The Cornish Diaspora: 1815-1914

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'Cornwall was probably an emigration region comparable with any in Europe.’¹ This was the considered opinion of emigration historian Dudley Baines, who demonstrated that between 1861 and 1900 Cornwall lost no less than 10.5 per cent of its male population overseas and a further 7 per cent to other counties (far and away the greatest percentage loss of any English or Welsh county), with a corresponding loss of 5.3 per cent of the female population overseas and 7.1 per cent to other counties. This amounted, Baines concluded, to some 118,500 people.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBritish and Irish Diasporas
Subtitle of host publicationSocieties, Cultures and Ideologies
EditorsDonald M. MacRaild, Tanja Bueltmann, J.C.D. Clark
PublisherManchester University Press
Number of pages34
ISBN (Electronic)9781526127860
ISBN (Print)9781526127853
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • diaspora
  • Cornwall
  • Cornish
  • migration

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