Feas of Clestrain / James I / James II / James III / James IV / William Fea of Milnefield / Isobel Fea and William Traill / William Traill and Miss Mocard
John and Mary Mocard
The “Genealogy of the Orkney Traills” (1883) indicates only that William Traill, the son of William Traill and Isobel Fea, married a Miss Mocard. No details of their marriage have been located in Cornwall. The IGI indicates a Christian name only: “Mary”.
On 15th May 1781, a John Mocard married a Mrs Mary Traill (signed Trail) at St Stephens, By Saltash, Cornwall. It is possible that this is the wife of William Traill, who remarried. She died in 1795 and is interred at St Stephens.
In John Mocard’s will, he names Sarah Traill as his niece. This Sarah Traill is thought to be Sarah Luce, who married William Traill, the son of William Traill and Isobel Fea. By this connection, she would only be the wife of John Mocard’s stepson rather than a niece.
Again, the “Genealogy of the Orkney Traills” indicates only that Sarah Luce was “a niece of Mr Mocard, Saltash.” Sarah’s mother was Ann Eleanor Bentley. It may be, although not confirmed, that Ann Eleanor Bentley’s parents were Isaac Bently and Esther Mocard who married in London around 1745.
A Jean Enry Mocard / Moquand was born in Westminster, London around 1721 and a female child on 3rd October 1725. The father of both was Mathieu Mocard and the mother’s first name was Esther. It is possible that the female child could have been name Esther after her mother. Jean (or John) could then be the great uncle of Sarah Luce.
It is by no means certain but this could provide the link indicated in the “Genealogy of the Orkney Traills.”