Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Women of Madron 1675- 1810

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I'm very much enjoying looking at Cornish names, so here are some more. This time we look at the ancient parish of Madron. The names below are of women who lived and/or married in Madron during 1675 and 1810.

Aquila

Armonell
 
Avice

Betsy

Cheston 

Clarenda

Dewens
 
Dorcase

Duence

Ebbott

Emblem

Jael  

Julyan

Keziah

Kitty

Lucia

Nickel

Olive  

Parthesia

Paskes

Peggy

Sabina

Sicly 

Tibery

Trephena

Tryphosa

Urzula

Valentina

One of the most popular names in the list above, which appeared many times, was Paskes. The name derives from the Old French Pasque(s) and Latin Pascua, meaning Easter. In Middle English the name became Paskes or Pasche(s). It is unsurprising, therefore, that it was usually given to children born during the Easter period or to someone who had a connection to this time of the year. 
  
Image: 'A Crown of Flowers' by Leon Jean Basile Perrault.