All Things Carbis


This is the Carbis Society web site, whether it is for or about people, places and/or occurrences.
The formation of the CARBIS ONE NAME SOCIETY was founded with the following aims:

There are a number of variants to the Carbis surname, which have been registered with the Guild of One Names Studies [GOONS], which requires that all aspects of a registered surname in whatever form, should be studied.

To this end, there is now a series of comprehensive databases covering births, christenings, marriages and deaths, which have been extracted from a continuously increasing number of sources of records and other related indexes. In addition, from information that has been supplied in one form or another, from a number of persons who have an interest in this particular surname. These databases are and will continue to be added to as and when the relevant information becomes available.

Please feel free to come back to the Owner, especially if you are a newcomer to this family surname and one with whom there has not been any previous contact. If you have or hear of any information, or have any questions to which there may be some answers.

Having come this far. Would you please take the time to have a look through the following pages, which will provide something of the history and the origins of the CARBIS surname as it understood at this time.


The story of the Carbis names, so far as the records are concerned, starts around 1303 in Looe, Cornwall. Then progresses to the middle of the fourteenth century with Richard and Johan Carbines [Carbis] family of St.Minver, Cornwall. Then on to an early Will of a certain Benedict Carbis of the parish of Phillack, Cornwall dated 22nd July 1601.

From a study of the various locations of the various early Will, it may be seen that the Carbis peoples in the sixteen hundreds, appear to have been settled in three main areas of Cornwall. In Helston, Phillack and Mevagissey. Only in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, did the family name spread into the St.Just. St.Ives and into the Redruth areas, with tin and/or copper miners being the primary occupation of those families that migrated around Cornwall.

The story continues onwards until today. However, it would be very pleasant to think that this surname may in fact be far older than most current thinking would allow ………… Today there are some one hundred and fifty [this number changes upwards from one month to another] Carbis families and others Carbis families that are connected via their maternal side scattered around the world. In Cornwall of course, Devon, Dorset, the Isle of Wight, Wales, Scotland, Switzerland, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia and the United States of America. Only recently has there come to light at least one Carbis family living in Canada, and so it goes on.

We are all [mostly] looking for that very elusive link that takes us further back from 1st July 1837 dateline, when the government in England and Wales first introduced legislation that required the registration of all births, marriages and deaths. To be able to join one Carbis family to another Carbis family, in turn finding somewhere a more common ancestor. In finding more common ancestors, this in turn reduces the apparent numbers of possible separate and individual families.

This, in a sense, only happen when Carbis people get together we are all together from time to time, to talk and to show what has been achieved so far. To hopefully in the process of talking with others of a like mind, begin to find some other common links.

Please pay a visit to the Guest Book and also leave your name and address there and on the Enquiries page. Please leave a note of any of your comments and other family information, that you feel will be of assistance to us all. We Carbis people are all very important to each other in this family name quest.

‘Thank you again for taking the time to pay a visit to the Carbis Society web site’.


A short history lesson for those not yet aware of the origins of the Carbis surname.

Carbis in the original Cornish may have been ‘Car-Pons’ which is thought to have meant a ‘Cart-Bridge’. From the Handbook of Cornish Surnames by G. Pawley White.

Carbis from it’s far older Cornish name of ‘Car-Bons’ may also generally be understood to mean ‘Camp on a bridge’ or a ‘Paved causeway’. These may well have been borrowed from the Latin during the Roman occupation of about 55BC – 410AD.

As a Breton place name, the word may be applied to ‘Places far from streams’, so that the Middle Breton equivalent [about 1465 AD] of this word is ‘street’. All very confusing, but there is more.

Dexter’s Cornish and Welsh Elements of Local Surnames gives ‘Car- as a ‘Camp’. Additionally ‘Kar-, Ker-‘ as in Carbis, meaning a ‘Rock’; is given by C. L. Estrange Owen in the 1931 edition of his History of Surnames of the British Isles.

As early as the 14th century, usually showed the second syllable in the form ‘bous or bows’ with further changes to ‘bis’ from the 16th century, it is this last change that has remained with this particular family’s surname spelling.

In Scotland there is today the small town of Culrain, Sutherland which was previously known as ‘Carbisdale’ the origin of which is described as Norse, coming as it does from ‘Kjaarbolsta’ meaning ‘copse-stead’, with the suffix ‘dalr’ meaning ‘dale’. Similarly, in the Gaelic, ‘Caerr’ pronounced ‘Car’, means ‘brushwood or fearny wood’ and ‘Bost’ meaning ‘settlement, or steading’.

