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  • AMBRA BOOKS - Cornwall Antiquarian and Secondhand Books a selection from stock.
    A scarce edition Examen de Ingenios etc Lond Printed by Adam Islip 1604 4 pp 333 Br Museum Examen de Ingenios etc Lond 1616 4 A Herring s Tayle contayning a Poetical Fiction of Divers Matters worthie the reading Ey R C At London Printed for Matthew Lowness 1598 4 18 leaves Bod Lib The Survey of Cornwall Written by Richard Carew of Antonie Esq London Printed by S S for John Jaggard and are to bee Sold neere Temple barre at the Signe of the Hand and Starre 1602 sm 4 l59 leaves paged on one side only The Survey of Cornwall and an Epistle concerning the Excellencies of the English Tongue now first Published from the Manuscript By Richard Carew of Antonie Esq with the Life of the Author by H C Esq pseud i e Pierre Des Maiseaux Lond Printed for Samuel Chapman at the Angel in Pallmall David Browne jun at the Black Swan without Temple Bar and James Woodman at Cambden s Head in Bow Street Covent Garden 1723 4 pp xxviii and 150 leaves paged on one side only The Survey of Cornwall and an Epistle concerning the Excellencies of the English Tongue By R Carew of Antonie Esq with the Life of the Author by H C Esq a new edition London Printed for B Law in Ave Maria Lane and J Hewett at Penzance 1769 4 pp xxxii and 164 leaves paged on one side only NOTE A Copy in the Lib of the Royal Instit of Cornwall has an MSS Index Sample from the Index Florence or loyal quand meme a story 1033 Florentia i e Miss Buller 1181 Flour improvement in manufacture of 603 Flower William d 1588 R C priest 857 Flower William Henry b 1831 professor of anatomy 1181 Flowers wild 75 Flushing in Mylor account of 735 building of 442 746 methodist excommunications at 612 road 923 St Peter s ch opened 245 sermon at 245 unitarians at 535 unitarian chapel 964 vicar 1328 wesleyan chapel 964 Fly leaf inscriptions 94 Fodinae regales the history of mines 478 Fogs valley 874 Folk lore 94 418 431 954 1090 horse shoes on church doors 964 hurlers apparition of 964 moon superstitions 964 rocks and stones 964 west country folk lore 964 Follett J clerk of assizes in 1800 p 1017 Fonts description of 221 241 419 964 discovery of 588 sketches of 822 bis Food adulterations 1130 and customs 964 of the labouring classes 661 Fookes rev William mayor of Liskeard in 1834 daughter of 717 Foolish Dick i e Richard Hampton 1216 Foot Josiah vicar of Antony 566 Foote Ambrose Cox d 1784 of Harewood 1181 Foote rev Edward sold Pencalenick 833 Foote John Pearson d 1809 of Calstock 1181 daughter of 882 Foote Samuel d 1754 of Truro 151 1181 Foote Samuel d 1777 comedian 152 57 1181 83 Foote Samnel junior i e Francis Wrangham 157 Football 776 Footprints of former men in Cornwall 221

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  • AMBRA BOOKS - Cornwall Antiquarian and Secondhand Books a selection from stock.
    and with the most beautiful ferns Potatoes used to be the main product of Scilly but the disease has appeared lately in the island crops and the potatoes have suffered so severely that when we filled our sack for the return voyage we were obliged to allow for two thirds of our supply proving unfit for use The views inland are chiefly remarkable as natural panoramas of land and sea the two always presenting themselves intermixed in the loveliest varieties of form and colour On the coast the granite rocks though not notably high take the most wildly and magnificently picturesque shapes They are rent into the strangest chasms and piled up in the grandest confusion and they look down every here and there on the loveliest little sandy bays where the sea in calm weather is as tenderly blue and as limpid in its clearness as the Mediterranean itself The softness and purity of the climate may be imagined when I state that in the winter none of the freshwater pools are strongly enough frozen to bear being skated on The balmy sea air blows over each little island as freely as it might blow over the deck of a ship The people have the same great merit which I had previously observed among their Cornish neighbours the merit of good manners We two strangers were so little stared at as we walked about that it was almost like being on the Continent The pilot who had taken us into Hugh Town harbour we found to be a fair specimen as regarded his excessive talkativeness and the purity of his English of the islanders generally The longest tellers of very long stories so far as my experience goes are to be found in Scilly Ask the people the commonest

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  • AMBRA BOOKS - Cornwall Antiquarian and Secondhand Books a selection from stock.
