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ADVENT, or St. Adven, a parish, in the union of Camelford, hundred of Lesnewth, E. division of Cornwall, 1¾ mile (S.) from Camelford.
Advent (Cornish: Sen Adhwynn) St Adwenna was a chapelry of Lanteglos-by-Camelford, Cornwall Ancient Parish in Cornwall.
Advent is a sparsely populated rural parish. Much of the area is moorland and includes the hamlets of Tresinney and Treclago and there is no village called Advent. The parish also encompasses several small farmstead hamlets, numerous scattered farms and Pencarrow House.
The parish church is dedicated to St Adwenna, one of the daughters of Brychan of Brycheiniog[. It stands in the fields on farmland 400 metres north-east of the hamlet of Tresinney at OS Grid Ref SX104816. The church is in the Anglican Diocese of Truro and is notable for its high, pinnacled tower which houses a ring of four bells: the greater part of the building dates from the 15th century. The south aisle was added at that time; the north transept was Early English but was rebuilt in 1870, at which time the south transept was demolished, The font is Norman, plain and circular.
The ecclesiastical parish is the responsibility of the Rector of Lanteglos-by-Camelford and Advent has been associated with Lanteglos since medieval times.
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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 Free BMD
Records deposited cover 1709-1979, these register are kept at the County Record Office, County Hall, Truro TR1 3AY.
The Family History Library has marriages 1676-1801; Bishop's Transcripts 1676-1805; Parish registers 1813-1987.
Church records indexes: Parish register printouts: Christenings, 1676-1772.
Film numbers for Advent can be found at FamilySearch.
Cornwall Online Parish Clerks
An extremely useful resource is the Cornwall Online Parish Clerks website for online data content. Most of this county's parishes are listed with links to online transcriptions and/or indexes.
Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 241262.
Poor Law Unions
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Cornwall Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.
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