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Breage Church
© Hazel Persson
Breage Church
© Hazel Persson

Cornwall Online Parish Clerks

The OPC (Genealogy) for Breage is Deb Robinson who can be contacted at
The previous OPC maintained a website which might be useful for your research.

For information about, and contact details for, the current parish council please see this website.
Contact details for the church can be found by searching here.



Please visit COCP (Cornwall Online Census Project), which is complete for 1841 to 1891 and validated, FreeCens at Rootsweb - both are free, searchable databases - or check GenUKI for other alternatives.


For Parish Register information, please see our searchable database (C-PROP) which is updated frequently, GenUKI and the LDS website (Library section). The C-PROP parish coverage page is here.


For information, see GenUKI (link below)  or visit the University of Leicester's Directories website, which has many directories online to view for free.


The 1834 Voters' List for the parish (amended version of 1832).

To view a Bastardy Bond, dated 13 Aug 1746, naming Francis SPERNON of this parish, click here.

Settlement Papers:

  12 Jan 1728, Thomas REYNOLDS 10 May 1824, John GROVES
  6 Oct 1786, Elizabeth WILLIAMS (& Stoke Damerel) 8 Dec 1835, William & Jane STEVENS & family (& Crowan)
  21 Feb 1793, Elizabeth TACKFIELD (& Truro) Mar 1848, Sarah POLGLASE & children (& St Cleer)
  1 Jul 1816, William & Susannah YATES & family (& Plymouth)  


A list of available Wills and Probate Documents. Copies of those marked as CRO can be ordered from here using the appropriate reference.  For those marked as NA enter the reference in the search box on this page and follow the onscreen instructions.

  26 Apr 1594, Thomas BLAKE 31 Aug 1742, Philip SPERNON
  19 Sep 1677, Hugh SKINNER 24 Feb 1744, William HOSKIN
  20 Apr 1685, Richard RICHARDS 24 Feb 1746, Thomas SYMONS
  28 Feb 1695, nuncupative (oral) Will of William RICHARDS 28 Feb 1746, Henry WILLIAMS
  2 Jul 1731, Peter RICHARDS 17 Dec 1747, Methusala CHAMPEN/CHAPMAN, proved 1752
  29 Sep 1737, Ambrous PEARCE 13 Jun 1750, Loveday DAVIS
  18 Oct 1737, Ann PEARCE 14 Sep 1750, John STODDEN
  22 Mar 1738, John TREWEEK 7 Nov 1753, William WILLS
  8 Nov 1739, Jane KITTOE 4 May 1849, Catherine STEPHENS, admin only
  3 Mar 1741, William RICHARDS, proved 1753  

For more information regarding history, population, etc., visit GenUKI.


For a zoomable and printable map of Cornwall please visit Cornwall Council’s mapping website. To see the Parish boundaries, click on the Layers Tab for Government Boundaries.

For maps and satellite images use Google Maps.

To enjoy a "walk" around this parish, search for Breage at, then drag the person icon from above the zoom commands and place it at a specific location on the map.


Germoe, Godolphin (post-1848), Sithney and Porthleven (post-1846)


  1. Breage (St Breock in Kerrier) is included in The Parochial History of Cornwall, Volume I by Davies Gilbert, William Hals, Thomas Tonkin, Henry Samuel Boase, originally published in 1838 (page n158). Also downloadable as a pdf.
  2. The Circle, or Historical Survey of Sixty Parishes and Towns in Cornwall, by William Penaluna, first published in 1819.
  3. The Story of an Ancient Parish by H. R. Coultard, M. A., first published in 1913
  4. Phillimore's Marriages Vol V transcripts including Breage (transcribed and in our database)