Sue Appleby


Sue has a developing interest in the history of all things Cornish. Although her mother's family were from Cornwall, she has spent most of her adult life in the Caribbean, working for various international, regional and national organisations. Married to Bernie Evan-Wong, she has two daughters, Meiling and Sarah, and lives in Antigua. 


Her first book, "The Hammers of Towan: a Nineteenth-Century Cornish Family", looks at the impact of the Great Emigration on her mother's Cornish ancestors. 


She has just published "The Cornish in the Caribbean from the 17th to the 19th Centuries" which tells the story of the contribution made by Cornish people in the Caribbean: the miners in the copper mines of Cuba and Virgin Gorda, and the gold mines of then British Guiana and Aruba; Methodist missionaries; the captains and crews of the Falmouth Packet Mail service; colonial governors; wealthy planters; and navy and army personnel stationed in the Caribbean.


Sue was recently interviewed for the Spring 2019 edition of  "Highlights" magazine - take a look at what she  has to say about her writing, and about "The Cornish in the Caribbean":




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