Warleggan, Cornwall Genealogy

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Parish History

WARLEGGON (St. Bartholomew), a parish, in the union of Bodmin, hundred of West, E. division of Cornwall, 5¾ miles (E. N, E.) from Bodmin. [1]
Warleggon/Warleggan, (Cornish: Gorlegan) St Bartholomew is an ancient parish in the county of 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.  Warleggan was in the Bodmin Civil Registration District from the inception of civil registration in 1837 until 30 June 1936.  Since 1 July 1936, Warleggan has been in the Liskeard Civil Registration District. 

Church records

Parish registers are held in the collection at the Cornwall Records Office in Truro and can be viewed there by appointment.  Many have been filmed by the GSU and the Family History Library Catalog shows the film numbers in their collection.

Some parish registers have also been transcribed and that information can be viewed on the database of the Cornwall Online Parish Clerks organization http://www.cornwall-opc.org/ The parish page can be found at http://www.cornwall-opc.org/Par_new/t_z/warleggan.php  The Cornwall Family History Society has some transcripts of these records that can be purchased in PDF, CD, or booklet form.  

Images of parish registers are available online in historic records (formerly Record Search) Images refer to Cornwall County Record Office reference: P 247.  The images on Family Search are not yet indexed, but are browseable with the established waypoints found with the following URL:  https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2FMMVH-N5Y%3An1143981455%3Fcc%3D1769414 

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.

Cornwall Online Census Project

Poor Law Unions

Bodmin 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

Add here any relevant sites that aren't mentioned above.


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 464-470. Date accessed: 23 March 2013.