April 2010 Spring Newsletter

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04/2010 – Jory Family & Friends Board Meeting, April 17, 2010
Activities are moving forward in clearing the grave sites and getting the fence line cleared for Memorial Day. Jack is working on a ground penetrating radar to locate graves outside the existing rows.

Cindy Allen made an exciting discovery while moving brush. She felt a solid object. It didn’t seem like a rock. Further investigation uncovered the foot marker for Elizabeth Jory Fenn, Daughter of James and Mary Jory. Elizabeth was the first person buried in the site. She was definitely outside the two rows that are marked with headstones. CONGRATULATIONS CINDY and keep up the good work.
There are theories that others are buried away from the marked graves also. Time will tell what can be found.
The web site is getting an overhaul and should be useful again for those wanting information on the Jory family. Jack and Michelle are responsible for updating.
The Parish Church unfortunately has to be locked from time to time except Sundays due to vandalism. This fine church with a Norman Door on the north side and a Norman font must be one of the highlights to the parish. The church was rebuilt and enlarged towards the end of the thirteenth The church was rebuilt and enlarged towards the end of the thirteenth century when the patronage was granted to the Knights Hospitallers of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem.

Patronage at the present time is vested in the Crown. The north aisle was added in the fourteenth century, the piers being of Polyphant stone which made easier the decoration of the capitals. The very fine granite tower also belongs to the fifteenth century and is 97 feet high. Most of the timber in the wagon roofs, so typical of the West Country, is original and also belongs to the fifteenth century.
A comprehensive restoration of the church took place in 1904 under the direction of London architect Mr. George Fellows Prynne. A new floor was laid; the box pews were removed and replaced initially by chairs and later by carved oak pews. The chancel roof with its choir of angels, the redos (sic) and the choir stalls were added at this time, the cost being borne by Mr. G.P.N. Glencross, J.P. of Liskeard, The teak screen was the gift of the Reverend G. E. Hermon of Doublebois and was made by H. H. Martyn & Co. of Cheltenham.
The interior of the church contains many interesting features, the most important of which are the seventeenth century wooden text boards, 18 in number, unique as far as Cornwall is concerned and rare in the rest of the country. The very fine Queen Anne Coat of Arms dated 1798 was restored in 1976 by Robert Morris of North

Bohetherick, who also restored the text boards.
At the east end of the south aisle behind the organ is the carved state Langford tomb dated 1614. On the adjacent wall is the Langford Creed which had to be recited by recipients of the charity established by Robert Langford.
The chancel contains monuments to the Jope family; John Jope was Vicar here for 68 years (1776-1844). Also in the chancel behind the grill on the north side is a seventeenth century pewter flagon.
The Lady Chapel has a “squint” which looks through to the main altar and also contains a Georgian monument to Nicholas and Mary Connock of Treworgey Manor. In the recess below the squint is a carved alabaster fragment of late medieval date possible of St. Peter in Chains and probably from an altar redo.
According to Henderson there were four altars in the church in the fourteenth century.
The north aisle contains the parish stocks which cost the church wardens 10s.6d. in 1744. The list of incumbents dates from 1291. Between 1400 and 1413 there were no less than six Vicars. Cornwall was at this time seriously affected by the plague. Above the north door is the Connock Hatchment.
No ancient stained glass remains. The west window of the north aisle depicts the virtues of Faith, Hope and Charity. It is late Victorian in date and appears to be portraiture of the Newson family. The south aisle glass is also of Victorian date and portrays various female saints. It came originally from the mission church at nearby Draynes. The east window of the chancel was the gift of G. P. N. Glencross in 1921.

The two-manual organ by Albert Keates of Sheffield was installed in 1924 and was cleaned and restored in 1968. The very fine carved pulpit of pitch pine is late Victorian. The brass eagle lectern was donated in 1894 by Commander and Mrs. W. H. Coombs.
There are six bells, three of which are dated 1789. The tenor weighs 10 cwt. and the peal was returned and rehung in 1949. The ringers gallery with a choir vestry underneath was erected in 1972.
The registers are complete from 1678. The most interesting items of church plate are a chalice of Restoration date, a Paten dated 1702 and a wine flagon inscribed with the Connock arms dated 1775.

