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Posted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 10:24 pm
by PengellyITA
Jim Hosking (of St Buryan, People, Places, Past and Present and other great books) has traced my family back to Botrea Farm in the early 1800s. Jim married a cousin of mine who was a Pengelly. I might have to start digging myself but I do have every relative on a family tree from that date onwards.

My mother was a Curnow and Bill Curnow, of Florida, is my 17th-removed cousin, and has my family tree among his database of 7,000 Curnows.

So that will be my hobby when my hair goes very grey...

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 11:26 am
by Nosdan
I relate back to the Lander's (Circa 1800) but, I think my bloodline is heavily dilluted with Tripps, I think they're D****shire folk. My other side of the family is Irish, But thy go way back in Roscommon.

Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 4:44 pm
by FlammNew
Ah, well, there are Landers in my family too, and I've a record of two of them riding to Truro to meet the explorers John & Richard Lander on their return from Africa in c1831.

Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 6:36 pm
by Kernow62
My BERRYMAN/BERRIMAN line goes back in Zennor to the earliest records in about 1518 with certainty.

My Martins gang I have traced back to about 1650. Mostly they are in Towednack.

Same time period with my HOSKINGs in Lelant.

My Phillips tree goes back only to @1700 in Gwinear before I am stumped.

The line that has me really at a brick wall is my UREN line which I have only to @1750 at Ludgvan.

Incidentally if you want Cornish surname meanings, look at my site.

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 10:37 am
by Srule
Kernow62 wrote "The line that has me really at a brick wall is my UREN line which I have only to @1750 at Ludgvan."


Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2007 6:40 pm
by Nosdan
Ive heard of Uren before... Cant remember why?

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 11:28 pm
by JonFlower

FlammNew said:
Hi all,

I've been researching my family tree and have managed to get a continuous line back to ~1590. A friend has gone back to ~1500 (and with less certainty, ~1300).

I'm curious to know how far back members of the forum have traced their Cornish ancestry?

Forgive my ignorance but how did you go about this research? I have to admit that I don't even know beyond grand parent level! I have heard there are some companies that specialise in family history research - for a price! I don't mind paying, but can someone recommend a decent one?

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:55 pm
by jamie1501
I found out a while back that my Dad was adopted, and that his mother's family came from St Columb Major - his birth name was Hoyle as his mother never marriedI've since traced his family through Hoyles, Rooks and Chappells back to Edward Chappell who was born in 1608If anyone knows anything about the Hoyle family - Jabez Hoyle's son James had 10 children including Annie, my grandmother - I'd love to hear moreMy tree is on Genes Reunited if anyone's interested

Re: Longest Cornish Bloodline?

Posted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 11:18 am
by beniastrolab
To my shame, if you go back to the 1600's you'll find that some of my family are from England...we don't talk about that much as you can imagine...

Also my grandfather was born in Camborne...the shame of it!!!

Re: Longest Cornish Bloodline?

Posted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:18 pm
by Marhak
The Berryman family have been part of Zennor parish for centuries, especially at Porthmear, but the name means 'man of St Buryan (parish)'. Similarly Maddern is 'of Madron parish', and one of those was the first mayor of Penzance. Uren derives from a very old Cornish personal name which is found at Hr and Lr Trewern (Madron), which was 'Treyouren' in 1302 ('Youren's farm/settlement'). Ustick (apprently extinct, but is that so?), is 'of St Just'.

Re: Longest Cornish Bloodline?

Posted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:23 pm
by Marhak
Surnames only date from about the 13th century when necessitated by the poll tax. They were adopted from place-names, occupations, biblical names, occupations and nicknames. Bloodlines by surname can't be traced back any further than that. Mine is apparently Cumbrian, although maternal side gives me MacCuinneagain.