Lawry Family Information

Charity, who travelled as a third class passenger with her husband Alexander Robins was born in the parish of St. Mewan, Cornwall on 18 January 1865.
At the time of the 1871 Census, aged 7, she was living at St. Austell with her parents and 8 siblings.
St. Mewan, a parish and village some 2 miles west of St. Austell was the birthplace of all but one of the Lawry children and it can be seen that the move from there to Union Road in the Mount Charles area of St. Austell took place about 1866.
The 1871 Census information confirms that Charity’s father was James Lawry who worked as a china clay quarry labourer. Her mother was Susanna, formerly Nancarrow. Susanna, a younger sister of Thomas Nancarrow, was the father of William Henry Nancarrow (b.1877) who also travelled on Titanic. This makes the relationship between Charity and William cousins rather than aunt and nephew as recorded elsewhere.
The 1871 Census shows Charity’s siblings to be William (1849), Thomas (1850), Anna (1852), James (1854), Jane (1857), John (1860), Walter (1862) and Mary Ann (1868).
Charity had married young and at the time of the April 1881 Census, aged 17, she was living with her husband, Alexander Robins and their 1 month old daughter, Alice Ann at her parents house in Union Road, Mount Charles.
It is not known exactly when they first moved to America to settle at Yonkers, NY but they do not appear to be living in Cornwall at the 1891 Census date.

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