20th September 1816: Banker Boase to run for Mayor of Penzance. Mayor for only a single term, one of only five single term Mayors of Penzance between 1800 and 1834, his diary throws light upon the affairs of Penzance in the wake of Napoleon.
Yellow jack, musket balls, cannon balls, flying splinters, power explosions and mutiny - Walter Tremenheere faced them all and emerged unscathed from an active service career in the Marine Corps during the Napoleonic Wars.
Francis Oats died in Port Elizabeth aged 69 on 1st September 1918. In St Just today his most lasting monument is the the house he build overlooking Cape Cornwall – Porthledden House – built in the years 1907-1909.
Buried in Geneva, commemorated in Westminster Abbey, remembered in Penzance. Sir Humphry Davy died far from home and while he was esteemed by his peers at the Royal Society he was, perhaps, most fondly remembered by the colliers of Britain whose working lives were rendered much safer by the Davy Lamp.
It is rumoured that Professor Albert Eistein, famous as the exponent of the space-time theory, is coming to live at Land's End.
In the PLHG publication Women of West Cornwall Jean Nankervis wrote on Zennor Women and Wills 1600-1750. What Jean was looking for was evidence of how men treated the women in their families.....
Son of a famous father, traveller, cowboy, lumberjack, soldier, writer and the man credited with creating the inspiration for Poldark – Crosbie Garstin, born Penzance 7 May 1887……...
In his diary entry for 7 July 1821 John Tregerthen Short of St Ives wrote, “The news reached St. Ives of the death of Napoleon Bonaparte at St. Helena on May 6th.” He was a day out on the date but……..
Christopher Hawkins of Trewinnard, St Erth, died on 28 April 1767. He'd been born in Cornwall in about 1694...........
On 22 April 1722 William Borlase, aged 26, became rector of Ludgvan and so secured, courtesy of his father, a secure living for the rest of his life.