BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Cornwall Creek
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Feature Types.
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Creek (1) - Watercourse, usually smaller than a river
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: Flows SE into Thompson River, just S of Ashcroft, Kamloops Division Yale Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 50°41'59''N, 121°18'08''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD83
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 92I/11
Related MapClick here for an explanation of Related Maps.: 92I/11
92I/14
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 7 June 1927 on map 4M, as labelled on Geological Survey sheet 557, Kamloops, 1895, and on Dominion Sectional sheet 111, Kamloops, 1916.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Named after Clement Francis Cornwall and his brother Henry Pennant Cornwall, who pre-empted 160 acres each in July 1862; by numerous subsequent applications to pre-empt and purchase, they acquired a total of 6,452 acres in the vicinity of Ashcroft. One of their applications was for an area of 5,460 acres in one block. They were described as the largest and most successful stock-raisers in the province. C.F. Cornwall obituary in Victoria Colonist 10 February 1910 (copy received 1996, file C.2.55)
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Clement Francis Cornwall was born 1836 in Ashcroft, Gloucester; son of Rev. Alan Gardner Cornwall. His mother (name not recorded) was the daughter of Thomas Kingscote, a family that is able to trace its descent in an unbroken line from the time of the Norman conquest in 1066. Educated at Magdalene College, Cambridge and called to the bar 1852. Arrived in BC that year and spent several years stock-raising and practicing law at Wild Horse, Kootenay, French Creek and Big Bar mining areas. Appointed Justice of the Peace 1864 and represented Hope-Yale-Lytton district when the first legislative assembly was established that year; still sitting in 1871 when BC joined Confederation. Married that year to Charlotte Pemberton. Appointed a member of the Canadian Senate, then appointed Lieutenant-Governor of BC 20 July 1881; County Court Judge, District of Yale, 19 September 1889 and Supreme Court Judge, 7 December 1891. Appointed to the Senate, University of British Columbia 1891. Died 10 February 1910 at Victoria. Obituary on file C.2.55
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
"Henry Pennant Cornwall married a stepdaughter of Captain John Martly, of Pavilion. His widow acquired property on Cherry Creek near Kamloops, now known as Cornwall Lodge, a tourist camp."
Source: Laing, Frederick W; Geographical Naming Record, September 1938; unpublished manuscript held in the Provincial Archives