HISTORY OF THE TRELEASE NAME:

This unusual and interesting name is of ancient Cornish origin, and is a locational surname deriving from the place in Cornwall called Trelash, near Boscastle.The place name means "the village of the court", from the Cornish "trev, tre", homestead, with "Llys", court, the latter form being the equivalent Welsh term; the form of the Cornish word is uncertain.The place called "Treales" in Lancashire has the same meaning, from the Welsh "tre" and "llys" as before.

Locational surnames were acquired especially by those former inhabitants of a place who had moved to another area, and were there after best identified by the name of their birthplace. The surname development in Cornwall includes: Gulihelmus Trelas (1604), Warinus Trelasse (1606), Elizabeth Relase (1608), and Edmund Treles (1681). One Marie Trelease was christened in Saint Sampson, Cornwall, on July 22nd 1592, and Richard Trelese married Grace Mager in Gwennap, Cornwall, on September 10th 1741.

The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Chatherine Treallas (marriage to William Fishe), which was dated April 6th 1559, Black Torrington, Devonshire, during the reign of Queen Elizabeth 1, "Good Queen Bess", 1558 - 1603. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.


 

 


Our Trelease family including TREWEEK, PHILP, MORCOMBE & MAY FAMILY OF CORNWALL

Small numbers by a name refer to personal number in listing eg ABRAHAM 2 TRELEASE - see 2

 

GENERATION ONE :

1. ~ ~ ~ RICHARD TRELEASE was born in 1682 inPerranarworthal, Cornwall, England and was christened on 9 September 1683 at St Stithians, Cornwall.Richard was the son of JOHN TRELEASE who was born in 1630 in Redruth, Cornwall.Richard married ANN TREWEEK on 15 December 1709 at St Stithians, Cornwall.Ann was christened on 21 July 1683 at St Stithians and was the eldest daughter of ABRAHAM TREWEEK and Ann (surname unknown)Ann died on 22 July 1725 in Cornwall.Richard died in July 1741 in Plymouth, England.They were both buried at St Stithians, Cornwall.

Refer to the TREWEEK family for more information about Annís family.

Children of RICHARD TRELEASE and ANN TREWEEK possibly included:

†† RICHARD TRELEASE, christened 3 February 1710/11 in Gwennap, Cornwall.

JANE TRELEASE, born Abt. 1713 in Cornwall.Jane married WILLIAM DUNSTONE.William was christened on 15 March 1675/76 in Gwennap, Cornwall.

†† PRUDENCE TRELEASE, born 1714 in Perranarworthal, Cornwall.

ANN TRELEASE, christened on 29 December 1716 in St Stithians, Cornwall.Ann married JOHN JENKIN on 31 December 1737 at St Stithians, Cornwall.

†† RICHARD TRELEASE, born / christened 29 December 1716, in Perranarworthal, Cornwall.Richard died on 18 October 1784 in Gwennap, Cornwall.

†† ABRAHAM (or ABRAM) 2 TRELEASE, born in Perranarworthal, Cornwall; christened 30 May 1719 at St Stithians, Cornwall.

JOHN TRELEASE, born in Perranarworthal, Cornwall; christened 4 March 1720/21 at St Stithians, Cornwall.

†† WILLIAM 3 TRELEASE, born in Perranarworthal, Cornwall; christened 26 February 1722/23.

†† THOMAS 4 TRELEASE, born in Perranarworthal, Cornwall; christened 23 May 1725 at St Stithians, Cornwall.

GENERATION TWO:

2. ~ ~ ~ ABRAHAM (or ABRAM) TRELEASE (RICHARD) was born in Perranarworthal, Cornwall and was christened on 30 May 1719 at St Stithians, Cornwall.Abraham was the son of RICHARD TRELEASE and ANN TREWEEK.Abraham married MARY GREEN on 9 April 1739 at St Stithians.Mary was born in 1722 and died on 20 June 1784.Abraham died on 22 June 1780 in Gwennap, Cornwall.

Children of ABRAHAM TRELEASE and MARY GREEN possibly included:

†† GRACE TRELEASE, born 7 June 1742.

MARY TRELEASE, born 26 March 1744.

†† JENEFER TRELEASE, born 14 February 1746/47; died 6 February 1747/48.

†† ANN TRELEASE, born 14 January 1748/49.

