Budock (Cornish: Plywvudhek)is situated in the Deanery and Hundred of Kirrier (Kerrier). It is now more commonly called Budock Water. In 1869, it was bounded on the north by St Gluvias and Falmouth, on the east by the sea, on the south by Mawnan and Constantine, and on the west by Mabe. The parish is named after Saint Budocus; the name is also found in the area of Plymouth known as St Budeaux. Before the conquest the whole of the parish of Budock lay within the manor belonging to the Bishops of Exeter called Treliver. The modern name of the village is Budock Water.
Glasney was originally in this parish, and was a moor or march at the bottom of the episcopal park at Penryn. Here Walter Bronescombe, Bishop of Exeter, in 1264, commenced and on March 26th 1267, endowed a college for thirteen canons, one of whom was to be styled provost, or president, and for thirteen vicars. In 1318 a misunderstanding between to Provost and canons as impropriators of St Gluvias, and the vicar of that church over the division of tithes was resolved by the Bishop of Exeter.
The peninsular upon which Pendennis Castle stands was a detached portion of Budock. Part of Budock formed the new borough of Falmouth and Penryn.
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)
The Cornwall Family History Society have published Monumental Inscriptions for Quaker Burials - 185 entries.
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 Census.
- The 1841 Census of Budock (HO107/136) (Enumeration Districts 13 to 15 [including Schools and Pendennis Barracks]), 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. 241260.
- 1851 Census.
- The 1851 Census of Budock (HO107/1911) is available on-line from the Cornwall Online Census project as follows:
- The New Zealand Society of Genealogists have compiled separate surname indexes of the 1851 Census for each Cornish registration district; Budock is listed in Volume 22. The booklets are available in Cornwall at the Cornwall Centre (formerly known as the Cornish Studies Library), and is also available in the Cornwall FHS Library.
- 1861 Census. The 1861 Census of Budock (RG9/1566) is available on-line from the Cornwall Online Census project as follows:
- 1871 Census. The 1871 Census of Budock is available on-line from the Cornwall Online Census project as follows:
- 1881 Census.
- The 1881 Census of Budock is available on-line from the Cornwall Online Census project as follows:
- The 1881 Census of Falmouth Workhouse Inmates, Budock, is available on-line.
- 1891 Census. The 1891 Census of Budock is available on-line from the Cornwall Online Census project as follows:
- The parish church is located in OS Grid Square SW7832 and was dedicated to St Budocus prior to 1270. It comprises a chancel, nave, north aisle, and south transept. The arcade has seven four-centred arches, supported on monolith pillars of granite. The tower arch is plain and chamfered. There is a south porch with stone benches, and a priest's door. The tower is of three stages, is buttressed at the angles, and has stump pinnacles. There is a lych gate to the churchyard. Details about the plans of this church are available on-line.
- There was also a Mission Church at Glasney which was built in 1908.
- Non-Conformist. There are Wesleyan chapels at Treverva and Budock Water.
- LDS Church Records.
- The LDS Church batch numbers for Budock are: E006431, M006341, P006341. These are searchable by surname.
- The IGI coverage of this parish is 1649 - 1875.
- The Cornwall Record Office holdings: Baptisms 1653 - 1960, Burials 1653 - 1954, Marriages 1653 - 1966, Boyd's Marriage Index 1610 - 1812, Pallot's Marriage Index 1800 - 1812, BTs 1610 - 1673.
- Baptisms 1738 to 1911 are available on-line through the OPC search Facility - (C-PROP).
- The Cornish Forefathers' Society have published on CD baptisms 1719 to 1840 for this parish and are available for purchase on Parish Chest
- Banns. Banns 1829 to 1889 and 1891 to 1906 are available on-line through the OPC search Facility - (C-PROP).
- Phillimore's marriages 1653 to 1812, and parish register marriages 1799 to 1900, are available on-line through the OPC search Facility - (C-PROP).
- The Cornwall Family History Society have published transcripts of: Parish Marriages 1654 to 1837, which is available in Book, CD or downloadable .pdf file formats.
- Phillimore's Marriages at Budock - 1653 to 1812 are available on-line from UK Genealogy Archives.
The parish of Budock is in the Falmouth Registration District, and has been since 1st July 1837; there were sub-districts at Constantine, Falmouth, Mylor and Penryn. Parishes within the district are: Budock, Constantine, Falmouth, Mabe, Mawnan, Mylor, Penryn, Perranarworthal and St. Gluvias. The Superintendant Registrar can be contacted at: Berkely House, 12-14 Berkeley Vale, Falmouth, TR11 3PH. Tel: 01326 312606.
- Photographs of Budock are available on-line.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Budock to another place.
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.
You can see the administrative areas in which Budock has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- Map of the Falmouth Registration District in which the parish lies.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SW784322 (Lat/Lon: 50.148279, -5.103751), Budock which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- Old Maps Online
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
Apprenticeship Indentures for Budock (1791 - 1836) can be found in the Cornwall Record Office.
- Budock parish was part of the Falmouth Union for Poor Law administration and parish relief. The Falmouth Workhouse was located at Trescobeas, within the parish of Budock.
- Overseers' Accounts for Budock(1765 to 1782 and 1790 to 1793), Settlement Papers (1827 to 1859) and Bastardy Bonds (1779 to 1819), are available in the Cornwall Record Office.
In the May of 1641 it was agreed and ordered that every Member of the House of Commons and House of Lords should make a protestation (declaration of loyalty) to the crown. The Protestation was printed and then distributed by the Members to their counties. The Protestation was to be made by everyone and the Rectors, Churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor, had to appear before the Justices of the Peace in their Hundred to make their protestation and, on returning to their parishes, any two of them were to witness the taking of the Protestation Oath by all males over the age of 18 years. All names were listed and anyone who refused was to be noted.
The Protestation Returns of 1642 for Budock are available on-line.