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About OUR FAMILY NOW AND THEN
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I first started to trace my family tree to try and confirm stories an aunt told me over 50 years ago.  Prior to first having access to the internet in 1995 there was a lot of foot  slogging and travelling to record offices both in London for GRO records and local centres for  parish records whenever I was in an area my ancestors came from.  It wasn't always easy as we were a Forces family and often living abroad for several years at a  time. 
 In my research I have found my ancestors are from Cornwall, Devon, Somerset, Cumberland,  Northumberland and Durham. 
  My father's paternal aunts and uncles emigrated to Pennsylvania in America in the 1880's.  One of my father's maternal uncle's emigrated to Canada in 1910 and later at least one of his  sons emigrated to Australia to help build the Sydney Harbour Bridge and his descendants still  live in that area.
 My great grandmother Mary Ann JOHNS who married William NORTHEY  had one sister who emigrated to  Australia in 1855. 
  In recent years a second cousin once removed from the GOODFELLOW family settled in  Vancouver, Canada and some of my mother's cousins travelled to Australia.
My research continues  and is added too regularly as new contacts and information is found.

I am working to expand the research on the HUGHES family tree which came from a cousin of my husband.
 I now have contact with HUGHES and WINDLOW  descendants in Australia America and Canada.

After my husband said he knew little about his late mother's family, ADCOCK's I have spent some  time researching that name too, this is also ongoing.

Many of our family in the UK and overseas lost their lives during WWl and WWll 

8309 Private Richard POOLE
Regiment/Service: King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) 1st Bn.
Killed in action 20-10-1914 Age 27 years.
He has no known grave but is
commemorated with Honour on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium
Panel Reference: Panel 2.

Private Joseph PURKINS
BIRTH
1879
DEATH
14 Jan 1916
BURIAL
Cité Bonjean Military Cemetery
Armentieres, Departement du Nord, Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France 
PLOT
IX. E. 98.
MEMORIAL ID
15290663 ·

20370 Private William Henry FOWLER
10th Bn. Yorkshire Regiment
died of wounds in Military Hospital, Colchester, England
12 September 1916
Buried at St Cuthbert’s Churchyard, Herrington, County Durham, England

365543 Private John HUGHES
Enlisted in Northern Cyclists Bn.
1st Bn., Northumberland Fusiliers.
Died 8th September 1916.
Age 26 years.
He has no known grave but is
Commemorated with Honour on the Loos Memorial
Panel 20-22

Robert Wilson JOBES
Service Number 38900
14th Bn. Durham Light Infantry
Died 20 April 1917
Pas De Calais
Age 19 years
Remembered with Honour on the Loos Memorial

38455 Private Ernest GOODFELLOW
2nd Bn., Highland Light Infantry.
Died 19th August 1917.
Age 28 years.
Buried at Cambrin Military Cemetery.

760969 Gunner Edward SAYNOR
"X" 50th T.M. Bty., Royal Field Artillery.
Died 27th may 1918.
Age 23 years.
Buried at St. Erme Communal Cemetery Extension

John Arnold BLENCOWE
Engine room Artificer 3rd Class
Died 16th June 1918
Age 27 years
Remembered with Honour
St John’s Westgate and Elswick Cemetery,
Newcastle Upon Tyne.

929946 Sergent Observer Frank ROUTLEDGE
207 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer
Died 11th July 1942
Age 21 years
Buried MALBORK COMMONWEALTH WAR CEMETERY, POLAND
Coll. grave 3. B. 12-14.

VX28757 Private WINDLOW, Lesley Walter Thomas
Australian Infantry A.I.F. 2/24 Bn
d. 31 Oct 1942
Age 23 years
Buried at El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt

Robert Barr WINDLOW
1263 Bde., Australian Field Artillery.
Died 23 Jan 1917
Somme, France WW1
Age 25 years.
He is remembered with Honour on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France.

AC1 163160 HODGES Lyle William
RAAF
Died 28 March 1945
Service Number 163160
Aged 32
Royal Australian Air Force
Buried at SYDNEY WAR CEMETERY
New South Wales, Australia
Son of Albert Henry and Beatrice May Hodges; husband of Mary Ann Hodges, of Bathurst.

