Re: Origin of Jose name and Cornwall
Sorry but I do not know of any Jose's in Cornwall prior to 1537.However I did read somewhere that the name dates back to before the Roman invasion of Britain.
You are probably already aware of this but there is a Cornwall Gen Web and it's at www.rootsweb.com/~engcornw/
There is also GENUKI at www.genuki.org.uk:8080/big/eng/cornwall
In addition I think you will find that there is a Cornwall Family History Society at 5 Victoria Square, Truro, Cornwall TR1 2RS.But I haven't checked for a while.
The name Jose is to be found all over Cornwall.