Culrain – of the old ‘Carbisdale or Carbustell’ of 1548 AD, the modern name is said to have been imposed from Coleraine in Ireland.

The area of Carbisdale, in spite of its small size, was probably noted on the early maps owing to its position at the major junction of a number of tracks which would have been used by cattle drovers of that period. An important battle was fought nearby which was to end in the defeat of Montrose and his men on 27th April 1650 at Craigchoynechan, besides Carbesdell. Montrose a popular hero was eventually captured and subsequently beheaded. [Reference; The Statistical Account of Scotland 1987].

It is suggested that this place is not marked on later maps simply through the lack of space, as other names were added. There appears to have been no definite decision to remove or change the name. Today, the castle that is built on the site of the old Culrain Lodge in 1910 was named Carbisdale Castle, which implies that the name has continued to be used locally for a considerable number of years. And as may be fitting, it is still in use today, as a Youth Hostel.


Some years ago whilst working in the Sultanate of Oman, it was necessary from time to time to visit the local Gulf airline offices in Muscat, to arrange for a return air flight to the United Kingdom. It was on one of these visits that having first pronounced my surname, I proceeded to spell out CARBIS, at which point the young lady on the other side of the counter, said something to the effect that ‘It was not necessary, as this old family name, was also in use by the Lebanese’.

When one starts to consider a little more the possible course of events of the early Bronze Age and the requirements for access to high-grade tin and copper, there is a possible connection. It should also be borne in mind that in this period the Phoenicians, who were renowned travellers and merchant traders, had founded Carthage on the north coast of Africa. Thus, it may be assumed that in those early days, some adventurous merchant traders sailed out from the Mediterranean, following no doubt a route, which may have been taken by the Greek explorer Pytheus in about 300BC, who first discovered the ‘Tin Islands’.

Following the west coast of Hispania [Spain and Portugal] and then Gaul [France] having stopped off at Venti in Armorica [situated on the south coast of the Brittany peninsular] or Vannes, as it is known today, before venturing the crossing of the west end of the English Channel. Rounding Lands End between the Scilly Islands and then reaching further still around the north coast of Domnonia [Cornwall] to make a final landing in the general area of what is today St.Ives, Carbis Bay and Hayle, known as the Red River, due to the discolouration from the residual washings from tin ores. Then one, who having decided to settle, went on in some small way to assist in developing the trade in tin from Cornwall on to the Continent

It is of course a very charming story, however, there are some today who will wish to disagree with that statement. Nevertheless, it is pointed out that in general, this period of history, has been distorted by so many different writers in the past, that it has become more than a little difficult to determine the exact truth of past events, especially those so far back in the Cornish history.

Places and History

History does show however, that Cornwall was at that time the centre of the then known world’s tin mining or rather ‘streaming’ as it was then termed. In fact mining as such did not really commence until sometime in the eleventh century.

One of the earliest mines is that of Carbisse [1584] which was located near Carbence Valley, St.Ives, which was later to be merged with the Wheal Providence mines in the early eighteen hundreds.

The Mount Carbis mine alongside the Sparnon mines above Clinton Road, Redruth. There are also other long disused Carbis named mines and/or shafts south and east of Buller, Cornwall; and lastly there is the Carbis Tin Mine at St.Austell. Tin mining in Cornwall is now very much an industry of the past and as such are now legends in their own right. The engine houses that now stand forlorn against the skyline, are in themselves a monument to the enterprise and skills of those forgotten miners of so many years ago.

Nevertheless, to return to the Carbis name, there are a number of related place names in Cornwall as for instance Carbis Bay just to the east of St.Ives, Carbis at Roche, St.Erth, and in Stithians. Just north of St.Austell there is the hamlet of Carbis with Carbis Mill Farm and Carbis Cottages. Close by there is the now defunct Carbis Brick and Tile Works, which are to be found in the triangle of the three villages of Roche, Bugle and Stenalees. Also within this area are to found Carbis Moor and Carbis Common which are located a little to the south of the village of Penwithick.

At St.Erth, there are today the ruins of the Carbis Mill, which was first mentioned on the 27th January 1650 as a ‘stamps’ mill, then as a ‘flushing’ mill and again later as a ‘griest’ mill. There is a tradition that boats once used to come upriver to Carbis Mill. This may well have been case, but it would have to have been before 1338 when the first bridge at St.Erth was built and there is a deed of this date which makes mention of such a bridge. The last miller of Carbis was a Mr Richard BERRYMAN who died in 1941. His widow then kept the mill operating for a further seven years, until the costs of transporting grain and the added expense of general repairs to the mill made it uneconomical. The main point of interest is that this mill has two independent waterwheels and two pairs of stones.

