Blisland, Cornwall Genealogy

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Parish History

Blisland (Cornish: Blyslann), is situated in the Hundred of Trigg, and in the Deanery of Trigg-Minor; It is surrounded by St Breward (Simonward) on the north, Altarnun, St Neot and Temple on the east, Cardinham and Helland on the south, and St Mabyn on the west. The parish is named after an unknown personal name plus 'tun' which means land. For more information see GENUKI.

Neighboring Parishes

England Jurisdictions 1851 may be used to locate nearby parishes by clicking the "Options" tab and selecting "List contiguous parishes.

Altarnun, Cornwall Cardinham, Cornwall Helland, Cornwall St Breward, Cornwall St Mabyn, Cornwall St Neot, Cornwall Temple, Cornwall


Civil Registraton

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

Records deposited cover 1539-1976, these registers are kept at the County Record Office, County Hall, Truro TR1 3AY.

The Family History Library has marriages 1539-1812; Bishop's Transcripts 1682-1805; Parish registers 1539-1976. Church records indexes: Parish register transcripts: Christenings, marriages, burials, 1563-1837.

Film numbers for Blisland can be found at FamilySearch. Images of parish registers are available online at FamilySearch in Records. Images refer to Cornwall County Record Office reference: P11.

Census records

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.

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 toCornwall 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

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Web sites

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