JENEFER TRELEASE, born 3 December 1757; died 31 December 1757.

†† THOMAS TRELEASE, born 8 July 1759.

†† JOANNA TRELEASE, born 17 August 1761.

3. ~ ~ ~ WILLIAM TRELEASE (RICHARD) was born in Perranarworthal, Cornwall and was christened on 26 February 1722/23 at St Stithians, Cornwall.William was the son of RICHARD TRELEASE and ANN TREWEEK.William married PRUDENCE PHILP on 13 May 1745 in Blisland, Cornwall.Prudence was christened on 6 July 1718 in Blisland and was the daughter of JOHN PHILP and JANE CRANE.She died in October 1797 in Blisland, Cornwall.

Refer to the PHILP family for more information about Prudenceís family.

Children of WILLIAM TRELEASE and PRUDENCE PHILP possibly included:

†† ANN TRELEASE, born / christened 18 August 1745.

RICHARD TRELEASE, born / christened 21 June 1747.

†† JANE PHILP TRELEASE, born / christened 11 February 1748/49.

†† ELIZABETH TRELEASE, born / christened 15 March 1752.

JOHN TRELEASE, born / christened 2 June 1754.

†† WILLIAM 5 TRELEASE, born abt 1755; christened 27 November 1759.

†† CHARLES TRELEASE, born / christened 26 January 1760.

4. ~ ~ ~ THOMAS TRELEASE (RICHARD), born in Perranarworthal, Cornwall, England; christened 23 May 1725 at St Stithians, Cornwall.Thomas was the son of RICHARD TRELEASE and ANN TREWEEK.Thomas married GRACE TIDDY in May 1752.Thomas died on 21 October 1784 in Gwennap, Cornwall.

Children of THOMAS TRELEASE and GRACE TIDDY possibly included:

†† JOHN 6 TRELEASE, born / christened 1 April 1753 in Perranzabuloe, Cornwall.

JENEFER TRELEASE, born between 1752 and 1755 in Gwennap, Cornwall.

†† THOMAS TRELEASE, born / christened 28 July 1756 in Gwennap, Cornwall.

†† GRACE TRELEASE, born / christened 11 February 1758 in Gwennap, Cornwall.

ANN TRELEASE, born / christened 21 October 1758 in Gwennap, Cornwall.

ELIZABETH TRELEASE, born / christened 30 June 1761 in Gwennap, Cornwall.

†† JOSEPH TRELEASE, born / christened 6 May 1764 in Gwennap, Cornwall.

†† GRACE TRELEASE, born / christened 11 February 1758 in Gwennap, Cornwall.

†† JOSEPH TRELEASE, born / christened 6 May 1764 in Gwennap, Cornwall.

†† JULIET TRELEASE, born / christened 6 May 1764 in Gwennap, Cornwall.

†† RICHARD TRELEASE, born / christened 14 February 1767 in Gwennap, Cornwall; died 1817 in Davenpool, Devonshire, England.

GENERATION THREE:

5. ~ ~ ~ WILLIAM TRELEASE (RICHARD > WILLIAM) was born about 1755 in Blisland, Cornwall, England and christened on 27 November 1759 in Gwennap, Cornwall.He was the son of WILLIAM TRELEASE and PRUDENCE PHILP.William married JOAN MORCOMBE on 3 January 1784 in Gwennap, Cornwall.Joan was christened on 27 November 1763 in Gwennap, Cornwall and was the daughter of JOHN MORCOMBE and ANN DUNSTONE.William died in 1810.

Refer to the MORCOMBE family more information about Joanís family.

Children of WILLIAM TRELEASE and JOAN MORCOMBE possibly included:

JOHN TRELEASE, born / christened 25 July 1784 in Gwennap, Cornwall.

†† CHARLES TRELEASE, born / christened 12 March 1786 in Gwennap, Cornwall.Charles married ELIZABETH JAMES on 27 August 1818 in Gwennap, Cornwall.

†† THOMAS 7 TRELEASE, born 25 July 1787 in Linkinhorn, Cornwall; christened 18 January 1789 in Gwennap, Cornwall.

JANE 8 TRELEASE, born / christened 26 December 1790 in Gwennap, Cornwall.

WILLIAM TRELEASE, born / christened 1 July 1792 in Gwennap, Cornwall.William married CATHERINE KENT on 1 February 1813 in Gwennap, Cornwall.William died in June 1831 in Gwennap.

