I'd like to thank the following contributors, without whose invaluable input, this website could not have been realised:
Adams, Irene (née Fulford) and Adams, Alan, for their
recollections of their time at Zimapan and of Joseph de L'Arbre de Malander and Daisy
May, the dogs, the antiques and for supplying many photographs for this website, and
for their sleuth-like tracking down of the cemetery where Joseph DLDM and Daisy May were
buried, and for tracing Joseph's obituary while on a visit to Cornwall in October
Burns, Adam, www.american-Rails.com:Resource guide to American railroading, 2010.
Fiona, Biographical Librarian at St John's College
Library, Cambridge for help with William Henry Luard Pattisson.
J., for assistance on aspects of the
Pattisson family and for putting me in touch with the family.
Cornish Mining Museum World
Heritage, photo of Richard Williams
of Scorrier House, 'Tramway Bicentenary Celebration', Portreath, 2009.
Cornwall Centre, Truro. Kim
Cooper, Principal Library Officer and Claire Morgan, Library Assistant of the Cornish Studies
Library, for supplying newspaper cuttings about Charles Rule
De L'Arbre de Malander, Philibert François Guillaume Marie
Ghislain, Brussels, Belgium, for informing me about
how his great uncle Joseph entered the United Kingdom during the war and for brief
details about Joseph's relationship with his Belgian family.
Pierre-Luc-Joseph-Marie-Ghislain, Dienze, Belgium, for help on aspects of Joseph Pierre A. E. de L'Arbre de
Malander's life before Zimapan, the De L'Arbre family's
name change, and Joseph's twin brother.
Drew, Malcolm &
Roger, for photographs of Joseph DLD Malander and
his dogs and various other photos taken at Zimapan and at the beach when
holidaying with the De L'Arbres in Cornwall in 1956.
Pauline (née Straker), for recollections of the Straker family holidays spent
at Zimapan in the 1950s and 1960s.
Paul, Register Project Assistant at the
Biographical Office of the Library of St John's College, Cambridge, for the examination
results of William H.L. Pattisson.
Jennie, Archivist at the Cornwall Records
Office, Old County Hall, Truro, Cornwall, for help with tracing records of
councillors' declarations of
office in Gwennap parish records, particularly
relating to Charles Rule Williams's periods of office.
Harlow, Ray, Curator & Archivist at the Guildhall Museum & Archive, Sandwich, Kent,
for old photographs of the former 'Wireless Station' at Sandwich Bay, showing the 'Shingle End'
coastguard cottages, and for locating its original site on the golf links.
Sandy, Customer Services Desk at Carrick
District Council, for advice on earlier planning applications for Zimapan, and on recent enforcement
notices against travellers at Zimapan.
Joanne, Library Assistant at the Cornwall
Centre, Cornish Studies Library, Redruth, Cornwall, for searching newspaper articles on
Charles Rule Williams, among others.
The, link to Nymans Gardens, Handcross, West
K., conveyancing solicitor at the law firm of
Nelson Nichols, Portsmouth, Hampshire, for supplying information on several of the old deeds
and documents relating to the transfers of ownership of Zimapan, for invaluable expertise
with regard to marriage settlements, English Land Law, old units of land measurement, and for
his interpretation of a number of the old, illegible indentures, conveyances, maps and other
documents that were in his possession (2009).
John, a resident of St Day, Redruth, Cornwall,
for her recollections of the "Belgian count"; size of Scorrier and Tregullow.
Sheila of Carmenellis, Redruth, Cornwall,
for help in tracing Walter Parsons Thomas's POB, establishing Charles R. Williams's DOB, and
ad hoc assignments for the Zimapan project that required a
Museum, Greenwich, Kent, for the use of the image of
'Naval School, Greenwich & Block Model Ship'.
Pamela, a former occupant
of Zimapan, for the history of the renovations to Zimapan, her family biography (WIP),
family photographs and for sketching out a floor plan of the house at that time.
