1868 - The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland
"MAJOR RUAN, a parish in the hundred of Kerrier, county Cornwall, 7 miles S.E. of Helston, its post town. The village is of small extent, and wholly agricultural. About half the land is in cultivation, and the remainder, chiefly moorland, pasture. The surface is hilly, and the soil clay and marl. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £170, and the glebe comprises 95 acres. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter, value £191. The church is dedicated to St. Rumon, or Ruan.