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by Ceallach
Wed May 27, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: Haven't been on this Forum for a while
Replies: 6
Views: 2301

Re: Haven't been on this Forum for a while

It does seem a shame - although I hadn't visited in years myself as I had a fairly specific family interest. Bit of a Cornish Marie Celeste; quite eerie!
by Ceallach
Sat Apr 18, 2015 9:05 pm
Forum: Cornish Genealogy, Ancestors and Family
Topic: The Basher Family, still in Cornwall?
Replies: 24
Views: 3256

Re: The Basher Family, still in Cornwall?

Thought I might risk reviving this one again in case anyone has come up with further info on the subject? I'd also love to get in touch with "Bill of Polgarth" and find out more about the "History of the Basher family" which he mentioned in a post above. Perhaps someone else has heard of this or see...
by Ceallach
Sun May 25, 2008 11:23 pm
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: Is England celtic?
Replies: 56
Views: 789

Well Christopher is Criostóir so not sure what they were calling him :roll:

Good luck with the Celtic England revival!
by Ceallach
Sun May 25, 2008 11:12 pm
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: Is England celtic?
Replies: 56
Views: 789

A detailed comment on why Oppenheimer is wrong about pre-invasion English in Britain:
www.21stcenturyfogey.com/language/britlat.htm
by Ceallach
Sun May 25, 2008 10:41 pm
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: Is England celtic?
Replies: 56
Views: 789

<r>I might get barred for saying this but it's a lot easier to learn Welsh which is really a very close cousin of the same Brythonic language. The advantage is that loads of people speak it fluently - there are lots of online and other resources that get massive funding. I did Cwrs Wlpan in Wales a ...
by Ceallach
Sun May 25, 2008 10:23 pm
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: Is England celtic?
Replies: 56
Views: 789

<r>Btw Stephen Oppenheimer's views (recommended above) are just as controversial as a lot of the other views thrown around about the Celts. His notion of Pre_Roman Britain having a proto-English language is very appealing to English people who want to believe that Anglo-Saxon culture and language ha...
by Ceallach
Sun May 25, 2008 9:18 pm
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: Is England celtic?
Replies: 56
Views: 789

<r>My personal view, for what it's worth, is that the category of Celtic England/English is well worth claiming for yourself. The first step might be to give up asking anyone else's permission to do so - when did Celts ever do that? <E>:lol:</E> <br/> The Celtic language of 'England' is Brythonic wh...
by Ceallach
Sun May 25, 2008 4:39 pm
Forum: Cornwall24 Discussion Board
Topic: Is England celtic?
Replies: 56
Views: 789

<r>If Lloegr/Alba/England hasn't a claim to be Celtic then neither has Cornwall, Ireland, Wales, Scotland etc. The only real definition of a Celt (understanding this as a modern construct based on the theory of the Indo-European language tree) is a person who speaks a Celtic language. It really does...
by Ceallach
Tue May 20, 2008 9:53 pm
Forum: Cornish Genealogy, Ancestors and Family
Topic: The Basher Family, still in Cornwall?
Replies: 24
Views: 3256

Thanks Tony. Were you putting the @ sign instead of the (at)? I was trying to avoid getting spam mail. The proper way to write it is: (Removed obselete email address 2015) Now: talyrni (followed by @hotmail.com) Thanks C. I'm trying to compare names and dates to the Cornish Census of 1871. will let ...
by Ceallach
Tue May 20, 2008 12:42 pm
Forum: Cornish Genealogy, Ancestors and Family
Topic: The Basher Family, still in Cornwall?
Replies: 24
Views: 3256

Thanks Tony. What was James' and Richard's father's name? Would help me confirm if it is the same James.
Would you mind emailing me on (edited 2015 to remove obselete address) ? I have several bits and pieces of info gathered a few years ago that might interest you.
by Ceallach
Sat May 17, 2008 7:16 pm
Forum: Cornish Genealogy, Ancestors and Family
Topic: The Basher Family, still in Cornwall?
Replies: 24
Views: 3256

btw T, would be interested to know if your bible family tree had any reference to (H)ester Anne (b 1882 - daughter of James Basher)or an Albert Henry Basher (b 1978/9) ? I suppose anyone with the name Basher from the Helston area must connect up somewhere along the line!
by Ceallach
Sat May 17, 2008 6:26 pm
Forum: Cornish Genealogy, Ancestors and Family
Topic: The Basher Family, still in Cornwall?
Replies: 24
Views: 3256

<r>This web page <URL url="http://falcon.arts.cornell.edu/prh3/bktales.html">http://falcon.arts.cornell.edu/prh3/bktales.html</URL> has a record of a legal case from c1200AD which refers to a Mr Basher/Boscher. Scroll down to "CUSIN (MONACHUS) v. FITZJOHN (1196-1201)" or do edit-find on 'Basher'. I ...
by Ceallach
Thu Mar 20, 2008 2:21 pm
Forum: Cornish Genealogy, Ancestors and Family
Topic: The Basher Family, still in Cornwall?
Replies: 24
Views: 3256

<t>Nice to see the Basher thread coming to life again!<br/> <br/> My grandfather's birth (Kenneth Basher) was also registered in Helston. Athough I think his family lived outside the town somewhere. <br/> <br/> I found an old (12th century) law case from Somerset (?) that mentions the surname Basher...
by Ceallach
Tue Jan 01, 2008 9:38 pm
Forum: Cornish Genealogy, Ancestors and Family
Topic: The Basher Family, still in Cornwall?
Replies: 24
Views: 3256

Not sure if I can tell you much about your family connections. However, I'm also descended from the Cornish "Bashers". No connections left with anyone in Cornwall though!
by Ceallach
Mon Mar 05, 2007 5:07 pm
Forum: Cornish Genealogy, Ancestors and Family
Topic: The Basher Family, still in Cornwall?
Replies: 24
Views: 3256

<t>Bill, I would be very interested in your History of the Bashers. This is my father's surname and his family came from roughly the same area.<br/> <br/> Also would be very happy to share any info I may have, although it doesn't amount to much! There was an article in a clmbing magazine about Bashe...