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Posted: 24/09/2020 17:52:27
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Hi. My Ninnis ancestors were involved in tin mines in the St Agnes area from before 1700 to mid-1850s, and I am looking to find more information about which mines they worked for and in what capacity. My gx2 grandfather, Paul Ninnis, was apprenticed to John Taylor, and ended up as an accountant in Taylor's London office. This looks like a good forum to explore. IP: 81.174.251.5
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Posted: 24/09/2020 18:47:07
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allanpeter wrote:

This looks like a good forum to explore.


Yes, I am glad you think so, and a very warm welcome to aditnow

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Cornish Tin Mines
Posted: 24/09/2020 21:30:46
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allanpeter wrote:

Hi. My Ninnis ancestors were involved in tin mines in the St Agnes area from before 1700 to mid-1850s, and I am looking to find more information about which mines they worked for and in what capacity. My gx2 grandfather, Paul Ninnis, was apprenticed to John Taylor, and ended up as an accountant in Taylor's London office. This looks like a good forum to explore.

One Richard Niness (same family different spelling?) a Cornish mine captain was very active in North Staffordshire metal mines around the 1850s. He was responsible for developing Dale Lead Mine & also was involved across the river at the Ecton mines. IIRC he's buried in Warslow Church yard.

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Posted: 29/09/2020 15:20:09
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This link maybe of some help. Ninnis is also an area of St Agnes and there’s a place near St Day with the same name, both areas have prominent mines.


http://st-issey-folk.co.uk/opc/getperson.php?personID=I9802&tree=St_Issey_Folk



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