Cornwall, Miners and Man Engines

I did not know what a man engine was until I took a closer look at Richard Cornish.

Like many born in the Western end of Cornwall, Richard worked in a mine but found his way to Australia in the mid 1800s along with 6.7 other immigrants.

To find out more read my latest article, Cornish by Name: Cornish by Nature.

2 thoughts on “Cornwall, Miners and Man Engines

    • Dad’s sister was Jean who was born 1904, and was therefore some nine years older than Dad, William Ford. I am unaware of any other siblings born to Robert Muir Ford and Esther Grace Collins. Robert Muir Ford’s death certificate confirms only four children, Jean, James, Robert and William.


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