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There was an amazing project to crowdsource the free Census information for Cornwall which was hosted on Freepages. Recently Ancestry seems to have been having trouble keeping it available so I've made a copy of Phillack free Census 1881, thanks to the brilliant Wayback machine.



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:





Cornwall Online Census Project

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Table of Contents

Last updated 31 July 2008 - COMPLETE

1881 Census by Registration Districts


  • /5 Phillack

    • RG11/2337

    • RG11/2338

      • ED 5-11 Phillack, Gwinear, Gwithian + Merchant Shipping


The information in these pages is Crown copyright and has been put online solely for the purpose of providing free public access to the census transcriptions prepared by the COCP. The information may not be published or distributed in any form. The only exception to this is that a small number of individual data records may be extracted for the purpose of family or local history research. You can do lookups but you would be better advised to refer people to the online database. Any other activities should first be referred to the COCP organizers.

The layout of these pages, the logo and the software are all ©2003–06 COCP.

Our aim was to produce an exact transcription of what the enumerator wrote down. If he got it wrong—so have we! Some of the records are hard to decipher or totally unreadable, but we have taken our best shot. As with any research, it is important that YOU check the original source to confirm the information. Where we have been unable to decide just what an enumerator has written, we indicate our doubts by showing the text in green. This green text solution is based on the online database query flag system and there is an important caveat. The query flag nearly always covers more than one field. If therefore, you see a personal name in green, it may be that the problem is in the forename, not the surname. Consulting the original document or a film is the only way you will resolve this problem.

The layout and presentation of the web pages was done by Rick Parsons using a design by Myra Cordrey.

Due to re-organisation of boundaries, Census coverage changed over the years.