Bridgerule, Cornwall Genealogy

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_ Part of this parish is in Devon. See also Bridgerule, Devon.

Parish History

BRIDGE-RULE, a parish, in the union of Holsworthy, partly in the hundred of Black Torrington, Holsworthy and N. divisions of Devon, and partly in the hundred of Stratton, E. division of Cornwall, 4 miles (W.) from Holsworthy. There are places of worship for Primitive and Wesleyan Methodists.[1]

The Ecclesiastical parish of Bridgerule is also partly in the county of Devon.

Neighboring Parishes


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

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 film numbers in their collection.

Census records

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

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 jurisdication. 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:

  • 1851 Jurisdiction Maps
  • Vision of Britain


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  1. Lewis, Samuel A.,A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 362-369Date accessed: 11 March 2013.