RICHARD TRELEASE, born / christened 6 September 1795 in Gwennap, Cornwall.

ABRAHAM TRELEASE, born / christened 23 December 1798 in Gwennap, Cornwall; did May 1836 in Gwennap.

6. ~ ~ ~ JOHN TRELEASE (RICHARD > THOMAS) was born / christened on 1 April 1753 in Perranzabuloe, Cornwall, England and was the son of THOMAS TRELEASE and GRACE TIDDY.John married ANN PETERS on 24 February 1781.John died on 28 March 1817 in Perranzabuloe.

Children of JOHN TRELEASE and ANN PETERS possibly included:

†† JOHN TRELEASE, born / christened 12 May 1782 in Gwennap, Cornwall; died 18 July 1840.

†† GRACE TRELEASE, born / christened 3 August 1783 in Gwennap, Cornwall; died 18 November 1840.

RICHARD TRELEASE, born / christened 20 March 1785 in Gwennap, Cornwall; died 3 October 1861.

JENEFER TRELEASE, born / christened 20 May 1787; died 1811.

†† ANN TRELEASE, born / christened 17 May 1789 in Gwennap, Cornwall; died 1812.

†† GRACE TRELEASE, born / christened in 1792 in Gwennap, Cornwall; died 1860 in New Quay, Wales.

ABRAHAM 9 TRELEASE, born / christened 2 October 1794 in Linkinhorne, Cornwall; died 22 December 1861.

GENERATION FOUR:

7. ~ ~ ~ THOMAS TRELEASE (RICHARD > WILLIAM > WILLIAM) was born on 25 July 1787 in Linkinhorn, Cornwall and was the third son of WILLIAM TRELEASE and JOAN MORCOMBE.Thomas was christened on 18 January 1789 in Gwennap, Cornwall.He married ELIZABETH LEACH in 1818 in Bodmin, Cornwall, England.Elizabeth was born in 1798 in Feock, Cornwall, England and died in 1862 in Linkinhorn.Thomas died in 1849.

Children of THOMAS TRELEASE and ELIZABETH LEACH included:

†† ELIZABETH TRELEASE, born 21 August 1819 in Linkinhorn, Cornwall; died 21 February 1872.Elizabeth married WILLIAM ROWE.William was born in 1816 in Cornwall.

MARY LEACH TRELEASE, born 9 November 1821 in Linkinhorn, Cornwall; died 2 September 1895.

GRACE TRELEASE, born 6 March 1824 in Linkinhorn, Cornwall; died 27 July 1896.

†† JANE TRELEASE, born 20 November 1825 in Linkinhorn, Cornwall.

CHARLES TRELEASE, born 20 July 1827 in Linkinhorn, Cornwall.Charles married ANN RUNDLE and they immigrated to Kaafjorden, Norway in 1853.Charles died 3 February 1907 in Ytteroy, Norway.

†† THOMAS TRELEASE, born 19 November 1829 in Linkinhorn, Cornwall; died 13 November 1892.

†† WILLIAM TRELEASE, born 9 September 1831 in Linkinhorn, Cornwall; died 13 May 1866 in Gwennap, Cornwall.

†† GEORGE LEACH TRELEASE, born 27 July 1834 in Linkinhorn, Cornwall; died 2 February 1870 in Virginia City, Nevada, USA.

†† RICHARD TRELEASE, born 27 June 1836 in Linkinhorn, Cornwall; died 30 August 1868 in Murphy, California, USA.

†† VICTORIA TRELEASE, born 24 September 1838 in Perranarworthal, Cornwall; died 30 July 1910 in Greenwich, London, England.†† Victoria married RICHARD BERDINNER in 1857 in Linkinhorne, Cornwall.Richard was born around 1831 in Mawgan, Cornwall, England; died around 1911 in Mountsorrel, Leicestershire, England.

†† JOHN TRELEASE, born 3 September 1841 in Linkinhorn, Cornwall; died 23 December 1894.

8. ~ ~ ~ JANE TRELEASE (RICHARD > WILLIAM > WILLIAM) was born / christened on 25 July 1787 in Linkinhorn, Cornwall, England and was the only daughter of WILLIAM TRELEASE and JOAN MORCOMBE.Jane married ABRAHAM MAY on 14 December 1809 in Gwennap, Cornwall.Abraham was born on 11 January 1788 at St Stephen in Brannel, Cornwall and was the son of NICHOLAS MAY and ANN TREWEEK.Abraham died on 4 December 1863 in Coombe, Gwennap, Cornwall.Jane died in November 1836, also in Gwennap.

