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Theodore Gurney Hart

Ruby Irene Bernice Hart
14th December 2014

Theodore Gurney Hart

Born. 1879, Landwednack, Cornwall, England.;

Theodore died 30th March 1954 The Hospital, Penzance, Cornwall, England

Cornishman – Thursday 12 July 1894

In Falmouth harbour, on Friday evening, two student engineers at Cox’s Foundry named Hart and Lewis, were sailing off Market Strand pier when a sudden gust of wind capsized the boat. Both were rescued, one by Miss J. Simmons, of the Queen’s Arms hotel.

Theodore Gurney Hart 

Royal Cornwall Gazette – Thursday 10 August 1899

                             Falmouth Technica School                                 

Further results of examinations: — Mathematics. — 3rd stage, 2nd class, Fred. E. C. Soul; 2nd stage, 2nd class, Frank McCoy; lst stage, 2nd class, Samuel R- Valler.     Steam— Advanced stage, William H Gurney; elementary stage, lst class, R. Veal’ Hairy Buck, Henry W. Briggs, George Ej Hocking, and Phillip E. Gedge; 2nd class.’ 1 George Penna, Ernest W. Parsons, Herbert M. West, and Theo. G. Hart

In the 1901 Census he is boarding at Devonport and working as an engine


Cornishman – Thursday 29 July 1909

HART BEST. JuIy 20, at the parish church, Falmouth, by Canon Christopherson, Theodore Gurney Hart, of the Lizard, to Ada Penton Best.

married. ADA PENTON BEST, 20 Jul 1909, The Parish Church, Falmouth, Cornwall, England.;ADA was born. 1875, Falmouth, Cornwall, England..

At his marriage he is stated as an Engineer, Living at home, the witnesses are William Vine, Mother Louise and Mary Ethel Best

Theodore died 30th March 1954 The Hospital, Penzance, Cornwall, England

Penzance Cornwall

Penzance (/pɛnˈzæns/ pen-ZANSSCornishPennsans)[1] is a town, civil parish and port in the Penwith district of Cornwall, United Kingdom. It is the most westerly major town in Cornwall[2] and is about 64 miles (103 km) west-southwest of Plymouth and 255 miles (410 km) west-southwest of London. Situated in the shelter of Mount’s Bay, the town faces south-east onto the English Channel, is bordered to the west by the fishing port of Newlyn, to the north by the civil parish of Madron and to the east by the civil parish of Ludgvan. The civil parish includes the town of Newlyn and the villages of MouseholePaulGulval, and Heamoor. Granted various royal charters from 1512 onwards and incorporated on 9 May 1614,[3] it has a population of 21,200 (2011 census).[4]

Chapel Street

Penzance’s former main street Chapel Street has a number of interesting features, including the Egyptian House, the Union Hotel (including a Georgian theatre which is no longer in use) and Branwell House, where the mother and aunt of the famous Brontë sisters once lived. Regency, and Georgian terraces and houses are common in some parts of the town. The nearby sub-tropical Morrab Gardens has a large collection of tender trees and shrubs, many of which cannot be grown outdoors anywhere else in the UK. Also of interest is the seafront with its promenade and the open-air seawater Jubilee Bathing Pool (one of the oldest surviving Art Deco swimming baths in the country).

Penzance is the home of the pirates in Gilbert and Sullivan‘s comic operaThe Pirates of Penzance. At the time the libretto was written, 1879, Penzance had become popular as a peaceful resort town, so the idea of it being overrun by pirates was amusing to contemporaries.

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