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Botus Fleming (Cornish: Bosflumyes), which has also been spelled as Botusfleming, is situated in the Hundred and Deanery of East. It is bounded on the east by Landulph and the River Tamar, on the south by St Stephens-by-Saltash, on the west by Landrake and on the north by Pillaton and the detached portion of St Stephens called 'Howton'. The parish is named after and unknown dwelling place: Bod meaning dwelling in Old Cornish; the prefix is also found in names such as Bodmin and Botallack. The Fleming part may be a name.

This romantic and highly-interesting parish comprises hills, valleys, rich meadows and arable land, with luxuriant orchards and cherry gardens. Besides the Churchtown, the main village is Hatt.



Census information for this parish (1841 - 1901) is held in the Cornwall Record Office. The Cornwall Family History Society offers a census search service for its members. The Cornwall Family History Society have also published on-line census detail by surname on the FamilyHistoryonLine site.

Specific census information for this parish is available as follows:

Church History

Church Records

Civil Registration

The parish of Botus Fleming is in the St Germans Registration District, and has been since 1st July 1837; there were sub-districts at Antony, St Germans and Saltash but they have now been abolished. Parishes within the district were: Antony, Botusfleming, Landrake, Landulph, Maker, Millbrook, Pillaton, Quethiock, Rame, St. Erney, St. Germans, St. John's, St. Mellion, St. Stephen's, Saltash, Sheviock, Torpoint.

The Superintendant Registrar of St Germans can be contacted at: Ploughastel Drive, Saltash, Cornwall, PL12 6DL. Tel: 01752 842624.

Description & Travel



The only manor in this parish is that of Modeton (or Modyton), now called Moditonham, which was held by Philip de Vautort (or Valletort), under the Earl of Cornwall. It was afterwards in the Dauney family, from whom it passed with an heiress to the Courtnays, and was at a later period, in the Waddons.


Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.


  • Population in 1801 - 201 persons
  • Population in 1811 - 237 persons
  • Population in 1821 - 297 persons
  • Population in 1831 - 279 persons
  • Population in 1841 - 250 persons
  • Population in 1851 - 247 persons
  • Population in 1861 - 237 persons
  • Population in 1871 - 248 persons
  • Population in 1881 - 215 persons
  • Population in 1891 - 203 persons
  • Population in 1901 - 230 persons
  • Population in 1911 - 276 persons
  • Population in 1921 - 257 persons
  • Population in 1931 - 274 persons
  • Population in 1951 - 295 persons
  • Population in 1961 - 276 persons
  • Population in 1971 - 290 persons
  • Population in 1981 - 655 persons
  • Population in 1991 - 780 persons
  • Population in 2001 - 783 persons
  • Population in 2011 - 750 persons

Religion & Religious Life

The Incumbents of Botus Fleming parish church are listed on-line.


The parish comprises 1145 acres of land and 17 acres of water.

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