ST. BURYAN is a parish, 6 miles south-west-by-south from Penzance, 2 from St. Levan, and 3 from the Layan Rock, in the western division, Penwith Hundred, Penzance Union, Penwith deanery, Cornwall archdeaconry, and Exeter bishopric. The church of St. Buriana is an old building, situate on an eminence 400 yards [feet] above the level of the sea, having a square embattled tower 90 [fee]t high; has a nave, three aisles, chancel, transept, [por]ch, 3 bells, and several old mural monuments, and [man]y curious relics of antiquity; the Hon. and Rev. Fitz[roy St]anhope, M.A., is the incumbent of the living, and [the Rev]. Edward Seymour, M.A., is the curate. There are chapels for Wesleyan Methodists; a National school for boys and girls, under the superintendence of the present curate; also a Sunday school, held at the National school-room. A fair is held on the first Tuesday in March, yearly, for sheep and cattle. In this parish are several Druidical remains, consisting of circlets, cromlechs, cairns or burial grounds, loggan stones, &c. There was a college here, but it was destroyed in the time of Cromwell. The population, in 1851, was 1,658, and the acreage is 6,964. The soil is killas; the subsoil is granite. The Rev. Uriah Tonkin, M.A. of Lelant, is lord of the manor and chief landowner. The chief crops are wheat and barley.

Seymour Rev. Edward M.A.


Berriman George, farmer, Treveden

Boase Charles, shoemkr. Crows-an-Ura

Boase Richard, farmer, Boskaneth

Chapple John, carpenter, Treeve

Clemens William, farmer, Barnawall

Curnow Elizabeth (Mrs.), shopkeeper

Davey James, farmer, Bosanketh

Davy James, farmer

Eddy Richard, farmer

Ellis William, shopkeeper

Gartrell Henry, farmer, Pendree

Gilbert John, farmer

Gilbert William, carpenter

Gilbert William, farmer, Roskenna

Gwenap James, farmer, Trevernen

Harvey Samuel, farmer, Buscarne

Harvey Thomas, farmer

Hutchen Sampson, farmer, Trewoofe

Jacka William, gardener

Jenkin Geo. cattle doctor, Crows-an-Ura

Jefferies William, farmer, Tregiffian

Johns Jane (Mrs.), shopkeeper, Treeve

Johns William, smith, Treeve

Kergeek Francis, farmer, Cardinnis

Morley James, smith

Nankervis Henry, farmer, Tregiffian

Nicholas John, farmer, Bolanka

Nicholl Martin, smith

Old Henry, farmer, Buscowan

Patch Thomas, farmer, Trewoofe

Pearce John, farmer, Treviador

Permewan James, farmer, Tregadwith

Permewan John, farmer, Trelew

Richards John, carpenter & farmer

Roberts William, farmer, Treeve

Rodda William, farmer, Alsia

Rowe Michael, farmer, Leah

Searle Josiah, ‘Ship,’ & farmer & miller

Sherer Robert, steward to Lord Viscount Falmouth

Steer Joseph, farmer & mine agent, Rissick

Thomas John Weymouth, grocer

Thomas Martin, farmer

Thomas William, grocer & registrar of births & deaths, & parish clerk

Tonkin James, butcher

Tonkin James, farmer, Boskenna

Tregear William, farmer, Trevor

Wallish George, farmer, Alsia

Wallish Humphrey, farmer, Roscarne

Wallish Matthias, ‘King’s Arms’

Wallish Thomas, smith

Warren John, farmer, Rosemoddris

Williams Joseph, postmaster

Williams Walter, grocer

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