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April 16, 2011

Something of Interest: Gwennap

Filed under: SOMETHING OF INTEREST — Tags: , , , , , , — rootsresearcher @ 5:42 pm

Today has been a gloriously sunny day, so we decided to go and do some research at Gwennap Churchyard, Cornwall and find the resting places of some of my other half Paul’s ancestors.

By the time we got there it had clouded over but it still gave a very peaceful feeling there.  It’s looking pretty with all the Spring flowers dotted about but it was a much larger place than I realised it would be!!

We will have to come back another time to really search for Paul’s ancestors, but while there, and seeing how well preserved many of the tombstones are, I decided that I would add Gwennap Churchyard to my Ancestors at Rest Graveyard Rabbit blog.  I am the Graveyard Rabbit on that blog for Mithian, Cornwall which is where Paul’s dear Mother and Grandparents rest (and which sadly is a closed church with goodness knows what will happen to the churchyard) and the church/churchyard at Lower Winchendon, Buckinghamshire where there are a large number of my ancestors including my 6 x great grandfather Cozens Read.

Gwennap Churchyard

Original photograph taken by me today 16 April 2011 - copyright 2011


The flowering Cherry Blossom tree dominates the churchyard at the moment and I am very pleased we went today and saw it looking like this.

I found many of the tombstones very interesting, even though they weren’t connected to Paul’s family and there was a lot of information on some of them and they seem to have withstood all that time and weather has thrown at them!



  1. Lovely picture of Gwennap churchyard, Chrissie. If you go there again, can I be cheeky and ask you to look out for Jenkin/Jenking, Oates and Trelease on behalf of my husband?

    Comment by Ann Cocks — April 17, 2011 @ 10:53 am

    • Hallo Ann, Thanks for your compliments about my photo at Gwennap. Of course I will look out for your husband’s ancestors next time we go there. If there is any other delving we can do for your husband’s family research let us know! If you want to send me some of his family tree info by email, I’ll be happy to check things out for you. We’re off to the Record Office in Truro this coming week, so if there’s anything there you would like checked let me know that too. 🙂

      Kind regards,


      Comment by rootsresearcher — April 17, 2011 @ 1:22 pm

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