Nancy was lucky enough to have made a trip and taken photos of her own that relate to the Coffin family before Tristram and Dionis moved from England to what is now New England on our shores:
I have some pictures of this past trip at http://pinterest.com/nmagnuso/my-trip-to-wales-and-england-2012/
One of the things that I notice on this blog is that at the bottom of the post there are related posts mentioned that one can follow up on. I would like to add that to my blog.
Nancy sent me the name of a book:
hi, Marsha. Was just thinking we haven't been in touch for quite a while though I see you a lot on the listserv. I wanted to recommend this book to you -- Carminow by Elsie Balme. It's an historical novel about Roger de Carminow, 13th century, and ancestor of Marie Boscawen Coffin (and us, of course). Roger claimed to be descended from King Arthur so that's fun to think about! --Nancy
My answer to Nancy:
Thank you so much for thinking of me, Nancy! Just bought it for $4.99 on my Kindle.....I have been reading lots of historical fiction recently via audible.com....this one was not available in that format....but I'll try to get around to reading it and get back to you.
I am reading Carminow at this point in time and is what inspired me to work on this particular blog post. For my review of the book go to:
Nancy suggested that I might want to look at the following:
The connection is through Marie Boscawen who married Peter Coffin. Marie's parents were Philippa Carminowe and Hugh Boscawen. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=102479412 Then I traced them back from The Visitation of Cornwall. If you haven't used the Visitations before, you should take a look http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heraldic_visitation