Re: LEAN miners of Gwennap & Stoke Climsland
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LEAN miners of Gwennap & Stoke Climsland
Stoke Climslnd must have been a drawcard for several Cornish families.My LEAN's weren't miners, but they must have needed employment.The William and Maria LEAN lived at 'Lidwell' Stoke Climsland for at least ten years before emigrating to Wisconsin USA. Previously to that they were tenant farmers in Blisland. In 1847 they emigrated to Jefferson Co. Wisconsin.
Stoke Climsland is a village and large parish in the centre of Cornwall (to the East) on the border with Devon. Stoke means 'outlying farm'; Climsland is the name of the manor, which in the Domesday Survey of 1086 was referred to as Climstone. This suffix was added to the name distinguish it from other Stoke place names in Devon.
At one time there were seven mines [in the area] employing over a thousand men, but these went into decline at the end of the 19th century, although the Luckett mines were reopened for a period of just over five years in 1947.
More about Stoke Climsland (and on-line material for family history buffs) may be found at: http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/Cornwall/Stokeclimsland/http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/Cornwall/Stokeclimsland/
Cheers from Phillip Island, Australia