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Historical References

"CORNWALL. From Cornwall in England. The first of this name in Scotland appears to have been Robert de Comewall who witnessed a charter by Hugh, bishop of St. Andrews granting the lands of Malar to the abbot and canons of Stirling, c. 1180 (Cambus.). William de Comhal of Edinburghshire rendered homage, 1296 (Bain, n, p. 201). William de Cornal attested the homage of Duncan, earl of Fife, to Robert de Karal, abbot of Dunfennline, 1316 (RD., p. 236). Mr. Richard Cornell was archdeacon of Dunkeld, 1406, and professor of canon law in University of St. Andrews, 1410 (Tytler, Hist, of Scot., n, p. 43). Sir John Comwell, vicar of Telyne (Tealing) in Angus, 1450 (Illus., ra, p. 135). Johne of Comewal of Bonhard was killed at Flodden, 1513, and John Comuell was witness in Crail, 1526 (Crail, p. 39). Nicholas Cornwall of Bonhard was provost of Linlithgow and a commissioner for holding parliament, 1592 (APS., ra, p. 527). Archibald Cornwall, town-officer of Edinburgh, was hanged in the city in 1601 for having, at the sale of some sequestrated goods at the Cross, driven a nail into the gibbet standing close by, intending to suspend on it a portrait of the king on a board that was among them, for the purpose of its being better seen, but was dissuaded from doing so by those present. His action was considered by the authorities as lese-majestie. Donald Cornell, heir of Malcolm Cornell, burgess of Perth, 1604 (Inquis., 177). Marie Camewall in the parish of Logic, 1674 (Dunblane), and Duncan Cornel in Hill of Arnfinlay, parish of Kippen, 1734. Cornwalls were seated at Bonhard early in the fifteenth century, and the direct line ended on the death of Elizabeth, heiress of Bonhard in 1763. Cornale and Cornevale, 1479, Comewale 1483, Cornwale 1530. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Cornwall Family History

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