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Cornwall Notables

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Date: 26 Jul 2019 [unknown]
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PERSON BIRTH DEATH
Name Wiki ID Date Location Date Location BRIEF HISTORY
Thomas Lower Lower-10801632St Tudy1720LondonEarly Quaker, Activist and Physician, George Fox dictated his Journal to him
Richard Trevithick Trevithick-41771Tregajorran1833 DartfordMine Engineer invented the first Steam powered vehicle
Jack Clemo Clemo-1251916St Stephen-in-Brannel1994Weymouth, DorsetPoet & Author
Silas Kitto Hocking Hocking-7721850St Stephen-in-Brannel1935Edmonton, MiddlesexNovelist and Methodist Minister
Joseph Hocking Hocking-7731860St Stephen-in-Brannel1937St IvesNovelist and Methodist Minister
Charles Causley Causley-771917Launceston2003Launceston Poet, Teacher, Writer.
Salome (Hocking) Fifield Hocking-7741859St Stephen-in-Brannel1927SurreyAuthor
Maria BranwellBranwell-101783Penzance1821Haworth, YorkshireMother of the Brontes
Sir Walter Raleigh GilbertGilbert-59811785Bodmin1853LondonLt Gen in HEIC & Baronet
Doaryte (Pentreath) JefferyPentreath-1311692Paul1777MouseholeLast native speaker of the Cornish language
Daphne (du Maurier) BrowningDu_Maurier-11907London1989FoweyAuthor of Jamaica Inn, Rebecca etc
Philip Gidley KingKing-78651758Launceston1808LondonGovenor of New South Wales, Australia
William BlighBligh-451754St Tudy1817LondonGovenor of New South Wales - Mutiny on the Bounty
Donald Mitchell HealeyHealey-12411898Perranporth1988TruroEnglish Car Designer - Austin-Healey
Frederick Hamilton Davey F.L.S.Davey-9211868Ponsanooth1915PerranarworthalFellow of the Linnean Society - Member Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society
Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch Quiller-Couch-11863Bodmin1944 FoweyAuthor - Oxford book of English Verse
Leonard Austen HarveyHarvey-132751907Stoke Climsland1976Plymouth, DevonWorld Light Heavy Weight Boxing Champion
Robert Fitzsimmons Fitzsimmons-5851863Helston1917Chicago, USABare Knuckle World Champion
Pascoe GrenfellGrenfell-2641761Marazion1838LondonBusinessman and Politician
Florence Mabel Quiller-CouchCouch-23601865Bodmin1934LondonSister of Arthur Quiller-Couch, author
Charlotte DymondDymond-3351826Boscastle1844Bodmin MoorMurder victim whose death continues to attract attention
William BorlaseBorlase-1101696Pendeen1772LudgvanAntiquary, Geologist, Naturalist, Anti-Methodist
John Opie Opie-2641761Trevellas1807LondonCornish Historical and Portrait Painter
Thomas CundyCundy-741765St Dennis1825Pimlico, LondonArchitect and Surveyor
Nicholas Wilcox CundyCundy-781779St Dennis1837LondonArchitect and Engineer
Malachy Hitchins Hitchins-1061741Gwennap1809St Hilary Astronomer
Sir Humphrey Davy Davy-4581778Penzance1829Geneva, Switzerland Chemist & Inventor
John Davy Davy-11741790Penzance1868Ambleside, Westmorland Chemist, Inventor , Physiologist, Physician
William PengellyPengelly-2441812East Looe1894Plymouth, DevonGeologist and Archaeologist
Winston Mawdsley GrahamGrime-1561908Manchester2003East SussexAuthor
Alfred Leslie RowseRowse-2911903Tregonissey1997St AustellHistorian, Author
Geoffrey GrigsonGrigson-721905Pelynt1985Swindon, WiltshirePoet, Writer, Editor, Anthologist, Naturalist
Henry Martyn Martyn-5731781Truro1812TruroAnglican priest and missionary
Henry Trengrouse Trengrouse-31772Helston1854HelstonInventor
Andrew Pears Pears-3081768St Ewe1845LondonInventor Pears soap
John Adams Adams-433441819Laneast1892CambridgeAstronomer
James Power Carne VC DSO Carne-2671906Falmouth1986Cheltenham, GloucestershireVictoria Cross
John Verran Verran-551856Gwennap1932Unley, South AustraliaPolitician - Premier South Australia
Sir William Golding Golding-3711911Newquay1993PerranarworthalNovelist, Playwright, Poet
Thomas Bedford Bolitho Bolitho-2901835Madron1915PenzanceBanker, Industrialist, Parliamentarian
Nicholas Boson Boson-71624Newlyn1708PaulWriter - Preserver of Cornish language
John Boson Boson-81655Paul1730PaulWriter of Cornish language
Thomas Boson Boson-91635Paul1719PaulWriter - Researcher of Cornish language
Charles WoolcockWoolcock-1061828St Agnes1891Wollongong,NSW, Australia-
Arthur Gordon-Smith CMGGordon-Smith-61873Camborne1953Westbourne SussexVice Admiral, Royal Navy
Stella Maris Treharne TurkTreharne-801925Isles of Scilly2017CamborneBritish zoologist, naturalist, conservationist
Rosamunde PilcherScott-361971924Lelant2019Longforgan, ScotlandAuthor
Augustus John SmithSmith-2174521804London1872PlymouthLord Proprietor, Isles of Scilly - M.P.
Richard Lemon Lander Lander-7901804Truro1834NigeriaExplorer of Western Africa - Discovered River Niger led to Atlantic
Robert Stephen HawkerHawker-6601803Stoke Damerel1875PlymouthVicar, Poet, Writer of "The Song of the Western Men"