    of the air to aid the progress of winnowing the corn The bonfires kindled on the eves of S John Baptist and S Peter s Day when the people go from village to village bearing lighted torches form another link which connects the present with the past Midsummer the time when these rejoicings are held is called by the Cornish folk Goluan which means light and rejoicing and other remnants of ancient fire worship are to be found in the Cam Leskqz or burning rocks of which there are several one on the Bonython estate in Cury The rejoicings of the ancients at the approach of spring are perpetuated in these days by the modern Cornish who on the 1st May deck the doors and porches of their houses with boughs of trees and plant boughs before their houses but these observations culminate in the Furry or Flora at Helston on 8th May which is perhaps THE most popular of the ancient festivals If you require this work and cannot find a copy on the site CORNWALL Selection of Antiquarian and Secondhand Books then please e mail me Ivor Cornish at ambra localhistory co uk and I will let you

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  • AMBRA BOOKS - Cornwall and Devon History, Topography and Genealogy a selection from stock.
    Cornwall Notes and Queries DEVON AND CORNWALL NOTES AND QUERIES a Quarterly Journal devoted to the Local History Archaeology Biography Antiquities of the counties of Devon and Cornwall VOLUME 6 Part 3 July 1910 With 4 plates pages numbered 65 96pp Bound with Appendix Prideaux E K and Shafto G R Holt BOSSES AND CORBELS OF EXETER CATHEDRAL Illusts pages numbered 149 180 original printed wraps Exeter James G Commin 1910 12 00 Includes articles on Renaissance Church Wood work in Devon S Paul s Devonport Church Bell Early Sculptured Stones in St Stephen s Church Launceston Chappingtons the South Molton Organ Builders Fry of Yarty Redvers Family etc Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries DEVON AND CORNWALL NOTES AND QUERIES a Quarterly Journal devoted to the Local History Archaeology Biography Antiquities of the counties of Devon and Cornwall VOLUME 6 Part 4 October 1910 With 4 plates pages numbered 97 128pp Bound with Appendix Prideaux E K and Shafto G R Holt BOSSES AND CORBELS OF EXETER CATHEDRAL Illusts pages numbered 181 228 original printed wraps Exeter James G Commin 1910 12 00 Includes articles on Knights of the Royal Oak Drake Entries from the Parish Church of Registers of Musbury Vicars o Townstall and Dartmouth etc Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries DEVON AND CORNWALL NOTES AND QUERIES a Quarterly Journal devoted to the Local History Archaeology Biography Antiquities of the counties of Devon and Cornwall VOLUME 6 Part 5 January 1911 With 7 plates pages numbered 129 160 Bound with Appendix Crossing William FOLK RHYMES OF DEVON 32pp original printed wraps Exeter James G Commin 1911 12 00 Includes articles on Thomas Brerewode Vicar of Colyton Painted Screen Panels in Heavitree Church Ancient Heraldic Glass in Slapton Church Thorne in Salcombe Regis Richard Peter Launceston etc Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries DEVON AND CORNWALL NOTES AND QUERIES a Quarterly Journal devoted to the Local History Biography and Antiquities of the Counties of Devon and Cornwall VOLUME 6 From January 1910 to October 1911 Plates with a folding facsimile of Rocque s Plan of Exeter iv 269pp original cloth James G Commin Exeter 1911 36 00 This was the first of the series to be titled Devon and Cornwall volumes 1 5 were titled just Devon Notes Queries Includes articles on Slapton Church Exeter Castle Hatherleigh Meeting House Axmouth Cider Mill Tucker family Tywardreath Parish Church Stained Glass in Bampfylde House Exeter Norman Doorway at South Petherwin Cornwall etc etc Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries DEVON AND CORNWALL NOTES AND QUERIES a Quarterly Journal devoted to the Local History Archaeology Biography Antiquities of the counties of Devon and Cornwall VOLUME 7 Part 1 January 1912 With plates 48pp Bound with Title Index for volume 6 original printed wraps Exeter James G Commin 1912 12 00 Includes articles on Branscombe Church Devon Armaments in Eighteenth Century Richard Farrant the Puritan Rector Bideford Witches Exeter Castle etc Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries DEVON AND CORNWALL NOTES AND QUERIES a Quarterly