P22-1-6 (2)

Photograph of an extract from a parish register.

The parish registers also hint at the potential of a small Black community in 19th century Cornwall. John Rodney’s wedding at Budock church in 1804 is here witnessed by distinguished violinist and formerly enslaved man, Joseph Emidy. Interestingly, on the previous page the marriage of Michael Dwyer of the Royal African Corps is also recorded (P22/1/6).

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