Illogan, Cornwall Genealogy

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Guide to Illogan, Cornwall ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Illogan, Cornwall
Illogan Church Cornwall.jpg
Illogan Church Cornwall
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Penwith
County Cornwall
Poor Law Union Redruth
Registration District Redruth
Records begin
Parish registers: 1539
Bishop's Transcripts: 1613
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Penwith
Diocese Exeter
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Cornwall
Location of Archive
Cornwall Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

ILLOGAN (St. Illogan), a parish, in the union of Redruth, E. division of the hundred of Penwith, W. division of Cornwall, 2¾ miles NW from Redruth. The Wesleyans and Bryanites have places of worship.[1]

Illogan is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cornwall. Other places in the parish include: Brea, Bridge, Carn Brea, Forest, Illogan Downs, Pool, Portreath, Trevenson Moor, and Voguebeloth. Illogan (Cornish: Egloshal) is situated in the Deanery and Hundred of Penwith.

The church is dedicated to Saint Illogan, of whom little is known. The tower is all that remains of the medieval church: the new church was separate from it and was built to the designs of J. P. St Aubyn in 1846. Notable features are some fine monuments of the Bassets and others and the granite font. The church contains a brass to James Basset, 1604.

Illogan was a prominent centre of mining in the early industrial age and the birthplace of engineer and inventor Richard Trevithick.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

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 FreeBMD.

Church records[edit | edit source]

Illogan parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

BOYD = Boyd's Marriage Index (findmypast) - (£)[2]
COPC = Cornwall Online Parish Clerks - free[3]
FMP = findmypast - (£)[4][5][6]
FREG = FreeREG - free[7]
FS PRs = England, Cornwall and Devon Parish Registers, 1538-2010 (FamilySearch) - free[8]
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[9]
TGEN = TheGenealogist - (£)[10]
Illogan Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images

COPC 1539-1719
1540-1676, 1886-1938
FMP 1613-1858 1602-1837 1813-1837

FS PRs 1539-1699 1539-1699, 1854-1907 1539-1699, 1880-2001
IGI 1613-1673, 1683-1773 1600-1837
TGEN 1720-1840

The Genealogical Society of Utah has no microfilm of the parish registers refer to the FamilySearch Catalogue for film numbers for Bishop's Transcripts and transcripts of the parish.

Bishop's Transcripts Microfilm of original records at the District Probate Court, Bodmin, Cornwall in 1952

Content Film
Baptisms, marriages, burials, 1683-1685, 1694-1696, 1701-1703, 1708-1709, 1711-1721, 1716-1719, 1721-1737, 1741-1743, 1748-1749, 1745-1746, 1744-1745, 1746-1747, 1749-1750, 1747-1748, 1750-1751, 1771-1773, 1772, 1770-1771, 1769-1770, 1768-1769, 1767-1768, 1766-1667, 1765-1766, 1764-1765, 1763-1764, 1762-1763, 1761-1762, 1760-1761, 1759-1760, 1758-1759, 1756-1757, 1755-1756, 1753-1754, 1752-1753, 1751-1752. FHL BRITISH Film
90250 Item 1

Cornwall Online Parish Clerks[edit | edit source]

An extremely useful resource is the Cornwall Online Parish Clerks page for the parish.

The history registers and much more have been contributed by the Online Parish clerk for Illogan.

Census records[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Redruth Poor Law Union

Probate records[edit | edit source]

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were file by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Cornwall Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdiction by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

There are many maps and gazetteers showing English places. Valuable web sites are:

Websites[edit | edit source]

Illogan in GENUKI for information about the parish

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 608-611 Date accessed: 18 March 2013
  2. Percival Boyd, A List of Parishes in Boyd's Marriage Index (London: Society of Genealogists, 1987).
  3. 'Coverage by Parish,' Cornwall Online Parish Clerks, accessed 2 December 2013.
  4. 'Cornwall Baptisms', Find My Past, accessed 22 November 2013.
  5. 'Cornwall Marriages', Find My Past, accessed 25 November 2013.
  6. 'Cornwall Burials', Find My Past, accessed 25 November 2013.
  7. 'Cornwall Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 18 November 2013.
  8. 'England, Cornwall and Devon Parish Registers, 1538-2010', FamilySearch, accessed 25 November 2013.
  9. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Cornwall, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 21 November 2013.
  10. 'Parish Records,' TheGenealogist, accessed 22 May 2014.