Dorcas Stanway

3 June 1802–1881 (Age 78)
Probus, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Dorcas

When Dorcas Stanway was born on 3 June 1802, in Probus, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, her father, James Stanaway, was 40 and her mother, Jenefer Benney, was 37. She married Richard James Penhalligon The 2nd on 20 June 1827, in Truro, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Colan, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and St Columb Minor, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom in 1851. She died in 1881, in Mineral Point, Iowa, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Graceland Cemetery, Mineral Point, Iowa, Wisconsin, United States.

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Richard James Penhalligon The 2nd
Dorcas Stanway
Marriage: 20 June 1827
William Henry Penhalligan
Mary Jane Penhallegon
Richard James Penhallegon
John Penhallegon
Elizabeth Ann Penhallegon
Dorcas Ellen Penhallegan
Martha Emma Penhallegon
Eliza Penhaligon

Spouse and Children

20 June 1827
Truro, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom


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Parents and Siblings

    James Stanaway


    Jenefer Benney




    Mary Stanaway


    Anne Stanaway


    James Stanawey


    John Stanaway



+3 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 6

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 23

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

Possibly a variant form of English Stanway, a habitational name from any of the places called Stanaway, in Essex, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, and Shropshire, all named with Old English stān ‘stone’ + weg ‘track’, ‘road’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Dorcas Penhalligon in household of Richard Penhalligon, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Dorcas Penhalliga in household of Richard Penhalliga, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Dorcase Penhallegon in household of Richard Penhallegon, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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