Illogan, Cornwall Genealogy

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Saint Illogan, Illogan

Parish History

Illogan is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cornwall.Other places in the parish include: Brea, Bridge, Carn Brea, Forest, Illogan Downs, Pool, Portreath, Trevenson Moor, and Voguebeloth. Illogan (Cornish: Egloshal)is situated in the Deanery and Hundred of Penwith

The church is dedicated to Saint Illogan, of whom little is known. The tower is all that remains of the medieval church: the new church was separate from it and was built to the designs of J. P. St Aubyn in 1846. Notable features are some fine monuments of the Bassets and others and the granite font. The church contains a brass to James Basset, 1604

Illogan was a prominent centre of mining in the early industrial age and the birthplace of engineer and inventor Richard Trevithick.


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 showing the film numbers in their collection.

The Genealogical Society of Utah has no microfilm of the parish registers refer to the Family History Library Catalogue for film numbers for Bishop's Transcripts and transcripts of the parish.

Bishop's Transcripts Microfilm of original records at the District Probate Court, Bodmin, Cornwall in 1952

Content Film
Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1683-1685, 1694-1696, 1701-1703, 1708-1709, 1711-1721, 1716-1719, 1721-1737, 1741-1743, 1748-1749, 1745-1746, 1744-1745, 1746-1747, 1749-1750, 1747-1748, 1750-1751, 1771-1773, 1772, 1770-1771, 1769-1770, 1768-1769, 1767-1768, 1766-1667, 1765-1766, 1764-1765, 1763-1764, 1762-1763, 1761-1762, 1760-1761, 1759-1760, 1758-1759, 1756-1757, 1755-1756, 1753-1754, 1752-1753, 1751-1752. FHL BRITISH Film
90250 Item 1


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  Illogan.

Census records

Overview, Include any unique information, such as the census for X year was destroyed, Collection in FHL and link to catalog, Online sites for details of public houses in the 1881 census

Cornwall Online Census Project

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were file 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 Jurisdiction by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers

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

Web sites

Add here any relevant sites that aren't mentioned above. for information about the parish