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Pencarrow in the Parish of Egloshayle
Photo: C. Winpenny,© 2005

Cornwall Online Parish Clerks

The OPC (Genealogy) for Egloshayle is Michael Lightfoot, who can be contacted by Email.

For information about (and contact details for) the current Wadebridge Town council, please see this website, and click here for Egloshayle Parish Council.
Contact details for the church can be found by searching here.




Information can be found at COCP (the Cornwall Online Census Project) which is complete for 1841 to 1891 and has been verified, FreeCen at Rootsweb, which has a very good search engine and information from COCP, as well as GenUKI, which has more reference information and alternate resources.


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.


  1830, Pigot's for Bodmin & Wadebridge  

For other information, see the University of Leicester's website of Historical Directories or GenUKI.


The Will of John SECCOMBE, dated 17 Apr 1807. View a transcript here.

To view a document, dated 31 Dec 1873, concerning improvements to the Port of Padstow and naming some Egloshayle residents, click here.

Bastardy/Filiation Documents:

  1. Dated 14 Mar 1772, naming William KING, John BOND the Younger, William HAMBLY and Richard LEAN (officials of this Parish).
  2. Dated 3 February 1777, naming William BEWES of this parish.
  3. Dated 19 Feb 1810, naming William and Nicholas OLVER of this Parish.

Indentures and Other Legal Documents:

  1. A long and complex document, dated 21 Dec 1810 but referring to several previous legal documents of the 1700s, regarding Barton Farm and other property in Lanivet, naming Edward FOX of Egloshayle. Related indentures, dated 2 Oct 1811 and 1 Dec 1811, regarding the same property.
  2. Dated 28 Aug 1816, involving Samuel ABBOTT of this parish.
  3. Dated 21 Mar 1818, mentioning James WEST of this parish.
  4. Dated 12 Jun 1829 and 13 Jun 1829, involving Samuel WEST.
  5. Dated 26 Mar / 17 Apr 1847, involving people from this parish.
  6. Dated 7 Jul 1854,, naming John LAKEMAN of this parish.

Settlement Papers:

  Undated, Thomas WORDEN (& St Breock) 8 Dec 1803, Elizabeth ELLERY (& Luxulyan)
  1713, Elizabeth NOCKER? widow (& St Breock) 4 Aug 1814, Mary CAVELL (& St Breock)
  8 Aug 1736, Michael & Jane RICKARD & family 16 Feb 1815, John & Jane TOM & family (& St Breock)
  7 Apr 1743, Anne Downing 19 Feb 1818, Catherine MINERS (& St Breock)
  6 Sep 1770, Mary ELLERY (& St Breock) 4 Jul 1826, Edward & Elizabeth HAWKE (& St Breock)
  4 Nov 1773, William & Elizabeth ELLERY (& St Breock) 26 Feb 1838, William & Caroline WARNE & family (& St Breock)
  9 Apr 1774, Thomas CAVELL & family (& St Breock) 6 Jun 1842, Jane CADDY & daughters (& St Breock)
  5 Jun 1774, Thomas CAVIL & family 16 Mar 1849, Catherine CLEAVE & children (& St Breock)
  19 Jan 1775, Mary HOOPER (& St Breock)  

Voter Lists:

  1. 1851/52
  2. 1853/54
  3. 1864/65


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.

  1 Nov 1819, James HAWKEN  

N.B. Most Wills for people from Wadebridge are included under St Breock.

For further information regarding history, population, etc., visit GenUKI.


For a zoomable and printable map of Cornwall please visit Cornwall Council’s mapping website. To see the Parish boundaries, click on the Layers Tab for Government Boundaries.

For maps and satellite images use Google Maps.

To enjoy a "walk" around this parish, search for Wadebridge at, then drag the person icon from above the zoom commands and place it at a specific location on the map.


St Breock, St Minver, St Kew, St Mabyn, Helland and Bodmin.


  1. Egloshayle (Egles-Hale) 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 n406). Also downloadable as a pdf.
  2. Phillimore's Marriages Vol VI transcripts including Egloshayle (transcribed and in our database)


Fernleigh Road, Wadebridge c.1910
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