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Millbrook, (Cornish: Govermelin), is in the Hundred and Deanery of East. The name 'Millbrook' obviously means mill-stream, but the site of any mill is unknown. The parish of Millbrook was created from part of Maker parish in 1867. It is located in the Hundred and deanery of East. It is separated from the city of Plymouth by the River Tamar, and until 1869 was administered as part of the parish of Maker. There is evidence that there has been a settlement here since the Stone Age. In the 17th century it possessed a large fishing fleet, and the convenience of water transport led to the development of industries such as brickyards and the manufacture of gunpowder.

Cemeteries

The Cornwall Family History Society have published Monumental Inscriptions for the Parish Church - 1115 entries.

Census

Census information for this parish (1871 - 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 Millbrook is in the St Germans Registration District, and has been since its creation in 1867; 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

Genealogy

OPC Assistance.

Maps

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

On its creation (1896), Millbrook parish became part of the St Germans Union for Poor Law administration and parish relief.

Population

Millbrook was created from part of Maker parish 1867; population figure before 1871 are with Maker.

  • Population in 1871 - 1699 persons
  • Population in 1881 - 1822 persons
  • Population in 1891 - 2116 persons
  • Population in 1901 - 2998 persons
  • Population in 1911 - 2013 persons
  • Population in 1921 - 1959 persons
  • Population in 1931 - 1840 persons
  • Population in 1951 - 1727 persons
  • Population in 1961 - 1600 persons
  • Population in 1971 - 1529 persons
  • Population in 1981 - 1805 persons
  • Population in 1991 - 1891 persons
  • Population in 2001 - 2033 persons
  • Population in 2011 - 2214 persons

Societies

The Rame Peninsula History Group was formed at its inaugural meeting on 30 January 2003. Its aim is to research, record and promote interest in the heritage of the Rame Peninsula.

Statistics

The parish comprises 1093 acres of land (2480 acres including Maker).

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