All The Cares In The World


Carol Care Ferguson

15 December 2002 05:59

John Care

Would your John Care be interested in contacting a distant relative in California?  I am Carol Care Ferguson.  Daughter of William Kendall Care.  We are descendents of Jacob Care and would love to share family stories and history. 

Thank you,

Carol Care Ferguson

Vile Jelly

15 December 2002 08:07

He's Ed Care, actually, and I'm not sure if he'll be a relative (other than in the very vaguest sense) because there are literally dozens of Cares in St. Ives. One of the blokes who worked on our house is called Robert Care and I half-jokingly asked if Ed was a relative when Ed was over this side of the pond recently. Apparently, he wasn't but Robert reckoned that there were at least three major branches of the family which had emigrated to various parts of the globe in the last couple of centuries.
 
Still, you never know. The clan (I'm not sure if it is Ed's brainchild) have organised themselves a website at www.carefamily.org which includes contact details and which Care's where so I suggest you try that and see where it takes you. I'll let Ed know you're looking for him in the meantime.

Carol Care Ferguson

15 December 2002 16:54

I have spoke with Ed before.  Actually, I was responding to your page about the Knill celebration where you said, "At the end of the celebration we let rip with the old hundredth psalm, sung virtually 'a capella' with just John Care's fiddle to keep time:-."  I was hoping to get in contact with a CARE relative in St. Ives.  Ed Care is definitely a distant relative because he descends from the John Care line.  I descend from the William Care line.  Do you know of any CARE family members that might be willing to communicate?

Thank you,

Carol Care Ferguson

Vile Jelly

15 December 2002 19:31

To be honest all I can do is try to get an edited version of your appeal into the local rag.
 
Can't guarantee it will be printed or if it will get a response but I'll give it a go. Can I give your e-mail address or do you want me to use SSI to filter any responses?
 
PS. If I forget remind me to have a word with Harding who was MC for the 2001 Knill so I presume must know JC.

Carol Care Ferguson

15 December 2002 20:12

You can give out my e-mail.  Hopefully I won't be hit with too many responses.

Carol

Vile Jelly

16 December 2002 10:44

Well, don't get your hopes up, the local rag didn't bother publishing my plea for info when I was trying to find Ed's house.

Let you know if any skeletons come out of the closet!

Carol Care Ferguson

16 December 2002 13:49

Thanks for trying.

Carol

Vile Jelly

17 December 2002 09:05

Had a quick world with a couple of gnarled old locals and the result was fairly predictable. Looking for Cares in St. Ives is like looking for Macdonalds in Scotland! Unless you can really pin down which Cares you are looking for and where they lived, etc. you're chances of getting a result are pretty slim.

 Have you tried getting in touch with The St. Ives Trust? They are gathering info on locals and may be able to help you narrow down the search. Also, I don't know who they are but some of the locals think that there are a few local historians who have been gathering genealogy stuff. The Trust might know who they are and how to get in touch with them.

 PS. Thinking on, I'll wait until the new year before putting anything in the local rag. No one is going to be paying a blind bit of attention to that sort of thing between now and then!

Carol Care Ferguson

17 December 2002 17:06

It's so nice to realize the Cares are doing so well in St. Ives.  Out here, in California the clan is small.  My dad said his dad used to write relatives in England (St. Ives?) but then a letter was returned.  For some crazy reason Grandpa interpreted this to mean they didn't want to communicate with him.  I hope this wasn't true.  Perhaps they moved.  My hopes are to get back in touch with our St. Ives roots.  From my research, I gather that all the Cares originate from Jacob Care and Catherine Foss.  It sounds like the chances of getting back in touch with our direct family is slim, but it is worth a try.  If any of them know about the Cares that moved to Mevagissey - they would know more than I.  As it is, I am willing to be adopted by any "CARE " family that will take me.  Any family stories would be valued.  Regrettably, the CARE family over here didn't value their family connections.  I don't even have pictures of my great-grandfather!  So perhaps you can understand my passion, and perhaps by some miracle there will be someone willing to communicate with me.

Carol Care Ferguson

17 December 2002 18:20

Hello again,

I thought it might help you to know the CARE line I link with in Cornwall, starting with my Great Great Great Grandfather:

Jacob Care  born 1759 St. Ives, married Honor Welch Jul 1816, St. Ives.
they had 3 children in St. Ives:
   my Great Great Grandfather Jacob Care born 1816, died March 4, 1860 Pernambuco, Brazil
   Mary Care born 1818
   Charles Welch Care born 1821

then they moved to Mevagissey, where Jacob Sr. worked for the Coast Guard

and they had another child:
   Henry Care born 1823

the next child seems to be born in St. Ives again:

   Robert Welch Care born 1825   could your Robert be related to this Robert?

and the last child was born in Mevagissey
   John Care born 1830

I will see if I can find more about them.  They would be my closest relatives since the others either died or I can't find them.  I know my Great Great Grandfather moved to Plymouth, Devon.  He had two other children besides my Great Grandfather Alfred Care.  The oldest was a boy, Jacob Care, but he died in his twenties.  The next oldest was a girl, Amelia Jane Care.  I found her on the 1881 Plymouth census as Amelia Jane Nicholl as a widow.   I also know that the civil registration lists her marriage as taking place in 1880, in the Quarter of June, volume 5b, District Plymouth, and page 427.  I haven't been able to find out how to get this info here in California yet.  Anyway, Amelia and her some Alfred would be my closest relatives, but finding them seems even harder than finding CARES in St. Ives.

Perhaps this will help.

Carol

Next    Back    Home    Site Map

 
I (thatís me) own the copyright in all the content of this site (except where otherwise acknowledged). You can read it, download it, transmit it and reproduce it only for your own personal use. You are not allowed to bugger about with it. If your computer explodes as a result of accessing this site and its contents, itís nothing to do with me, mate! Copyright Vile Jelly Publications 2001-2009. All rights (and some wrongs) reserved.