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The parish of
BRADDOCK (BROADOAK, BRADOC)
Braddock aka Bradoc or Broadoak (Cornish: Brodhek) is a parish in the Hundred of West, situated about 7 miles west of Liskeard, and 5 miles south-east of Bodmin. There is no village centre as such, the parish consisting of isolated farms, the parish church and the hamlets of Middle and West Taphouse. Since 1837 the parish has been part of the civil registration district of Liskeard.
Today a stone monument marks the spot, although access to the site is difficult as there are no public footpaths and the roads that traverse the battlefield are narrow with high hedges.
The population in 1801 was 173, rising to 303 by 1841 and 289 in 1891, the main occupation being farming.
The Online Parish Clerk (Genealogy) for Bradock is Kay Halley, who can be contacted at .
Please visit COCP (Cornwall Online Census Project), which is complete for 1841 to 1891 and validated, FreeCens at Rootsweb - both are free, searchable databases - or check GenUKI for other alternatives.
For Parish Register information and other resources, please see our online searchable database (C-PROP), which is updated frequently, and GenUKI. The parish coverage page for C-PROP is here.
Trade Directories for Cornwall can be searched online here. For other information, see GenUKI (ink below).
A list of Ratepayers and properties for 1790.
Indentures & Other Legal Documents:
For 1851/52, 1852/53 and 1856/57 are available here
A list of available Wills and Probate Documents. Copies of those marked as CRO can be ordered from here using the appropriate reference. For those marked as NA enter the reference in the search box on this page and follow the onscreen instructions.
For more information regarding history, population, etc., visit GenUKI.
For a zoomable and printable map of Cornwall please visit Cornwall Council’s mapping website. To find the local government (civil) Parish boundaries, search for Braddock and click on the Layers Tab.
The ecclesiastical (church) parish boundaries can be found by searching for Bradoc here on the Church of England website.
For maps and satellite images use Google Maps.
To enjoy a "walk" around this parish, search for Broadoak at http://maps.google.co.uk/, then drag the person icon from above the zoom commands and place it at a specific location on the map.
Braddock is included in The Parochial History of Cornwall, Volume I by Davies Gilbert, William Hals, Thomas Tonkin, Henry Samuel Boase, originally published in 1838 (page n152). Also downloadable as a pdf.