People Connected to Cornwall
People connected to Cornwall can be placed in the following groups.
Historical and Political people
- accommodated by the project Historic Cornwall which covers the History of Cornwall and historical/political people. Some of these are also listed in the Famous people category.
Families with their roots in Cornwall.
Please add the earliest head of the family to the list of Cornish Families on Geni below and link their profiles to the project. These should be male! Adding anyone with a Cornwall birthplace to the project would cause the project to be a little cluttered, so please restrict this to the earliest head of family!
Famous or Notable People
Those people of note with connections to the county are listed below. Some of these connections are a little tenuous - counties like to lay claim to people of renown! Please visit Cornwall - Famous People and add them to the listing there.
People from Cornwall who went to the "New world" and were early progenitors in those countries. Where the earliest ancestor is known please add them to the list of "Cornish families on Geni" below if that was their roots, or to the appropriate county project.
Where the earliest known ancestor is the emigrant add them to the list below. In some cases if there is a project that covers them in detail please link the project - there is no point in duplicating the list.
Names with Bold links are to Geni profiles. Non-bold links take you to other biographical web pages.
Cornish Genealogical Resources
- Cornwall Online Parish Clerks
- West Briton Transcriptions Transcriptions of the Original Newspaper, 1836 - 1887
- The Visitations of the County of Cornwall in the year 1620
Also of Interest
Cornish Families on Geni
How to add a link is explained in the attached document - Adding links to Geni profiles in projects.
- Basset family, landowners and tin mining entrepreneurs who owned Tehidy Country Park
- John Bodinnar (1550-1605) Newlyn
- Henry De Boscawen
- Williams family of Caerhays and Burncoose, landowners and entrepreneurs
- Richard Penaluna (1791-1859) Crowan
- John Trevasgus Trenance, of Trenance in Withiel, Cornwall
- John de Trenowith b abt 1245, of Probus, Cornwall
Emigrants from Cornwall
Please add the names of people from Cornwall who settled in the "New World"