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Thread #30066   Message #387830
Posted By: Hawker
01-Feb-01 - 06:06 PM
Thread Name: ADD: Arscott of Tetcott
Subject: RE: Arscott of Tetcott
Sorcha, Thanks, I am from Cornwall, am not familiar with the name of place Harleigh, there is a place called Hatherleigh, just over the border in Devon, not that far from where Baring Gould lived. Knowing the excellence of SBG's handwriting, it may have been misconstrued.....

We in our village in Whitstone Cornwall are purported to have had one of his source singers - a Thomas Darke - or was it Dart? He specifically states Whitstone Cornwall, but then links this chap also to a village called Holcombe Burnell, which is the next village to Whitestone, Near Exeter, Devon. (50 miles away).

Ho Hum....

The song Arscot of Tetcott in Baring Gould's collection differs slightly to the Poem attributed to Rev Robert Stephen Hawker of Morwenstowe, Cornwall.

Anybody else got anything to add Re A of T? Thanks, Hawks.