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Topic: History of Cornwall

  History of Cornwall - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cornwall continued to serve as the principal source of tin for the civilisations of the ancient Mediterranean, and the Romans in fact knew the British Isles as the "Tin Islands" from Punic merchants who traded with the islands from the Carthaginian colonies in Spain.
Cornwall now became attached to the Kingdom of England, although the amount of its autonomy from Saxon and Norman England is currently the subject of controversy and reevaluation.
Cornwall played a fairly significant role during the English Civil War, as it was a Royalist enclave in the generally Parliamentarian southwest.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_Cornwall   (1968 words)

 Cornwall - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cornwall (Cornish: Kernow) is a county on England's south west peninsula that lies to the west of the River Tamar.
Cornwall is particularly known for its igneous outcrops, which include the granite of Bodmin Moor and the areas around Camborne and Land's End, and the dark green serpentine of the Lizard Peninsula.
Cornwall has a relatively high level of population growth, however, at 11.2% in the 1980s and 5.3% in the 1990s, giving it the fifth highest population growth of the English counties.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cornwall   (3036 words)

 Cornwall, Ontario
Cornwall was first settled in 1784 by United Empire Loyalists consisting of the officers and families of the First Battalion King’s Royal Regiment of New York and a contingent of the 84th Royal Highland Emigrants.
Significant chapters in Cornwall’s history were written during the latter half of the 19th century as the town emerged as an important industrial centre in Eastern Ontario.
Cornwall’s steady growth was capped in the 1950’s with the building of the St. Lawrence Seaway.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/ca-on-co.html   (655 words)

Cornwall continued to remain Celtic and the Chieftains (notably Arthur) fought the incoming Saxons valiantly, but were eventually conquered in 838.
The county of Cornwall is in the extreme south west of Britain, with the Tamar river as its border.
It is said that Cornwall was once known as the Kingdom of Kernow - land of Mystery and legends; included in which are those of King Arthur and the lost land of Lyonesse - said to lie submerged off the tip of the county.
www.jewell.asn.au /family-history/cornwall.htm   (3179 words)

 Cornish Mining & Technology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
By the 1720's Cornwall was producing 6000 tons of copper ore a year and in the next two decades this was to double.
By 1770 Cornwall was producing nearly 30,000 tons of ore each year, but the copper ore raised from two vast opencasts on Anglesey from 1768 was to seriously challenge this growth.
Cornwall during the late 18th century and during the first part of the 19th century was an important centre of innovation and technological development.
www.cornish-mining.org.uk /mintech.htm   (956 words)

Cornwall consists of mountains and upland farms surrounding a small central valley, avoided by the first settlers because of its heavy stand of pine, which made land clearing difficult.
During the 19th century, Cornwall was known for its schools, and iron was smelted at Cornwall Bridge and West Cornwall, utilizing local charcoal.
Later on, students were brought from various Indian tribes, including Elias Boudinot, son of a Cherokee chief who married a Cornwall girl, to the consternation of the neighborhood; their son achieved distinction as a colonel in the Civil War.
www.skyweb.net /~channy/CTGuideCorn.html   (1097 words)

 The History of PB Cornwall Lodge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Basically, the history of the Northwest stems from at treaty signed in 1842  with England adjusting the boundries of the Northeast and confirmed the convention carrying the boundry to the Rockies.
In June, 1858, Pierre B. Cornwall visited Bellingham Bay, having heard of the Fraser River gold strike ‑ his first acquaintance with a region which was later to become one of his principal interests, and in the development of which he was to become a prime mover.
His first saw mill burned, after which he ordered that it be replaced by one which could saw a log as tall and as wide as timber could grow, and this mill became one of the largest mills in the world, which through itself and successors, continued to operate until 1945.
www.wa-mason.com /Bellingham/289pg3.htm   (1682 words)

 History of Cornwall - Cornish World Magazine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Cornwall's past as a separate identity from England, a nation trading its tin with the Bretons and Phoenicians before the Angles and Saxons arrived, is an issue still debated today.
Cornwall's history is one of looking south and west, rather than east.
From the romanticism surrounding Tintagel and the tales of King Arthur, to the recent history of the Newlyn school of art, Cornwall is trading on its fascinating and often glorious past.
www.cornishworldmagazine.co.uk /history/history.htm   (156 words)

 Cornwall Encyclopedia Article @ HigherPower.org (Higher Power)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Just under 7% of the population of Cornwall gave their ethnicity as Cornish in the last census, however, in a survey by Mogan Stanley 44% of the population considered themselves Cornish.
Although currently less than 0.1% of the population speak it fluently, it is taught in many schools and used in religious and civic ceremonies and has boosted Cornish cultural identity.
Cornwall has shared in the post-World War II decline in British religious feeling.
higherpower.org /encyclopedia/Cornwall   (2038 words)

