Tregony History

My Motherís maiden name was Barnicoat, and this is where I started my research. It was relatively easy to locate her ancestors as far back as the mid 1750ís as most of them stayed in and around the Tregony area. My surname, Grigg, by the way does not come from the Tregony area, all my Fatherís forebears were granite quarrying folk from the Mabe and Constantine areas of West Cornwall, but thatís another story.

After completing my own familyís history I began to get more and more interested in the family names of the local Tregony people, and so started my Ďsearch and recordí mode which ran hand in hand with the local history research. Listed below, for your information, are some of the local sources of information that are available.

As well as the usual Births, Deaths & Marriages for the Parishes of Tregony (Cuby) and Cornelly. I have access to the following:-

  • Monumental Inscriptions from both Parish Churches & Cemeteries (Tregony & Cornelly)
  • Details recorded from the Tregony War Memorial 1914 - 1945
  • A list of members of the local branch of the Order of the Oddfellows 1880 - 1950
  • Names taken from Tregony Board School admissions register 1877 - 1920. (But not Hart House School)
  • A list of names recorded from the Census Returns for the areas of Tregony St James (Borough), Cuby and Cornelly for the years 1841 - 1901
  • A list of names taken from the local area 1841 Tithe Assessments
  • Various other small lists of interest