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From: Michael Lightfoot <>
Subject: Re: [CORNISH] Coming to Cornwall
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2007 07:49:20 +1000
On Thursday 13 September 2007 23:37, wrote:
> I agree David. It is an awesome feeling that come over you when you stand
> in the small parish church of your forefathers and foremothers. Walking
> around the graveyard and seeing the names of the people you entered into
> your database family tree and finding the houses where they lived was a
> feeling I will never forget.
In 2002 I took my father back to where his grandfather was born near
Wadebridge. We looked at the church where his g-grandfather was sexton and
the house in which the whole family was born and lived. It was quite
emotional for my father, my sister and myself.
We also visited the village in Northants where another g-grandfather was born
with similar results.
Next year I hope to finally visit Merther, my primary OPC parish where my
g-grandmother and g-grandfather (from Wadebridge above) were married just
before they emigrated.
OPC Merther and St Clements, Cornwall