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The Ellis family in Cornwall By Charlotte MacKenzie
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This book reveals the history of the Ellis family in Cornwall through ten generations from Elizabethan times to the first world war. The earlier generations farmed in west Cornwall. Initially trading... More > as victuallers and merchants the family later established the Helston and Hayle breweries. It is a useful reference source for family and local historians.< Less
The Cornish Mariner Captain Joseph Banfield By Charlotte MacKenzie
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This book tells the life story for the first time of the eighteenth-century Cornish mariner Captain Joseph Banfield. It includes a transcript of Joseph Banfield’s memoir. Banfield’s... More > memoir can be compared with published writings of other transatlantic slave trade captains including abolitionists. Banfield also worked on whalers and a variety of merchant trading ships completing Atlantic and Mediterranean voyages in over forty years at sea. His experiences can be compared with those of other eighteenth-century Cornish mariners. Readers interested in the history of the transatlantic slave trade, eighteenth-century maritime history, and the history of Cornwall will all find items of interest in this book.< Less
The Ellis Breweries at Helston and Hayle By Charlotte MacKenzie
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This local history outlines the origins and histories of the Ellis breweries at Helston and Hayle. It includes histories of Cornish ‘locals’ as many of the inns, pubs, and hotels... More > associated with the Ellis breweries are in business today. It is a useful reference source for local and family historians.< Less
Merchants and smugglers in eighteenth century Cornwall By Charlotte MacKenzie
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More has been written about smugglers than merchants in eighteenth century Cornwall. Yet Cornish merchants led and organised Cornwall’s eighteenth century trade including smuggling. This book... More > places Cornwall’s merchants in the context of their social and family relationships, commerce and credit, politics, communications, know-how, culture, and faiths. It is a story of women as well as men. It looks at Cornwall’s participation in transatlantic trade including the eighteenth century slave trade.< Less

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