Place:Millbrook, Cornwall, England

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NameMillbrook
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates50.367°N 4.183°W
Located inCornwall, England
See alsoMaker, Cornwall, Englandcivil parish of which it was part until 1896
St. Germans Rural, Cornwall, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1896-1974
St. Germans Registration District, Cornwall, Englandregistration district of which it was part 1837-2007
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Millbrook (Cornish: Govermelin) is a civil parish and village in southeast Cornwall, England. The village is situated on the Rame Peninsula four miles (6.5 km) south of Saltash. The population of Millbrook was 2,033 in the 2001 census.

Millbrook was created as a civil parish in 1896 from part of Maker parish. Both Maker and Millbrook were in St. Germans Rural District until 1974.

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

"MILLBROOK, a fishing-village and a chapelry in Maker parish, Cornwall. The village stands on an inlet of the Tamar, 2 miles, across the Hamoaze, S of Devonport [railway] station; has a post office under Devonport, and fairs on 1 May and 29 Sept.; was once a market-town and a borough; and has a population of about 1,500. The chapelry has no definite limits; and its statistics are returned with the parish. The living is a [perpetual] curacy in the diocese of Exeter. Value: £160. Patron, the Earl of Mount-Edgecumbe. A battery, for the defence of Plymouth sound, has been erected on heights near the village."

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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