Cornwall Pedigree (Gerrans-1576)

Gerrans (CornishGerens) is a coastal civil parish and village on the Roseland Peninsula in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. The village is situated approximately seven miles (11 km) south-southeast of Truro.[1]

The name Gerrans derives from Gerent, a 6th-century Cornish saint. The parish runs north-south along the eastern side of the Roseland peninsula. It is bounded to the south and east by the sea, to the west by St Just in Roseland parish, and to the north by Philleigh parish.[2] The population was 933 in the 2001 census,[3] reducing to 794 at the 2011 census.

Gerrans lies within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) which is brilliantly demonstrated in this photo of its coastline.

By Tim Green, CC BY-SA 2.0,

Gerrans is also home to one of the oldest Babb Families of Cornwall when in 1583 John & Mary (Skewew) Babbe gave birth to the first of their 4 sons John. They Went on to raise their family alongside a Thomas Babbe who was born in 1576 in the neighboring village of St Ewe. No parent is listed for Thomas and he is not heard from again in the village.

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