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The parish of

St BREOCK

St Breock
St Breock Parish Church
© David Coppin

is located in the Hundred of Pydar, and was named for St. Breock, a native of Ireland who was a bishop in Armorica, which is now Brittany. He emigrated to Cornwall, and settled in this parish. In the Domesday Book, the manor was shown as Polton, Penpow, or Pawton, which belonged to the Bishop of Exeter. Dwelling places in the parish include Trevorder, Trenowith, and Tredinick. Other manors include Padstow-Penkevill, Hurston, Penlees, and Dunveth.
 
Villages are Burlorne-Eglos, Hay, Penhale, Tredrusson, Trelill, and Trevanson. Of course, there is also Wadebridge, called in an 1839 publication "a town of some little consideration"; it has constantly grown since that date, and its borders have spread.
 
At Penquoan, slate has been quarried for centuries.


Cornwall Online Parish Clerks

The Online Parish Clerk (Genealogy) for St Breock is Michael Lightfoot, who can be contacted by Email.

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.


PARISH INFORMATION

CENSUS:

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.

REGISTERS:

For Parish Register information, please see our searchable database (C-PROP) which is updated frequently, GenUKI (link above) and the LDS website (Library section).

DIRECTORIES:

  1830, Pigot's for Bodmin & Wadebridge  

For other directories, visit the University of Leicester's Directories website, which has many online to view for free.

OTHER:

Bastardy/Filiation Documents:

Many of the Bonds listed below also name those standing surety, local J.P.s, Churchwardens and / or Overseers of the Poor.

  10 Jan 1718, naming Grace COLYCOTT & Jno. MEGAR 12 Jan 1774, naming Jane HARVEY
  13 Mar 1732, naming Elizabeth SMITH, Thomas & John BRABYN 27 Mar 1774, naming Grace HAWKEN & John LOBB.
  8 Apr 1738, naming Elizabeth SMITH & her daughter 28 Jun 1780, naming Elizabeth WYATT
  22 Feb 1755, Dorothy WOOLCOCK & Richard JAMES 27 Mar 1782, naming Stephen HORE
  4 Dec 1755, naming Grace BRENTOR & Henry WATTS the Younger 6 Mar 1787, naming William & Mary Nicholls, James & Edward HAWKE
  9 Feb 1765, naming Ruth JOSE & Richard TRENERRY 6 Aug 1809, naming Sarah LIGHTFOOT & Dewhurst BILSBORROW
  20 Apr 1769, naming Ruth JOSE & Andrew JOB (Budock) 19 Feb 1810, naming Margaret WILLIAMS
  28 Jun 1770, naming Margaret MYTER? & Francis MORRISH 13 Apr 1820, naming Jane JOHNS & John WARNE
14 Mar 1772, naming John TRELEVIN & his daughter Eleanor 20 Aug 1827, naming Elizabeth THOMAS & Samuel PHILP
  21 Feb 1773, naming Gartred MAY  Edward JACOB.  

Settlement Papers:

