Remains of an Engine House

Michael Webb tells Cornish Story how he discovered the remarkable events of his past lineage and what startling resemblance they hold within his own family today. Read on to discover a story of generations unfurled. The phone rang just as I was serving dinner. It was my eldest son in high spirits, calling to tell me he…Continue Reading “The Cornish Coincidence”

The Looking for George Henry Guy series is back! This month sees a continuation of ancestor research following the story of Lesley Carter and her journey to uncover more information about her great grandfather. You can view part four here. According to The Cornishman report (5 October 1899) of George Henry’s death and funeral, he was…Continue Reading “George Henry Guy: Part 5”

Join Alan Nance as he traces his great, great grandfather’s footsteps from Catalonia, France, to Plymouth. His relative’s old diary, which dates back to nearly 200 years before, accompanies him for the entire journey. Read on to find out more about Alan’s story. I arrived in Plymouth aboard the Armorique, he on the William and Amelia. I had walked a thousand…Continue Reading “Dehwelans: Return”

This month’s continuation of a short series based on ancestor research follows the story of Lesley Carter and her journey to uncover more information about her great grandfather. You can view last month’s article here. Back in Penzance the following day, we have a mooch around the Public Library. In the reference section, I am…Continue Reading “Looking for George Henry Guy: Part 4”

Pendeen sunset

This month’s continuation of a short series based on ancestor research follows the story of Lesley Carter and her journey to uncover more information about her great grandfather. You can view last month’s article here. And now to Penzance, where we are renting a house in the town centre for a week. The upstairs lounge…Continue Reading “Looking for George Henry Guy: Part 3”

This month’s continuation of a short series based on ancestor research follows the story of Lesley Carter and her journey to uncover more information about her great grandfather. You can view last month’s article here. The next day we go back down to Truro and the County Records Office for our second session to look…Continue Reading “Looking for George Henry Guy: 2”