Magna Britannia: Volume 3, Cornwall

A general and parochial history of the county.

Magna Britannia. Originally published by T Cadell and W Davies, London, 1814.

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Daniel Lysons. Samuel Lysons, 'Magna Britannia', in Magna Britannia: Volume 3, Cornwall, (London, 1814). British History Online [accessed 21 May 2024].

Daniel Lysons. Samuel Lysons. "Magna Britannia", in Magna Britannia: Volume 3, Cornwall, (London, 1814). British History Online, accessed May 21, 2024,

Lysons, Daniel. Lysons, Samuel. "Magna Britannia", in Magna Britannia: Volume 3, Cornwall, (London, 1814), British History Online. Web. 21 May 2024,

Table of Contents

Title Page(s)
General history: Etymology and ancient history iii-x
General history: Historical events x-xxiv
General history: Ancient and modern divisions of the county xxiv-xxv
General history: Ecclesiastical jurisdiction and religious houses xxv-xxxv
General history: Market and borough towns and fairs xxxvi-xlii
General history: Population and longevity xlii-l
General history: Property division at the time of the Domesday Survey l-lxiv
General history: Principal landholders lxiv-lxxii
General history: Nobility, earldom and ennobled families lxxii-lxxviii
General history: Extinct peers and baronial families lxxviii-lxxxix
General history: Baronets lxxxix-xcv
General history: Extinct baronets xcv-xcvii
General history: Gentry xcviii-cxviii
General history: Extinct gentry families cxviii-clxxiv
General history: Gentlemen's seats clxxv-clxxix
General history: Deer-parks clxxix-clxxx
Geography and geology clxxxi-cxciii
Natural history cxciv-ccxvi
Antiquities ccxvi-ccxxviii
Ancient church antiquities ccxxviii-ccxxxvii
Castles and sites of castles ccxxxvii-ccxlii
Ancient mansion-houses ccxlii-ccxlv
Other antiquities ccxlv-cclii
Parochial history: Introduction 1-7
Parishes: Advent - St Austell 8-24
Parishes: St Blazey - Bodmin 24-38
Parishes: Botus-Fleming - St Burian 38-51
Parishes: Callington - St Columb 51-67
Parishes: Constantine - Cury 67-76
Parishes: Davidstow - Duloe 76-81
Parishes: Egloshayle - St Ewe 81-98
Parishes: Falmouth - Fowey 99-112
Parishes: St Gennys - Gwithian 112-130
Parishes: Helland - St Hilary 130-142
Parishes: Jacobstow - St Just 142-155
Parishes: St Kaine - Kilkhampton 155-167
Parishes: Ladock - Lantegloss 167-185
Parishes: Launcells - Launceston 185-192
Parishes: Lawhitton - Luxulion 193-206
Parishes: Mabe - Maddern 206-210
Parishes: Penzance 210-212
Parishes: Maker - Merther 212-227
Parishes: Mevagissey - Mullion 227-244
Parishes: St Neot - Northill 244-251
Parishes: Otterham - Probus 251-274
Parishes: Quethiock - Ruan Minor 274-280
Parishes: St Sampson - Stratton 280-298
Parishes: Talland - Tywardreth 298-317
Parishes: St Veep - Zennor 317-329
The Scilly Islands 330-337
Appendix: Manors that cannot be situated in parishes 338-341
Additions and corrections 342-361
Index of names and titles 345-363
General index 365-389
Errata 389-390