Journal devoted to the Local History Archaeology Biography Antiquities of the counties of Devon and Cornwall VOLUME 7 Part 2 April 1912 With plates pages numbered 49 80 Bound with Cresswell Beatrix F NOTES ON CHURCHES OF DEANERY OF KENN DEVON With 4 plates 32pp original printed wraps Exeter James G Commin 1912 12 00 Includes articles on Sir Joshua Reynolds His Maternal Ancestry Silver Mines in Devonshire Hele Family William Strode of Newnham etc Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries DEVON AND CORNWALL NOTES AND QUERIES a Quarterly Journal devoted to the Local History Archaeology Biography Antiquities of the counties of Devon and Cornwall VOLUME 7 Part 3 July 1912 With plates pages numbered 81 112 Bound with Cresswell Beatrix F NOTES ON CHURCHES OF DEANERY OF KENN DEVON With 4 plates pages numbered 33 64pp original printed wraps Exeter James G Commin 1912 12 00 Includes articles on Courtenay Arms Mules or De Moelis Family of Kingerswell and Diptford John Carpenter Vicar of Branscombe Yarde Heraldry Posset Pans Acland Family Prideaux of Tavistock etc Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries DEVON AND CORNWALL NOTES AND QUERIES a Quarterly Journal devoted to the Local History Archaeology Biography Antiquities of the counties of Devon and Cornwall VOLUME 7 Part 4 October 1912 With 4 plates pages numbered 113 144 Bound with Cresswell Beatrix F NOTES ON CHURCHES OF DEANERY OF KENN DEVON With 5 plates pages numbered 65 96pp original printed wraps Exeter James G Commin 1912 12 00 Includes articles on Cornish Folk lore The Piskies John Davis the Navigator and Fulford Posset Pans Cock Pit Truro Family of Pyne Kellways and De Esse Families etc Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries DEVON AND CORNWALL NOTES AND QUERIES a Quarterly Journal devoted to the Local History Archaeology Biography Antiquities of the counties of Devon and Cornwall VOLUME 7 Part 5 January 1913 With 10 plates 6 loosely inserted and 5 of these are folding pages numbered 145 192 original printed wraps Exeter James G Commin 1913 12 00 Includes articles on Exeter City Wall Family of Walters Rectors of Talaton Early Charters of Crediton etc Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries DEVON AND CORNWALL NOTES AND QUERIES a Quarterly Journal devoted to the Local History Archaeology Biography Antiquities of the counties of Devon and Cornwall VOLUME 7 Part 7 July 1913 With 6 plates pages numbered 225 256 Bound with Cresswell Beatrix F NOTES ON CHURCHES OF DEANERY OF KENN DEVON With 5 plates pages numbered 129 160pp original printed wraps Exeter James G Commin 1913 12 00 Includes articles on Great Coinage Hall of Lostwithiel Family of Pyne West Country Clock and Watch Makers Vicars of Cadbury Devon Notes on William of Worcester s Itinerary of Cornwall Erisey Family etc Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries DEVON AND CORNWALL NOTES AND QUERIES a Quarterly Journal devoted to the Local History Archaeology Biography Antiquities of the counties of Devon and Cornwall VOLUME 7 Part 8 October 1913 With 4 plates pages numbered 257 304 including index Bound with Cresswell Beatrix F NOTES ON CHURCHES OF DEANERY OF KENN DEVON With 2 plates pages numbered 161 192pp original printed wraps Exeter James G Commin 1913 12 00 Includes articles on Kirkham of Feniton Westover of Yardbury Colyton and Drake of Yardbury Willoughby Arms Princetown to Ivybridge A Road Thomas Hudson and Sir Joshua Reynolds Rectors of Talaton Breage with Germoe etc Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries DEVON AND CORNWALL NOTES AND QUERIES a Quarterly Journal devoted to the Local History Archaeology Biography Antiquities of the counties of Devon and Cornwall VOLUME 7 From January 1912 to October 1913 Part I Miscellaneous Plates 304pp original cloth Exeter James G Commin 1913 36 00 Includes articles on Courtenay Arms Exeter Castle Bells of North Bovey Branscombe Church Bideford Witches Rectors of Talaton Coinage Hall of Lostwithiel Kirkham of Feniton Westofer of Yardbury Colyton and Drake of Yardbury Family of Pyne Cornish Folklore The Piskies etc etc Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries DEVON AND CORNWALL NOTES AND QUERIES a Quarterly Journal devoted to the Local History Archaeology Biography Antiquities of the counties of Devon and Cornwall VOLUME 8 Part 1 January 1914 With 3 plates 32pp Bound