Probably Cornwall's most famous scientist, Humphry Davy was fortunate to be born at a time when west Cornwall was a place at the centre of technological achievement.
Lewis Charles Daubuz lived in Truro and died in London but he was a significant personality in the affairs of Penwith.......
William Bolitho of Ponsandane has safely returned from his annual 6 week trip to the continent, whither he travelled with his doctor. In recent years he has handsomely endowed Gulval church. Is he perhaps feeling his years?
Sir Rose Price - plantation owner, slave owner, gardener, agricultural improver, show-off, controversialist and dandy was baptised in Panzance in 1768.
Councillor Thomas is the man who runs Penzance entertainment but today he is at the centre of the drama and doing none to well.........
Lemon Hart, founder of a rum distilling business which was selling 100,000 gallons a year to the Royal Navy by 1849, was born in Penzance on 31 October 1768.
In 1851 Mary Kelynack, an elderly woman from Newlyn, walked to London over the course of five weeks. Did she really set off to see the Queen, or the Great Exhibition, or was it something else?
On 1 October 1817 a house belonging to Admiral Linzee, in Chapel Street, Penzance, was put up for sale. Which house was it? Is it still there? And who was Admiral Linzee?
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.