Place:Cornelly, Cornwall, England

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NameCornelly
TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates50.269°N 4.925°W
Located inCornwall, England
See alsoPowder Hundred, Cornwall, Englandhundred in which it was located
Truro Rural, Cornwall, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1934
Tregony, Cornwall, Englandcivil parish which absorbed Cornelly in 1934.
Truro Registration District, Cornwall, Englandregistration district of which it was part 1837-1934
source: Family History Library Catalog


the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

The parish of Cornelly near Tregony has a church but no village: it is now grouped with Tregony and Cuby as a joint ecclesiastical parish. Cornelly church is dedicated to St Cornelius and was built in the 13th century: the upper part of the tower, the south porch and the windows of the south wall are 15th century additions. The font is probably 16th century but of very crudely carved granite; the pulpit is painted with coats of arms; a monument to Jane Reeves, 1783, has an excellent portrait bust of her.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Cornelly from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"CORNELLY, a parish in Truro district, Cornwall; 1¼ mile WNW of Tregony, and 2¾ SSW of Grampound Road r. station. Post town, Tregony, under Grampound, Cornwall. Acres: 1,348. Real property: £1, 307. Population: 99. Houses: 18. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £47. Patron, the Vicar of Probus. The church is good."

Cornelly was a civil parish in the Truro Rural District from 1894 until 1934. In 1934 it was absorbed into the neighbouring civil parish of Tregony. Since 1974 the civil parish also includes Cuby as Cuby-with-Tregony. Cornelly is visible on this map of 1900 from A Vision of Britain through Time.

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 explaining their provisions 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
  1. organization charts of the hierarchies of parishes within hundreds, registration districts and rural and urban districts of the 20th century
  2. excerpts from a gazetteer of circa 1870 outlining individual towns and parishes
  3. reviews of population through the time period 1800-1960
  • More local sources can often be found by referring to "What Links Here" in the column on the left.
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