Comments on: Are you descended from pirates? The official blog Sun, 05 Oct 2014 09:45:07 +0000 hourly 1 By: sheila wood sheila wood Thu, 19 Sep 2013 10:50:07 +0000 I am interested in the Barbary Pirates of Cornwall and have done some research—–My daughter on her father’s side has the name Barbery/Barbary/ Barbeary in her tree. Her x3 great grandfather was a mariner from Pentuan in Cornwall called William Henry Barbeary (he added an a in his surname when he moved to Ilfracombe in Devon) The ‘Barbery’ cottage of Pentuan, Cornwall still exists in the Barbery family today along with the pirate lane running along the back of the garden down to the coast–I have traced back to the early 1700c. with family as far down as Penzance, Mevagissey , St Austell and other villages—we feel the family name may have originated from a Barbary Pirate who may have been captured and remained in Cornwall—any help would be appreciated. I have done quite a bit of research back to the 17thc. …but would like to find more out about any connection with Pirates..