Geoffrey Cornewall

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Arms of Cornewall: Argent, a lion rampant gules ducally crowned or a bordure engrailed sable bezantee, being the arms of Richard, 1st Earl of Cornwall (1209-1272) with difference a bordure engrailed[1]

Sir Geoffrey Cornewall, 6th Baronet (7 May 1869 – 21 January 1951) of Moccas Court, Herefordshire, was a British archer who competed at the 1908 Summer Olympics in London.


He was born at Moccas Court, Moccas, in Herefordshire. He was educated at Eton College and then at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, where he was a member of the Pitt Club.[2]

Archery career[edit]

Cornewall entered the double York round event in 1908, taking 15th place with 430 points. He also participated in the Continental style event but his result is unknown.

Political career[edit]

He succeeded his father to the Cornewall Baronetcy on 25 September 1908. He was a Justice of the Peace and Deputy Lieutenant for Herefordshire, and was appointed High Sheriff of Herefordshire in 1913 and Vice Lord-Lieutenant in 1934. He was an Alderman of the Herefordshire County Council.[3]


  1. ^ Courthope, William (ed.), Debrett's Baronetage of England, 7th Edition, London, 1835, p.185 [1]
  2. ^ "Cornewall, Geoffrey (CNWL888G)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  3. ^ "Cornewall, Geoffrey (CNWL888G)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
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