Germoe Cornwall Family History Guide

Germoe is a chapelry of Breage Ancient Parish in Cornwall. 

Other places in the parish include: Balwest. 

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1679
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1610

Nonconformists include: Roman Catholic, Society of Friends/Quaker, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

GERMOE, a village and a parish in Helston district, Cornwall. The village stands near the coast, 5½ miles W by N of Helston, and 6 ESE of Marazion Road r. station; is traditionally said to have been founded, in the 5th century, by Germochus, a king of Ireland; and has a post office under Helston, Cornwall. The parish comprises 1,287 acres. Real property, £1,656; of which £14 are in quarries. Pop., 1,015. Houses, 216. Many of the inhabitants are workers in tin mines. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to the vicarage of Breage, in the diocese of Exeter. The church is ancient, and has an embattled tower. A curious structure, called St. Germoe's chair, is on the N side of the churchyard; comprises a recessed stone seat, with pillars, pointed arches, and a rude sculpture of a human head; and is said to have been erected by the Millitons of Pengersick. There are a Wesleyan chapel and a national school.

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

Parish Records

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Vision of Britain historical maps


County: Cornwall
Civil Registration District: Helston
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Cornwall
Diocese: Exeter
Rural Deanery: Kerrier
Poor Law Union: Helston
Hundred: Kerrier
Province: Canterbury