Refer to the MAY family of Cornwall more information about Abrahamís family and children of Jane and Abraham.

9. ~ ~ ~ ABRAHAM TRELEASE (RICHARD > THOMAS > JOHN) was born / christened 2 October 1794 in Linkinhorne, Cornwall, England and was the youngest son of JOHN TRELEASE and ANN PETERS.Abraham married JENNY ALFORD on 11 November 1817.Jenny was born in 1797 in Perranzabuloe, England and died in 1868 in Linkinhorne, Cornwall.Abraham died on 22 December 1861 also in Linkinhorne.

Children of ABRAHAM TRELEASE and JENNY ALFORD included:

ABRAHAM TRELEASE, born 23 January 1818 in Linkinhorn, Cornwall; died 1 August 1872 in Napa City, California, USA.

†† ANN TRELEASE, born 17 January 1819 in Linkinhorn, Cornwall; died 1896 in Linkinhorn.

THOMAS TRELEASE, born 8 June 1823 in Perranzabuloe, Cornwall; died 22 March 1891 in Sault Sainte, Marie, Michigan, USA.

†† EDWARD TRELEASE, born 13 September 1825 in Perranzabuloe, Cornwall; died 1896 in Sault Sainte, Marie, Michigan, USA.

†† WILLIAM HENRY 10 TRELEASE, born 14 December 1826 in Perranzabuloe, Cornwall, England.

†† JENNY TRELEASE, born 30 June 1828 in Perranzabuloe, Cornwall, England; died 1896 in Linkinhorne, Cornwall.

†† JOHN TRELEASE, born 30 January 1829 in Linkinhorne, Cornwall, England.

†† HENRY TRELEASE, born 2 February 1830. in Linkinhorne, Cornwall, England; died 30 September 1852 in Sault Sainte, Marie, Michigan, USA.

†† RICHARD TRELEASE, born 2 February 1830. in Linkinhorne, Cornwall, England; died in Sault Sainte, Marie, Michigan, USA.

†† SELINA TRELEASE, born 10 March 1834 in Linkinhorne, Cornwall, England; died 1896 in London, England.

†† ALFORD TRELEASE, born 28 December 1835 in Linkinhorne, Cornwall, England; died 1836 Perranzabuloe, Cornwall.

†† GRACE TRELEASE, born 2 December 1837 in Linkinhorne, Cornwall, England; died 1838 Perranzabuloe, Cornwall.

†† CECILIA ALFORD TRELEASE, born 2 June 1841 in Redruth, Cornwall, England; died 1896 Aspen, Colorado, USA.

 

GENERATION FIVE:

10. ~ ~ ~ WILLIAM HENRY TRELEASE (RICHARD > THOMAS > JOHN > ABRAHAM) was born on 14 December 1826 in Perranzabuloe, Cornwall, England and was the forth son of ABRAHAM TRELEASE and JENNY ALFORD.William married ANN MITCHELL.Ann was born in 1826 and died on 24 October 1863.†† They had emigrated to the United States of America prior to their children being born.William died on 10 March 1887 in Rondout, New York, USA.

Children of WILLIAM TRELEASE and ANN MITCHELL were:

MARY JANE TRELEASE, born 21 May 1854 in Rondout, New York, USA.Mary Jane married JAMES SACKRIDER in 1880.

†† CECILIA TRELEASE, born 13 June 1856 in Rondout, New York, USA.Cecilia married JOHN BOYD.

WILLIAM ALFORD TRELEASE, born 1858 in Rondout, New York, USA; died 1860.

†† EDWARD TRELEASE, born 21 March 1861 in Rondout, New York, USA.

†† WILLIAM TRELEASE, born 10 November 1870 in Rondout, New York, USA.William married LILLY BRICK on 11 October 1893.Lilly was born in Tralu, Ireland.

†† BURDELLA TRELEASE, born 20 January 1874 in Rondout, New York, USA.

Please note that in keeping to genealogy publishing protocol I have not included information about later generations including living persons. If you have a family connection please contact me for further information.

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