The Song of the Western Men - By Robert Stephen Hawker
A good sword and a trusty hand,
A merry heart and true!
King James's men shall understand
What Cornish lads can do.
And have they fixed the where and when?
And shall Trelawny die?
Here's twenty thousand Cornish men
Will know the reason why!
And shall Trelawney live?
Or shall Trelawney die?
Here's twenty thousand Cornish men
Will know the reason why!
Out spake their Captain brave and bold:
A merry knight was he:
"If London Tower were Michael's hold,
We'll set Trelawney free!
We'll cross the Tamar, land to land,
The Severn is no stay:
With 'one and all', and hand in hand,
And who shall bid us nay?"
And shall Trelawney live?
Or shall Trelawney die?
Here's twenty thousand Cornish men
Will know the reason why!
"And when we come to London Wall,
A pleasant sight to view,
Come forth! come forth ye cowards all,
Here's men as good as you!
Trelawney he's in keep and hold:
Trelawney he may die:
But twenty thousand Cornish bold
Will know the reason why!"
And shall Trelawney live?
Or shall Trelawney die?
Here's twenty thousand Cornish men
Will know the reason why!
The Song of the Western Men Wikipedia


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Cornwall Notables (sortable on name or Wiki ID)
Name Wiki ID Born Died Achievements References Wiki ID Status
Thomas MartynMartyn-56316981751Cartographer Many sources not connecting



The following notables require a Wiktree profile IF they have died
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NameBornDiedAchievementsReferencesWiki IDStatus
John Edmund Sharrock Moore18701947Biologisthttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Edmund_Sharrock_Moore
David Hunt19341985Ornithologisthttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Hunt_(ornithologist)
Benjamin Luxon CBE1937Opera Baritonehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_LuxonStill Alive
John Nettles1943Actorhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_NettlesStill Alive
Dawn_French1957Actresshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawn_FrenchStill Alive
Mick Fleetwood1947Drummer & co-founder Fleetwood Machttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mick_FleetwoodStill alive
Dame Kristin Scott-Thomas1960Actresshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kristin_Scott_ThomasStill alive
Nigel Martyn1966Professional Footballhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigel_MartynStill alive


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