 Boslowen B&B - Local history   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Cornwall is one of the insular 'P' Celtic regions, which also includes Wales and Brittany and has a lot in common with them.
During the English Dark Ages, Cornwall and Brittany both shared a common king, and at that period, the two languages were only distinguishable dialectically.
With approximately 80% of Cornwall's border being coastline, it is understandable that the Cornish have a long history with sea.
www.boslowen.co.uk /local_history.htm   (629 words)

This youngest son of Jasper and Elizabeth (Allen) Brewster was born in Cornwall, 23 Mar. 1856.
In Cornwall, like other M. Preachers elsewhere in his day, he was arrested (in his bed) for marrying a cuuple, but it was soon decided by the courts that the Methodist ordination was viald.
A younger brother of Ernest D., Loyal was born in Cornwall 23 Sept. 1886, attended the Foster School and graduated from Yale in 1908.
www.100megsfree3.com /litchfield/bios/cornwall-b.htm   (1175 words)

 Cornwall Park Trust - History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Cornwall Park is named after the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall and York (later King George V and Queen Mary of England).
During the Royal visit to Australia and New Zealand in 1901 Sir John Logan Campbell was asked to be honorary Mayor of Auckland.
The Board maintains plans for matters such as sustaining the trees through replanting, protecting the historic features and maintaining visitor facilities attuned to the changing needs.The overall responsibility is to protect a treasure of Auckland in the character it has sustained since the park was gifted.
www.cornwallpark.co.nz /history.asp   (2373 words)

 GENUKI: Cornwall
Cornwall is watered by six principal rivers: the Tamar, Lynher, Fowey, Camel (or Alan), Fal and Hayle.
Cornwall is actually a Duchy and the Duke of Cornwall is the Monarch's eldest son, currently His Royal Highness Prince Charles.
The Cornwall County Asylum, for the reception of private patients and pauper lunatics was located in Bodmin.
www.genuki.org.uk:8080 /big/eng/Cornwall   (11948 words)

 The Rogers - Family History - Rosenython - Cornwall
My father died in 1960 leaving the farm to me. When Uncle bert died, because my grandfather had made a will with an entailment clause, half of his farm came to me. His widow and I came to an agreement that she should have the house and I should have the agricultural land.
The house was a fairly modern one, circa 1900, and therefore not part of family history.
My family history may not be accurate in your case, I am open to correction, but it has kept me amused for a few days.
www.st-keverne.com /History/family/rogers.html   (1359 words)

 St Keverne Local History Society - Cornwall UK - Home Page
The St-Keverne Local History Society is hoping to place on this web site as many of the numerous documents, photographs, illustrations and recordings relating to the history of the parish of St-Keverne on the Lizard Peninsula Cornwall, as it possibly can.
We hope to cater for everyone interested in the parish history and the site will be useful to those tracing their family history as well as those with a more general interest.
The parish has a history that can be traced back for thousands of years and it has been studied by numerous historians, both amateur and professional, for several centuries.
www.st-keverne.com /history   (637 words)

 VTFire Profile, Cornwall Volunteer Fire Department   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
At a social event in 1951, several community members decided it would be a great benefit to start their own fire department.
Cornwall's First Response group assists with medical emergencies until the arrival of the Middlebury Ambulance.
Over the past 46 years the Town of Cornwall and it's fire department have seen some drastic changes, but the goal of the department has remained the same -- 'to help out residents in time of need'.
members.aol.com /vtfire/profiles/cornwall.html   (332 words)

 Newlyn Penzance Cornwall - Newlyn History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The former is the better known of the two books but ‘Lying Prophets’ starts with an evocative description of the village as it appeared to the writer when he wrote the book, which was published in 1897.
It is not possible to say when the export of fish became an industry in Cornwall but certainly there are records of shipments of fish, principally pilchards and hake, as early as the sixteenth century.
In 1588 the Armada, usually seen as the central point of Elizabethan history, took place, but for West Penwith a more momentous event was to occur in 1595...
www.newlyn.info /history.htm   (1015 words)

 Cornish Cottage: Mousehole, Cornwall
Wrecking and smuggling are activities that reached a peak in the 18th century in Cornwall.
But for centuries before that Cornwall's rugged coastline caused countless shipwrecks which were thought fair game across all sections of society.
One of Cornwall's most famous, Harry Carter - the so called "King of Prussia Cove" was a devout Methodist and lay preacher in between running contraband from Roscoff,and whilst in exile there he even held services on the quayside for his fellow smugglers.
www.kernowcottages.co.uk /mousehole/history.php   (857 words)