  4 Jan 1697, Sarah JOHNS 21 Jan 1792, Ann BURROWS (& Bodmin)
  9 Feb 1698, Ralph UDYE & family 14 Mar 1792, Thomas JONES (& Feock)
  5 May 1704, Isaac Morten & family 16 Jan 1794, John PENY & family (& Crantock)
  11 May 1710, Richard WITHYELL 5 Jul 1798, John CAVELL
  5 & 12 Feb 1711, Edward Carne & family 26 Mar 1801, John & Frances CARVETH & family (& Luxulyan)
  25 Jan 1711, Robert & Thomasyn Lewarne 21 Dec 1801, Elizabeth TAVERNER & children (& Devon)
  20 Nov 1711, Ferdinande Collings & family 8 Apr 1813, John ODGERS (& Stoke Damerel)
  15 Jun 1712?, Hennery JAMES & family 4 Aug 1814, Mary CAVELL (& Egloshayle)
  1713, Elizabeth NOCKER? widow 14 Sep 1814, Henry & Fanny UDY & family (& St Columb Major)
  22 Apr 1717, Richard SCANTERBERRY & family 16 Feb 1815, John & Jane TOM & family (& Egloshayle)
  23 Apr 1728, Francis TRUSCOTT & family 11 Jul 1815, Roger & Elizabeth LUKE & family (& St Columb Major)
  20 Jul 1729, Joane JAMES 19 Jul 1815, Thomasine HEWETT (& St Kew)
  4 Feb 1730, Charles BRAY & family 25 Aug 1817, Thomas INCH (& St Teath)
  12 Apr 1731, Joseph NICHOLS & family 4 Sep 1817, William VIVIAN (& Padstow)
  13 Sep 1731, William JAMES & family 5 Dec 1817, Charles & Mary BROWN (& St Kew)
  22 Feb 1738, Sarah MATTCOTT 5 Dec 1817, Edward & Elizabeth COCK & child (& St Kew)
  26 Apr 1742, Elizabeth & Philip JAMES/HARDING 13 Jan 1818, John & Elizabeth JULYAN (& Withiel)
  17 Feb 1743, Sarah OLLIVER 19 Feb 1818, Catherine MINERS (& Egloshayle)
  25 May 1744, Joseph LEWIS, child of Ann 18 Jan 1821, Thomas & Mary KESTLE (& Withiel)
  9 Feb 1747, Johanna ELLERY 16 Apr 1822, William CARNE (& St Mabyn)
  Jan & Feb 1759, Richard & Mary OLVER 7 May 1823, Richard WOODE (& Sidbury, Devon)
  6 Sep 1770, Mary ELLERY (& Egloshayle) 4 Jul 1826, Edward & Elizabeth HAWKE (& Egolshayle)
  4 Jul 1772, Richard ISABELL & family (& St Dennis) 18 Jul 1826, William TRUSCOTT (& St Stephen in Branel)
  4 Nov 1773, William & Elizabeth ELLERY (& Egloshayle) 13 Mar 1827, Catherine CADDY (& St Issey)
  9 Apr 1774, Thomas BIDDICK & family (& St Issey) 9 Jul 1829, James & Jane OLIVER (& Perranarworthal)
  9 Apr 1774, Thomas CAVELL & family (& Egloshayle) 25 Aug 1829, Joshua WHITE (& St Ewe & Withiel)
  19 Jan 1775, Mary HOOPER (& Egloshayle) 21 Oct 1830, James CADDY (& St Andrew, Plymouth)
  2 Jul 1782, Peter & Anne Gilbert & family (& Probus) 28 Jun 1831, William & Jane SMITH (& St Teath)
  15 Mar 1787, Ann YATES (& St Issey) 13 Sep 1831, Joseph & Johannah GILL & family (& Little Petherick)
  3 Sep 1789, John & Sarah SMITH & family (& Tintagel) 3 Dec 1831, Susannah UDY (& St Columb Major)
  15 Apr 1790, Jane PEARCE & daughter (& Luxulyan) 31 Jul 1832, Samuel HAYNE & son (& Plumstead, Kent)
  29 Apr 1790, Jane PEARCE & daughter (& Kenwyn)  

Voters Lists:

  1. 1851/52
  2. 1853/54
  3. 1864/65

Wills:

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.

  11 Jun 1568, Henrye TREDENECKE 4 May 1824, Rebecca HAWKEN
  10 May 1578, Charles TREDYNICK 28 Sep 1847, William GOSS
  28 May 1772, John BUSCOMB 13 Oct 1896, Hart KEY
  1 Nov 1819, James HAWKEN  

Other Documents:

  1. A poem, dated 13 April 1840, by Joshua WHITE of St Wenn. Title "A true Account in Verse of the Latter Life and Ignominious Death of Wm. & Jas. LIGHTFOOT, of the Parish of St. Breock."
  2. To view a document, dated 31 Dec 1873, concerning improvements to the Port of Padstow and naming some St Breock residents, click here.
  3. There are also indentures involving people from St Breock amongst those for multiple parishes linking from here.

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

MAPS:

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 St Breock at http://maps.google.co.uk/, then drag the person icon from above the zoom commands and place it at a specific location on the map.

ADJACENT PARISHES:

St Issey, Egloshayle, Bodmin, Withiel and St Wenn.

ONLINE BOOKS:

  1. St Breock 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 n154). Also downloadable as a pdf.
  2. Phillimore's Marriages Vol XVIII transcripts including St Breock (transcribed and in our database). For the Contents page, keep clicking Next until page 7/160 appears.