John Hicks 1847-1912 & Honor Grenfell 1843-1931
Married on 13 Nov 1869 Wesley Rock Chapel, Heamoor, Cornwall. Witnesses: William George Winnan & Richard Blewett

John Hicks

Eldest child of John & Grace Hicks

Birth: 6 Jun 1847 St Just in Penwith, Cornwall

Died:  Jul 1912 Cornwall


Occupation: Tin miner then fisherman

Honor Grenfell

Daughter of Louis & Ann Grenfell

Baptised: 13 Jun 1843 St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. Residence Kenijack.

Died: 1931, Cornwall


The 1851 Census for Letcha finds John four years of age. This record appears to have errors in that the name of  John’s mother is  given as Mary when it should be Grace and the place of birth is given as St Just when it should have read Perranuthnoe for Grace.

 John Hicks in the 1861 Census for Letcha, St Just in Penwith, Cornwall. John is a teenager working as a tin dresser.

By the 1871 census, John was married to Honour and living at Cape Cornwall Street, in St Just in Penwith. 

John & Honor Hicks in the 1881 Census for 3 Brook Street, Mousehole, Cornwall. A change of career from mining to fishing.

 In the 1891 Census , John & Honor had moved to 7 Gurnick Street, Moushole. From their front window they could now see the sea.

By 1901 John and Honor continued to live in Gurnick Street with their eldest son’s family a few doors down the street.

By 1911 John has retired from fishing. Postal address being Mt. Pleasant Mousehole.