Oct 10, 2023
Lesley Trotter talks about Cornwall, the 'married widows', the Cornish diaspora and where they ended up including the USA, Canada, Mexico, South America and other places. Discussing why people travelled and the industries concerned, including mining.
With tips on how to find Cornish people in different countries and stories about how the women left behind coped with bringing up their families alone, sometimes for years at a time.
The accompanying blog post has lots of resources and links and suggestions for further reading: https://emmacox.co.uk/researching-cornish-family-history-and-emigration