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Henderson Calendars

Posted on: 23rd January 2012
Amazing historical facts!
In my research on Trewince I discovered that records go back to at least the early sixteenth century. The Henderson Calendars, dating from 1919-20, which can be examined at the Royal Institution of Cornwall, are Cornish manuscripts, handwritten, of transcripts or abstracts of a number of unpublished records of all periods regarding west Cornwall, collected by historian Ch…arles Henderson. Quoting from Book 3 page 165: “Star Chamber Edward VI (1537-53) Vol VI no. 24 Stephen Craier seized the manors of —– and —– and a tenement called Trewince in the parish of Gerrans.” Book 4 page 119 “1563 Alice Reskymer made wioll left to the heirs of her body………a mes called Trewins in Cherens (Gerrans). Alice R when she died she was “seized of the manors of Trewins”.
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Our own personal involvement with Trewince came much later – in October 1984, when we visited it after seeing it advertised in Dalton’s weekly. We ended up buying it, together with the Kendalls – it seems such a long time ago. By Jan 1985 we had sold our house in Hertfordshire and moved to Cornwall. What a time that was – ice, snow, frozen pipes and the worst winter Cornwall had seen for years. There was no heating in the place and we had to wrap up well, inside and out. We’d been told you could leave your geraniums out all winter in Cornwall. We were misinformed!