Eustace Families Association

John Eustice (1804-1850+) & Christian (aka Christina) Nicholas (1802-1880+)

John Eustice (c1804-1850+) was born about 1804 in Cornwall (parentage not yet determined), married 30 Jun 1825 in Crowan to Christian (aka Christina) Nicholas christened 7 Mar 1802 in Sithney parish, daughter of John and Christian (Hocking) Nicholas. They are said to have had seven children, but only four have been identified.  The oldest son, John, was born 1826 in Crowan and soon thereafter the family moved to Ireland , perhaps to work in the Knockmahon Copper Mine in County Waterford .  While in Ireland , at least three more children were born, William James (1830), James (1832) and Thomas Henry (1835). Christian and these three sons arrived at the port of New York on 3 Oct 1849 aboard the ship Mountaineer, which had sailed from the harbor at Penzance in Cornwall , so perhaps the family had returned to Cornwall after 1841.  The father and oldest son had come to America earlier. John settled his family in Tamaqua, Schuykill County , Pennsylvania and was the superintendent of copper and lead mines.  He died before the 1860 census.  Christian was last known living in 1880 in Plains Township , Luzerne County , Pennsylvania with her son, John. 

[Note: Ann born 1829 and George born 1832 in Crowan have been mistakenly identified as their children.  However, said Ann and George were children of John and Christian (Arthur) Eustice who remained in Cornwall .]

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