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  • AMBRA BOOKS - Cornwall Antiquarian and Secondhand Books a selection from stock.
    and land came to be regarded as property The extinction of old families during the Wars of the Roses the rise of a new commercial class under the Tudors and the dissolution of the Monasteries 1535 1540 brought great changes in the ownership of land and broke up many large estates The end of the eighteenth century was another period of change economic circumstances assisted a new class of capitalists to obtain social and political influence According to Henderson in the time of Domesday about one person in thirty was an owner of land MANORS OF CARNMARTH AND TOLGULLOW The early historians failed to identify the locations of the Manors of Chenmerch and Talgolle mentioned in the Domesday Survey under the Nos 291 and 292 respectively The first to suggest that Chenmerch referred to Carnmarth was Mr John Carne see Journal of the Royal Institution of Cornwall 1867 subsequent research seems to substantiate his statement that Chenmerch is likely to be Carnmarth a tract which may have comprised the present Manors of Tolcarne Trevethan Carharrack Trevarth If you require this work and cannot find a copy on the site CORNWALL Selection of Antiquarian and Secondhand Books then please e mail

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    toxin infected every class from the highest to the lowest There were epochs before the year named when the Crown Ministers peers and squires who were the patrons of petty boroughs their usually complacent nominees for the representation of such boroughs borough masters and borough members sundry other folks who sat in high places as well as the humble ill informed voter were all impliplicated In the eighteenth century the scandal was specially notorious Boroughs were bought and sold both before and after Walpole s time Parliamentary seats were bought at heavy prices The traffic was carried on more or less throughout the century Lord Chesterfield who as a Commoner had sat for the Cornish boroughs of St Germans and Lostwithiel has placed it on record that having offered 2 500 for a seat in Parliament he was laughed at and further in 1768 the year of a notoriously corrupt election a borough had been sold to two members for 9 000 This figure is much in excess of a statement by Bright that the price of a small borough about this time was 4 000 It was this year of 1768 when Wilkes was defeated for the City and

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    at a short distance from one another They are five in number the fifth being to the west of these but I missed seeing it not having been aware of its existence and all are prostrate Erom their arrangement in a line north east and south west I conclude that they all formed together one monument No 7 is a slab of large dimensions having a hole 16 inches in diameter bored through its centre The section shows that the hole was made by picking away the opposite sides equally The stone has been shifted from its original site by the tenant of the house behind which it stands in order to obtain room for a pathway to his back door Within memory it has been used superstitiously for curing infirm children of their diseases by passing them through the aperture All these monuments are of granite PLATE XXXIV MEN AN TOL This monument which takes its name from the hole through one of its stones is situated on the moors at a short distance to the right of Lanyon Earrn House in the direction of Karn Galva It consists of a granite block rudely circular 3 feet 9 inches high 3 feet 10 inches broad and 12 inches thick The hole is not a perfect circle being 21 inches in diameter in one direction and eighteen inches in another It stands exactly mid way between two high stones which are in the same line with it in a direction corth east and south west The stone B is 4 feet 4 inches in height and the stone A 3 feet 3 inches at the foot of which there is a prostrate stone 4 feet in length At a distance of 32 feet to the north west from A there

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    studied under the abbot Cassidan and having received the monastic habit entered the monastery of St Naal where he spent some years He is reported to have been a proficient in piety and learning but the only acts of his life in the monastery that have come down to us cannot be regarded as strict proof of these attainments On one occasion he by a miracle prevented the calves which he was tending from having their natural nourishment for fear the brethren would not have milk enough and on another when observed by a monk while using the fingers of his left hand as candles whereby to read at night 1 he was so annoyed that he said For prying a stork shall peck out your eye which a stork accordingly did and at the command of St Naal whose views of piety were apparently of a higher standard St Senan had to replace the eye and cure the wound which being a saint he of course at once did without difficulty We cannot follow him through all the actions of his life his dispute with Lugadh Prince of Inis carra his erection of a church on Inis luinge in the Shannon his voyage thence to Inis mor and his compulsory visit to Inis tuaiscert whither he was driven by adverse winds and where regarding the winds as expressive of the will of God he erected a church Arrived at Inis mor Inchmoor at the junction of the Fergus with the Shannon he founded the monastery over which he for some time successfully presided For some reason however he left here and in spite of the opposition of the prince founded another monastery on the island of Inis cathaig To this island came the holy St Kannera a nun of

