I am currently re-designing the CORNWALL section of my website at:
I have always had a section for Redruth where my Phillips emigrated from
but recently I took over both the RUAN and the VERYAN mailing list
because they where stranded. To keep these mailing lists, they must be
used so as an incentive to both myself and others, I have re-designed
the Cornwall section of my website. It is connected so far to the civil
parish of REDRUTH. I plan on doing pages also for the the Ruans ( Ruan
Lanihorne, Ruan Major and Ruan Minor.
I could use some help with record and/or pictures and history of the
civil parish, much like I have on the Redruth pages. So if you have any
pictures you want to share and/or records you want to also share, please
write me off the list.
Hope you injoy my updated Cornwall page.
Happy Thursday to all.
I am wondering if any have questions about doing their family research.
Plus, I am working on a section of my website dedicated to some of the
civil parishes in Cornwall and I am wondering if any have requests. So
far, I only have Redruth and planning on adding Veryan and the various
Hope all is well, it is a glorious day here in California,
Pat, list admin
I have been buried in a number of Topographical Dictionary books,
Lewis's Gazetteers, written by Samuel Lewis. Many years ago, I got into
the Ireland version and at the time, I was admin of the County Tipperary
website on Ireland Genweb:
Every time I added a new county or townland, I included what Lewis had
written about that area. Now I am working on his book on Cornwall, a
county in England.
I have decided to add them also to the areas I have showcased on my
website, counties in Ireland, England and soon will be adding Scotland.
All places where my ancestors were born and/or lived. They were all
written in the mid 1800s and I find them extremely interesting.
RUAN (MAJOR), a parish in the hundred of KERRIER, county of Cornwall, 8
miles (S.S.E.>) from Helston, containing 187 inhabitants. The living is
a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Cornwall and diocese of Exeter, rated
in the king's books at 10.10.1/2. pounds and in the patronage of Philip
Vivian Robinson, Esq. The church is dedicated to St. Rumon.
RUAN (MINOR), a parish in the hundred of KERRIER, county of Cornwall, 9
1/2 miles (S.E. by S.) from Helston, containing 203 inhabitants. The
living is a discharged rectory, in the archdeaconry of Cornwall, and
diocese of Exeter, rated in the king's books at 4. 4. 4 1/2 pounds, and
endowed with 200 pounds royal bounty. the Rev. W. Robinson was patron
in 1814. The church is dedicated to St. Rumon. There is a place of
worship for Wesleyan Methodists. The parish is bounded on the Est by
the English channel, upon which is situated Cadgwith Cove, the resort of
RUAN-LANYHORNE, a parish in the western division of the hundred of
Powder, county of Cornwall, 2 1/2 miles (S.W.) from Tregoney, containing
376 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of
Cornwall, and diocese of Exeter, rated in the king's books at 12 pounds,
and in the patronage of the President and Fellows of Corpus Christi
College, Oxford. The church is dedicated to St. Rumon. There is a
place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists. The Tregoney river is
navigable on the north-west. the petty sessions for the division are
held here, on the first Monday in every month. John Whitaker, B.D., the
learned historian and antiquary, was for thirty years rector of this
parish; he died in 1808, and was buried in the church.
Pat Connors http://www.connorsgenealogy.com
These three lists had their last posts over a week ago. I sincerely
want to keep these lists alive and to do so we need to post to the
lists. I am currently working on making webpages for Ruan (many places
in Cornwall have Ruan in their names so will have one page for all) and
Veryan similiar to the section I have for Redruth which has been on my
website since 2001.
So, if you have mystery ancestors from these places, it would be good if
you sent a post telling us about them and how you found them, if you did
find them. If you haven't found them, maybe by telling us how you are
stuck, you might get some suggestions of places to search.