with Appendix Prideaux Edith K SUTCOMBE CHURCH AND ITS BUILDERS Folding frontis plates 32pp original printed wraps Exeter James G Commin 1914 12 00 Includes articles on Dunkeswell Abbey Yeo of Bradworthy Vicars of Lelant Topsham Privateers Walrond Papers etc Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries DEVON AND CORNWALL NOTES AND QUERIES a Quarterly Journal devoted to the Local History Archaeology Biography Antiquities of the counties of Devon and Cornwall VOLUME 8 Part 2 April 1914 With 4 plates 33 64pp Bound with Appendix Prideaux Edith K SUTCOMBE CHURCH AND ITS BUILDERS Plates and 2 large folding plans in pocket at rear pages numbered 33 46 2pp original printed wraps Exeter James G Commin 1914 12 00 Includes articles on South Molton Font Priory at Bodmescombe Uffculme Heraldry Manor Book of Ottery Saint Mary etc Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries DEVON AND CORNWALL NOTES AND QUERIES a Quarterly Journal devoted to the Local History Archaeology Biography Antiquities of the counties of Devon and Cornwall VOLUME 8 Part 3 July 1914 With 1 plate 65 96pp Bound with Appendix Lega Weekes Ethel SOME STUDIES IN THE TOPOGRAPHY OF THE CATHEDRAL CLOSE EXETER With 2 plates 32pp original printed wraps Exeter James G Commin 1914 12 00 Includes articles on Dunkeswell Font Rectors of Southleigh Hermits and Early History of Badgeworthy Totnes etc Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries DEVON AND CORNWALL NOTES AND QUERIES a Quarterly Journal devoted to the Local History Archaeology Biography Antiquities of the counties of Devon and Cornwall VOLUME 8 Part 4 October 1914 With 3 plates 97 128pp Bound with Appendix Lega Weekes Ethel SOME STUDIES IN THE TOPOGRAPHY OF THE CATHEDRAL CLOSE EXETER With 5 plates pages numbered 33 64 original printed wraps Exeter James G Commin 1914 12 00 Includes articles on Vivians of Truro and St Crantock Sandford Church Figures Totnes John Rattenbury Raleigh Inscriptions in St John s in the Wilderness etc Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries DEVON AND CORNWALL NOTES AND QUERIES a Quarterly Journal devoted to the Local History Archaeology Biography Antiquities of the counties of Devon and Cornwall VOLUME 8 Part 5 January 1915 With 2 plates 129 160pp Bound with Appendix Lega Weekes Ethel SOME STUDIES IN THE TOPOGRAPHY OF THE CATHEDRAL CLOSE EXETER With 2 plates pages numbered 65 96 original printed wraps Exeter James G Commin 1915 12 00 Includes articles on Tenants of Manor of Okehampton Sidmouth Topsham Privateer King George Defaulters at Bishops Tawton Succession of Vicars of Mevagissey Vicars of St Just in Penwith etc Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries DEVON AND CORNWALL NOTES AND QUERIES a Quarterly Journal devoted to the Local History Archaeology Biography Antiquities of the counties of Devon and Cornwall VOLUME 8 Part 6 April 1915 With 9 plates 161 192pp Bound with Appendix Lega Weekes Ethel SOME STUDIES IN THE TOPOGRAPHY OF THE CATHEDRAL CLOSE EXETER With 2 plates pages numbered 97 128 original printed wraps Exeter James G Commin 1915 12 00 Includes articles on Inventory of the Ornaments and Jewels delivered to the Archpriest of Saint Michael s Mount Cornwall 1st October 1430 Dartmoor Trees Totnes British Camp at Exeter Tokens Issued by James Lackington etc Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries DEVON AND CORNWALL NOTES AND QUERIES a Quarterly Journal devoted to the Local History Archaeology Biography Antiquities of the counties of Devon and Cornwall VOLUME 8 Part 7 July 1915 With 2 plates 193 224pp Bound with Appendix Lega Weekes Ethel SOME STUDIES IN THE TOPOGRAPHY OF THE CATHEDRAL CLOSE EXETER With 2 plates pages numbered 129 160 original printed wraps Exeter James G Commin 1915 12 00 Includes articles on Devon Patriotism and Organisation 1803 Exeter City Wall Athelstan s Dyke Exeter etc Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries DEVON AND CORNWALL NOTES AND QUERIES a Quarterly Journal devoted to the Local History Archaeology Biography Antiquities of the counties of Devon and Cornwall VOLUME 8 From January 1914 to October 1915 Part I Miscellaneous With 27 plates 255pp original cloth occasional light foxing Exeter James G Commin 1915 36 00 Includes articles on Dartmoor trees Prideaux Family Kingskerswell Church Topsham Privateer Totnes Priory Sidmouth Tenants of Manor of Okehampton