The production of bricks and tiles at the Carbis Brick and Tile Works, Roche, was in operation from about 1883 until 1941, producing a buff coloured brick without a frog. It is listed as an important producer of bricks and tiles that had an office and shop on the site. With a tramway from the pit to the works that comprised, three cupola kilns, a square stack, with a waterwheel driving rolls and pug mills. [The production of bricks and flour, is dealt with at some length in ‘The Book of CARBIS People’]

From tin and bricks to bananas. In Adelaide, South Australia, Jane COOPER remembers as a child, seeing boxes of bananas labelled ‘Carbis Banana Company’ in the East End Market where her Uncle worked. This information has been confirmed by John ZIMMERMAN, and is now recognised as the ‘Carbis Banana Agency’ [reference CM/3446 dated 1st June 1996].

In South Africa in the town of Pietermaritzburg, there is a Carbis Street in the suburb of Scottsville, which was so named after a prominent local councillor of that name. Councillor Peter CARBIS who was Mayor for the twelve months 4th August 1894.

The place name of Carbis Bay is reputed to have been as a result of the Great Western Railway [GWR] Company requiring an easier word for the English tongue to get around, rather than the original Cornish name of Barrepta Cove. This Cornish name has evolved through the centuries, with at least two differing spellings and consequently differing interpretations from Parrupter c.1499 and Porthreptor c.1580. Carbis Bay, the village c.1884, was renamed from the coastal bay, which in turn derived its name from the farm of Carbense [Carbis] situated in the valley leading down into the bay. The Carbis Bay Hotel was designed and built under the supervision of the famous Cornish architect, Sylvanus Trevail in 1894. Having been designed as a hotel, it has fortunately remained so throughout its history and in private ownership.


For the most part just who those enterprising persons may have been has yet to be determined. Nevertheless, it would seem that whoever he [or she] may have been, they must have been someone of prominence within that community. Generally speaking, a surname would not have been selected lightly especially in some instances over such along timescale. So who may have these people been?

The names bestowed on mines and mine engines in particular, usually bore the name of the shaft over which it was erected, or as was more usual, the surname of the person who had been chosen to act as a ‘god-parent’ at the christening and starting ceremony. An interesting example of this was the small and one of the last to be built by the Perran foundry, which was erected at the Mount Carbis Mine, Redruth in September 1881 and christened the Mount Carbis Tottenham Engine.

There are of course people, some of whom from way back in time, have already been mentioned, others extracted from various old documents such as: -

These are but a few of the possible forty something variants of the base name of CARBIS.

But more recently in the eighteen hundreds there are some people to note in the Redruth area, [See Frank Mitchell’s book ‘Annuals of a Ancient Cornish Town – Redruth]

In the 1854 Rate Book for Redruth, by the authority of the Poor Law Commission, Jno [John] CARBIS Exs [expenses?] for the house at Carbis Row, Redruth.

From the 1856 Kelly’s Directory, Redruth, under Traders, there is a mention of a John CARBIS – hairdresser of Cross Street. Also there is a mention of one William CARBIS – Farmer of Trewirge, Carkeek.

On page 140 and again on 1247 of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s [RNLI] book of ‘Lifeboat Gallantry’ there is a mention of a Thomas CARBIS who, as the Coxswain of the Penzance, Cornwall self-righting lifeboat the ‘Richard LEWIS’ was awarded a ‘silver medal for gallantry’ on two separate occasions.

In 1884, amongst those to be found in Pigot’s Directory, is one William CARBIS Esq. under the heading of Nobility, Gentry and Clergy.

As in all such research, there are those persons, who for one reason or another have fallen foul of the law, with consequences that involved imprisonment and/or transportation – to the colonies. In the main however, there are all the other usual trades and professions from assayers, farmers, grocers, miner and others, who in one form or another support themselves and their families. All these individuals, good or bad, have only one reason for being what they are [you do what you are – you’re born with a gift] most having been given a better chance to change and progress by their parents.

Databases and Enquiries

As has been previously mentioned there are a number of comprehensive databases from which specific information may be offered.

The four main databases which cover ‘christenings, births, marriages and deaths, vary from between 2300 3500 records; whilst the 1841 –1901 Census compilation contains 1300 records. This last was constructed the census material and is ongoing as information comes to hand. The purpose of this particular database is that it allows an individual to be tracked over a period of some sixty or so years.
Additionally there are Lists for:

Please feel free to come back to me, especially if you are a newcomer to this family surname, leaving your name and contact details on the ‘Contact’ page.

