Botus Fleming, Cornwall Genealogy

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Parish History

BOTUS-FLEMING, a parish, in the union of St. Germans, S. division of the hundred of East, E. division of Cornwall, 3 miles (N. W.) from Saltash. [1] Botus Fleming St Mary is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cornwall.

The Parish Church is dedicated to St Mary and has a western tower and a fine arcade between the nave and the north aisle. In a field near the church is an obelisk in memory of William Martyn built in 1762. Moditonham is the site of the medieval castle of the Moditons of which nothing remains; there is now a large Georgian house there

Neighbouring Parishes

England Jurisdictions 1851 may be used to locate nearby parishes by clicking the "Options" tab and selecting "List contiguous parishes."

Landrake, Cornwall  Landulph, Cornwall  Pillaton, Cornwall  St Stephens by Saltash, Cornwall


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

Records deposited cover 1548-1992, these registers are kept at the County Record Office, County Hall, Truro TR1 3AY.

The Family History Library has microfilmed parish registers from 1548-1992 and bishop’s transcripts from 1675-1773.

Images of parish registers are available online at FamilySearch under Records. Images refer to Cornwall County Record Office reference: P15.

Burials from 1813 do not appear but are incorrectly waypointed in the Bolventor waypoints. This issue has been referred to engineers for future correction.

Cornwall Online Parish Clerks

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

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 241259.

Overview, If there is any unique information such as the census for X year was destroyed, Collection in FHL and link to catalog,  Online sites. 

Cornwall Online Census Project

Poor Law Unions

St Germans 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

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  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 309-314. Date accessed: 06 March 2013.