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During the second half of the nineteenth century, almost twenty five per cent of the population of Cornwall emigrated. As well as those who crossed the Tamar to England, the Cornish left in large numbers for the United States of America, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Central and South America and later to South Africa. As a result, there are some 6 million people world-wide who proudly claim Cornish ancestry.
By now you'll probably have discovered where they lived - possibly the church where they were married, maybe the church where they are buried.
~~~just some of the places to which the Cornish migrated~~~
***Tell us the addresses and we'll make arrangements for you to visit these places, perhaps speak to the present people in the house/cottage/farm, enter the church/chapel, maybe with the minister there to talk about your family and the history of the church, look around the graveyard and view and photograph the headstones.
Did you know that around year 1840, the whole of England was recorded on TITHE MAPS (very detailed maps) and TITHE APPORTIONMENTS (a detailed record of who occupied each and every property)? The tithe maps and apportionments were created for tax purposes - so the government made sure they were correct! These documents are at the Cornwall Record Office and can be inspected - free of charge. So if your ancestors were still in Cornwall at that time, we can arrange for you to inspect the maps and apportionments at the Record Office. If you're not 100% sure, this will also help you identify exactly where they lived.
The Cornwall Record Office is one of TWO important resource centres for Genealogists and Family History Researchers in Truro ... probably the two most useful resource centres in Cornwall for Family History Researchers.
Both the CRO and the CFHS need to be booked. The CFHS is open on Wednesday evening. We're members of both organisations.
You may know the name of the ship they migrated on and the port they departed from. Did you know that at one time more people were leaving from the little Cornish port of Padstow than any other in the United Kingdom? Padstow is worth a visit whether your people went from there or not - old, picturesque - just as you'd expect a Cornish fishing/merchant port to be.
As an experienced Genealogist/Family History Researcher we expect you'll know all about the following websites! - but here are the links anyway:-
And of course, we'll be pleased to help you plan your tour in any way we can. Just email us!
Heathrow (LHR), Gatwick (LGW),
Southampton : Ocean, QE2, Mayflower,
Terminal 5 (Mayflower Terminal),
Ask for a Quotation!
London Heathrow to Cornwall £400
London to Cornwall £480
Southampton & Portsmouth to Cornwall £370
All other locations please enquire for price.
to and from Cornwall... for 'Cornwalltour' search: London Paddington to Truro www.thetrainline.com
Merchant House in Truro is a friendly, welcoming place to stay for every nature of visit...read more
Video of Cornwall and the West of England (created by Anthea from Australia who toured Cornwall with her husband Gary in 2011 - with Cornwalltour)
Plus - First Class Airport and Cruise Ship Shuttle Service for the West of England and Cornwall - Optional Extra!