It would also greatly help, if you would be so kind, as to outline in general terms something of your own research, together with any ‘brick walls’ that you may have come across. There are no promises to knock the walls down, but it may be possible to provide some penetration points, which may be worthwhile considering.

Thank you for coming this far with me.

Index to Carbis People

The manner in which this Index has been compiled, is in the main purely random and relies very much on the order in which the surnames of individual families have been donated to the Society.

For example, the first Carbis family to commence being researched was that of John C. CARBIS which was then followed by a succession of other Carbis families, all of whom have been allotted PRIME numbers prefixing the lower case Carbis e.g. 1carbis

To identify individuals within any given family, further reference is required to be obtained from the various family Registers or Descendent Reports, from which it is then possible to select the persons identifying number followed by the name of the FIRST person on that particular Chart and/or Tree e.g. 1carbis. John C. CARBIS. Alternatively the surname could be the name of the person submitting the original information.

It should also be noted that individual family trees continue to be updated and/or improved upon over any period of time. Also that the person numbered one on the chart or tree is not necessarily the root person of that family.

Of the following families it should also be noted that:

ID  Family ID  Name  Location  Folder 
1 1carbis 1.1 John Charles CARBIS Chelsea Folder 1
2 1carbis 1.3 Frederick Charles CARBIS Snr Deceased Folder 2
3 1carbis 1.4 Christiana [JOHANSEN] CARBIS Deceased Folder 1
4 1carbis 1.37 Hannah B CARBIS Cornwall Folder 1
5 1carbis 1.38 Sophie K [CARBIS] SRINIVASAN Malaysia Folder 1
6 1carbis 1.39 Christopher H CARBIS USA Folder 1
7 1carbis 1.45 Susan KELLY Cornwall Folder 1
8 1carbis 1.46 Ruth ELWIN-JONES Australia Folder 1
9 1carbis 1.56 Arron C KELLY Cornwall Folder 1
10 2carbis 1.3 Frederick Charles CARBIS Snr Deceased Folder 2
11 2carbis 2.2 Annie CRUICKSHANK Deceased Folder 2
12 2carbis 2.3 Harold G CARBIS Deceased Folder 2
13 2carbis 2.4 Violet CARBIS South Africa Folder 2
14 2carbis 2.5 Marion A [CARBIS] BRADBURY South Africa Folder 2
15 2carbis 2.7 Frederick Charles CARBIS Jnr Deceased Folder 2
16 2carbis 2.9 Victor CARBIS South Africa Folder 2
17 2carbis 2.11 Louise [CARBIS] BASSON South Africa Folder 2
18 2carbis 2.13 Frederick C CARBIS South Africa Folder 2
19 2carbis 2.14 Allen CARBIS South Africa Folder 2
20 3carbis 3.30 Jean M STAUNTON Australia Folder 3
21 4carbis 4. Elizabeth CARBIS Deceased Folder 1.1
22 5carbis 5. William CARBIS Deceased Folder 1.2
23 6carbis 6. Frederic CARBIS Deceased Folder 1.3
24 7carbis 7.8Jason CARBIS Cambridge Folder 1.4
25 8carbis 8. Molly DAVIS Australia Folder 8
26 9carbis 9.19 Ruth Elizabeth JENKIN Australia Folder 9
27 10carbis 10.19 Mrs Pamela M ROBINSON Essex Folder 1.9
28 11carbis 11. Dawn CURLEY Australia Folder 11
29 12carbis 12.7 Robert & Glynnis CARBIS South Africa folder 12
30 13carbis 13.66 Edward PHINNEY USA Folder 13
31 13carbis 13.9 Gerrie & Ray CASELEY USA Folder 13
32 14carbis 14. Elizabeth Carbis FERRIERA South Africa Folder 14
33 15carbis 15.3 Hugh Kenneth CARBIS Cornwall Folder 15
34 15carbis 15.7 Michele & Bob YOUNG Cornwall Folder 15
35 15carbis 15.9 Rev. Nicholas CARBIS Cornwall Folder 15
36 15carbis 15.15 John Oats CARBIS Deceased Folder 15
37 15carbis 15.20 Ann Elizabeth Jane [Jean] BARNES Cornwall Folder 15
