Place:Paul, Cornwall, England

Alt namesBrewinneysource: 'Wikipedia'
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates50.09°N 5.547°W
Located inCornwall, England
See alsoPenwith Hundred, Cornwall, Englandhundred in which it was located
West Penwith Rural, Cornwall, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1934-1974
Penzance Registration District, Cornwall, Englandregistration district of which it was part 1837-2007
source: Family History Library Catalog
the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Paul is a village and civil parish in Cornwall, England. The village is two miles (3 km) south of Penzance and one mile (1.6 km) south of Newlyn.

The first documented name for Paul Church comes from the registers of Bishop Bronescombe, when on 2 May 1259 the first recorded priest was installed, as Rector in his own right, in the 'Ecclesie Sancti Paulini'--Church of Saint Paulinus.

Paul village, original name 'Brewinney' and its church have a long association with Mousehole and the church has served as this community's parish church since its inception. Paul was one of the communities along with Mousehole, Newlyn, and Penzance to be destroyed in the Spanish raid of 1595 carried out by Carlos de Amésquita.

Paul was an urban district from 1894 until 1934 and part of the West Penwith Rural District from 1934 until 1974. In 2001 it had a population of 234 (UK census).

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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