This is a directory of people researching family and other topics in the West Penwith area - they welcome enquiries and contributions related to their interests as listed.
in Porthallow, St Keverne parish, Cornwall
Researching: ARGALL One-name Study. The ARGALL Family lived and farmed in Madron from about 1500 until 1864.
Address: 105/10 Timbercrest Rise, WOODVALE, 6026 Western Australia
Telephone: +(61) 8 9409 6113
Researching: OSBORNE—St Levan. CFHS Member: 3548
in Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Researching: Paul parish—CATTRAN (any time) and ROSE (from 1880).
Address: 106 Eastbourne Avenue, Toronto,ON, M5P 2G3, Canada
Telephone: +(1) 416 485 6856
Researching: BOLITHO, HICHENS, YONGE, MACKWORTH-PRAED, PAYNTER, KEIGWIN, JOHNS (? JOHNES) families; Tin smelting at Chyandour (Madron & Gulval), Fishing, Ding Dong, Mining, Penzance, St Ives & Lelant, History; etc.; Railway history & technology.
Address: 30 Avondale Drive Riverview, New Brunswick, Canada E1B 1C2
Researching: HORSWILL, and YELLAND in Penzance.
Researching: Penzance town since Georgian times.
Address: Ward 13 - 4, Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London, SW3 4SR.
Telephone: +(44) 20 7881 5432
Researching: CARBIS, anything and everything that has anything remotely to do and /or connected with the CARBIS name in any form.
Website: CARBIS History site
Address: 2 Treventon Road, Portscatho, Cornwall, TR2 5DX.
Researching: One Name Study of GRENFELL and related names such as GREENFIELD, GRENFIELD, GRINFIELD, GREENFILL etc.
Website: GRENFELL Family History site
Address:PO Box 3, Liverpool L21 8PY, England
Researching: BARNES, BODINNAR, CATTRAN, CHIRGWIN, COTTON, GRUZELIER, LADNER, MANN, PENTREATH, TREWAVAS, and VICTOR all from the Penzance Parish and associated families from elsewhere.
Website: Families from Cornwall
Address: 88 Oak Road, Horfield, Bristol BS7 8RZ, England
Researching: PIDWELL, especially in Penzance. CFHS Member: 11014
of SW Oregon, USA
Researching: HOSKING, MATHEWS, OATS, DAV(E)Y, RESEIGH, PASCOE, especially around St. Just in Penwith. My 3rd and 2nd great-grandfathers, John Hosken and William Hosking, were the sextons at the parish church.
Researching: Crysede silks in Newlyn and St. Ives.
I am looking for any photographs or samples of work produced by Crysede in the 1920s and 30s. Also anyone who remembers the works, had relatives who worked there or remembers its reputation. Also any details of the key characters. All input is important.
Crysede was set up in Newlyn in 1920 by Alec Walker and his wife Kay (Kathleen) Earle. They produced brightly coloured printed silks based on Walker's avant garde abstract paintings. In 1925 Tom Heron joined the company and moved the Crysede works to new premises in St Ives. After several years of success and critical acclaim in the media—locally, nationally and internationally—the company went in to voluntary liquidation in 1938, after which it was taken over by Cresta, a rival silk company set up by Tom Heron. Cresta itself was later taken over by Debenhams.
Researching: Lawry, Cargeeg and Penrose surname in the St Just area.
Would like to hear from anyone who has those names in family trees or even Quick, Edwards or Ellis. My GGGrandfather Richard Lawry was born in St Just 1823 to Thomas Lawry and Jane Penrose.
Address: Box 74, Noble Park, Victoria, Australia 3174
Telephone: +(61) 3 9798 5955
Researching: TREWERN and TRAHAIR and all related families plus areas where they lived in West Penwith prior to 1854.
of New York State, USA
Researching: MURLEY—anywhere; TREGONING—Gulval; TRIGGS—Gulval; PENROSE—St. Buryan; BLEWET(T)—Gulval; LANGWORTHY—Penzance; MARTIN—Ludgvan; DUGDALE—Gulval.
Address: PO Box 229, Casula NSW, Australia.
Researching: GILBERT, STEVENS,LADNER,FRIGGENS,PEAKE—Uny Lelant.
Address: 7 South Pacific Ave, Mount Pritchard, NSW. 2170 Australia.
Researching: NANCE, JOB, THOMAS & BUCKETT families from the Scilly Islands, Penzance & Madron areas.
Website: The Nance Family of New South Wales
Address: 26 Woodhurst, Chatham, Kent ME5 9SL.