38 15carbis 15.22 Hugh Brian MARTIN Cornwall Folder 15
39 15carbis 15. John CARBIS Wirral Folder 15
40 15carbis 15.136 Dennis DAWSON New Zealand Folder 15
41 16carbis 16. Mrs Sandra WILLIAMSON Australia Folder 15
42 17carbis 17. Ernest Hampton MacDONALD England Folder 17
43 18carbis 18.1 John Leslie CARBIS Australia Folder 18
44 18carbis 18.5 Mrs Fay Adele CARBIS Australia Folder 18
45 18carbis 18.201 Barbara TREVALLION Australia Folder 18
46 19carbis 19. John Charles & Lorna [MILLER] CARBIS Australia Folder 19
47 20carbis 20.1 David Stanley Paul CARBIS Cornwall Folder 20
48 20carbis 20.2 Stanley George CARBIS Cornwall Folder 20
49 20carbis 20.3 Mrs Margaret Ury [CARBIS] THOMAS Cornwall Folder 20
50 21carbis 21. Frank T CARBIS USA Folder 21
51 22carbis 22. Anthony John CARBIS Dorset Folder 16
52 23carbis 23.10 Guy & Maria CARBIS USA Folder 23
53 23carbis 23.13 Ronald & Sharon CARBIS USA Folder 23
54 23carbis 23. 34 Susan & Berleley JEFFREES USA Folder 23
55 23carbis 23.38 William & Mary [CLEMO] CARBIS Deceased Folder 23
56 23carbis 23.118 Claire & Ron AVERY Kent Folder 23
57 23carbis 23.122 Alan T WILLS USA Folder 23
58 24carbis 24.15 Rosa Betty CARBIS New Zealand Folder 24
59 24carbis 24.17 Mrs Rosalie Jane GAGLIARDI New Zealand Folder 24
60 24carbis 24.45 Pauline Gwennyth HUNTER New Zealand Folder 24
61 24carbis 24.51 Esme JONES New Zealand Folder 24
62 24carbis 24.97 Mrs Valda Una WILLIAMSON New Zealand Folder 24
63 24carbis 24. Barry Parker New Zealand Folder 24
64 24carbis 24. Rosemary Anne WISHART Australia Folder 24
65 25carbis 25.2 William Henry CARBIS Scotland Folder 25
66 25carbis 25.4 Heather Linda CURTIS Scotland Folder 25
67 25carbis 25.46 Bryan Linton CARBIS Scotland Folder 25
68 25carbis 25.47 Barry [Barf] William CARBIS Scotland Folder 25
69 25carbis 25.57 Eric CARBIS Scotland Folder 25
70 25carbis 25. Jeanette ROGERS Scotland Folder 25
71 26carbis 26. Neal James CARBIS USA Folder 1.7
72 27carbis 27. Frances & Grace CARBIS Cornwall Folder 1.8
73 28carbis 28. Mary CARBIS & David MARTIN Australia Folder 1.17
74 28carbis 28. Ian GREGORY Australia Folder 1.17
75 29carbis 29. James Frederick & Mary CARBIS Cornwall Folder 1.10
76 30carbis 30.1 Henry & Mary [ROBERTS] CARBIS Cornwall Folder 30
77 30carbis 30.64 Terry & Judith CARBIS Australia Folder 30
78 30carbis 30.117 Valerie Rose GLENN Australia Folder 30
79 30carbis 30. Dr. Caroline RICHARDSON Derby Folder 30
80 30carbis 30. Ron NICHOLLS Deceased Folder 30
81 31carbis 31. William & Honor [STONE] CARBIS Deceased Folder 1.11
82 32carbis 32. Paul ROSKROW Kent Folder 1.12
83 33carbis 33. William & Sarah [THOMAS] CARBIS Cornwall Folder 1.13
84 34carbis spare spare spare
85 35carbis 35. Keith & Susan A CARBIS Cornwall Folder 1.15
86 36carbis 36. John Kenneth CARBIS Cheshire Folder 36
87 37carbis 37. Beverley Julie [CARBIS] FRENCH Wales Folder 1.16
88 38carbis 38. David Ernest CARBIS Hertfordshire Folder 38
89 38carbis 38. & Sarah LAWRENCE Hertfordshire Folder 38
90 38carbis 38.11 Doreen D [CARBIS] BIRCH Bournemouth Folder 38
91 39carbis 39. Andrew CARBIS Australia Folder 1.17
92 40carbis 40. Colin P E CARBIS Australia Folder 1.18
93 41carbis 41. L & A I TREWARTHA Cornwall Folder 1.19
94 42carbis 42. Helen GREY-BROOKS Australia Folder 1.20
95 43carbis 43. James CARBIS USA Folder 1.21
96 44carbis 44. Geoffrey Michael CARBIS Dorset Folder 44
97 45carbis 45. Clifford J Eynon CARBIS Wales Folder 1.22
98 46carbis spare spare spare
99 47carbis 47.63 Frances David & Judith CARBIS Cornwall Folder 47
100 47carbis 47.66 Lindsey Joanna CARBIS Cornwall Folder 47
