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Laneast

The parish of Laneast (Cornish: Lannast) is situated in the Deanery of Trigg Major and in the Hundreds of East and Lesnewth. It is bounded on the north by the parishes of Treneglos and Tresmere, on the east by Egloskerry and Trewen, on the south by Altarnun, and on the west by St Clether. Laneast is a small village in north-east Cornwall about seven miles west of Launceston, just south of the A395. The name comes from 'lann',- church site, followed by a geographical reference to its position in reference to the older St Clether site. The main villages are the Churchtown and Badgall.

John Couch Adams, a mathematical genius who became a Professor of Mathematics at St John's College, Cambridge, was born at Lidcot farm in this parish in 1819. He became a famous Astronomer and is credited as being the co-discoverer of the planet Neptune.

Most parish and church description(s) on these pages are from Lake's Parochial History of the County of Cornwall by J Polsue (Truro, 1867 - 1873)

Cemeteries

The Cornwall Family History Society have published on-line Monumental Inscriptions for the Parish Church - 184 entries.

Census

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.
Specific census information for this parish is available as follows:

  • 1841.
    • The 1841 Census of Laneast (HO107/134), Enumeration District 6, is available on-line from the Cornwall Online Census project.
    • The 1841 census for this parish has also been filmed by the LDS church - film No. 241258.
  • 1851. The 1851 Census of Laneast (HO107/1899), Enumeration District 2, is available on-line from the Cornwall Online Census project.
  • 1861. The 1861 Census of Laneast (RG9/1517), Enumeration District 6, is available on-line from the Cornwall Online Census project.
  • 1871. The 1871 Census of Laneast (RG10/2222), Enumeration District 6, is available on-line from the Cornwall Online Census project.
  • 1881. The 1881 Census of Laneast (RG11/2274), Enumeration District 6, is available on-line from the Cornwall Online Census project.
  • 1891. The 1891 Census of Laneast (RG12/1801), Enumeration District 6, is available on-line from the Cornwall Online Census project.

Churches

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Laneast area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Church History

  • Anglican. The parish church is located in OS Grid Square SX2284, and is now dedicated to St Michael. The church has previously been dedicated to Saints Welvela and Sativola (alias Sidewell and Gulval). It comprises a chancel, nave, south aisle and north transept. Considerable restoration took place in 1848. There is a south porch, in which are the remains of an ancient pries's tomb; the latin inscription is illegible. The tower is lofty; it is of three stages, is finished with battlements and pinnacles and contains five bells.
  • Non-Conformist. There was a Wesleyan Methodist chapel near Furze Park on the St Clether road.

Church Records

  • LDS Church Records.
    • The LDS Church batch numbers for Laneast are: C023551/2/3, E023552, M023552/3. These are searchable by surname.
    • The IGI coverage for this parish is 1676 - 1875.
  • The Cornwall Record Office holdings: Baptisms 1700 - 1979, Burials 1700 - 1979, Marriages 1700 - 1902, Boyds Marriage Index 1680 - 1812, Pallot's Marriage Index 1790 - 1812, BTs 1597 - 1673.
  • The Cornwall Family History Society have published on-line transcripts of:
    • Pre 1813 Marriages
    • 1813-37 Marriages
    • 1913-37 Burials.
  • Baptisms.
    • Baptisms in this parish 1701 to 1911 are available on-line through the OPC Search Facility - (C-PROP).
    • The Cornish Forefathers' Society have published on CD, baptisms 1737 to 1812 for this parish which can be purchased on Parish Chest.
  • Marriages.
    • Phillimore marriages in this parish 1680 to 1812, and parish transcripts 1680 to 1910, are available on-line through the OPC Search Facility - (C-PROP).
    • The Cornwall Family History Society have published transcripts of: Parish Marriages 1596 to 1837, which is available in CD or downloadable .pdf file formats.
    • The Cornish Forefathers' Society have published on CD, marriagess 1741 to 1812 for this parish which can be purchased on Parish Chest..
    • Phillimore's Marriages of Laneast 1680 to 1812 are available on-line from UK Genealogy Archives.
  • Burials.
    • Burials in this parish 1701 to 1911 are available on-line through the OPC Search Facility - (C-PROP).
    • The Cornwall Family History Society have published transcripts of: Parish Burials 1813 to 1837, which is available in Book format.
    • The Cornish Forefathers' Society have published on CD, burials 1741 to 1812 (with marriages) for this parish which can be purchased on Parish Chest..