D[avid], for the use of the photo of a painting
of Witham House, published in Youth and Revolution in
the 1790s, by Penelope Corfield, and for photographs of
Jacob H. Pattisson and his children.
Harmer, for (i) filling in some gaps in the
biographical data on his great-grandfather Jacob Howell Pattisson and his 16 children, (ii) the
loan of the Pattisson
Pedigree album, (iii) data on the Turner and
Pattisson family paintings, (iv) a copy-to-keep of Penelope Corfield's 1997 specially
commissioned report on JHP, and for enabling me to write a completely independent, uncensored
biography of his ancestor.
Jean, Wilmington: A Village in North Kent,
2008; Wilmington PC's purchase of Oakfield Park (public park), C.A.V. Conybeare's residence
in Oakfield Park (private house), for two obituaries in the Dartford Chronicle and Daily
Chronicle, and for Florence Conybeare's obituary
in Dartford Chronicle.
Mike, authority on the history of Rugby
Football Union and author of the to-be-published book on the history of the game
entitled The Same Old Game. Barcelona, Spain, January 2011.
Alyson of the National Monuments Record
UK, English Heritage, Swindon, England, for permission to use their photograph
of Zimapan House shown on their Images of
Sincock, Francis Peter, for his
lucid recollections of his 15 months as a tenant at Zimapan between
1955-1956, and his memories of Joseph and Daisy May de L'Arbre de Malander.
Mike, Assistant Museum Manager, Dartford Borough
Museum, for tracing references to Florence Annie Conybeare in publications about Dartford, and for
tracing Charles Conybeare's ownership of Oakfield
Grace, aka Anne Smith, Seaford, East Sussex,
for recollections of the Thomas family and her visit to Zimapan in 1928, and for
supplying old photographs of the Cornish house taken around that time.
Thorrington, Jan & Stuart,
for granting permission to publish photographs of the restoration work at Zimapan, taken
by themselves and by Graham White, as well as the e-mail correspondence between the
author and themselves on the website's blog.
Sylvia, for sharing her recollections of Zimapan, Joseph de L'Arbre de
Malander [Mr Dee], Mrs Dee, and her former Spanish boyfriend Julio Punel
Van den Eynden, F., Archivist at College Melle, Melle, Belgium (2011), for confirming the dates
that Joseph de L'Arbre de Malander attended the RC school.
Victoria & Albert
Museum, Cromwell Gardens, South Kensington, London,
Theatre Collections Advisory Service; data on theatres and pantomimes running in February
Stan and his contributors to the GENUKI
website regarding coastguard personnel records.
Edward, Old and New London, Vol. 4, chap.
XVI, The Neighbourhood of St James's Square; illustration of Willis's Rooms, on
Will, webmaster of Cornwall in Focus, for help with the
1888 and 1908 maps of Scorrier, accessible on www.oldmaps.co.uk.
Daithi, Assistant Archives Officer at the
Parliamentary Archives, Houses of Parliament, London, England, for Conybeare documents and a
Michael, Head of Cataloguing (Western
Manuscripts), Department of Special Collections and Western MSS, Bodleian Library, Oxford,
England: The Harcourt
Papers, Conybeare's correspondence with Sir William
Harcourt (prison conditions, 1889), and with his father (admiration for Harcourt; University
warning during Oxford elections).
Westcountrywalks.com for the
photograph of the waymarker at Zimapan, Scorrier, Cornwall.
White, Graham, for supplying
photographs of Zimapan during the early days of its restoration, June
Karen of B-Legal Limited, of Marlow,
Buckinghamshire, for her cooperation in putting me in touch with the solicitors who, in 2008, were
involved in the sale/purchase of Zimapan in 2008.
Wikipedia.org for the
image of Charles Voysey, originally published in Vanity Fair in 1871.
Jamie, the great grandson of Charles Rule Williams,
for supplying various family photographs and other details, Boston, USA,
Richard, present head
of Scorrier House, for his recollections of the "Belgian baron", and for supplying limited data for
the Williams family tree.