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England, Regional, and County Statistics Page
This page has all the figures - allows us to see the impact you are all having on the numbers

To assist with Cornwall profiles that are Unsourced, Unconnected or have 'suggestions/errors'
Under "Topics" below, click & choose one to work on in your "spare time"

Cornwall Emigrants

Feel free to add your ancestors who emigrated to whatever country.

Cornwall Notables

England Category Page

Cornwall Category Page

Cornwall Place Categories

Family site with rich Cornish connections

Quakers in Cornwall


Welcome to the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Team page!

Team Leader: Roger Davey

Team members: D G Laity | Gillian Thomas | Lizzie Griffiths | Pat Kelynack | Pip Sheppard | Nan Lambert | Roger Churm | Sally Douglas | Kylie Haese | Ken McEvoy | Jennifer Jordan | Brad Cunningham | Darren Gladman | Martin Hobbs-Watson | Dave Roberts|Terry Ohl | Terry Poole | Carol Baldwin | Linda Hoffman | Lawrie Bingham | Sharryn Nankervis | Andrea Pack | John Spencer | Maxx Martin | Susie MacLeod | Duane Merritt | Ros Haywood


The Cornwall and Scilly Isles Team covers the county of Cornwall, England and the Scilly Isles. Our goal is to ensure that all Cornwall and Scilly Isles profiles are of a high standard, as complete as possible, and connected to the global tree.

All profiles where the person was born in Cornwall should have an England Sticker with Cornwall as the county. {{England Sticker|Cornwall}}


Team Member Specific Interests

  • Lawrie Bingham has a problem requiring fresh eyes research - Volunteers, One pace forward - march and private message Lawrie for queries/answers.
Two profiles for Walter Tresize being Tresize-45 and Tresize-22 both showing Margaret Old as the spouse
Were to be merged but, parents are different. Need to ascertain correct connection - both profiles have birth records showing different parents and the question is who married Margaret Old?
Believed the two Walters are related through their fathers being brothers. The marriage of Walter Tresize to Margaret Old was witnessed by Edward Tresize (brother, father, cousin?). One Walter would have been 36 and the other 28.
Complicated, as both names Tresise and Tresize are common (note the S and Z). Although not shown on the profile the missing Baptism may be at
Confusing the issue, two separate DNA links have been traced to each Walter but they do not appear to have a strong connection.

  • Roger Davey - Davey family around Perranarworthal & Ponsanooth.
  • Pat Kelynack - Kelynack family, ancestors originated Penzance area
  • Nan Lambert One Place Study for the parish of Landulph
  • Roger Churm The Cundy family of St Dennis and London where they moved to. The Prideaux family of Camborne and Padstow despite extensive research on them I still think there is information to be had.
  • Sally Douglas Trethew(e)ys from the Roche and the other china clay areas of mid-Cornwall.
  • Ken McEvoy Treloar and Carkeek families, from Redruth and Wendron
  • Kylie Haese Is a transcriber for the OPC Cornwall website. Ancestors from St-stephen in Brannell, Roche and St Austell. A member of the Sourcerers Team so willing to add sources for Cornwall profiles that need them.
  • Jennifer Merritt Family names: Chellew, Hollow, and Peters from Ludgvan. I’d love to learn more about them.
  • Brad Cunningham Maternal ancestors in Ladock, Truro, Probus, Redruth. Mother's family name is Juleff (Jolliffe)
  • Terry Poole Cornish miners that emigrated in the 1800’s to California, USA to work in the gold mines.
  • Ros Haywood - OPC for Maker and Rame; family surnames Haywood, Dunstone, Avery, Ley; family origins Maker, Rame, Millbrook, Cawsand, Kingsand, Mevagissey

Team Challenges

We have two Challenge teams connected to the England Project. Members of the England Counties teams are encouraged to join as a member of one of those teams and participate from time to time in WikiTree challenges for England.

  • The Windsor Warriors for those with a competitive spirit who want to work on English profiles during challenges.
  • The Sandringham Strollers for those who like to work on more complex tasks, and concentrate on quality over quantity. It is a great team as well for people who haven't done a lot of data doctoring and don't want to feel under pressure.

Cornwall and Scilly Resources

Cornwall Research Resources

If you are interested in helping with Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, please feel free to look at the England Project page and sign up via the G2G post. If you have any questions about Cornwall or the Isles of Scilly, please contact the team leader above.

