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Parish History

PHILLEIGH or Filley (St. Felix), a parish, in the union of Truro, W. division of the hundred of Powder and of the county of Cornwall, 6 miles (S. W.) from Tregoney. There are places of worship for Wesleyans. [1]

Philleigh, St Philleigh (Fili or Filius) is an Ancient Parish in Cornwall

The Manor of Eglosrose is mentioned in the Domesday Book and the remainder of the parish was in the Episcopal Manor of Tregear. The parish church is dedicated to St Fili or Filius. The remains of the mansion of the Arundells are at Talverne: associated with it were two medieval chapels, mentioned in 1384.


Civil Registration

Births, marriages and deaths were kept by the government from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is Free BMD.

Church records

Overview, Include information for parish registers and Bishop's Transcripts, Contact information for the office holding the original records, Links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection.

Images of parish registers are available online in historic records (formerly Record Search) Images refer to

Cornwall County Record Office reference: P 187

Cornwall Online Parish Clerks

An extremely useful resource is the Cornwall Online Parish Clerks page for the parish

The history, registers and much more have been contributed by the Online Parish clerk for Philleigh .

Census records


Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 241270.

Cornwall Online Census Project

Poor Law Unions

Truro Poor Law Union

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [county] Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers

There are many maps and gazetteers showing English places. Valuable web sites are:

Web sites


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 564-567. Date accessed: 20 March 2013.

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