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    inset of the Isles of Scilly However the shape is good and the place names clear and readable the lettering varying with the importance of the town concerned In all the maps the name Newland is given at both Newlyn and Newlyn East and in reference to the point the map by de la Rochette No 37 and Walpoole No 38 have the same version of the name at Newlyn The source of this mistake in spelling is Gascoyne s map of 1 700 No 21 Kitchin s Pocket Atlas T Kitchin London 1769 THOMAS MARTYN 1748 70 x 56 1749 27 x 18 1784 39 x 27 Thomas Martyn was a Cornishman born at Gwennap in 1695 according to most authorities though it has been suggested that he was a Padstow man What is more certain is that he lived for some time at Little Trevince and that by about 1730 he was engaged in surveying various Cornish estates such as the Manor of St Ewe 1732 and the Manor of Tolverne I735 1748 It is natural that from such beginnings Martyn eventually turned his attention to a full survey of his native county and in 1748 he issued his i inch to i mile map of Cornwall Hand coloured copies of the map were available to subscribers at three guineas each a fairly considerable sum of money in those days but the beauty and accuracy of the map made it well worth the price Since Gascoyne had already produced a large scale map of the county in 1700 No 21 it might be supposed that Martyn s work was little more than copying from the previous survey However a close comparison of the two maps shows that Martyn s map is the result of a much more thorough

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    meady pellets blackbull cutters and trucklers a remembrance of the ancient smuggling days buck shee buck etc An excellent game called Duck was played with large stones on the beaches The policemen however who had much more time for street patrol at that period gave the youth of the town a great deal of attention every day and broke up the games immediately they appeared on the scene The uniform then was a little different the buttons on their tunics being of solid silver with the head of St John the Baptist on a Charger in relief in the centre and the words Borough of Penzance around the design On the reverse side was seen the name of the mayor as well as the date of his year of office Specimens may be seen in Penlee Museum The bobbies also carried a forbidding cane when patrolling the streets and whenever they saw a few lads congregated anywhere even if the Law was not being broken in any shape or form the policemen had merely to swish their canes smartly upon the slacks of their somewhat wide trousers producing a crack of the whip sound to scatter the assembly in all directions The same procedure occurred with the gossipers who assembled on The Terrace on market nights as well as the Esplanade on Sunday evenings BILLIARDS The first Billards table set up in Penzance was a private one at Redinnick House where a Mr Eddison resided This would be soon after the completion of the house in 1815 To celebrate the opening of his grand home Mr Eddison invited the gentry of Penzance and neighbourhood to a garden party at Redinnick a well known band from Plymouth was engaged and rendered musical selections during the proceedings The next table seen in the town was at The Dolphin the Quay claiming the honour of being the first table available to the billiard enthusiasts in the town This now historical article I believe still finds a home at The Dolphin although not in use for cues and ivories as theretofore The Star Hotel followed with its public table after which they became more general every other hotel in the borough being the proud owners of one or more tables The Penzance Billiard Club situated in Prince s Hall Prince s Street provided three tables for the use of their members and cueing friends MAY DAY May Day customs in Cornwall varied so greatly as to need several pages to enumerate them all In her delightful book Cornish Feasts and Folklore published in 1890 Miss M A Courtney says May Day is ushered in at Penzance by the discordant blowing of large tin horns At daybreak and even earlier parties of boys assemble at the street corners from whence they perambulate the town blowing their horns and conch shells They enter the gardens of detached houses stop and bray under the bedroom windows and beg for money With what they collect they go into

