Bryher, Cornwall Genealogy

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The Scilly Islands are comprised of Bryher, St. Agnes, St. Martin, St. Mary, and Tresco. 

Parish History

BREHAR, or Bryther, one of the Scilly island[s]; in the NW of the group, 21/2 miles NW of Hugh-Town. It is two miles long, rugged, wild, and high; and inhabited chiefly by firemen.[1]
General overview

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

Records for the Scilly Islands cover 1726-1960, these registers are kept at the County Record Office, County Hall, Truro TR1 3AY.

The Family History Library has microfilmed parish registers from 1726-1960. Microfilm numbers can be found at FamilySearch.

Images of parish registers are available online at FamilySearch under Records. Images refer to Cornwall County Record Office reference: 206.

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.

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 juisdiction. 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. 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales