Walter Hingston Prideaux (1806 – 1899) I thought that I would write a short biography about Walter Prideaux who descended through the line of John and Sybell of Luson and the heir Hugh. It is because of an 1835 Mahogany Longcase Clock I own. I descend from Hugh’s brother John. Walter’s line moved through the […]
The Travels of John Prideaux. Southampton to New York to Portland. July 7th. We were up at 5.30 am and had breakfast seven o’clock. At 7.30 we took carriage for Waterloo Station (a lovely summer morning) and arrived 8 am. 8.30 we left by train and arrived at Southampton 10.30. We went on board Steam […]
The Travels of John Prideaux. 1900 London. July 1st Up at 7. Breakfast at 9, at 10.30 am we left for City Road Wesley Chapel. We rode from Pancreas Church to opposite Wesley Chapel Gate. For half an hour, we walked about the grave yard visiting the tombs of prominent men and ministers. We took […]
The Travels of John Prideaux. Cornwall during the Summer of 1900. May 15th Arrived at Bristol 3.45 pm and left 4.10. The weather was good from Liverpool to Bristol and while in Liverpool. At 4pm we went through a long tunnel under the Severn River. At 6pm we arrived at Exeter and stopped at Elmfield […]
The Travels of John Prideaux 1900. Liverpool to Cornwall. May 12th We got up at 4.30 am had breakfast 5.30 and arrived at Liverpool 7 o’clock am. We saw Captain John Prideaux waiting on the wharf to receive us. At 8.30 we went ashore and quickly passed the Custom Officer by the assistance of Capt. […]
New York to Liverpool aboard Steam Ship Lucania May 5th Breakfasted at 7.15 am. Took car at 8.15 for Steam Ship Lucania and went onboard 8.45 for Liverpool Our State rooms were opposite each other and very comfortable. We sat first table all the way across the Atlantic. Had roast mutton and vegetables first day […]
The Travels of John Prideaux, his wife Jane and son Arthur John in 1900. Portland to New York. April 28th Left Portland, Oregon on 9.15 train a.m. by way of Pendleton. Arrive opposite Lyle Wash at 12.15 am. Colored waiter just passed through car calling out first call for lunch. We have just had our […]
The journal is the property of Pamela Prideaux of Portland, Oregon and her family. I have permission to copy it here and allow some fascinating insights into the means of travel in the year 1900. Pamela is the granddaughter of George Prideaux who stayed behind in Portland while his parents, John and Jane (Mamma) and […]
This edition of An Baner Kernewek features The Blood of the Lyon Men from Cornish Prideaux Ghost Stories.
There is another article in the November 2016 issue of An Baner Kernewek. This is a feature about Tywardreath Priory which can also be read on this site. An Baner Kernewek – The Cornish Banner is also known as the voice of the Cornish People.
I called in at Bredon Church to see the grave site of Bishop John Prideaux. He spent his last years living with his daughter and son in law and was buried at the church following a large and well attended funeral. Details of his life, death, will can be found on my other blogs on […]
Tywardreath Priory There is no current visible trace of Tywardreath Priory. There have been recent attempts by the local people of Tywardreath to find it again using modern means. But it has been so flattened and all top stones and other artefacts taken away over the centuries, that discovery is difficult. A gentleman of the […]
In 1790 Robert Prowse was born in Paul, just outside Penzance. He married Grace who was born in 1800 and they had seven children. William, Grace, Robert. Margaret, Susanna, Jane and Elizabeth. They worked on the land. His brother William also had a family and settled in New Mill also just outside Penzance. and they […]
A friend brought this video to my attention shortly after he uploaded it to YouTube. My father and brother (both black belts) are on this clip which was broadcast on the local news back in 1991. They ran the karate club along with a couple of others. Dad appears initially at 1.06 walking behind Ron […]
Prideaux Manor The Prideaux/Pridias family had a manor house at the base of the Prideaux hill fort since prior to the Norman invasion. The dwelling was knocked down and rebuilt in an improved style many times. Lake states, The ancient manor originally comprised Great and Little Prideaux, Lestoon, Levrean, Rosemullen, Trevanney, Trenince, and Ponts Mill […]