Good news Doug,
Cannot believe how much we have in common. We stayed with friends/ friends who are Fellows
at Oxford and resided in the college. Loved the meals in the “Harry Potter “ hall. And the
Tempest outside of our bedroom window!
We are off tomorrow and will spend a week in Cadgwith and a week in Port Isaac. We rent
the old fisherman’s cottages, just heaven and close to the pubs……….. sadly we only return
every second year, although went to Augusta Masters last year and what an event that is.
Will obviously visit Veryn but sadly many of the grave stones are damaged or no more. They
have shuffled off this mortal coil.
Cheers for now
From: ndnicol(a)epix.net [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, June 14, 2019 10:57 PM
To: Paul Tregunna
Subject: Re: [ENG-CORNWALL-VERYAN] Re: surname registries
Thanks for writing, but your admonishments are misplaced. I have been visiting Cornwall on
an almost annual basis since the mid-1970s and even more often while I was a visiting
fellow at Oxford 2001-2012. I have a lot of cousins in the Duchy and I fly St. Piran's
flag every March 5th. My cousins long ago set me straight on my Cornish roots, as did my
maternal grandparents, who were born in Beacon (Camborne) and Illogan, respectively. So, I
think I do know the difference between England and Cornwall. My particular research
specialties are worded the way they are so as not to confuse would-be clients who do not
know the difference.
My own Tregunno ancestry from St. Keverne only spans a period between the second half of
the 17th century into the first half of the 18th. In almost all instances, the St. Keverne
registers have either Tregun(n)o or Tregunow, so for my own purposes in writing my family
history, I employ the spelling as found in the records. I have not followed the line
further into more recent centuries as the three generations I'm dealing with provide a
link between a more recent male line (Lawrence) and an older line (Ellis) of my ancestry.
Thanks much for offering to supply any information you may have, but I think I have as
much as can be found for the small grouping of people of the surname and have already
written the "Tregunno" chapter of my family history. Still, it's nice to
have been in touch with an 'ancestral cousin."
With my best wishes,
Norman D. Nicol, Ph.D.
Professional Genealogist/Family Historian
Specializing in NE Pennsylvania, England, esp. Cornwall, and Scotland
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