 Cornwall Online - Our History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Since 1993, Cornwall has grown to average over 2,500 people in weekly attendance and has seen other significant changes.
Cornwall at the Club has been a successful venture as a smaller, more intimate environment for encountering God and building community.
Throughout our history, from the difficult era of the Depression to the amazing time of recent growth, God has proven faithful and been good to us in many ways.
www.cornwallchurch.com /about/history.php   (780 words)

 A Short History of Cornwall
The whole of Cornwall was given to William's half brother, Robert.
Then for the next few hundred years Cornwall was rule by a succession of relatives of the Norman and Plantagenet kings.
As Cornwall tries hard to capitalise on it's geography, it is striving to attract visitors here all year round.
www.cornwall-calling.co.uk /folklore-and-legend/shorthi.htm   (799 words)

 Timeline of events from the history of Cornwall   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Reginald de Dunstanville becomes Earl of Cornwall (1141-1175) during this period it is possible that the wooden castle at Launceston was replaced with the imposing stone castle known as 'Castle Terrible' (Launceston is the only Cornish town to have been surround by a stone wall, up to 6 feet wide, and gates for defensive purposes)
The Duchy of Cornwall was created with Edward the Black Prince as the first Duke by his father Edward III at a full session of Parliament.
The Dukedoms lands in Cornwall were made up of 17 manors and the boroughs of Camelford, Grampound, Helston, Launceston, Liskeard, Lostwithiel, Tintagel, Trematon and Saltash.
www.cornishworld.net /timeline.htm   (2255 words)

 History of Looe, Cornwall
One might normally expect the Church of England's parish church to have the most interesting history, but in West Looe, it is eclipsed by that of the Congegational Chapel on the Quay.
Its history is one of the most unusual in the whole history of Non-conformist churches.
As was required in those days, he attested his faith in the established church at the time he took his Bachelor's degree, though he had something of a crisis of conscience in so doing.
www.looe.org /history.html   (878 words)

 Cornish History Reference Files   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The history of Cornwall and the Cornish people is that of an ancient land interwoven with myth and legend.
Cornwall’s history has been formed by the geological make up of this rugged peninsular that divides the Atlantic Ocean and the English Channel.
Dominating the history of Cornwall however was the discovery of tin in Cornwall.
www.cornishworld.net   (587 words)

 Historical Cornwall
Discoveries, Inventions and Achievements either in Cornwall or by the Cornish.
The first 1 inch to 1 mile County map ever produced in Britain was of the County of Cornwall.
In 1833 fox constructed a dipping needle highly valued by those who voyaged the Arctic seas, to assist in the study of magnetic phenomena.
www.connexions.co.uk /culture/historical.htm   (1210 words)

 Cornwall Family History Society
It is suggested that you check the original source of the data or check with Cornwall FHS who may have additional information over and above that provided in the index.
Future publications from Cornwall FHS, particularly those on electronic media, MAY contain a licence agreement that EXTEND or LIMIT the above and any breach of the licence may be a breach of law, even if not a direct breach of copyright.
Cornwall FHS accept no responsibility for errors or omissions in the data provided.
www.cornwallfhs.com /copyright/full.htm   (179 words)

 Cornish natural history
Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly have an exceptional natural environment and a vast variety of animals and plants.
Atlas of the land and freshwater molluscs of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly
Cornwall Wildlife Egroup - join this email community and see what other people are up to.
www.cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk /nature   (173 words)

 Cornwall (United Kingdom)
Cornwall was among the Celtic nations the closest to Brittany in several aspects.
Given that tin mining was Cornwall's main industry (the original Cornish national toast and motto was 'Kober, Sten ha Pesk', or 'Copper, Tin and Fish', referring to the three core occupations of Cornish life), it is unsurprising that the patron saint of tinners should also become the patron saint of the country.
Cornwall became Christian through the efforts of Irish missionaries whose names are found in placenames throughout the country: Gwinear, Breage, St Erth, Merther, St Ives, and so on.
www.fotw.net /flags/gb-corn.html   (2184 words)

 Cornwall Guide - Holiday Information, Cornish History, Acommodation in Cornwall and more
Cornwal has long been one of the most popular holiday destinations in England.
Cornwall's beaches are unrivalled elswhere in Britain for their beauty and variety.
The moorland countryside of West Cornwall and Bodmin Moor are littered with megalithic monuments such as standing stones, barrows and stone circles.
www.cornwalls.co.uk   (624 words)

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