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I'm looking at the baptisms in the two places.

Richard Mathews
christening: 24 September 1797 Breage, Cornwall
father: Benjamin Mathews
mother: Mary

Benjamin 1794
Betsy Williams 1795
Richard Williams 1797
Mary 1799
Nancy Mathews
father: Benjamin Mathews
mother: Mary

Jane 1803
Biddy 1809
Joseph James 1812
Yep, there is a tree with parents = Benjamin Matthews and Mary Williams.. It has
Benjamin Matthews 1794-1872
Joseph James Matthews 1812-

Interestingly if this is correct their mother, Mary b. 1776 and possibly d. 1845 should be around in 1841

Elizabeth Jane in 1841. Age 12 in 1851. Another one with a relative ??

I've searched for females so I get Elizth Eliz. etc... and can't find on who looks out of place with the other children.

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No, that theory has proved to be right for Jane born 1828 but it's Joseph's daughter born 1838 not with family in 1841.

Now what is going on? No mmn. Johanna aged 3 in 1841 but not in 1851.

MATHEWS, JOHANNA - GRO Reference: 1838 M Quarter in HELSTON UNION Volume 09 Page 107

No death 1841 - 1851 in RD Helston for a Johanna/Joanna.
Curious. Only one birth 1838 +/- 1 in GRO. No death 1841 - 1851 then only one Joanna in 1851.

Piece: HO107/1898 Place: Boscastle -Cornwall Enumeration District: 7c
Civil Parish: Tintagel Ecclesiastical Parish: -
Folio: 111 Page: 11 Schedule: 38
Address: Trewarmet
Surname First name(s) Rel Status *** Age Occupation Where Born Remarks MATHEWS George Head M M 41 Slate Quarryman Cornwall - Padstow MATHEWS Grace Wife M F 47 Cornwall - St Teath MATHEWS Philip Son U M 18 Slate Quarryman Cornwall - Tintagel MATHEWS Joanna Dau U F 12 Scholar Cornwall - Tintagel MATHEWS George Son U M 8 Scholar Cornwall - Tintagel MATHEWS John Son U M 5 Cornwall - Tintagel MATHEWS William Son U M 6m Cornwall - Tintagel