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Many thanks to Steve Bartlett for creating a Category for Laneast, Cornwall.
posted by Roger Davey
My husband, Ronald Michael Ellis was born in St. Ives Cornwall in 1938. His father, Alfred Ellis was born there in 1902. His Ellis line is from Devon, but his grandmother, was Amelia Peters Stevens Ellis who was from St. Ives. My husband left St. Ives in 1957, but misses the town very much. So, I try to help him out with his St. Ives genealogy on his Stevens and Peters side. His grandparents are buried at the Barnoon Cemetery. My husband had two brother, Alfred N. and Daniel, now both deceased. The whole family moved to the Cleveland, Ohio area in 1957. Thank you.
posted by Linda Ellis
Do we have a category for shipping disasters off Cornwall coast - I am currently looking at the wreck of emigrant ship John in 1855 where 196 Cornish lives were lost on the Manacles - I note we have a category for mining disasters perhaps we should also have one for shipping disasters as there were a number off the coast.
posted by Lawrence Bingham
No reason why not - might depend on what numbers of wrecks.

Suggest you create one yourself - OR contact the Categorization Project -

posted by Roger Davey
We welcome to the team Ros Haywood - Ros is involved with various WT projects and is the Cornwall Online Parish Clerk for Maker & Rame.
posted by Roger Davey
Hello I'm new to wiki tree and was just having a look around , decided to look at the area for my mothers maternal side and have a couple of queries/ observations , firstly Lanteglos by Fowey is listed as Lanteglos by Fowley and I also noticed some surnames the same from the Polruan page which could give the impression that they are from two different areas but I was told by my mother that Polruan didn't have it's own parish so all christenings, marriages and deaths for Polruan took place in Lanteglos by Fowey which was then what was put on the certificates. I presume that this happened in many places and wonder if there is some way to connect them so people researching from abroad would understand the connection. Hope that made sense
Hi Sue - Researching your thoughts I found the Category page Lanteglos by Fowley.

Looks like this is maybe an error - I have put a question on G2G

For others reading this -,_Cornwall_Genealogy

Regarding Polruan - you will find birth, baptism, marriage, death sources will state a registration district name rather than a village/town/parish name - exceptions in some cases

posted by Roger Davey
edited by Roger Davey
The Category has now been changed to reflect the above sources.

See the answer here -

posted by Roger Davey
We welcome to the team Duane Merritt - a recent Orphan Trail graduate

Cheers to all

Roger Davey, Cornwall Team Leader

posted by Roger Davey
Hullo all Cornwall team members - trust you are all keeping social distancing and maintaining contact with family & friends via phone, internet etc.

We welcome to the team Susie Macleod - many of you will know she stepped down as Leader of the England Project & will concentrate on her Cornwall connections. Cheers to all Roger Davey Cornwall Team Leader

posted by Roger Davey
Enough evidence to tie these two (three?) Cornish families together? Richard Game of Gulval and Penzance, Cornwall. John Game of Penzance, Cornwall.

The only other persons of this surname that I can find in Cornwall in the late-1500s/early-1600s is a Christopher Game (only one source, his marriage in Penzance, and Christopher may be a brother to the two above listed profiles).

Just looking for some guidance on how to proceed. THANKS!

posted by Pip Sheppard
A new member to the Cornwall team - Maxx Martin.

New Zealand born - Maxx completed the Orphan Trail with flying colours. Welcome Maxx. Roger Davey Team leader

posted by Roger Davey
The Walter.that married Margaret Old the surname should be spelt Trezise

14/6/1791 From what I can see this is the correct one. The Walter Tresise probably married Ann Thomas in St Keverne 8/10/1795. Will check further and confirm As my great grandmothers is a Trezise I have had many problems with this family's surname


posted by Roger Churm
Need something to work on in your "spare time".

Under "Topics" are Cornwall profiles that are Unsourced, Unconnected or have 'suggestions/errors'

The County Statistics Page gives a weekly update on the 'improved' figures

posted by Roger Davey
The “Cornwall Emigrants” page is is now up & running.

Feel free to add your ancestors who emigrated to whatever country. If you are not comfortable making entries please put the Wiki ID in the public comment space.

The table is sortable on Surname or country

Kind Regards

Roger Davey Team Captain

posted by Roger Davey
The team welcome our latest new member to join.

Sharryn Nankervis - enjoy the ride Sharryn.

posted by Roger Davey
Please note a plea for assistance - see Team Member Specific Interests

Lawrie Bingham needs fresh eyes research assistance.

posted by Roger Davey
A warm welcome for Lawrence Bingham to the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly team.
posted by Roger Davey
Earlier this week I added Thomas Lower,, as a Cornish notable. I was working on him for the Quakers Project and found he was a true-born Cornishman. No Wikipedia page yet - I may well create one soon - but entries in the Dictionary of National Biography and Oxford Dictionary of National Biography so he is clearly notable. I have added him to the page containing the Cornwall Notables table (hope I did that right).
posted by Michael Cayley
Henry Trengouse already has a profile & is on our notables page

I note William Bickford has a profile which needs some improvement with URL sources & a bio tidy up before we add him

posted by Roger Davey
I have had a go with the Cornish unsourced names with some success

But I noticed there are some with the wrong Cornwall eg US etc When the list is next issued could they ensure its Cornwall England Thanks

posted by Roger Churm