Stormy Cornwall

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 find part 7 here. The reference to Thomas Guy in the Collectanea Cornubiensia was the only shred of potential evidence I had come…Continue Reading “George Henry Guy: Part 8”

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 find part 6 here. I love this place. This Pendeen. Its ever-changing lights and mists and sun and colours. The sea is…Continue Reading “George Henry Guy: Part 7”

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 find part 5 here. The next day, I reflect on what we’ve learned: 1.  He was educated at the National School…Continue Reading “George Henry Guy: Part 6”

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 blogger Elizabeth Dale from the Cornish Bird Blog as she tells us all about the legacy of famous gypsy queen Granny Boswell who made quite a stir in Cornwall in the 1860s. Read on below. There are some women in history that I really wish I could meet and Granny Boswell, Gypsy Queen, would be one of…Continue Reading “Granny Boswell: Cornwall’s Gypsy Queen”