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Pendarves Cornwall - misc. info
Posted by: Lynn Watt Date: May 31, 2001 at 11:51:37
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Hi searchers,

My great aunt was named Wilma PENDARVES ROWSE. Both her grandfathers emigrated in the 1840's and 1850's to Ontario Canada from Cornwall. I still haven't found the family connection, but know I will someday. In my years of searching these Cornish kin, I've filed these references to the PENDARVES name. I thought I'd share them you -- there might be a name or reference someone's looking for.

1881 census: Dwelling: Tregenna Castle Hotel
Census Place: St Ives, Cornwall, England
Source: FHL Film 1341562 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 2341 Folio 19 Page 8
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
William C. PENDARVES U 39 M London, London, Middlesex, England Rel: Visitor
(Head) Occ: Magistrate (Oth Local)

CRO (Cornwall Record Office) has files on them:
Pendarves family of Pendarves (3)

PENDARVES,PENDARVIS - From pen-derow or pen-dar; end of oak trees. Place
names Pendarves, Camborne.

The Manor of Ludgvan Lese covered parts of the parishes of Ludgvan, St. Ives,
Zennor and Towednack. The abstracts below are taken from LDS film #1471491.

The Manor of Ludgvan Lese:Freehold tenants,
25 Oct 1688, 13 May 1689 & 26 Oct 1689: Peter Pendarves gent

Ludgvan Leas Suit Roll, no date, but changed entries added after 1736
Freeholders: Mr. Richd Pendarves (crossed out)

"...most English families had acquired a surname by the end of the 14th
century. But in Cornwall the situation was rather different. East Cornwall seems to have been more like England, but in west Cornwall there is ample evidence to show that many surnames were still in a state of flux in the 16th century.
In 1602 Richard Carew wrote this in his Survey of Cornwall:
' Touching their particular denominations, where the Saxons have not
intruded their newer usances, they partake in some sort with their kinsmen
the Welsh; for as the Welshmen catologize ap Rice, ap Griffin, ap Owen, ap
Tudor, ap Lewellin etc. until they end in the highest of the stock, whom
their memory can reach unto: so the western Cornish by a like, but more
compendious manner, entitle one another with his own and his father's
Christian name, and conclude with the place of his dwelling; as John the son
of Thomas, dwelling at Pendarvis is called John Thomas Pendarvis. Richard,
his younger brother is entitled Richard Thomas Pendarvis."

From Books of Cornwall:
Pendarves, (Mr) (foundation stone for monument 1836) [5]110
Pendarves, (Mr) (petition against church rates 1837) [5]112
Pendarves, (Mr) (food riot at Redruth Market 1847) [5]130
Pendarves, Alexander (owned copper mine land) [11]48
Pendarves, Alexander (leased land for smelting house 1721) [11]74
Pendarves, E.W.W. (MP for Camborne 1833) [5]103
Pendarves, E.W.W. (MP for Camborne 1826) [13]154
Pendarves, E.W. (letter/petition re Reform Bill 1831) [5]106
Pendarves, John (leased rectory of Crowan c1600) [19]329
Pendarves, P.C. (shares in Bacon Curing factory 1892) [5]197
Pendarves, Samuel (of Roskrow, granted mining sett 1623) [11]67
Pendarves, William (operated tin stamps 1627) [11]67
Pendarves, Wm Cole (chairman County Distress Fund 1879) [14]39

Other Cornish surnames connected with Wilma PENDARVES ROWSE:

Lynn in TX


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