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The parish of Minster, (Cornish: Talkarn), is situated in the Deanery of Trigg Minor, and Hundred of Lesnewth. It is bounded on the north by St Juliot, on the east by St Juliot, Lesnewth, and Davidstow, on the south by Lanteglos-by-Camelford, and on the west by the detached part of Lanteglos, Tintagel, Trevalga and Forrabury. The manor, honour and borough of Botreaux Casle is now called 'Boscastle'. The town of Boscastle in north Cornwall was divided into two parishes by the River Jordan: Forrabury and Minster. However, these parishes become united by Act of Parliament in 1779.

The attractive wooded inland parish of Minster is in the valley of the River Valency and contains the mother church of the town of Boscastle.

Cemeteries

The Cornwall Family History Society have published Monumental Inscriptions for the Parish Church - 416 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. 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

Although originally in the Camelford Registration District, the parish of Minster is now in the Bodmin Registration District; there were sub-districts at Boscastle and Camelford. Parishes within the Camelford district were: Advent, Davidstow, Forrabury, Lanteglos, Lesnewth, Michaelstow, Minster, Otterham, St. Breward, St. Clether, St. Juliot, St. Teath, Tintagel, Trevalga.

The Superintendant Registrar of Bodmin can be contacted at: Lyndhurst, 66 Nicholas Street, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL31 2AG. Tel: 01208 73677.

Description & Travel

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.

Historical Geography

The Domesday Settlements of Cornwall, a study undertaken by the Cornwall Branch of the Historical Association, has identified and located settlements listed in the Exeter and Exchequer Domesday Survey of AD 1086. The following places have been identified in Minster ecclesiastical parish:

Maps

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

Population

Minster became united with Forrabury parish in 1779 and, therefore, Minster's population figures are included there.

Statistics

The parish comprised 3342 acres of land.

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