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Robert Howard Hocking

My name is Robert Howard Hocking, call me Bob. I am a retired school teacher and presently work as a marriage commissioner for the British Columbia Ministry of Health-Vital Statistics Agency. I live in Chilliwack which is in British Columbia's Fraser Valley about 65 miles from Vancouver.

My father and ancestors lived in and around Redruth. I am trying to gain some understanding of my Cornish ancestry and their culture. I can trace my pedigree back to Richard HOCKIN b.1799 in St.Austell m. Elizabeth WERRY. Click on the icon to view the tree But I don't have much flesh to put around the skeletons.

They seem to have started off in St. Austell but moved to Bodmin, then Otterham, then Bodmin, then Redruth, and who knows where-else in between. My grandfather's mother Mary Ruse SANDERS came from Cardinham. I suspect RUSE
is another family name.

The photo of me in a Merlin costume was taken after I officiated at a Medieval wedding a couple of years ago.
I do about 70-80 weddings a year.

Families researched: HOCKIN in St. Austell, Bodmin, & Redruth, Cornwall
HOCKING in Redruth, Cornwall
in St. Austell, Cornwall
in Cornwall
in Cardinham, Cornwall
in Gwennap, Cornwall
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    Jim Thompson 01-JAN-2000