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Guide to St Marys, Old Town, Scillys, Cornwall family history and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records. Cornwall Parishes
St Mary's.-- chief of the Scilly Islands; is 9 miles in circumference, and contains Hugh Town, the capital of the Scilly Islands. Among the interesting features of the island is Star Castle, an Elizabethan fortress. There are also numerous antiquities.
St Mary Scilly is an Ancient parish. The church of St Mary was built at Old Town during the 19th century, replacing a previous building dating substantially from the 12th century.
Harold Wilson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1964 to 1970, and again from 1974 to 1976, is buried in the churchyard of this church.
Births, marriages and deaths were kept by the government from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.
St Marys, Old Town,Scillys, Cornwall parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|FREG = FreeREG - free|
|St Marys, Old Town,Scillys, Cornwall Parish Online Records|
||1677-1794, 1869-1885|| |
Overview, Include information for parish registers and Bishop's Transcripts, Contact information for the office holding the original records, Links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection.
Census records from 1841-1891 are available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 241275. To view these census images online, they are available through the following websites for a fee ($) or free:
- FamilySearch has some of the British Censuses available.
- FindMyPast ($) has all available census records including images, and is free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and some public and academic libraries.
- Ancestry.co.uk ($) has now all available census records but free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and at numerous public and academic libraries. The library versions are known as AncestryInstitution.com.
- The Genealogist.co.uk ($) has all available censuses and is free at Family History Centers and the Family History Library and various other libraries.
- FreeCen is a UK census searches. It is not complete and individuals are always asked to consider helping out with transcriptions.
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [county] Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.
Maps and Gazetteers
There are many maps and gazetteers showing English places. Valuable web sites are:
- 1851 Jurisdiction Maps
- Vision of Britain
Add here any relevant sites that aren't mentioned above.
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