101 47carbis 47.111 Mrs Phyllis REES Deceased Folder 47
102 47carbis 47.127 Mrs Mary REES Cornwall Folder 47
103 47carbis 47.138 Jon REES Suffolk Folder 47
104 47carbis 47. Joy GRANT Australia Folder 47
105 47carbis 47. Colin HOLLOW Australia Folder 47
106 48carbis 48. Arthur Rusden CARBIS West Sussex Folder 48
107 49carbis 49. Jack CROWNSHAW Cornwall Folder 1.23
108 50carbis 50. Thomas & Mary [FRANCIS] CARBIS Cornwall Folder 1.24
109 51carbis 51. Harry & Hannah B [NICHOLLS] CARBIS Cornwall Folder 1.25
110 52carbis 52. Peter & Agnes [WRIGHT] CARBIS South Africa Folder 52
111 53carbis 53. Chad William CARBIS USA Folder 1.26
112 53carbis 53.1 Kevin Daniel CARBIS USA Folder 1.26
113 54carbis 54. Nicholas & Mary Ann CARBIS Cornwall Folder 1.27
114 55carbis 55. Richard & Elizabeth CARBIS Cornwall Folder 1.28
115 56carbis 56. Mrs Sue ROBERTS Cornwall Folder 1.29
116 57carbis 57. Mrs Loki CARBIS Australia Folder 1.30
117 58carbis spare spare Folder 1.38
118 59carbis 59. John & Betty [MILLS] CARBIS Cornwall Folder 59
119 60carbis spare spare Folder 1.31-1
120 61carbis 61. Bill & Gwen PHILLIPS Australia Folder 1.31-2
121 62carbis 62. Terry CARBIS Australia Folder 1.31-3
122 63carbis 63. Mrs Sheryl M CARBIS Wales Folder 1.31-4
123 64carbis 64.6 Keith CARBIS W. Yorkshire Folder 1.31-5
124 64carbis 64.7 Roy & Linda CARBIS W. Yorkshire Folder 1.31-5
125 65carbis 65. Liz SOMMER USA Folder 1.31-6
126 66carbis spare spare Folder 1.31-7
127 67carbis 67. Michael & Adele JENKIN Cornwall Folder 67
128 68carbis 68. Diana M AUSTRING New Zealand Folder 1.31-8
129 69carbis 69. Robin THACKABERRY Australia Folder 2.1
130 70carbis 70. Mrs Mary M L AKEHURST Essex Folder 2.2
131 71carbis 71. Gaylene CARBIS Australia Folder 2.3
132 72carbis 72. Jane Carbis VEAL Sunderland Folder 72
133 72carbis 72. Veronica ROSS Sunderland Folder 72
134 73carbis 73. Fiona DAVIES Australia Folder 2.4
135 74carbis 74. Dawn M KYLLONEN USA Folder 2.5
136 75carbis 75. Thomas CARBIS[H] Deceased Folder 2.6
137 76carbis 76. Craig CARBIS Scotland Folder 2.7
138 76carbis 76. Mariesha CARBIS Scotland Folder 2.7
139 77carbis 77. Beverley J CARBIS ? Folder 2.8
140 78carbis 78. Samatha CARBIS ? Folder 2.9
141 79carbis spare spare spare
142 80carbis 80. Abel CARBIS c.1700 Deceased Folder 2.10
143 81carbis 81. Nancy CARBIS c.1700 Deceased Folder 2.11
144 82carbis 82. Able & Alice CARBIS c.1668 Deceased Folder 2.12
145 83carbis 83. John COLBY Kent Folder 2.13
146 83carbis 83. Kathleen NESTOR England Folder 2.13
147 84carbis 84. Geoff CARBINES Australia Folder 2.14
148 85carbis 85. Mrs D R CARBIS Plymouth Folder 2.15
149 86carbis 86. Gaynor WATTERS Australia Folder 2.16
150 87carbis 87. Kris CARBIS Canada Folder 2.17
151 88carbis spare spare Folder 2.18
152 89carbis 89. Keith RETALLICK Devon Folder 2.19
153 90carbis 90. Tim CARBIS England Folder2.20
154 91carbis 91. Unknown Welsh lady - CARBIS Wales Folder 2.21
155 92carbis 92. Douglas & Liz LOUBERT Australia Folder 2.22
156 93carbis 93. H C FAULKNER   Folder 2.23
157 94carbis 94. John GREGORY Australia Folder 2.24
158 95carbis 95. John HAYES England Folder 2.25
159 96carbis 96. C R THOMPSON Devon Folder 2.26
160 97carbis 97. Gerald WINTER Australia Folder 2.27
161 98carbis spare spare Folder 2.238
162 99carbis 99. Mr VASSIE Australia Folder 2.29
163 100carbis 100. Deborah KELLY Australia Folder 2.30
164 101carbis 101. William Henry BURNS Lancashire Folder 2.31
165 102carbis 102. Susan STEVENS USA Folder 2.31-1
166 103carbis 103. 48 Jeanne LORD Cornwall Folder 2.31-2
167 104carbis 104. Maureen SELLEY Devon Folder 2.31-3
168 105carbis 105. Fiona CHRISTIE Australia Folder 2.31-4
