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Trying to find Bosence

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Gavin Report 26 Jan 2003 22:49


The Bosence family originate from Cornwall, many from Sancreed, Madron, and Paul, although prior to 1066 they may well have come from France. All Bosence's are related, my aim to have all Bosence's and name variants (and there are many) Bossence and Boscence to name but two, in one family tree.

The name Bosence among the Cornish is said to mean "secluded dwelling".

There are three pronunciations for the name in use today, in England Bosence has the emphasis on the second syllable, in Australia the "o" is pronounced as in "bolt" by Bossence and as in "both" by Boscence.

If you can assist me with my dream please feel free to contact me, no matter how small the information is, it all helps.

A big thank to all who have helped with contributions of family information in the past.

I am also working on the CORDINGLEY(London), TAYLOR(Norfolk) BOWERY(Norfolk) WISCOMBE(Dorset) and SEARLE (Dorset) Family


Gavin A Bosence.


Sidney Report 19 Jan 2013 02:40

my name is Sidney Wiscombe my father Walter Wiscombe was born in Sherborne Dorset in 1894 I now live in Australia


jax Report 19 Jan 2013 02:57

Hi Sidney

Welcome to the boards

I am not sure whether you noticed the date of this thread, but it is nearly 10 years old.

Gavin has'nt got any posts to his name so may not be a member anymore, you could try to cantact him by clicking on his name, if he still has the same email address he will be notified

If you need any help with your family, you can always start a thread of your own on the Find ancestors board