Bradoc or Braddock, Cornwall Family History Guide

Church of St Mary the Virgin, Braddock
Church of St Mary the Virgin, Braddock Derek Harper / Church of St Mary the Virgin, Braddock / CC BY-SA 2.0

Bradoc is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cornwall.

Alternative names: Braddock, Bradock, Broadoak

Other places in the parish include: West Taphouse.

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1555
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1611

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Bradoc

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BROADOAK, or Bradock, a parish in Liskeard district, Cornwall; 2 miles SSW of Doublebois r. station, and 4 NE by E of Lostwithiel. It includes West Taphouse hamlet; and its Post Town is Lostwithiel. Acres, 3,367. Real property, £1,464. Pop., 274. Houses, 54. The property is divided among a few. The manor was held, at Domesday, by Robert, Earl of Mortaigne. Broadoak-down was the scene of the defeat, in 1643, of the parliamentarians under Ruthven by the royalists under Hopton. The living is a rectory, annexed to the rectory of Boconnoc, in the diocese of Exeter. The church is good, and has an ancient font.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

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County: Cornwall
Civil Registration District: Liskeard
Probate Court: Court of the Peculiars of the Dean and Chapter of Exeter
Diocese: Exeter
Rural Deanery: Pre-1848 - None, Post-1847 - West
Poor Law Union: Liskeard
Hundred: West (Cornwall)
Province: Canterbury