Yeof family of Bradworthy etc etc Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries DEVON AND CORNWALL NOTES AND QUERIES a Quarterly Journal devoted to the Local History Archaeology Biography Antiquities of the Counties of Devon and Cornwall VOLUME 9 Part 1 January 1916 Plate 32pp Bound With Appendix Chope R Pearse EARLY TOURS IN DEVON AND CORNWALL With 2 plates 32pp note this work was continued in later parts original printed wraps Exeter James G Commin 1916 6 00 Includes articles on Armory on Pole Monument in Colyton Church Mayoral Elections held in Churches Nicholas Izacke Mayor of Exeter etc Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries DEVON AND CORNWALL NOTES AND QUERIES a Quarterly Journal devoted to the Local History Archaeology Biography Antiquities of the Counties of Devon and Cornwall VOLUME 9 Part 2 April 1916 With 2 plates pages numbered 33 64pp Bound With Appendix Chope R Pearse EARLY TOURS IN DEVON AND CORNWALL Pages numbered 33 64 note this work was continued in later parts original printed wraps Exeter James G Commin 1916 6 00 Includes articles on Ancient Liturgical MS discovered in Exeter Cathedral Library Arms of the Family of Manningford Stooke of Waddon and Clifford of Chudleigh etc Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries DEVON AND CORNWALL NOTES AND QUERIES a Quarterly Journal devoted to the Local History Archaeology Biography Antiquities of the Counties of Devon and Cornwall VOLUME 9 Part 3 July 1916 With 3 plates pages numbered 65 96pp Bound With Appendix Chope R Pearse EARLY TOURS IN DEVON AND CORNWALL Plate pages numbered 65 96 note this work was continued in later parts original printed wraps Exeter James G Commin 1916 6 00 Includes articles on Rev William Henry Thornton Parish of Welcombe Old Fire Hooks at Truro Gennys of Launceston Prowse Memorials in Chagford Church etc Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries DEVON AND CORNWALL NOTES AND QUERIES a Quarterly Journal devoted to the Local History Archaeology Biography Antiquities of the Counties of Devon and Cornwall VOLUME 9 Part 4 October 1916 With 4 plates pages numbered 97 128pp Bound With Appendix Chope R Pearse EARLY TOURS IN DEVON AND CORNWALL With 2 plates pages numbered 97 128 note this work was continued in later parts original printed wraps Exeter James G Commin 1916 6 00 Includes articles on Armorial Bearings at The Abbot s Lodge The Close Exeter Ashton Parish Church of St John the Baptist Ancient Devon Clay Pipes Hayman Family Wyke Arms Derivation of the Name of Heavitree etc Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries DEVON AND CORNWALL NOTES AND QUERIES a Quarterly Journal devoted to the Local History Archaeology Biography Antiquities of the Counties of Devon and Cornwall VOLUME 9 Part 7 July 1917 With 2 plates pages numbered 193 224pp Bound With Appendix Chope R Pearse EARLY TOURS IN DEVON AND CORNWALL With 1 plate pages numbered 193 224 note this work was continued in later parts original printed wraps Exeter James G Commin 1917 6 00 Includes articles on John Mudge Printer West Country Clock and Watchmakers Stoke Gabriel Sextons Early Churchwardens Account St Mary Major etc Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries DEVON AND CORNWALL NOTES AND QUERIES a Quarterly Journal devoted to the Local History Archaeology Biography Antiquities of the Counties of Devon and Cornwall VOLUME 9 From January 1916 to October 1917 Part I Miscellaneous With 19 plates 256pp in the original 8 parts in the original printed wraps Lacks the printed slip usually tipped onto the top wrap of the last part stating that the index and title page for this volume would be sold separately they are not present with this set Exeter James G Commin 1917 26 00 Includes articles on Prowse Memorials in Chagford Church Arms of the Family of Manningford Mercer Family Anthony Goddard and the Defences of Plymouth Ayer of Fen Ottery etc etc Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries DEVON AND CORNWALL NOTES AND QUERIES a Quarterly Journal devoted to the Local History Archaeology Biography Antiquities of the Counties of Devon and Cornwall VOLUME 9 From January 1916 to October 1917 Part I Miscellaneous With 19 plates 256pp original cloth small dent to spine Exeter James G Commin 1917 36 00 Includes articles on Prowse Memorials in Chagford Church Arms of the Family of Manningford