169 106carbis 106.1 Winifred WINCHESTER Portsmouth Folder 2.31-5
170 106carbis 106.47 Julie DEIGHTON Cornwall Folder 2.31-5
171 107carbis 107. Denise Rochelle MARLETT Australia Folder 2.31-6
172 108carbis 108.4 Leslie Ann Carbis FOX USA Folder 2.31-7
173 109carbis 109. Mary CRIPPS-WARWICK Berkshire Folder 2.31-8
174 110carbis 110. John SMITH Australia Folder 2.31-9
175 111carbis 111. Debora MARZEC Australia Folder 2.31-10
176 112carbis 112. Carol Care FERGUSON Australia Folder 2.31-11
177 113carbis 113. Lesley GALE Australia Folder 2.31-12
178 114carbis 114. Trystan A T HALL Falmouth Folder 3.1
179 115carbis 115. Peter BRIGGS Australia Folder 3.2
180 116carbis 116. Michael Allen CARBIS   Folder 3.3
181 117carbis 117.Mrs Leanne GEAKE Australia folder 3.4
182 118carbis 118. Mrs C L SPITZNAGLE USA Folder 3.5
183 119carbis 119. William BURNS Lancashire Folder 3.6
184 120carbis 120. John LAWRENCE Australia Folder 3.7
185 121carbis 121. Muriel Kain THEO Australia Folder 3.8
186 122carbis 122. Kathleen Carbis FOLEY USA Folder 3.9
187 123carbis 123. Sharon I C RUSSELL USA Folder 3.10
188 124carbiis 124. Ellen HOLLOW Australia Folder 3.11
189 125carbis 125. Anne ECCLES Australia Folder 3.12
190 126carbis 126. Leigh CARBINES Australia Folder 3.13
191 127carbis spare spare Folder 3.14
192 128carbis 128. Oliver LOAM   Folder 3.15
193 129carbis 129carbis. Michael LIBBY Surrey Folder 3.16
194 130carbis 13. Larry   Folder 3.17
195 131carbis 131. John JACKETT Cornwall Folder 3.18
196 132carbis 132. Roger JOERY Surrey Folder 3.19
197 133carbis 133. Dot STAUNCH Australia Folder 3.20
198 134carbis 134. R E MURDOCK Cornwall Folder 3.21
199 135carbis 135. Anne [Merrilyn] HARRISON Tasmania Folder 3.22
200 136carbis 136. John & Catherine [PEARCE] CARBIS IGI Folder 3.23
201 137carbis 137. H I MANNING Devon Folder 3.24
202 138carbis 138. Sylvia TUPPER Australia Folder 3.25
203 139carbis 139. John CARBINES Australia Folder 3.26
204 140carbis 140. Anthony James CARBIS Australia Folder 3.27
205 141carbis 141. Ted PEARCE Australia Folder 4.01
206 142carbis 142. Elva DOBBIN New Zealand Folder 4.02
207 143carbis 143. Sue OLD England Folder 4.03
208 144carbis 144. Rick PARSONS Cornwall Folder 4.04
209 145carbis 145. Richard SCANTLEBURY England Folder 4.05
210 146carbis 146. Phillip Marrack HOSKEN Cornwall Folder 4.06
211 147carbis 147. James CARBIS IGI Folder 4.07
212 148carbis 148. William CARBIS IGI Folder 4.08
213 149carbis 149. William Henry CARBIS IGI Folder 4.09
214 150carbis 150. James CARBIS IGI Folder 4.10
215 151carbis 151. William CARBIS IGI Folder 4.11
216 152carbis 152. James CARBIS IGI Folder 4.12
217 153carbis 153. William CARBIS Shropshire Folder 4.13
218 154carbis 154. Don COLLINS Australia Folder 4.14
219 155carbis 155. Peter J WILLIAMS Australia Folder 4.15
220 156carbis 156. Sir William CARBIS c.1537 Devon Folder 4.16
221 15carbis 15. Maree ELSMORE New Zealand Folder 15
222 158carbis 158. Lynn WITZE USA Folder 4.18
223 159carbis 159. Melvyn MOYLE Cumbria Folder 4.19
224 38carbis 38. Ruth CARBIS Wales Folder 38
225 161carbis Luke CARBIS Australia Folder 4.21
226 162carbis 162. Dean CARBIS London Folder 4.20
227 163carbis 163. Jack RACKSTRAW New Zealand Folder 4.22
228 164carbis 164. David & Beryl LANGSWORTHY Cornwall Folder 4.23
229 165carbis 165. Thomas CARBIS Bradford Folder 4.24
230 166carbis 166. Jean NEWBIGIN    
231 167carbis 167. Richard FURNISH    
232 203carbis 203. Michael J EGERTON Devon Folder 4.23
233 204carbis 204. Daniel A BROUILLETTE USA Folder 4.24
234 205carbis 205. Richard GRYLLS Hertfordshire Folder 4.25

