Tag Archives: Willis

Eloquence at the Eisteddfod

     …     “Shoot, if you must, this old gray head,      But spare your country’s flag,” she said.      A shade of sadness, a blush of shame,      Over the face of the leader came; … Continue reading

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Our Annie

I was impatient to receive John Willis’s birth certificate once I’d sent for it. I had put the required details on the form – “as much as you know,” information garnered from his marriage certificate. He was born in Bowden … Continue reading

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Pryors from Gwennap

It’s time for one of Shelley’s mysteries, and by discussing it here I hope that I can produce an interesting read and possibly make contact with living descendants of those mentioned in this post. Did William Pryor and Mary Hosking … Continue reading

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