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  • Ambra Books - Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society Reports. A selection from stock.
    lacks spine Falmouth 1852 22 00 Includes Cocks Contributions to the Flora of Falmouth Stocker Essay on the China stone and China clays of Cornwall Couch Observations on the Skeleton of a Porpoise etc Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society TWENTY FIRST ANNUAL REPORT 3 folding plates 42 14 8pp original printed wraps lacks spine and stitching loose Falmouth 1853 20 00 Includes Cocks Contributions to the Flora of Falmouth etc Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society THIRTIETH ANNUAL REPORT xlv 25pp 15pp 8pp original printed wraps spine worn Falmouth 1862 20 00 Includes Cocks Contributions to the Falmouth Fauna 1862 etc Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society THIRTY FIRST ANNUAL REPORT xlvii 55 12pp original printed wraps spine worn top wrap loose Falmouth 1863 22 00 Includes Cocks Contributions to the Falmouth Fauna 1863 etc Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society THIRTY SECOND ANNUAL REPORT xli 23pp 24pp 8pp original printed wraps lacks spine Falmouth 1852 22 00 Includes Cocks Contributions to the Flora and Fauna of Falmouth etc Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society THIRTY FOURTH ANNUAL REPORT Original printed wraps folding map Falmouth 1866 22 00 Includes Jonathan Couch A Filefish of the Mediterranean Bullmore Cornish Fauna Enys On the Probable course of the Tyrian or Carthaginian Ships to Cornwall etc Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society THIRTY SEVENTH ANNUAL REPORT 112pp folding table 8 20pp original printed wraps spine worn Falmouth 1869 22 00 Includes Cocks Falmouth Fauna Bannister Cornish Names articles on Dolcoath Mine and Carn Brea etc Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society FORTIETH ANNUAL REPORT Original printed wraps folding table loose stitching broken Falmouth 1872 22 00 Includes Worth Mining Skills in Devon and Cornwall Spencer Bate Prehistoric Antiquities of Dartmoor etc etc Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society FORTY FOURTH ANNUAL REPORT Original printed wraps folding table Falmouth 1876 22 00 Includes Exhibition details of Cherry s Compound

