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The Bosons were one of Newlyn's leading gentry families.

Mount's Bay was a major trading area with five ports in the 14th century.

By the mid 18th century Newlyn was prospering because of the fishing industry and landlords were investing in new property.

Fish due for export had to be processed quickly due to its perishable nature, either by drying, smoking or salting.

Fishing was one of the main industries in this part of Cornwall from 1600 to 1800.

Many hundred Wills were transcribed for the Penwith Project by volunteers who completed their work using specially designed 'slips'.  Joanna Mattin

As part of their study, Eric Berry and Nick Cahill took a series of photographs showing Keigwins in context. 

Eric Berry and Nick Cahill listed these interesting notes at the end of their report on Mousehole. 

An extract from the report by Eric Berry and Nick Cahill

Extract from the report on Mousehole by Eric Berry and Nick Cahill