Place:Kerrier Hundred, Cornwall, England


NameKerrier Hundred
Located inCornwall, England
source: Family History Library Catalog

From Wikipedia

"A hundred is a geographic division formerly used in England, Wales, South Australia and some parts of the United States, to divide a larger region into smaller administrative divisions; similar divisions were made in Denmark, Southern Schleswig, Sweden, Finland, Estonia and Norway."

In England hundreds were replaced by Registration Districts, Poor Law Unions and urban and rural sanitary districts between 1837 and 1850, and then by Rural and Urban Districts and Municipal Boroughs in 1895. In 1974 the districts and boroughs were abolished and today Cornwall is a unitary authority.

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

"KERRIER, a hundred in the SW of Cornwall; extending, on the coast, north-westward and north-eastward from the Lizard; bounded, landward, by the hundreds of Penwith and Powder; containing twenty-eight parishes; and cut into two divisions, [East] and [West]. Acres, of the [East division]: 38,397; of the [West division]: 65,041. Population of the [East division]: in 1851, 25,990; of the [West division]: in 1851, 21,065; of both, in 1861, 49,033. Houses, 9,913."

The map of the Hundreds of Cornwall is titled in English and Cornish. The Cornish language is still spoken today by a small proportion of Cornish residents. (Map source: Wikipedia)

Image:Kernow Hundreds 50.png

List of Parishes

Breage parish (ancient), civil parish
Budock parish (ancient), civil parish
Constantine parish (ancient), civil parish
Cury chapelry, civil parish
Falmouth parish (ancient), civil parish
Germoe chapelry, civil parish
Grade parish (ancient), civil parish
Gunwalloe chapelry, civil parish
Gwennap parish (ancient), civil parish
Helston chapelry, civil parish
Landewednack parish (ancient), civil parish
Mabe chapelry, civil parish
Manaccan parish (ancient), civil parish
Mawgan in Meneage parish (ancient), civil parish
Mawnan parish (ancient), civil parish
Mullion parish (ancient), civil parish
Mylor parish (ancient), civil parish
Penryn civil parish
Perranarworthal chapelry, civil parish
Ruan Major parish (ancient), civil parish
Ruan Minor parish (ancient), civil parish
Sithney parish (ancient), civil parish
St. Anthony in Meneage parish (ancient), civil parish
St. Gluvias parish (ancient), civil parish
St. Keverne parish (ancient), civil parish
St. Martin in Meneage parish (ancient), civil parish
Stithians parish (ancient), civil parish
Wendron parish (ancient), civil parish
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