Mercer Family Anthony Goddard and the Defences of Plymouth Ayer of Fen Ottery Thurston Peter Cornish author West Country Pewterers Devon Clay Tobacco Pipes Arms of the Family of Manningford etc etc Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries DEVON AND CORNWALL NOTES AND QUERIES a Quarterly Journal devoted to the Local History Archaeology Biography Antiquities of the Counties of Devon and Cornwall VOLUME 10 From January 1918 to October 1919 Part I Miscellaneous With 18 plates 363pp original cloth Exeter James G Commin 1919 36 00 Includes articles on Sepulchral Slabs Devonian Patentees Colyton Feoffe Chamber Berry Family West Country Clock and Watch Makers Devonian Patentees Goldsworthy Family Thomas Bushell and the Cornish Mines Tomkins Family of Lostwithiel Vaughan of Ottery St Mary etc etc Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries DEVON CORNWALL NOTES QUERIES a Quarterly Journal devoted to the Local History Archaeology Biography Antiquities of the Counties of Devon and Cornwall VOLUME 11 Part 1 January 1920 With 2 plates 48pp Bound with Clarke Kate M THE MISERICORDS OF EXETER CATHEDRAL 16pp original wraps Exeter James G Commin 1920 10 00 Includes articles on Norman Corbels at Plympton Hurling in Cornwall Cornish Engineers The Hornblowers Walrond of Bovey Bristol Rollers glass rolling pins etc Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries DEVON CORNWALL NOTES QUERIES a Quarterly Journal devoted to the Local History Archaeology Biography Antiquities of the Counties of Devon and Cornwall VOLUME 11 Part 3 July 1920 With 4 plates 81 112pp Bound with Clarke Kate M THE MISERICORDS OF EXETER CATHEDRAL With 8 plates pages numbered 35 48 Bound with Watkin Hugh R THE HOUSE OF STUART AND THE CARY FAMILY JAMES II AND TORRE ABBEY 20pp original wraps Exeter James G Commin 1920 9 00 Includes articles on Prideaux Reynell Borough Seal of West Looe etc Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries DEVON AND CORNWALL NOTES AND QUERIES a Quarterly Journal devoted to the Local History Biography and Antiquities of e Counties of Devon Cornwall VOLUME 12 Part 2 April 1922 With 5 plates pages numbered 49 96pp original wraps Exeter James G Commin 1922 8 00 Includes articles on Cornish Cider Mill Trewinnard near Penzance Exeter Cathedral Dignitaries Red Lion in High Street Exeter Dartington Hall Bosses and

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    the nearest place to the Mount sent two members to parliament in the time of Henry II but on the dissolution of the Priory of the Mount it ceased to do so because it could not conveniently pay their wages as appears by the Parliamentary Rolls in the Tower of London About 1513 this town was plundered and burnt by some armed men who landed there from a fleet of thirty French ships of war Its charter of incorporation is older than that of Penzance and St Ives and bears date 13th June 1595 Here an excellent school house with a dwelling for the master was erected and endowed in 1851 to the memory of Sir Christopher Gole R N K C B by his widow Lady Mary Cole Sir Christopher was a native of Marazion and a member of parliament for Glamorganshire He acquired the highest military reputation by his capture of Banda in the East Indies with a force several times less numerous than the garrison which he overcame Through the exertions of his nephew Mr John Griffith Cole who led the way by a subscription of 500 which he afterwards considerably increased and to which Miss James added a thousand guineas the handsome Chapel of ease in Marazion was erected and consecrated on the 24th of June 1861 The mother Church of St Hilary after its destruction by fire as already mentioned had been rebuilt a few years before to which the Rev Thomas Pascoe the vicar contributed five or six hundred pounds This parish which includes both Marazion and the Mount may have possessed the earliest church in Great Britain See p 59 See also p 13 The preceding vicar of St Hilary the Rev Malachy Hitchins was the author of several Papers of much merit