I hope you have as much enjoyment looking at this site as I have and am having, putting it together. If you have any information and photographs that I can add please do contact me.

Most of my family were from Mining stock, Copper, Tin, Lead and Coal. 
The following hymn was written and later adopted as The Miners Hymn  after the mining disaster at  Gresford Colliery in North Wales where 266 men lost their lives on 22 September 1934. 

"Gresford" (The Miners Hymn).
Creator, who with marvellous design
The world and all that is within did make;
The lofty mountain, and the mine:
Hear now our prayer for Jesu's sake.

Lord of the oceans and the sky above,
Whose wondrous grace has blessed us from our birth,
Look with compassion, and with love
On all who toil beneath the earth.

They spend their lives in dark, with danger fraught,
Remote from nature's beauties, far below,
Winning the coal, oft dearly bought
To drive the wheel, the hearth make glow.

Now we remember miners who have died
Trapped in the darkness of the earth's cold womb;
Brave men to free them, vainly tried,
Still their work-place remained their tomb.

All who were shattered in explosion's blast
Or overcome with fatal gas have slept,
Or crushed neath stone, have breathed their last;
And the bereaved, who for them wept.

O Saviour Christ, who on the cruel tree
For all mankind thy precious blood has shed;
In Life Eternal trusting, we
To thy safe keeping leave our dead.
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WHO WAS TRELAWNY?
BY TOM PROUT, FORMER EDITOR OF THE TRELAWNY'S ARMY NEWSLETTER
Jonathan Trelawny (1650 - 1721) was one of the seven bishops imprisoned in the Tower of London by James II in 1688. Born at Pelynt into an old Cornish family, his father, the 2nd Baronet of Trelawne, was a supporter of the Royalist cause during the English Civil War.

Jonathan was ordained a priest in 1676, and in 1685 was appointed Bishop of Bristol.

In an age of religious intolerance, when Protestant England feared the might of her Catholic neighbours, the Catholic James II reversed the pragmatic policy of his predecessor, Charles II, by appointing Catholics to high office -- for example, as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland and Chief Admiral of the navy. In 1687, James challenged the authority of the Church of England by setting out a Declaration of Indulgence towards Catholics; the following year, he instituted a second Declaration, this time directing it to be read in every church. Seven bishops, including Trelawny, presented the king with a petition against the reading. James reacted by imprisoning the bishops in the Tower.

Fearing a popular demonstration, James had the bishops transported by river to Traitors' Gate in the royal barge. On the way, spectators waded into the river to receive the bishops' blessing, and the Tower Warders knelt inside the gate as they landed. The guards that night drank a toast to their health.

In Cornwall, the news of the arrest of their Bishop was greeted with anger and dismay. "And shall Trelawny die?" asked the Cornish. But at this time there were no twenty thousand Cornishmen able to march on London to effect his release. The Cornish had given so much to the Royalist cause during the Civil War that they were exhausted. After overcoming the English at Stratton, the Cornish regiments had marched eastwards to capture Taunton, Bridgwater, and Bath. They had figured prominently in the taking of Bristol, but their losses had been severe, especially among their leaders. The Cornish Army's loyalty had been to its leaders, and not to the English commanders who now exerted authority. The survivors of the Cornish regiments headed home. Although depleted in numbers, they yet managed to overcome Dorchester, Weymouth, Portland, Bideford, Barnstaple, Exeter, and Dartmouth. Almost single-handed, the Cornish had taken on the rest of the South West counties and won many famous battles. (Feats later to be emulated on the rugby field!)

On 30th June, 1688, the seven bishops were brought before the King's Bench in Westminster Hall and charged with seditious libel. To cheers in Westminster Hall, and in the streets of London, they were acquitted. News of the acquittal produced scenes of great joy. In Bristol, the church bells rang out and fires were lit in many parts of the city. When the news reached Cornwall, the church bells of Pelynt rang and the mayor fired the two town cannons.

The imprisonment and acquittal of the seven bishops became an important milestone in English history. Soon afterwards, William of Orange, with the approval of the Church of England, took the throne. James II fled the country, never to return. Trelawny went on to become Bishop of Exeter, and then Bishop of Winchester.

