Place:Germoe, Cornwall, England

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NameGermoe
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates50.113°N 5.382°W
Located inCornwall, England
See alsoKerrier Hundred, Cornwall, Englandhundred in which it was located
Helston Rural, Cornwall, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1934
Kerrier Rural, Cornwall, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1934-1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Germoe (Cornish: Germogh) is a village and civil parish in Cornwall, England. Germoe village, the parish's main settlement and church town, is about five miles (8 km) west of Helston and seven miles (11.3 km) east of Penzance. The population of the parish was 508 according to the UK census of 2001. Other settlements in the parish include Balwest, Boscreege and Tresowes Green.

The parish is named after Saint Germocus, one of the companions of Saint Breage. According to legend Germoc was a king in Ireland whose feast day is 6 May.

Historically, the largest landowners in the parish were the Godolphin family (the Dukes of Leeds).

Germoe parish is bounded to the north, east and south by Breage parish and to the west by St. Hilary parish. The parish is now rural in character but was once associated with mining; to the north it borders the geological formation known as the Tregonning-Godolphin Granite (one of five granite batholiths in Cornwall) and the area was formerly an important source of tin and copper ore.

Germoe was part of the Helston Rural District from 1894 until 1934 and part of the Kerrier Rural District from 1934 until 1974.

Research Tips

One of the many maps available on A Vision of Britain through Time is one from the Ordnance Survey Series of 1900 illustrating the parish boundaries of Cornwall at the turn of the 20th century. This map blows up to show all the parishes and many of the small villages and hamlets.

The following websites have pages in WeRelate's Repository Section. Some provide free online databases.

  • GENUKI makes a great many suggestions as to other websites with worthwhile information about Cornwall as well as providing 19th century descriptions of each of the ecclesiastical parishes.
  • FamilySearch Wiki provides a similar information service to GENUKI which may be more up-to-date.
  • A Vision of Britain through Time has organization charts of the hierarchies of parishes within hundreds, registration districts and rural and urban districts of the 20th century plus excerpts from a gazetteer of circa 1870 outlining individual towns and parishes and reviews of population through the time period 1800-1960.
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