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    tradition may be believed the name of this town sufficiently indicates that it owes its origin to the infernal regions One day says the legend the devil wished to make one of his favourite excursions over hill and dale through Cornwall Finding the mouth of the pit entirely closed by a huge stone he carried it off in his hand and began playing with it like a pebble across country En route however he met the archangel Michael the patron of Helston a combat ensued between the two adversaries and the devil after he had been beaten in the fight let the stone fall thus laying the foundation for the town I saw the identical stone at the Angel Hotel in Helston and affirm that it is quite black enough to come from the infernal regions The devil by the way is the hero of more than adventure in the popular mythology of Cornwall traces of him are found in most of the names given to the abysses and caverns of the county If his visits to the interior of the county are at the present day much less frequent than formerly he is restrained so it is said by the very legitimate fear of being eaten The Cornish people are so greedy for pastry that they would catch him and put him in a pie I may also remark here that in England the feeling for the marvellous is modified by the geological conditions of the provinces In low and marshy regions the mysterious personage who plays the chief part in the legends is the Will o the wisp in mountainous countries like Wales where the mist assumes aerial and transparent forms round savage gorges Fairies reign in Cornwall the country of mines precipices and rocks the devil and

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    ships which ball is still preserved and exhibited at a cottage near the inn On the occasion in question our Cornish countrymen failed to rise to the demand of the hour not from any lack of courage but owing to a stronger faith in an old prediction that Strangers shall land on the rock of Merlin Who shall burn Paul Penzance and Newlyn In the year named this actually took place Four Spanish vessels entered Mount s Bay and burned the three places mentioned together with the church of Paul Church Town to which parish Mousehole belongs The Keigwins or Kedgwins appear to have frequently occupied a prominent place at different periods in the county history When Charles I and the Parliament were each striving for the mastery we learn that the Parliamentary Admiral when off Pendennis Castle captured what he describes in his despatch as a dogger boat with four guns whereof one Kedgwin of Penzane was captain notable and active knave against the parliament and had the King s commission but would now fain be a merchant man was ballasted with salt and had divers letters for Pendennis Castle Our inquiries naturally led us off into speculation so that as we recalled those stirring times we wondered whether this identical Captain of the dogger boat ever halted at the inn that bears his name or regaled himself within the narrow limits of its parlour In any other county but Cornwall we might have regarded the wall decorations of this little room as incongruous Considerable space was allotted to orthodox show cards setting forth the medicinal virtues of certair liquors brewed from the fragrant waters of the Thames and Liffey These we need scarcely remark occupied a legitimate position But our interest and astonishment were still further aroused on

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    routes leading to them acquired a very considerable importance The first thing to consider is how these early people worked the tin ore and although in the nature of thing archaeology is here of little assistance some idea may be obtained by considering the very simple methods used in Cornwall in mediaeval and more recent times Three ways of reaching the deposits of tin ore have been employed bv the tinners of Cornwall and Devon streaming cliff working and shaft mining Whether the prehistoric men like their mediaeval successors burrowed into the faces of the cliffs in pursuit of tin lodes there is no way of knowing for the erosion of the cliffs would long since have erased all traces of their activity Shaft mining too need not be considered for it was practically unknown to the tinners until the middle of the isth Century Before that time the ore had been obtained almost exclusively by streaming the old accustomed method of the Cornish tinners which consisted in making surface excavations into what were called tin streams A tin stream in accordance with the older usage of the term was not a stream of water but a bed of the

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