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Gwennap Cornwall
GWENNAP has had a great past, but has little for us to see except its old mines and the grassy amphitheatre which may possibly be a sunken floor of a filled-up mine. It is said that the mines of Gwennap yielded... more
 
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red mail Key Family - Gwennap/St Day
I am descended from Nicholas Key who married Eleanor Michell in Gwennap 25/06/1794. Eleanor was said to be from Redruth and Nicholas was recorded as a 'sojournor' (I think he may have been a blacksmith). However, there is a record of an Eleanor Michell being baptised in Gwennap on 13/06/1774. Nicholas and Eleanor had 3 children: Eleanor, Joseph and John born in Gwennap between 1795 and 1798. I am descended from Joseph who married Sally Brokenshire in St Wenn 22/10/1821. The family later moved to St Just in Penwith in the late 1830s where they stayed until the 1880's when my part of the family moved to Brotton, N.Yorks. I am happy to share more information with anyone who is interested.
red mail Bray, Dunn
I am following up John Dunn (born abt 1804 at Crowan?) and widower Mary Francis (nee Bray) (born abt 1814 at Calstock) who married in 1843 and had 3 children (Nicholas Brown b 1844, Eliza b 1850 and Catherine Bray b 1854) in Gwennap. Any assistance with their parents would be much appreciated.
red mail Annear of Gwennap & Reduth
researching David Annear born 1730 Gwennap married Elizabeth Peters 15 June 1754 in Gwennap Elizabeth was also born in Gwennap non birth date can anyone tell me his parents names. I have reached a brick wall. I have his descendent of 8 children Again I have reached a dead end with his grandson Richard Annear who married Mary Barbery 3 Oct 1812 in Reduth They had one child Mary born 18 April 1813 ( Barbery or Barbary) Peters,Nicholas,Hutchins,Lugge,Tregonning,Barbery names bought into family through marriage
red mail Blamey
I am looking for grt. grandfather Joseph Blamey said to have been born in 1844, and I believe in the Gwenapp/Redruth area. Father is listed at the cemetary as being John and Mother as Elizabeth. Her name was listed as Dower. Methodist to the extent he took texts with J. Blamey embossed on the spine when immigrating to U. S. around later part of 1860's possibly.
red mail Burn Family from Cusvey
I am trying to find the ancesters of Samuel Burn born c1767-71 and Ann Tregonning born c1777-81, living in Cusvey, Gwennap, Cornwall, 1841 census, whose son Richard Burn born 1805, travelled with his wife Maria Thomas to Tasmania in 1842 from Plymouth.
red mail jenkin
I am trying to trace the JENKIN family of Gwennap.They were miners and at one time lived on the side of Carn Marth at The Gordon. Solomon father born 1845Susam wife 1844 Children Phillipa,Billie and Mary. Mary later lived in Redruth Where she married a Swede Frans JOHANSON my grandfather.Unable to trace birth record of Solomon or Susan.Any help.
red mail richard jose/caroline brown?
can anyone help me i have been searching for a marraige entry for so long for richard jose and caroline brown in 1855/60.i thought i had them nailed but it turned out to be the wrong richard jose.im getting desperate.his name is richard jose born abt.1834 and hers was caroline brown born abt 1837 both in gwennap.after marriage they went to the north east.can any one help.thanks julie.
red mail Bargwanna
Various spellings incl: BARAGWANNA BARAGWANETH BARGUENNA. The family probably originated from further N-W. Name first appears in GWENNAP as George BARGWANNA (b c1740 - not found) marr Sarah GREGOR (b jun 1748 to Henry and Sarah GREGOR) at Gwennap on15 Nov 1766, both said to be of Parish. They had 16 chn who established the family name in GWENNAP and married into KEMP, BARRETT, SCOBLE, BUNT, GOLDSWORTHY, STEPHENS, RICHARDS, WILLS, TEAGUE and SKEWES families in early c19th. A death of a WilliamBARGWANNA recorded in Gwennap might be a father / relative . George & Sarah's son Thomas BARGWANNA b 1778 Gwennap m Elizabeth BARRETT in 1800 at Gwennap and their son James b 1818 Gwennap marr Caroline JEWRY in 1840 at Redruth. They emigratedto Australia 1849 with their children.
red mail Gilly farm, Gwennap
Several of my family (Dower and Williams for example) are described as having been born at or living at Gilly farm. Can anyone explain what this meant in the 18th and 19th centuries? I visited Gilly Farm a few years back and found it a vast area with several stone farmhouses some more important looking than others. They looked as if they ahd been there a long time. Did small families live scattered across the farm and work as agricultural labourers there perhaps? Would be grateful for any information. With thanks Donna
red mail GILLARD Family, Gwennap to South Aus.
Interested in anyone looking for the Gillard/Thomas Families who left Cornwall and travelled to South Australia. I am helping a friend who is a direct descendant.

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