Monday, 14 May 2012

James Carne - St. Columb Minor, Cornwall

The Parish Clerk (1907)
Peter Hampson Ditchfield
Courtesy : Project Gutenburg

"The oldest parish clerk living is James Carne, who  serves in the parish of St. Columb Minor, Cornwall, and has held the office for fifty-eight years. He is now in his hundred and first year, and still is unremitting in attention to duty, and regularly attends church. He followed in the wake of his father and grandfather, who filled the same position for fifty-four years and fifty years respectively".

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