As a close relative of the Messiah himself, Joseph of Arimathea carried the Pharez branch of the royal line of Judah to the tin islands of Britain where it merged with the line of Zarah already present in the islands.
Some claim that Joseph of Arimathea was a merchant in metals and took young Jesus with him on his business trips to England, India, and even to South America. It is a well documented fact that Britain led the world at this time with its tin mining.
Joseph of Arimathea, Tin Merchant According to the Talmud, Joseph of Arimathea was said to have been an uncle of the Mary, being a younger brother of her father. He gained his wealth as an importer in the tin trade, which existed between Cornwall and Phoenicia.
Joseph of Arimathea is venerated as a saint by the Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and some Protestant churches. The traditional Roman calendar marked his feast day on 17 March, but he is now listed, along with Saint Nicodemus, on 31 August in the Martyrologium Romanum.31 August , 31 July , 1 August Pre Congregation Funeral Directors and Undertakers Syriac Orthodox Chapel of Holy Sepulchre
According to legend, Joseph of Arimathea had a financial stake in the Cornish tin mines, and may even have taken his nephew Jesus there on his merchant travels during the boyhood of Jesus. However, after the crucifixion, Joseph of Arimathea traveled to Britain one last time, to preach and even settle
Legend of Joseph of Arimathea. Ding Dong mine, reputedly one of the oldest in Cornwall, in the parish of Gulval is said in local legend to have been visited by Joseph of Arimathea, a tin trader, and that he brought a young Jesus to address the miners, although there is no evidence to support this. Iron Age archaeology
Welsh and Cornish traditions have long associated Joseph of Arimathea with the trade in tin, suggesting that as well as being a member of the Sanhedrin, Joseph was a wealthy merchant connected with the Phoenician trade with Britain. Cornwall was a chief mining district and was well known in the Roman empire for its tin.