Federation of Old Cornwall Societies

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Carnon Downs OCS

Officers

 

Chairman and Librarian: Lewis Hocking  01872 863630

 

Vice Chairman: Martin Hughes

 

Secretary: Vacancy

 

Treasurers: Barry & Kate Gaskill

 

Recorder: Phil Davey  01872 865400

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROGRAMME 2018/2019

 

Meetings are held at Carnon Downs Village Hall on the first Tuesday of each month,

Commencing at 7.15 p.m. Subscriptions £7.50, visitors £2.00

2018

4th September

     Mr. Terry Chapman  

             The History of Enys Estate

 

2nd October

       Mr. Jan Pentreath

             Dolly Pentreath

 

6th November

Mr. Gary Mitchell

A Boatbuilder’s Story(cont’d)

 

4th  December

Mr. John Woodward

The History of Cornish Ranges

 

2019

11th  January *Friday*

Social Evening with entertainment

– bring and share supper

 

18th January (Friday)

New Year Luncheon

 

 

5th  February

Mr. Phil Allen

            Feock Trails

                   

5th  March

Ms.Henrietta Boeck

            Falmouth/Penryn

 

2nd  April

AGM – bring and share supper

 

 

 

 

Reports

 

The first meeting of the new season was attended by 65 members and guests who enjoyed a presentation on The History of Enys House by Terry Chapman.  Terry mentioned that the house established  in the 13th C is built in the shape of an E. (Enys means clearing in the forest) the first owner  being  Robert de Enys but Samuel Enys (1611-1697) was the first owner known to have left records of his family tree and notes about his family life, including his marriage to Elizabeth Pendarves and their children.  The estate was passed on through the male line and the records are now with the Cornwall Records Office.

The family were major landowners, landlords, employers and provided education but the estate experienced fluctuations in its fortunes and had to sell assets at one time. It was John Davies Enys who established a New Zealand garden in the grounds and indulged his interest in plants and geology. During WW2 the Dutch Navy were stationed at Enys.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Founded: 1963

 

Colours: Black & Scarlet

Carnon Downs Blacksmith's shop 1940s  (1)

Blacksmith's Shop 1940s