I have seen mentioned on a few sites a shipwreck of some people travelling from Ireland to Breton in 1470, who supposedly formed the basis of the Stevens and Quick families in Zennor.
Would anyone have any information on this shipwreck - the people on board, where they settled, who they married etc.? Are there any first-hand written accounts or other written records of the shipwreck?
I am trying to trace back further the line of Thomas and Zenobia Quick, of Zennor, born and married very late 1500s/very early 1600s, parents of Phillipa, Francis, John, James, Anthony, Emblyn and Thomas. I am descended from Anthony.
Also, it would be great to hear from anyone else descended from Thomas and Zenobia.
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I doubt that you will find any contemporary accounts for a shipwreck around this time given the earliness of its alleged date. Although like you I think it would be interesting to know just where this tale originated from, it is probably just an oral tradition that has been passed down through the families in question. Also, I understand from what I have read that the date of 1470 is a "circa" one, i.e. it is an approximate date only. Unfortunately nothing I have read on this from memory has contained any further information on it than what you already have. I am descended from Emblyn Quick who maried John Roberts. Check Kathie's page at webs.lanset.com/azazella/robertstree.htmlfor details of this family.
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Post by Cornish Terrier on Feb 10, 2008 14:36:15 GMT -5
As stated in a previous message (I think) - the 'can of worms' has been opened.
I, too, have Quick connections (in part) going back to Thomas and Zenobia and, to be brutally honest, this is a family that is at least as difficult to piece together as the likes of Williams, Thomas or Smith.
I have seen stories of the Quick and Stevens clan arrival from Ireland to Cornwall but ....
The tale is similar, in a way, to that of Mathey Trewhella and the Mermaid of Zennor.
I have an idea of who this 'Mathey Trewhella' was but, if I am correct, then the age of the Bench-end in Zennor Church would have been mis-calculated - or reported incorrectly in the books.
It may also be that the Bench-end is as old as reported and that the disappearance of Mathey became associated with it at a later date. (This is something I had not previously considered. :
To my knowledge the Trewhella family was not involved around Towednack, Zennor or parts West until at least 1600 - yet in the 1970's this Legend was reputed to be more than 500 years old.
More discussion would be appreciated and let us see what comments arise that may conjur further thinking on both matters.
I too am decended from Anthony Quick and would love to hear from you. I decend from his son Benedict who married Prudence Varryan, their son John Quick who married Christian Luke, their son John Quick who married Jane Barnicoat/Barnecourt, and their son Sampson who married Mary Ralph. etc. Love to hear from you...T
It's been a while since anyone stirred this pot So, I thought I would jump in!!
I am related to Thomas and Sinoby through Francis Quick their son.
As far as the Wica Pool shipwreck, I know nothing further, but I did hear somewhere... and I cannot remember where that the Quicks came from Dunvegan, Ireland ... being a fishing village they have a lot of pichards, and that the skills were brought to St Ives.....another fairy tale perhaps, but who knows.