Breage, Cornwall Genealogy

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Parish History

BREAGE (St. Breage), a parish, in the union of Helston, W. division of the hundred of Kerrier and of the county of Cornwall, 3 miles (W. by N.) from Helston. There are places of worship for Wesleyans and other denominations of Methodists.[1]

Neighboring Parishes

Crowan, Cornwall  Sithney, Cornwall St Hilary, Cornwall Germoe, 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 FreeBMD.

Church records

Records deposited cover 1559-1995, these registers are kept at the County Record Office, County Hall, Truro TR1 3AY.

The Family History Library has microfilmed parish registers from 1559-1995, parish register transcripts and bishop’s transcripts from 1559-1837.

Images of parish registers are available online at FamilySearchunder Records. Images refer to Cornwall County Record Office reference: P18.

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 241260.

Poor Law Unions

Helston Poor Law Union

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Cornwall 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. 350-353. Date accessed: 11 March 2013.