Luxulyan Cornwall Family History Guide

Luxulyan is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cornwall.

Alternative names: Luxulian, Luxulion

Parish church: St. Cyriacus and Julietta

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1594
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1610

Nonconformists include: Bible Christian Methodist, Primitive Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

LUXULION, or LUXULYAN, a village and a parish in Bodmin district, Cornwall. The village stands 4 miles WSW of Lostwithiel r. station, and 6 S by W of Bodmin; and has a post office under Bodmin, and fairs on 2 July and 7 Oct. The parish comprises 5,354 acres. Real property, £3,945; of which £47 are in mines. Pop. in 1851, 1,439; in 1861, 1,329. Houses, 275. The decrease of pop. arose partly from decline in the working of granite and stream-tin. The property is divided among a few. Prideaux is the seat of Sir Rashleigh, Bart.; occupies the site of a castle, said to have been built before the Norman conquest; and is itself an ancient quadrangular edifice, with stairs of granite. Prideaux Warren, on a height adjoining the mansion, is the vestige of an ancient earthwork. Granite quarries have long been worked; and a branch railway goes from them to a line of mineral railway, running to the coast. The granite is of a very beautiful kind; furnished the material for the lighthouse and beacon on Plymouth breakwater; and furnished also the block of 70 tons out of which the sarcophagus of the Duke of Wellington was formed. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £230. Patron, Sir Rashleigh, Bart. The church is ancient but good; has a tower; and was the depository of the stannary records during the civil war. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Bible Christians, and a national school.

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

Parish Records

Luxulyan Marriages 1594 to 1812 - view and Download Free PDF


Kelly’s Directory of Cornwall, 1883

Barratt James, China Clay works, Methrose; & at St. Austell. See advert

Bassett Joseph, farmer, Lestoon

Bennett Alfred, farmer, St. Cyors

Bennett Jsph. Polsue, shoe ma.& farmer

Bennett Nicholas, shoe ma. Treskilling

Bennett Joseph Thos. frmr. Treskilling

Bennett Richard, farmer, Cross

Bennett Stephen,blacksmith,Nanscawn

Beswetherick Thomas, farmer, Lestoon

Beswetherick William Henry, farmer, Tredinnick

Brokenshar Samuel, farmer, Trescoll

Carkeek Wm. Hy. grocer, & post office

Church Edmund, farmer, Tretharrup

Clemo Catherine (Mrs.), farmer, Bowden

Coad Jeremiah, farmer, Locking gate

Cock David & Co. China Clay. works, Ennisvath

Cock Robert Thomas, farmer, Trescoll

Dyer John, farmer & landowner, Higher Innis

Edwards Robert, farmer, Croft

Folley John, farmer, Lower Menadue

Francis Thomas, farmer, Horrows

Freeman John & Sons, Granite Quarry works, Tregarden & Cottage

Geach Edward, farmer, Carne

Gibbs William, miller (water), Rock

Grigg John Herbert, farmer, Corgay

Grigg Joseph, farmer, Gunwen

Grose John, farmer, Savath

Grose Joseph, farmer,Enniswath

Hawken John, farmer, Trenetham

Hicks Henry, shoe maker, Lower town

Higman John, miller (water) & shop-keeper, Bridges

Higman Robert,farmer, Trevanny

Hooper John Grose, farmer, Conce

Jope James, blacksmith

Julian John, farm bailiff to Mr. Waiter Hicks, St. Austell, Lower Menadue

Keam Robert, miller (water) Wood ml

Knight & Co. China Clay works, Nanscawn

Knight Josiah,farmer, Higher Menadue & Seccouch

Knight Joseph, farmer, Gt. Prideaux

Knight Joseph J. farmer, Methrose

Littleton James, farmer, Bodiggo

Lovering & Co. China clay works, Nanscawn; & at St. Austell

Marshall William, farmer, Lower woon

Marshall Wm. jun. farmer, Lower woon

Morcom William, farmer, Bodwen

Morris William, farmer, Kernick

Nicholls John, farmer, Clenethro

Oake Silas, farmer, Higher woon

Osborne John, farmer, Conce round

Pascoe John, mason, Atwell

Peake Francis, farmer, Tregarden

Phillips Charles, farmer, Savath

Phillips William, carpenter & farmer

Phillips William Jn.farmer, Tregonning

Pinch Joseph, farmer, Chytan

Richards John, farmer, Trenince

Roach Charles, farmer, Bodiggo

Roach John, farmer, Bodiggo

Roach John Keam, boot & shoe maker, Ivy cottage

Roberts William, farmer, Penrose

Rundle Ann (Mrs.), farmer, Nanscawn

Sandercock John, blacksmith, Marks

Sturtridge James, temperance hotel

Sturtridge Thomas, farmer, Newgate

Tank Edwin, farmer, Castlehill

Treffrey, Moss & Co. coal merchants (Thomas Cole, agent), Bridges

Tellam John, farmer, Tretharrup

Tremewan Benjamin, farmer, Horrows

Trethewey Joseph, farmer, Trescoll

Trevail Charles T. farmer & clerk to school board, Higher Menadue & Trenouth

Trevail John, farmer, Carne

Trevail Joseph, farmer, Higher Menadue

Trevail Reuben, farmer, Lower Menadue

Tucker Robert, farmer, Prideaux

Udy Thos.farmer & landowner,Bodwen

Udy Thomas, farmer, Corgay

Vague Thos. farmer, Lower Town

Varcoe Thomas, farmer, Horrows

Varcoe William, farmer, Horrows

Wallis Thomas, farmer & butcher, & King’s Arms, Bridges

Wallis Richard, farmer, Whitehouse

Wedlake Ann (Mrs.), Seven Stars,Marks

Wellington Eiizh. (Mrs.), shopkpr. Marks

Wellington John, farmer, Borrows

Vellington William, farmer, Horrows

White Thomas Stick, farmer, Trevellon

Whitfield John, mason, Lower :Menadue

Williams Edward, farmer & landowner, Lower Innis

Williams John, farmer, Higher lnnis

Williams William, farmer, Rosemelling


Insolvent Debtors

The date is the date the person was sent to the debtors prison.

Joseph Bryant Luxulion Cornwall labourer in husbandry in the Gaol of Bodmin - Jan. 15 1840

John Bryant Luxulion Cornwall labourer in husbandry in the Gaol of Bodmin - Jan. 15 1840


Vision of Britain historical maps


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