Place:Tregony, Cornwall, England

Alt namesTregoneysource: Wikipedia
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates50.268°N 4.911°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 1894-1974
Truro Registration District, Cornwall, Englandregistration district of which it was part 1837-2007
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Tregony, sometimes in the past Tregoney, is a civil parish and village in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It lies on the River Fal. In the village there is a post office (now closed and located in the shop), shop, and two churches. Tregony has bus links to the nearest town, which is Truro. The village is called Tregony. Cornelly parish was united with Tregony in 1934.

According to A Vision of Britain through Time Cuby chapelry and civil parish was always part of Tregony parish and Tregony was enlarged when Cornelly parish was abolished in 1934. The parish was part of Truro Rural District from 1894 until 1974.

19th century description

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

"TREGONY, a decayed town and a parish in Truro district, Cornwall. The town stands on the river Fal, 4 miles S by E of Grampound-Road [railway] station, and 6½ E by N of Truro; occupies the site of the Roman Cenio or Voluba; belonged, at Domesday, to the Earl of Mortaigne; passed to the Pomeroys, the Boscawens, the Bassets, and others; acquired, in the time of Richard, a moated castle of the Pomeroys, some vestiges of which still exist; sent two members to parliament from the time of Edward I till 1832, and was then disfranchised; is a seat of petty sessions; and has a post-office under Grampound, Cornwall, a church, three dissenting chapels, a national school, charities £72, and five annual fairs. The parish comprises 69 acres. Real property: £834. Population in 1851: 846; in 1861: 699. Houses: 186. The living is a rectory, united with Cuby, in the diocese of Exeter. Value: £311. Patron, not reported."

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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