Cornwall Genealogy

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* 4-6 Jun 2009: [http://www.royalcornwallshow.org/ Royal Cornwall Show 2009] at Wadebridge
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* The legend of '''Tristan and Iseult''' is the tragic story of love between the Cornish knight Tristan and the Irish princess Iseult.  
*4-6 Jun 2009: [http://www.royalcornwallshow.org/ Royal Cornwall Show 2009] at Wadebridge
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* Legend suggests that '''King Arthur''' of the Britons was killed in battle on the river Camblam in Cornwall.
 
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*[[Cornwall Archives and Libraries|Archives and Libraries]]
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*[[Cornwall Biography|Biography]]
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*[[Cornwall Cemeteries|Cemeteries]]
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*[[Cornwall Census|Census]]
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*[[Cornwall Church Directories|Church Directories]]
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*[[Cornwall Church History|Church History]]
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*[[Cornwall Church Records|Church Records]]
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*[[Cornwall Civil Registration- Vital Records|Civil Registration]]
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*[[Cornwall Court Records|Court Records]]
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*[[Cornwall Directories|Directories]]
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*[[Cornwall Emigration and Immigration|Emigration &amp; Immigration]]
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*[[Cornwall Gazetteers|Gazetteers]]
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*[[Cornwall Genealogy|Genealogy]]
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*[[Cornwall Historical Geography|Historical Geography]]
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*[[Cornwall History|History]]
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*[[Cornwall Land and Property|Land and Property]]
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*[[Cornwall Languages|Languages]]
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*[[Cornwall Maps|Maps]]
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*[[Cornwall Merchant Marine|Merchant Marine]]
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*[[Cornwall Military Records|Military Records]]
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*[[Cornwall Newspapers|Newspapers]]
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*[[Cornwall Nobility|Nobility]]
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*[[Cornwall Occupations|Occupations]]
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*[[Cornwall Periodicals|Periodicals]]
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*[[Cornwall Names, Personal|Personal Names]]
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*[[Cornwall Place Names|Place Names]]
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*[[Cornwall Poor Law Unions|Poor Law Unions]]
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*[[Cornwall Probate Records|Probate Records]]
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*[[Cornwall Schools|Schools]]
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*[[Cornwall Societies|Societies]]
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*The legend of '''Tristan and Iseult''' is the tragic story of love between the Cornish knight Tristan and the Irish princess Iseult.  
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*Legend suggests that '''King Arthur''' of the Britons was killed in battle on the river Camblam in Cornwall.
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__NOTOC__ [[Image:England-cornwall.png|thumb|right]] '''Cornwall''' (Cornish: ''Kernow'') is a county of [[England|England]] and is located at the tip of the south-western peninsula of Great Britain. It is also one of the Celtic nations.  
 
__NOTOC__ [[Image:England-cornwall.png|thumb|right]] '''Cornwall''' (Cornish: ''Kernow'') is a county of [[England|England]] and is located at the tip of the south-western peninsula of Great Britain. It is also one of the Celtic nations.  
  

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  • The legend of Tristan and Iseult is the tragic story of love between the Cornish knight Tristan and the Irish princess Iseult.
  • Legend suggests that King Arthur of the Britons was killed in battle on the river Camblam in Cornwall.
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Cornwall (Cornish: Kernow) is a county of England and is located at the tip of the south-western peninsula of Great Britain. It is also one of the Celtic nations.

The area was first inhabited by Neolithic and then Bronze Age peoples, and later, in the Iron Age, by Celtic peoples. Cornwall is a part of the Brythonic area of Britain and became detached from Wales after the Battle of Deorham, becoming a separate Celtic nation. It often came into conflict with the expanding Saxon kingdom of Wessex, to its east, before King Athelstan of Wessex (924-939) set the boundary between England and Cornwall at the River Tamar.

It is unclear when Cornwall was absorbed into England, although the Cornish language continued to be spoken until the 18th century.

Cornwall today has a population of 526,300, covering an area of 1,376 square miles (3,563 km²). The administrative centre is the city of Truro.

In the 2001 UK census, people were requested to give their ethnic grouping and were able to chose Cornish. However, the UK government has announced that this option will not be available in the 2011 census.

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The flag of St Piran.

Browse by Topic: All pages for Cornwall


For an 1870's gazetteer description of Cornwall, go online to Vision of Britain.

Jurisdictions

Civil Districts

When civil (government) registration of births, marriages and deaths began in 1837, Cornwall was divided into registration districts, each containing several parishes.  To see a list of Cornwall registration districts and the parishes they contained, click here.

Parishes

You can see a list of parishes in Cornwall by clicking here.

The pages for each parish found on the GENUKI website (see link below) are outstanding, very detailed, and current.  They are an absolute must for anyone doing Cornish research.

Probate Jurisdictions

To see a list of Cornwall parishes and the pre-1858 ecclesiastical courts that had probate jurisdiction over them, see the article on Cornwall Probate Records.

Research tools

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