Warleggan, Cornwall Genealogy

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Parish History

Warleggon/Warleggan, (Cornish: Gorlegan) St Bartholomew is an ancient parish in the county of Cornwall.

The churchis partly Norman with 15th century renovation. It formerly had a spire but this fell down in 1818 and was not rebuilt after a lightning strike. The tower has two stages, and is finished with stump pinnacles. It now contains only one bell; to pay for the tower repairs in 1818, two of the three bells were sold. The interior of the church was restored in the 19th century.

The modern parish is part of St Neot and Warleggan with Cardynham in the Diocese of Truro.


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.

The Cornwall Family History Society has some transcripts of these records that can be purchased in PDF, CD, or booklet form.  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

Images of parish registers are available online in historic records (formerly Record Search) Images refer to Cornwall County Record Office reference: P 247.  These records were online in the Historical Records Collection for a brief moment in 2010, but were removed and are not available at the present time.  It is not known when they might reappear. 

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.

http://www.1881pubs.com/ for details of public houses in the 1881 census

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.