Parish Registers

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Parish Registers
Baptisms - 1559 to 1959
Burials - 1559 to 1959
1559 to 1699 - 1700 to 1799 - 1800 to 1850
Marriages - 1563 to 1959
Marriage Banns - 1754 to 1812
Bishops Transcripts
Baptisms - 1663 to 1773
Marriages - 1663 to 1773
Burials - 1663 to 1772

LDS Family History Centres
Available to order on Microfilm, for viewing at the Centre

Parish Registers
Baptisms 1559-1959, Marriages 1563-1756 and Burials 1662-1665 & 1810-1890. - Film No: 226169
Marriages 1754-1959, Banns 1754-1812, Burials 1813-1959 - Film No: 254168
Marriages 1563-1812 (from Phillimore's transcripts) - Film No: 496692 item 8
Baptisms, Marriages and Burials 1559-1812, Marriages 1754-1812, Baptisms 1813-1837, Marriages 1813-1837, Burials 1813-1858, Baptisms 1837-1900, Marriages 1837-1900, Burials 1858-1900, Banns 1886-1900 Film No: 1595967
Transcript of Parish Register 1559-1837 and Bishop's transcripts 1663-1665. - Film No: 916949 item 3
Parish Register Printouts baptisms 1559-1640 - Film No: 933393 Item 8
Parish Register Printouts baptisms 1559-1837 - Film No: 1037037 Item 4
Parish Register Printouts baptisms 1559-1875 - Film No: 472768 Item 4
Parish Register Printouts baptisms 1559-1875 (2nd filming) - Film No: 1145613 Item 2
Bishops Transcripts
Baptisms, marriages and burials, 1681 to 1773. - Film No: 90258 Item 6
Other Records
Overseers Accounts, Poor Rates, etc: 1793 - 1827 . - Film No: 1597030 Item 15
Overseers Accounts, Poor Rates, etc: 1833 - 1837 . - Film No: 1597031 Item 1
Settlement Papers 1755 - 1831. - Film No: 1597086 Item 15
Court Rolls 1588 - 1595 (for Manor of Trelowarren). - Film No: 1472002 Item 18

IGI Online (Family Search)

Of the Cornish Parish Records almost all Baptisms are available online, whereas Marriages are few.
Use the International Genealogical Index Search and click on and then enter the batch number.
Inserting names will narrow down your search.

C053571 or C053572 and C020931
Also now available are images of the pages from the Parish Registers which are all online.
Click here to be taken to the start page.

Non-Conformist Records

Wesleyan Methodist

No information available on these records

Garras Methodist Chapel

Baptism Registers for the period 1864 to 1948 are located at the Cornwall Record Office (Reference: X 329)

Other Places where Parish Records may be Found

In Cornwall

Cornwall Record Office - This is where most of the orginal Registers are held. Most are made available to the Public on microfilm. Microfiche copies of the Bishop's Transcripts are also available.
Cornish Studies Library - Microfilm copies of most Bishop's Transcripts and Parish Registers are available, along with extensive collections of local newspapers and Census Returns.
Devon Record Office - Where the orginals of the Bishop's Transcripts are held for most Cornwall Parishes. These are available on microfilm for viewing.
The Courtney Library - Transcipts of Parish Records are available for viewing on microfilm and covers about 50% of Cornwall's Parishes.
Cornwall Family History Society - Has many different records available in Truro at there library. Transcripts of many Parish Registers. Marriage records up to 1837 from different sources and burial/memorial Inscription records etc:


For Overseas Researchers copies of Parish Registers on Microfilm can be viewed and downloaded from the Family Search website. Another source available to overseas researchers are the the LDS Family History Centres. Follow this link and scroll down to find a Centre near you. Also visit the OPC home Page and search the database which now has transcripts of most Cornish Parish Records as well as many other types of records that have also been transcribed for Cornwall.

Available for Purchase

Archive CD Books - Phillimore's Marriage Transcripts which covers almost all Cornwall Parishes as well as the Parish Registers for Falmouth, Madron, and Gulval.
Cornish Forefathers Society - A very good source for transcripts of Parish Records, mainly available on CD, although there are still some microfiche supplies left.
Cornwall Family History Society - Has by far the largest collection of transcripts available for purchase and they would still be cheap at twice the price they charge. They also offer a search service on individual surnames which I have used and can highly recommend.

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