Civil Registration

The parish of Laneast is in the Launceston Registration District, and has been since 1st July 1837. There were sub-districts at Altarnun, Launceston, North Hill, North Petherwin and St Stephen-by-Launceston, but these are now all closed. Parishes within the district were: Altarnun, Boyton, Egloskerry, Laneast, Launceston, Lawhitton, Lewannick, Lezant, Northill, St. Mary Magdalene, St. Stephens by Launceston, St. Thomas the Apostle, St. Thomas Street, South Petherwin, Stokeclimsland, Tremaine, Treneglos, Tresmeer, Trewen, Warbstow.

The Superintendant Registrar can be contacted at: Hendra, Dunheved Road, Launceston, PL15 9JG. Tel: 01566 772464.

Description and Travel

  • ePodunk's Cornwall page - providing general, plus some historical and genealogical information, about Cornwall and its parishes, together with links (mainly relating to general sites and services, rather than ones that are specific to Cornwall or particular parishes).
You can see pictures of Laneast which are provided by:

Genealogy

  • OPC Assistance. The On-line Parish Clerk (OPC) scheme operates a service to help family historians; the OPC page for this parish is available on-line, from where the OPC can be contacted by email.
  • Mailing List. There is a mailing list for anyone with a genealogical and or historical interest in Bodmin Moor and its surrounding villages. Villages covered are: Advent (Tresinney), Alternun, Blisland, Bodmin, Boventor, Camelford (Lanteglos), Cardinham, Davidstow, Egloshayle, Helland, Laneast, Lanteglos by Camelford, Launceston, Lewannick, Liskeard, Michaelstow, North Hill, St Breward, St Breock, St Cleer, St Clether, St Mabyn, St Neot, St Tudy, Temple, Tresinney, Trewen, Wadebridge (Egloshayle & St Breock), and Warleggan. This list is in support of the OnLine Parish Clerk system. You can also subscribe to the ENG-CON-BODMINMOOR-L for the List version, or ENG-CON-BODMINMOOR-D (digest) for the Digest version.

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Laneast has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

Ask for a calculation of the distance from Laneast to another place.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SX220830 (Lat/Lon: 50.619411, -4.517701), Laneast which are provided by:

Poor Houses, Poor Law etc.

  • Laneast parish was part of the Launceston Union for Poor Law administration and parish relief.
  • Overseers' Accounts (1769 to 1846) are available in the Cornwall Record Office.

Population

  • Population in 1801 - 179 persons
  • Population in 1811 - 149 persons
  • Population in 1821 - 229 persons
  • Population in 1831 - 279 persons
  • Population in 1841 - 320 persons
  • Population in 1851 - 299 persons
  • Population in 1861 - 244 persons
  • Population in 1871 - 231 persons
  • Population in 1881 - 259 persons
  • Population in 1891 - 227 persons
  • Population in 1901 - 209 persons
  • Population in 1911 - 185 persons
  • Population in 1921 - 170 persons
  • Population in 1931 - 166 persons
  • Population in 1951 - 178 persons
  • Population in 1961 - 142 persons
  • Population in 1971 - 133 persons
  • Population in 1981 - 135 persons
  • Population in 1991 - 189 persons
  • Population in 2001 - 164 persons
  • Population in 2011 - 209 persons

Statistics

The parish comprises 2552 acres of land and 3 acres of water.