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Cornish miners to Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
« on: Wednesday 08 September 21 00:49 BST (UK) »
Does anyone know of any sources that exist listing the employees and miners who left Cornwall to construct and work on the copper mine at Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands between 1837 and 1862? I am unsure where to start to locate this information.
Ireland- Harpur, Copeland, Longridge, Hayes<br />Wiltshire-  Mills, Ingram, Hill, Lucas, Moon, Dew<br />Devon- Underdown, Bishop, Harding<br />Cornwall- Teague, Rowe, Long, Bray, Trounson, James, Bosanko, Jewell, Pollard, Rundle, Mutton, Hand, Floyd, Rodda<br />France- DeLaine<br />Suffolk- Mills, Bird<br />Essex- Mills, Kent, Ruffell<br />Glamorgan, Wales- Morgan, David, Jones, Thomas, Watkins, Morris

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Re: Cornish miners to Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 08 September 21 08:37 BST (UK) »
The Cornwall OPC  site has a section on named emigrants. It might  provide you with some clues.

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Re: Cornish miners to Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 08 September 21 11:20 BST (UK) »
Just a by the by in case it might be helpful, Cornish miners also went to work in lead mines as the process is very similar .
They certainly did go to Snailbeach Lead Mine,Shropshire .
In its best period the most productive in the country.

My ancestors were Blakemores .
The countryside is full of Cornish Engine houses.
Not sure if the engines were Cornish or the style of building ,to house various pumping and winding engines.
Not sure if there was a Trevithick engine at any time .
Best of luck with your research .
Viktoria.