Agree that James looks like a son of James and Elizabeth (nee Pascoe) who married on 2 Feb 1833, at Camborne seem probable though had missed their daughter Anne. 1851 has James & Elizabeth, (with son James) at Lanner, Gwennap, no Anne but there is another son, John, born circa 1845 though haven't found him yet (though a burial at Gwennap 7 Oct 1874 of a John of Union House, aged 30 looks possible.
Have just been reducing possibilities(there are a few about that time) before going for a birth cert of 1842.
Always interested in what the Census years say about birth places as it gives an indication sometimes where the family might have been between census years.
Marriage Certificate for James and Jane Barnett has them as married at Redruth Reg. Office and both residing at Lanner, Gwennap. (Both their fathers were then deceased.) Their children are interesting for showing movements, James Henry (b 1871 says Gunnislake, Calstock but then 1881 says Lanner!), Abigail (b. Harwin, Glamorganshire but baptised Calstock), Bessie and Selina (both b. Gunnislake), Herbert (b. Winterbourne, Gloucs. baptised Bristol Methodist Downend Circuit), Nanny, b. Llantrisant, Glamorganshire)and the last 2, Mildred & Stephen, b.Gunnislake again (Bible Christian baptisms).
Thanks again for your replies, I never know what may turn up when I do these messages - a brilliant resource of DFHS
Finally just out of interest, and excuse my sense of humour. Have recently been reading, again, one of my several books on Cornwall and Devon, and was interested in a Devon mining expression, which is probably about the closest to the transcription I queried in my original post - "Gunnises". Nothing to do with places of birth as it is relevant to an old method of mining akin to modern open cast mining. The word indicates huge excavations, but I suppose you never know what you might find at the bottom of a hole!!
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