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  • AMBRA BOOKS - Royal Institution of Cornwall Journals. A selection from stock.
    Illusts and tables xxix pages numbered 189 313 vipp original wraps partly faded portions chipped from spine Truro James R Netherton 1874 16 00 Includes articles on Wheal Vor in Breage Romano British Remains at Trelan Detrital Tin Ore of Cornwall Cornish Saints etc Royal Institution of Cornwall JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL INSTITUTION OF CORNWALL With the Fifty Seventh Annual Report No 16 Illusts and tables xxix pages numbered 144 xipp original wraps slightly faded portions chipped from spine small institution stamp to top wrap Truro James R Netherton 1875 16 00 Includes articles on Nangitha Cross Tokens of Cornwall List of Works of Geology etc Royal Institution of Cornwall JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL INSTITUTION OF CORNWALL VOLUME V 1874 1878 With APPENDIX CATALOGUE OF THE NON METALLIC MINERALS IN THE MUSEUM OF THE ROYAL INSTITUTION OF CORNWALL Plates and tables xi 522 60pp early half roan boards loose lacks spine Truro James R Netherton 1874 1878 35 00 Includes articles on Nangitha Cross Roman Occupation of Cornwall Cornish Corals Will of Thomas Wandsworth St Hilary Inscribed Stone Arundell Estates in Cornwall Carminow of Carminow etc etc Royal Institution of Cornwall JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL INSTITUTION OF CORNWALL No 19 Part 2 July 1878 with APPENDIX CATALOGUE OF THE NON METALLIC MINERALS IN THE MUSEUM OF THE ROYAL INSTITUTION OF CORNWALL Plates and tables pages numbered 425 522 iv 60p original printed wraps Truro Lake and Lake 1878 18 00 Includes articles on Cornish Fauna etc Royal Institution of Cornwall JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL INSTITUTION OF CORNWALL VOLUME 7 1881 1883 Plates and tables some of which are folding 293pp later unlettered cloth Truro Lake and Lake 1883 35 00 Includes articles on Rev Henry Martyn Watchman of Rame Church Goods of Cornwall at Time of Reformation Parish of Kea etc etc Royal Institution of Cornwall JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL INSTITUTION OF CORNWALL VOLUME 8 1883 1885 Plates and tables some of which are folding xi 379pp later unlettered cloth Truro Lake and Lake 1886 38 00 Includes articles on Family of Mount Edgcumbe Ecclesiastical Seals of Cornwall Geological Age of West Cornwall Fougou or Cave at Halligry Trelowarren Hensbarrow Inscribed Stone etc etc Royal Institution of Cornwall JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL INSTITUTION OF CORNWALL VOLUME 11 1891 93 Plates tables and textual illusts 411 xpp early half morocco cloth boards rubbed Truro Lake and Lake 1895 38 00 Includes articles on Trewortha Marsh St Petroc s Church Origins and Development of Ore Deposits in the West of England Launceston Priory Falmouth Packets Otterham etc etc Royal Institution of Cornwall JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL INSTITUTION OF CORNWALL VOLUME 12 1893 4 5 Plates maps xi 215 viipp later unlettered cloth Truro Lake and Lake 1896 30 00 Includes articles on Rude Stone Monuments of Cornwall Inscribed Stones Duloe Circular Enclosure Dolcoath Mine etc etc Royal Institution of Cornwall JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL INSTITUTION OF CORNWALL VOLUME 13 Part 1 1896 Plates 139pp original printed wraps lacks lower wrap spine and top wrap partly chipped Truro Lake and Lake 1896 12 00 Includes articles on Rude Stone Monuments on Bodmin Moor Exploration of Carne Brea Killigrew Manuscripts etc Royal Institution of Cornwall JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL INSTITUTION OF CORNWALL VOLUME 15 Part 1 1902 Plates folding table 238pp original top wrap lacks rear wraps portions chipped from spine and wrap stamp of Glasgow Natural History Society to top wrap Truro Lake and Lake 1902 12 00 Includes articles on Mural Paintings in Cornish Churches Harlyn Burials Birds of Cornwall Fauna of Falmouth etc etc Royal Institution of Cornwall JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL INSTITUTION OF CORNWALL VOLUME 16 Part 2 1905 Plates maps pages numbered 159 312 original printed wraps few short tears and small portions torn from top wrap spine slightly rubbed Truro O Blackford 1906 12 00 Includes articles on Church of St Ives Mayoralty of Truro Cornish Dedications Reprint of THE MINERS FRIEND by Thomas Savery etc etc Royal Institution of Cornwall JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL INSTITUTION OF CORNWALL VOLUME 16 Part 3 1906 Plates maps pages numbered 313 422pp original printed wraps few short tears to slightly dusty top wrap Truro O Blackford 1906 30 00 Includes articles on Mayoralty of Truro Cornish Dedications Mural Painting of St Christopher in St Keverne Church Portraits of Cornish Men etc etc Royal Institution of Cornwall ROYAL INSTITUTION OF CORNWALL VOLUME 17 Parts 1 2 and 3 Journals 53 55 1907 1909 Illusts some of which are folding 178 and 179 295 and 303 425 3 parts in the original wraps complete Truro Oscar Blackford 1907 1908 and 1909 30 00 Includes articles on Fauna of St Ives Bay Priory of St Stephen Launceston Coast Flora of North Cornwall Cornish Numismatics Old Kea Church etc etc Royal Institution of Cornwall JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL INSTITUTION OF CORNWALL VOLUME 18 1910 1911 Plates maps viii 461pp later unlettered amateur cloth Truro Oscar Blackford 1911 30 00 Includes articles on Helford River King Arthur s Hall Rebellion of Cornwall and Devon in 1540 Launceston Priory Cromlechs in North Cornwall Cornish Quoits and French Dolmens etc etc Royal Institution of Cornwall JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL INSTITUTION OF CORNWALL VOLUME 19 Part 1 1912 Supplement Peter Thurstan THE ST COLUMB GREEN BOOK Plates viii 142 91 ivpp later unlettered cloth Truro Oscar Blackford 1912 30 00 Includes articles on Arthurian Place Names Antiquities at Lewannick Index to Cornish Transcripts etc etc Royal Institution of Cornwall JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL INSTITUTION OF CORNWALL VOLUME 19 Part 1 1912 Plates viii 142 original wraps Truro Oscar Blackford 1912 12 00 Includes articles on Arthurian Place Names Antiquities at Lewannick Index to Cornish Transcripts etc etc Royal Institution of Cornwall JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL INSTITUTION OF CORNWALL Supplement to volume 19 Part 1 1912 Peter Thurstan THE ST COLUMB GREEN BOOK 91 ivpp Title and Index to vol 18 original wraps Truro Oscar Blackford 1912 18 00 Royal Institution of Cornwall JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL INSTITUTION OF CORNWALL

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