Leave the churchyard, opposite its south west corner and noteĀ  “Homecroft” Parts of Home- croft date back 400 years. The building has variously been used as a farm, a Public House, “The Sportsmans Arms” until 1926, as the meeting place of the Phoenix Mining Company and as a caf. It is now a private house. The western end was used as a jail until the police station, now a private house, was built below the church. From here walk to Hockens House. Note the old

blacksmith shop. Hockens House corner dates from 1840 and the early days of the Caradon mining bonanza. The Bible Christian chapel, and the adjoining disused school, were built in 1846 and are referred to in E. V. Thompson’s novel “Chase the Wind”
“Wolcum yth-ough dh’agan eglos” such might be the greeting of St. Cleer parishioners of the 13th century when local craftsmen rebuilt this beautiful church. Seven hundred years later we say “Welcome to our church” where the fruits of modern workmanship are displayed. Join us in thanks to God for his gifts.
From “Walks in St. Cleer”, A Series of Walks in Caradon. Produced jointly with the Parish Council of St. Cleer and the Cornwall County Council. 1995. 150p.
The Above church contains the records of our Jory family that came to Canada and then to Illinois and finally to Oregon in the early 1800’s. They didn’t want to follow the law of the land in England at that time and to send their 9 year old sons to live with another family while learning a trade.

James Jory was a gardener and worked on an estate. Most of the men in this area were coal miners. He rented some land and as soon as they had saved enough money for passage on a ship, the family packed up and left England for good. The older boys and the father worked in the ship yards building boats until they saved enough money to buy a farm. They discussed moving inland in Canada but someone came along that persuaded them to look for land along the Mississippi River.

They again packed up their belongings and sailed down the Atlantic Coast of the U.S. and around Florida to Missouri and eventually bought farms in Illinois. In 1847 they were again moved to pack up everything and find fresher air and free land in Oregon. This time they came by wagon train and had many adventures on the way.

They barely got settled when the California Gold rush began in 1849. James Jory, Jr. made the trek to the gold fields and brought back enough money to give his father a sum and to buy land of his own. It was a prosperous adventure for the family in the Oregon Territory. Oregon became a state on February 14, 1859.

Cindy Allen and Richard Page from the Thomas Jory brother are collecting the history for the family. If you have any pictures or information on any of the brothers or two sisters in the James Jory family, please contact Cindy or Richard by e-mail at:
Anyone wanting copies of the genealogy should negotiate with Rich or Cindy. Sandy Frediani has also done extensive research. The late Howard Jory did some fantastic work also. He was able to go to England and search the church records there. It would be greatly appreciated if we could fill in the recent additions to the family.

Many Jory Family & Friends members are computer literate; therefore, you can help our organization by tuning in to GoodSearch.com. Use this instead of Google and each time you search for something, GoodSearch will donate about a penny to our organization. Also if you buy anything using the GoodStore portion of the tool bar, a percentage of your purchase will come back to us as a donation.
This is a new Yahoo –powered search engine and it is supported by hundreds of great stores including Amazon, Target, Gap, Best Buy, eBay, Macy’s and Barnes & Noble.
You will need to download the GoodSearch-Jory Family and Friends Association tool bar at:
http://www.goodsearach.com/toolbar/jory-family-and-friends-association. Near the bottom of the page, there is a space to type in the word jory or Jory and then press the verify button and the name Jory Family and Friends Association will appear.

Together we can help to earn enough to support some of the needs we have at the cemetery: gravel for the road, a new sign, ground cover, etc.
The seventh son of John Jory, one of the six brothers who came west with James, Sr., needs a grave marker. We hope to use donations to purchase a marker for Hugh & Emma Jory buried in the Jason Lee Pioneer Cemetery in Salem. The goal is $300, so please send what you can to: Cindy Allen, treasurer
4517 Kurth St.
Salem, Oregon 97302
Please specify what your donation is for. Your thoughtful contributions will add to the work of restoring the cemetery and recognizing the early Jory family pioneers.
Other needs are gravel for the road in the cemetery. Gravel has been added to Kalisa Lane and it is much easier to drive up and down the road. The estimate for the gravel is $500.
Finding missing graves will be a costly project unless, of course, we turn Cindy loose with a shovel.
If you have an e-mail address, please send it to
me so we can send out the newsletter without paying for postage. I have e-mail addresses for the following people:
betsyward1 marileebell
brandycup1 sunshine faces
eltomongreen larryparnes
alen4517 bkoutny
o.stockwell RebLWalker
mjory carrylynn
janw67 mpoulin38
c_noreen kb.03ab
richpage ems
royjory RickeyRoot
rjauch jjpratt
ejory sandaidh
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jackjory7 ladydi
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jones2046 jneich

If you don’t find your email name on this list, please send it along. It would really help save some postage.
Don’t worry however, if you don’t have email. The newsletter will still reach you.
If you have family stories or other items that deal with the family, I would very much appreciate them for the newsletter.

0..June 13, 2010 Board Meeting
After much discussion, a board meeting was finally planned for Sunday, June 12.
We all went home with tasks to complete before the next meeting. We hope to work on clearing the other half of the cemetery portion of the property this summer. A master plan is in the works. Cindy received a number of large fir trees that will be planted next fall.
Research into a ground cover is being done. Our mailing list is being updated. There is a large pile of twigs, thanks to Cindy, that need to be hauled away. A reunion is being planned for our 20th anniversary in 2012.
My email address: bkoutny@hotmail.com