ROLL OF THE BARDS
OF THE GORSEDH
OF CORNWALL IN AUSTRALIA
Year BardedBardic NameMeaningNon Bardic NameLocationNotes
1934Map KenwynSon of KenwynMajor Cecil BeerCornwallDeceasedFrom Cornwall. In SA from 1984-1994, Former Deputy Grand Bard
1935Kernow TramorCornishman OverseasSir John Langdon BonythonS.A.Deceased1st Australian bard (born in London)
1938Kenyas an EnesowSinger of the IslesClement HoskingNSWDeceased 9/10/661st Australian born bard
1951Melenek GodolghynLinnet of GodolphinDorothy 'Thea' Hosking, nee RoweNSWDeceasedBarded whilst living in Cornwall
1951Molgh CannasHerald ThrushBreffni HoskingNSWDeceased 23/7/05Whilst living in Cornwall
1951Carer CreftowLover of the ArtsOswald PryorSADeceased 7/6/71
1952Pen MelenFair-Haired(William) Lambert TruranWADeceased 16/3/11From Cornwall. Migrated to WA. via Africa. Language Bard
1955Kernow VictoriaCornishman of VictoriaGordon PearceVicDeceased
1956Meneth KitKit HillWilliam Monk CarderNSWDeceased
1958Den an BalMan of the MineJack EllisVicDeceased
1959Map Plu GevranSon of St Keverne ParishPhillip RetallackSADeceased 18/7/69
1960Pendyscajor YlowProfessor of MusicFrank HutchensNSWDeceased 18/10/65
1960Map BolaSon of BolaGeorge BoultonVicDeceased
1961Gwas KeaLad of KeaNicholas LawryVicDeceased
1962Gwas ElvanServant of St ElvanPeter KitchenSADeceased 3/11/76
1974Roslyn an DyghowMoorland Lake of the SouthRoslyn PatersonSA
1975Steren an SothStar of the SouthMay CocksSADeceased 15/1/85
1980Mentenour an GwyryonethUpholder of TruthRichard Henry PenberthyVicDeceased
1981Car Dyvresow Friend of ExilesProf Philip PaytonSACornish born. Lived in Australia in youth. Moved Cornwall to SA 2015
1984Studhyer an Barth DyghowStudent of the South LandJames FaullSADeceased 26/9/90
1986Map MoontaSon of Moonta(William) Ron DawSADeceasedIn the language
1986Nans MelynMill ValleyStephen AmosVicIn the language
1986Mageres an ErtachNurturer of the HeritageRuth CocksNSWCornish born
1986Gwythyas an ErtachGuardian of the HeritageJames HarbisonSA Deceased '10
1988Map BurraSon of BurraIan AuhlSADeceased 22/3/96
1988Myrgh Pensans ha VictoriaDaughter of Penzance & VictoriaBetty EggletonVicDeceasedCornish born
1988Myrgh BonythonDaughter of BonythonLady Elisabeth WilsonSADeceased 25/9/08G/daughter of Kernow Tramor. Died 2008 age 101.
1988Ula RuthvelenTawny OwlLilian JamesSAIn the language
1988KevrenorBuilder of LinksChris DunkerleyNSW
1991Davyth a VosveneghDavid of BodminDavid GillSACornish born
1991Res WynWhite FordBill WhitfordVic
1992Palores an DyghowSouthern ChoughRoger ThomasNSW
1992Myrgh AltarnonDaughter of AltarnunPat LayNSWResigned/DeceasedDied 2008. Resigned for religious reasons
1993Mapwyn Whel RosGrandson of Wheal RoseBill PhillipsVic
1993Myrgh Ertach OwrekDaughter of a Golden HeritageLesley MortonVic Deceased 5/5/12
1994Palores TramorOverseas Chough Diana HancockSA
1994HengokGreatgrandfatherRichard HancockSA Deceased 2015
1995Myrgh AberfalDaughter of FalmouthBetty BevinsNSWCornish born
1995Covathores Ystory TramorRecorder of History OverseasRuth HopkinsVic
1995Map BendygoSon of BendigoGeorge EllisVic
1995Awhesyth ByasenMagpie LarkBeth VaneSABy the language
1997Map PendeenSon of PendeenRalph ThomasWA
1997Myrgh HockingDaughter of HockingEdna EllisVicDeceased
1997Map BodenerSon of BodinnerStephen MoreyVicBy the language
1998Myrghwyn WoolcockGrand-daughter of WoolcockAlison StephenVic
1998Kathlyn a Garn BreKathleen of Carn BreaKay GillSA
1999Dyscajor Ertach GwyrTeacher of the True HeritageRichard SneddenVic
1999Gorvyrghwyn an GarrekGreatgranddaughter of An GarrekJune ParrottVic
2001Mab an GwylvosSon of the BushPeter TrevorahVicBy the language
2001Col Gwyn a GernowWhite Peak of CornwallJanet WoolhouseVic
2002Myrgh PenrynDaughter of PenrynLillian DellVic Deceased 9/'11
2002Map CaddySon of CaddyNoel CarthewSA
2002Benneth LowenJoyous BlessingJoy MenhennetVic
2002Gwythyer An Ertach ByngKeeper of the Byng HeritageRussell CocksNSWCornish born
2002Covathor HendasowRecorder of ForefathersPat BanksWA Deceased 5/4/14
2003Ertach PenwythHeritage of PenwithGweneth PhillipsVic
2003Colon Hag Enef Yn BendygoHeart & Soul in BendigoTom LukeVic
2004Nanscarow a BendygoNancarrow of BendigoLeanne LloydVic
2004Den a BolMan of PoolTerry JohnsonSABy the language/Cornish born
2004Map WallarooSon of WallarooPaul ThomasSA
2004Gwythyades an RolyowKeeper of the RollsMonica DonaldsonVic Deceased 26/11/14
2005Cherya'Cheerful' - bringer of well beingJoy DunkerleyNSW
2006Myrgh TrevelyanDaughter of TrevelyanRoseanne HawkeSA
2007Mab Sen Kolomm Son of St ColumbColin RobertsVicCornish born
2008Myrghwynn hweg MoontaKind hearted grand-daughter of MoontaBetty JohnsVicBy the language
2008Rosenwyn BendygoWhite rose of BendigoLibby LukeVic
2009TresoryerTreasurerRod PhillipsVic
2011Melinor Dowr KenwynKenwyn Water MillerNeil ThomasVic
2011Myrgh MoontaDaughter of MoontaLiz CooleSA
2012Myrgh an Tir DaDaughter of the GoodlandJulie WheelerNSW Cornish born
2012Lowarther Yllogan ha BendygoGardener of Illogan & BendigoPeter MundyVic
2013DyskadoresTeacher Carlene WoolcockSA
2013Myrghwynn TreloarGranddaughter of TreloarJune WhiffenVic
2014Mab Erhok Son of EaglehawkDerek TrewarneVic
2014Gwas BendygoServant of BendigoRobert LloydVic
2014Gweresores dhe LiesHelper of ManyWendy BenoitVic
2015Riyas NerthekEnergetic GiverRobyn CoatesVic
2015Myrgh Pothia ha KeaDaughter of St Ives and KeaLenice StuchburyVic
2016Myrgh ResrudhDaughter of RedruthSonia ReuterNSWCornish born
Total no. connected with Australia: 82
(49 current in Australia, 33 deceased; note
Some not listed here - tba
Prepared by Kevrenor - Updated
September 2016
Please advise of any errors or omissions
Information also came from
Ula Ruthvelen, Nans Mellyn, Res Wyn, and Trevenen
- thank you all!