CORNWALL ONLINE PARISH CLERKS - helping bring the past alive
The parish of
A separate parish until 1779, when it was combined with Minster.
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The Online Parish Clerk for Forrabury is Mike Gabriel,
who can be contacted by Email.
Information can be found at COCP - the Cornwall Online Census Project - which is complete for 1841 to 1891 and has been verified, FreeCen at Rootsweb, which has a very good search engine and information from COCP, as well as GenUKI, which has more reference information and alternative resources.
The former OPC for Newquay, Andy Ross, has edited 2 books written by his great-grandfather, William Francis Allen Burnard, which contain many reminiscences of life in Newquay, Forrabury (Boscastle) and surrounding parishes. Very generously, he has allowed copies to be available for download as pdfs. (Files suitable for hi-speed internet connections only). Click on the title to view - History of Boscastle and Trevalga and My Early and Older Days.
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.
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 Forrabury 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