Ancestors of William Stanley Tucker 1890-1944

Isbell of Altarnun

The Isbells of Fowey are definitely in this tree.† The Isbells of Altarnun may well be but I only have one source that says that George Isbell (Abt. 1770-1852) is the son of John Isbell (below).† This is a hand written family tree, handed down to a member of the family.† While I obviously have no reason to doubt this, it would be nice to have some confirmation.


Tree (assuming the branches are linked)


Elizabeth (Isbell)

Dates unknown.




 John (below)


John Isbell (1689-)

Baptised in Saint Stephen by Launceston




 Digory (below)

 James (1720-)


Digory Isbell (1717-1795)

Born in Launceston, died in Trewint and buried in Altarnun.† A noted figure in Cornish history as his cottage was used by John Wesley.† Well worth a visit.† Married Elizabeth Burnard (1718-1805).


Their children were


 John (below)

 Mary (1742-)

 Hannah (1744-)

 Elizabeth (1747-)

 Catherine (1749-)

 Catherine (1751-)

 Sarah (1754-)

 James (1756-1840)

 Richard (1749-)

 Ann (1761-)

 Ann (1762-)


John Isbell (1740-)

Born in Altarnun.† Married Johanna Shearman.


Their possible children are


 George (Abt.1770-1852)

 John (Abt. 1772-)

Digory Isbellís Cottage

Digory Isbellís Grave in Altarnun