Memorandum of Association


1. The name of the Association shall be the CARBIS ONE NAME SOCIETY and it is hereinafter included in the words ‘the Association’

Registered Office

2. There is no intention at present to have a single centralises office, although the current Owners Chelsea London address should suffice for the foreseeable future. Other appropriate locations in each of the various areas, as indicated below, may be used to serve the needs of the members.


3. The objects for which the Association is established are:

3.1 To provide a central organisation for persons of the CARBIS surname and other related persons.

3.2 The promotion of conservation of documents, photographs and all other related materials and monuments of CARBIS name significance.

3.3 To further the study of the CARBIS history and origins.

3.4 To either sponsor or self-produce a definitive publication of such study and research.

3.5 To provide for the acquisition and dissemination of genealogy information by and among Members of the Association; to encourage research, the publication of a newsletter devoted to the interests of the Association

3.6 To admit eligible persons to membership and to confer on them such rights and privileges as may be deemed expedient.

3.7 to do all other such lawful things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objects or any of them.


4. The income of the Association whencesoever derived, shall be applied solely towards the promotion of the objects of the Association, as set forth in this Memorandum of Association and no portion thereof shall be paid or transferred directly or indirectly by way of dividend or bonus, or otherwise howsoever, by way of profit to Members of the Association provided that, nothing herein contained shall prevent payment in good faith of remuneration to any officers or servants of the Association, or to any Member thereof or other person, in return for any services rendered to the Association.

Dissolution of Association

5. If upon the winding up or dissolution of this Association there remains after the
satisfaction of all its debts and liability any property whatsoever, the same shall be
not be paid or distributed amongst the Members of the Association, but shall be
given or transferred to some other institution or institutions connected with
Genealogy, to be determined by the Members of the Association.

How it will Work

There is no doubt that there may well be other formats for the successful running of such a Society and although the above forms the central principles for this ‘One Name Society’, how it actually works is yet something else.

For the time being there is no proposal to formally nominate a ‘Head Person’ of this Society, nor is there any formal body of individuals who would make up the governing body. As the Society stands in its infancy, it is a loosely knit group of individuals who have an interest in the continuing research of the history and genealogy of the CARBIS surname and similar related matters. In a sense the proposal is that each of the following locations will be self-supporting and that all this Memorandum of Association does, is to formalise the overall situation necessary to create such a Society.

The thinking behind all this is that there will be at least one central person in each of the locations who will form a ‘chain’ linking the Cornwall [or rather Kernow] element with each and all of you, who are the members of this particular Society. Therefore what is now proposed is that there are four locations around the world for distribution, co-ordination and for any other matters that requires his or her collective attention or thinking.

The three persons who have been approached are:

All of whom have accepted this extra workload that this may impose upon them and their families, for the benefit of the local membership of this Society.

On the subject of finance, it is proposed that an annual subscription fee of £8.00 [GB Pounds] be levied. This figure was one of four such sums of money that was indicated on the questionnaire at the 2000 CARBIS Gathering and is the one that garnered the most votes at that time. It is proposed that this will be collected in the various locations and maintained by the nominated person to offset expenses of distribution etc. These monies should be maintained in a separate bank account under the general heading of the ‘CARBIS One Name Society’.


Cornwall Record Office

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Cornish Studies Library

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Royal Institute of Cornwall

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Public Record Office

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A2A (Access to Archives)

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Family Records Centre

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Society of Genealogists

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Historic Manuscripts Commission (HMC)

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Cornish-American Connection

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Cornish Forefather Society

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Devon Record Office

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College of Arms

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Principle Probate Registry

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Celtic Penfriends Society

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