Scawen (William)

  • 1600–1689
  • antiquarians
Cornish politician and antiquary. He is author of Antiquities Cornu-Brittanic, an unpublished work on the history and language of Cornwall (even if he did not speak Cornish).

See also: John KeigwinKeigwin (John)
Cornish antiquary known for his translations of the Cornish-language works Pascon agan Arluth, Gwreans an bys and the Cornish Ordinalia. He was a nephew of William Scawen, for whom he translated Pascon agan Arluth.
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Oxford dictionary of national biography, Online: Oxford University Press. URL: <>. 
comments: General editors include Lawrence Goldman, et al.
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