Transcription by: Althea Barker 2007
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GERMOE is a township, parish and village, 6 miles north-west from Helston, and 8 from Penzance, in the Western division of the county, Kerrier Hundred, Helston Union, Kerrier deanery , Cornwall Archdeaconry, and Exeter bishopric; it is situated on the high road from Helston to Penzance. The church of St. Germoe is an old building, in the Perpendicular style of architecture; has a square embattled tower containing 3 bells, a porch (over which is a carved Crucifixion) a nave, aisles, chancel, two transepts, font, and chest containing registers from 1682; the pews are most irregular, each owner having adopted his own place; there are several mural monuments. In the churchyard is a sedilia, called the arm-chair of St Germoe; beneath is supposed to be a burial vault. The living is a curacy attached to Breage worth £100 yearly, with residence, in the gift of the Crown; the Rev. E. Morris PRIDMORE, M.A. is the incumbent, and the Rev. George Wintour, B.A., is the curate. There is a chapel for Wesleyans; a National school for boys and girls, endowed with £10 by the Duke of LEEDS; a Sunday school is held at the church. Pengersick Castle, at Sydney Cove, is an ancient and dilapidated building, and many legends are recorded of it; one of the old towers is still standing. There are several mines in this parish. The population, in 1851 was 970, and the acreage is 1,288. The soil is loamy; the subsoil is granite. The Duke of LEEDS, Hender MOLESWOTH ST-AUBYN, Esq., and S BULLER Esq., are lords of the manor and chief landowners. The chief crops are wheat, barley, oats and turnips.
WINTOUR Rev. George B.A.
BASTIAN Thomas, Farmer
CARTER John, Farmer
EUSTICE William, Shopkeeper
HEBBARD Henry John, Farmer
HEBBARD James, Farmer
HEBBARD Thos. ‘St Aubyn’s’ &Postmstr
HOSKIN William, Smith
JAMES John, Shoemaker
KESKEYNES James, Carpenter & Farmer
LEMON James Plomer, Farmer
MARTIN William Henry, agent to Leeds & St Aubyn consols
NICHOLLS Richard, Shopkeeper & Farmer
PAUL John, Carpenter
PAUL Martha (Mrs), Shopkeeper
SIMMONS Peter, Parish clerk
TOLL Nicholas, Farmer
TOLL William, ‘Dolphin’
WALLIS John, Master of school
WILLIAMS John, Farmer
Letters through Helston, which is the nearest money order office.