’s occupation as it is hard to read but looks like Malaster. 
  2. Death certificate of Susan DARBY (nee POMEROY) – husband shown as William George DARBY occupation general labourer who was present at time of death. Living at time of death Blindwell, Millbrook, Cornwall
  3. 1901 census – George DARBY listed as born c1865 Taunton Somerset. Occupation listed as clay quarry man.
  4. 1891 census – George DERBEY listed as born c1857 Marilan Somerset (have not been able to locate a place called Marilan). Occupation listed as general laborer
  5. Children of George DARBY & Susan POMEROY were all born Millbrook,
    Cornwall  are Maud 1891, George 1897, Mabel 1898 & Samuel 1900. According to the 1911 census there was a 5th child (deceased) this could be Elizabeth born St. Germans Cornwall 1889. 

Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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Cornish emigration to North-East England

Pomeroys were part of a major movement of miners from Cornwall to north-east England in the mid-1860s. Brought in to break a strike in the region, their families stayed put and are still there generations late.

PDF: Cornish emigration to the NE


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