When Trelawny was imprisoned in the Tower, the Cornish asked "the reason why". These words are thought to be an echo of a much older popular ballad, possibly from the time of the "An Gof" rebellion of 1497.

In the nineteenth century, the poet R.S. Hawker, vicar of Morwenstow, published anonymously The Song of the Western Men, based on the imprisonment of Trelawny and the reaction in Cornwall. The poem was set to music. Trelawny, as it is now known, has become the Cornish national anthem.

AN GOF
A NAME PERPETUAL AND A FAME PERMANENT AND IMMORTAL
In 1497, the Cornish people twice rose up against central authority. The first uprising started in May at St Keverne, under the leadership of the local blacksmith, Michael Joseph, in protest against excessive taxation levied by Henry VII to fund wars against the Scots. (An Gof is Cornish for "blacksmith". Incidentally, Angove is still a common surname in Cornwall -- a former coach of the Cornish rugby squad is named Phil Angove.) Joined at Bodmin by the lawyer Thomas Flamank, and by people from all over Cornwall, a host of about 15,000 marched all the way to London.

Contemporary documents show the march to have been quite peaceful as it passed through England. Many villages were fined for feeding the rebels, and many English people joined the march along the way.

The Cornish marched to the gates of London. On 17th June, 1497, at Blackheath, 15,000 Cornish faced 25,000 troops of the King. The Cornish lacked the horse and artillery possessed by the King's army, and the result was inevitable. An Gof and Flamank were both captured, and on the 27th June they were hanged, drawn, and quartered. An Gof is recorded as saying, on the way to his death, that he would have a name perpetual and a fame permanent and immortal. To this day, the 27th June is celebrated by the Cornish as An Gof day, with annual events in Bodmin, St Keverne, and London. (1997 was the 500th anniversary of the An Gof uprising. A commemorative march was held, which retraced the route of the original march from St Keverne to London. )

The Cornish rose a second time in September, 1497, when Perkin Warbeck landed in Cornwall, claiming to be the rightful heir to the throne. 6,000 flocked to his banner and followed him to Exeter and Taunton -- before Warbeck's courage failed and he fled.


This is classed as the Cornish National Anthem

TRELAWNY

A good sword and a trusty hand!
  A merry heart and true!
King James's men shall understand
  What Cornish lads can do!

And have they fixed the where and when?
  And shall Trelawny die?
Here's twenty thousand Cornish men
  Will know the reason why!

Chorus:
And shall Trelawny live?
    And shall Trelawny die?
  Here's twenty thousand Cornish men
    Will know the reason why!

Out spake their Captain brave and bold:
  A merry wight was he:
'If London Tower were Michael's hold,
  We'd set Trelawny free!

'We'll cross the Tamar, land to land:
  The Severn is no stay:
With "one and all," and hand in hand;
  And who shall bid us nay?

Chorus:
  And shall Trelawny live? , etc.

'And when we come to London Wall,
  A pleasant sight to view,
Come forth!  come forth! ye cowards all:
  Here's men as good as you.

'Trelawny he's in keep and hold;
  Trelawny he may die:
But twenty thousand Cornish bold
  Will know the reason why!'

Chorus:
  And shall Trelawny live? , etc.
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This is one of my favourite Cornish songs

Cornwall My Home

I’ve stood on Cape Cornwall in the sun’s evening glow,
On Chywoone Hill at Newlyn to watch the fishing fleets go,
Watched the sheave wheels at Geevor as they spun around,
And heard the men singing as they go underground,
And no one will ever move me from this land,
Until the Lord calls me to sit at his hand,
For this is my Eden, and I’m not alone,
For this is my Cornwall and this is my home,
I’ve left childish footsteps in the soft Sennen sand,
I’ve chased the maids there, all giggly and tanned,
I’ve stood on the cliff top in a westerly blow,
And heard the wave thunder on the rocks far below,
Chorus
First thing in the morning, on Chapel Carn Brea,
To gaze at the Scillies in the blue far away,
For this is my Cornwall, and I’ll tell you why,
Because I was born here and here I shall die.
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