Williams Family Residences
family1 of Scorrier were an important
mining family in Cornwall. As a result of the fortunes they made in the mining of copper, tin and
silver, and from various mining-related enterprises, they built or acquired a large number of
properties for themselves in Cornwall, Devon and
Somerset, which were used as pieds-à-terre, second
homes or permanent residences. Two such properties were built close to one another in
Tregullow, Scorrier, a stone's throw from Zimapan. One of them was Scorrier House.
At one time, one of the other Williams family properties in Tregullow, Scorrier, Tregullow House, was occupied by a Cornish MP for
Camborne, Charles A.V. Conybeare, from around 1891 to (at
least) 19022. During that time, there were no
members of the Williams family living in the house. Indeed, one distinguished member of the
Williams family, a baronet, actually leased back a property from the Cornish MP for Camborne,
who had originally bought it from him. That property later became known as Zimapan.
Today, the Williams family still own—or have re-acquired—a number of country houses which they
use—or have used—as their principal residences, including Tregullow House.
Some of their other residences were:
- Caerhays Castle
- Goonvrea Manor3
- Manor of Calstock
- Tredrea Manor
List is incomplete
1. The author has compiled a family tree for the
Williams family, from John Williams
3rd through to the present day, and
includes all 10 of the Williams Baronets of Tregullow. The tree has now been permanently
withdrawn from the website, and has undergone some significant changes. If you require an
up-to-date version, please contact the author.
2. His wife, Florence Annie Conybeare, is thought to have lived there (on and off) until shortly
before her death in 1916.
3. This property no longer exists.