Researching: I am interested in anything to do with the NICHOLAS family of Mousehole from the year dot to 1900s.
- Rick Parsons—the owner of this site. See my
Home Page for contact
Researching: RENOWDEN, TRENORDEN, RENODEN, TRENOWDEN—anywhen, anywhere.
Website: Renowden Family One Name Study
Website: Phillips Worldwide DNA and Surname Project.
Doug is interested in contacting any male PHILLIPS descendents in the West Penwith area with a view to DNA testing. The system is completely private and he is prepared to fund the required kits.
Address: 13 Greenham Cres, Mt. Waverley, Vic Australia, 3149
Telephone: +(61) 3-9807-7715
Researching: MARTIN Towednack, CHELLEW Gulval, TONKIN Madron, PENBERTHY St. Ives, DAVEY, FOSS and RESEIGH St. Just in Penwith, UREN Ludgvan, BOTTRELL Sennen.
Address: 27 Sandhills Lane, Barntgreen, Birmingham B45 8NU.
Researching: TONKIN and PRESTON—C19th.
Address: BarraDower, 2 Penhalvean Cott's., Penhalvean, Redruth, Cornwall, TR16 6TQ.
Telephone: +(44) 1209 860194
Researching: VINGOE & all derivatives.
Researching: RASHLEIGH—Lelant; HOCKING—Lelant; BRYANT—Lelant; THOMAS—Lelant; PETERS—Lelant; EDWARDS—Lelant, St Ives; UREN—Lelant, St Ives; GOLDSWORTHY—Lelant, St Ives.
Address: P.O. Box 324, Oscoda, MI 48750 USA.
Researching: HARRY, TREVORROW and JAMES and related families from the Penzance and St. Ives areas.
Researching: PRAED/PRADE in Lelant, St Ives, Paul.
Website: Maureen's page on the Cornish Extended Family site.
Website: Praed On-line.
Address: 8 Sheriff Way, Port Macquarie NSW 2444, Australia
Telephone: +(61) 2 6581 3994
Researching: CARE—St. Ives, HUTCHENS—St. Buryan, OLIVER—St. Erth.
Website: The family history of Alan & Jeanette SHARPHAM.
Address: PO Box 1074 Eastwood NSW 2122 Australia
Researching: ANDREWARTHA/ANDRAWARTHA and TREWARTHA anywhere. From the late 1700s the Andrewartha name was often shortened to ANDREW(S) or ARTHA/ARTHUR.
in Sydney, NSW
Researching: the surnames ROWE and NOBLE in 19thC St Just in Penwith.
Address: 74 Hummingbird Crescent London, Ontario, Canada N6J 4M4
Researching: TONKIN family, especially Henry TONKIN; wife Ann; William Bone TONKIN, son, bap. 1 Jun 1806, Paul; Elizabeth Mathews TONKIN, dau., bap. 30 Nov 1817, Paul age 2; Ann TONKIN, dau., bap. 30 Nov 1817.
of San Ramon, CA USA
Researching: RODDA, WHITE, OATS, TREMBATH, KEVERN primarily in St. Just in Penwith, Pendeen & Madron.
Family Tree: is available on Rootsweb's World Connect project, under user ID # stoulson59.
Address: P O Box 25 189, St Heliers, Auckland, NZ
Telephone: +(64) 9 528 4837
Researching: TREMEWEN (AN) and PERMEWAN. Probably originated in St Buryan in the mid 17th Century with Bevis "MEWAN", believed to be an illegitimate son of Arthur, the last LEVELIS of Trewoofe. Later, the names spread through most of West Penwith. Neither name is now found in Cornwall or the UK, however a very few PERMEWANs remain in Australia and a few TREMEWENs in Australia, Canada and the USA. (Not to be confused with the TREMEWANs of Perranzabuloe, St Agnes, Roche etc.)
Address: Ribblehead House, Norwich Rd, Besthorpe, Attleborough, Norfolk. NR17 2LB
Researching: DENNIS in Penzance and nearby.
Address: 34 Furneaux Road, Milehouse, Plymouth, Devon
Researching: HOULSON/HULSON/ULSON in the Penzance/Madron area between 1700 and 1925.
Address: Cornwall College
Researching: Robin and Dicon Nance, furniture makers of St. Ives between 1930 and 1960. Interested in talking to anyone with items of furniture, recollections of either the Workshops or the Shop, or personal/professional recollections of Robin and Dicon.
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