Photograph by Rob Adams of homes along Goverseath Hill road, used with permission.

In Cornish Goversygh means dry stream.1

Google Map link, may take a few seconds to load. Please wait until the blue information pins appear. Prepared from information found on the 1838 Apportionment of Rent Charge and map. 2

Henderson's history of St. Stephen in Brannel shows Wm. Yelland on the occupier's list of 1714-1715 at Higher Goverseath at a rate of 4 pounds. Yelland is also listed with half of Lulye's Goverseath at 2 pounds. Thos. Vercoe is shown with Lower Goverseath at 2 pounds and the other half of Lulye's at 2 pounds. A 1695 rate list of tenements (Henderson did not list any names) shows the place name of Goverseath.3

1 - The History of Cornish in the Parish of St Stephen In Brannel, Pol Hodge, 1998
2 - Saint Stephens in Branwell Apportionment of the Rent Charge, 1838, CRO
3 - LDS Family History Center microfilm number 0254238, item 3, unpaged

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