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Why might name Ferdinando be found in early 17th century Cornwall baptisms?

I have a Ferdinando too, and fondly imagined I might have a shipwrecked Spaniard in my tree. However, I think the answer is in the name of Sir Ferdinando Gorges c1565-1647, governor of Plymouth. He ...
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Birth record for a Jane Glasson in 18th century Cornwall?

The Jane GLASSON in this question has been identified as Jenefer GLASSON, baptized on 6 April 1792 to John Glasson and Anne MICHELL in the parish of Camborne, Cornwall, England. The key piece of ...
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Why might Illogan and Gwythian parishioners marry in 1749 at Phillack, Cornwall?

Just as interest, I have a will for a John Richards 1750 who owned Sithney Manor and Abel Angove was a witness who went to great lengths to point out they knew each other, knew his handwriting and was ...
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