Passmore, William T


Collection date: May 1913

Area: Cornwall

William T Passmore at Camborne, Cornwall (1867-1950): age 45, 2 songs on 9 May 1913: William sang a ‘Wassail Song’ and ‘As I sat on a sunny bank’ (I saw three ships). William Thomas Passmore was born in October qr 1867 (5c 139) and was brought up by his grandparents William & Susan Passmore in Probus, 4 miles NE of Truro.

He trained as an engine fitter and moved to work at the tin mines in and around the Hayle area. He married Fanny Morcom in October qr 1893 (5c 205) and they had 5 children. In 1911 he was 45, an engine fitter in South Roskear Terrace, Camborne. William’s remembrance of the visiting wassail party at Grampound is in Sharp’s Folk Dance notes vol3 CJS2/11/3/122. William died on 17/1/1950, leaving £2,381 to his widow Fanny.

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