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Guide to '''Davidstow, Cornwall family history and genealogy:''' parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.  
  
== Parish History  ==
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{{Infobox England Jurisdictions
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| Type = [[Ancient Parish]]
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| County = Cornwall
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| Hundred = Lesnewth
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| Poor Law Union = Camelford
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| Registration District = Camelford
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| PRbegin = 1708
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| BTbegin = 1608
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| Province = Canterbury
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| Diocese = Exeter
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| Archdeaconry =
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| Rural Deanery = Trigg Major
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| Probate Court = Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Cornwall
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| Prerogative Court =  
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| Archive = [[Cornwall Record Office]]
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DAVIDSTOW (St. David), a '''parish''', in the union of Camelford, hundred of Lesnewth, E. division of Cornwall, 3½ miles (N. E.) from Camelford.<ref>Lewis, Samuel A., [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50915#s6 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England''] (1848), pp. 15-23. Date accessed: 11 March 2013.</ref>
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=== Parish History  ===
  
<br> Davidstow&nbsp;(Cornish: Lanndhewi) St David is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cornwall. Other places in the parish include: Tremaill. <br>
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DAVIDSTOW (St. David), a '''parish''', in the union of Camelford, hundred of Lesnewth, E. division of Cornwall, 3½ miles (N. E.) from Camelford.<ref>Samuel A. Lewis, [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50915#s6 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England''] (1848), pp. 15-23. Date accessed: 11 March 2013.</ref>  
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Davidstow;(Cornish: Lanndhewi) St David is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cornwall. Other places in the parish include: Tremaill.  
  
 
Davidstow' means David's Place and according to legend the church was founded by Saint David in the 6th century, whilst visiting his mother at nearby Altarnun. The church is large but was very much restored in 1875 so that little original work remains inside. Both the nave and the east windows are wider than usual in a Cornish church; a few benchends are interesting, one portrays a bagpiper. The parish is part of the group in the charge of the Rector of Boscastle.  
 
Davidstow' means David's Place and according to legend the church was founded by Saint David in the 6th century, whilst visiting his mother at nearby Altarnun. The church is large but was very much restored in 1875 so that little original work remains inside. Both the nave and the east windows are wider than usual in a Cornish church; a few benchends are interesting, one portrays a bagpiper. The parish is part of the group in the charge of the Rector of Boscastle.  
  
The Parish is nowadays part of the Boscatle with Davidstow United Benefice in the Diocese of Truro.<br><br>
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The Parish is nowadays part of the Boscatle with Davidstow United Benefice in the Diocese of Truro.  
  
== Resources  ==
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=== Resources  ===
  
=== Civil Registration  ===
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==== Civil Registration  ====
  
 
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]].  
 
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]].  
  
=== Church records  ===
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==== Church records  ====
  
 
{{PAGENAME}} parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:  
 
{{PAGENAME}} parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:  
  
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''BOYD''' = [http://www.findmypast.co.uk/content/sog/misc-series Boyd's Marriage Index (FindMyPast) - (£)]<ref>Percival Boyd, ''A List of Parishes in Boyd's Marriage Index'' (London: Society of Genealogists, 1987). Digital version at {{FSbook|1727134}}.</ref>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''BOYD''' = [http://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-united-kingdom-records-in-birth-marriage-death-and-parish-records?_ga=1.15400819.439752968.1397327276 Boyd's Marriage Index (FindMyPast) - (£)]<ref>Percival Boyd, ''A List of Parishes in Boyd's Marriage Index'' (London: Society of Genealogists, 1987). Digital version at {{FSbook|1727134}}.</ref>
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''COPC''' = [http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/search-database/ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks - free]<ref>[http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/coverage/coverage-by-parish/ 'Coverage by Parish,'] ''Cornwall Online Parish Clerks,'' accessed 2 December 2013.</ref>
 
| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''COPC''' = [http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/search-database/ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks - free]<ref>[http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/coverage/coverage-by-parish/ 'Coverage by Parish,'] ''Cornwall Online Parish Clerks,'' accessed 2 December 2013.</ref>
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FMP''' = [http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/parish-records/births?tab=1 FindMyPast - (£)]<ref>[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/help-and-advice/knowledge-base/parish-records/baptisms#cornwall_baptisms 'Cornwall Baptisms'], ''Find My Past,'' accessed 22 November 2013.</ref><ref>[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/help-and-advice/knowledge-base/parish-records/marriages#cornwall_marriages 'Cornwall Marriages'], ''Find My Past,'' accessed 25 November 2013.</ref><ref>[http://www.findmypast.co.uk/help-and-advice/knowledge-base/parish-records/other-burials#cornwall_burials 'Cornwall Burials'], ''Find My Past,'' accessed 25 November 2013.</ref>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FMP''' = [http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/parish-records/births?tab=1 FindMyPast - (£)]<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20140210015003/https://web.archive.org/web/20140210015003/http://www.findmypast.co.uk/help-and-advice/knowledge-base/parish-records/baptisms#cornwall_baptisms 'Cornwall Baptisms'], ''Find My Past,'' accessed 22 November 2013.</ref><ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20140324190856/http://www.findmypast.co.uk/help-and-advice/knowledge-base/parish-records/marriages#cornwall_marriages 'Cornwall Marriages'], ''Find My Past,'' accessed 25 November 2013.</ref><ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20140210015326/http://www.findmypast.co.uk/help-and-advice/knowledge-base/parish-records/other-burials#cornwall_burials 'Cornwall Burials'], ''Find My Past,'' accessed 25 November 2013.</ref>
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FREG''' = [http://www.freereg.org.uk/ FreeREG - free]<ref>[http://www.freereg.org.uk/parishes/cnw.htm Cornwall Coverage'], ''FreeREG,'' accessed 18 November 2013.</ref>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FREG''' = [http://www.freereg.org.uk/ FreeREG - free]<ref>[http://www.freereg.org.uk/parishes/cnw.htm 'Cornwall Coverage'], ''FreeREG,'' accessed 18 November 2013.</ref>
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FS PRs''' = {{RecordSearch|1769414|England, Cornwall and Devon Parish Registers, 1538-2010 (FamilySearch) - free}}<ref>{{RecordSearch|1769414|'England, Cornwall and Devon Parish Registers, 1538-2010'}}, ''FamilySearch,'' accessed 26 November 2013.</ref>
 
| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FS PRs''' = {{RecordSearch|1769414|England, Cornwall and Devon Parish Registers, 1538-2010 (FamilySearch) - free}}<ref>{{RecordSearch|1769414|'England, Cornwall and Devon Parish Registers, 1538-2010'}}, ''FamilySearch,'' accessed 26 November 2013.</ref>
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''BOYD'''  
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>  
 
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>  
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [http://www.findmypast.co.uk/content/sog/misc-series '''1608-1811''']  
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [http://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-united-kingdom-records-in-birth-marriage-death-and-parish-records?_ga=1.15400819.439752968.1397327276 '''1608-1811''']  
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''COPC'''  
 
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''COPC'''  
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/search-database/ '''1669-1913''']
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/search-database/ '''1669-1913''']  
 
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>  
 
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>  
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/search-database/ '''1676-1913''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/search-database/ '''1676-1913''']  
 
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <br>  
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/search-database/ '''1676-1936''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/search-database/ '''1676-1936''']  
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FMP'''  
 
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FMP'''  
 
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/parish-records/births?tab=1 '''1676-1837''']  
 
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/parish-records/births?tab=1 '''1676-1837''']  
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" |  
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/parish-records/marriages?tab=2 '''1676-1836''']  
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [http://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-united-kingdom-records-in-birth-marriage-death-and-parish-records?_ga=1.15400819.439752968.1397327276?tab=2 '''1676-1836''']  
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/parish-records/burials?tab=3 '''1813-1837''']  
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-united-kingdom-records-in-birth-marriage-death-and-parish-records?_ga=1.15400819.439752968.1397327276?tab=3 '''1813-1837''']  
 
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | {{RecordSearch|1769414|'''1708-1914'''}}  
 
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | {{RecordSearch|1769414|'''1708-1900'''}}
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''IGI'''  
 
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''IGI'''  
 
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | {{IGI|C023521|disp='''1676-1773'''}}  
 
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | {{IGI|C023521|disp='''1676-1773'''}}  
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | {{IGI|M023521|disp='''1676-1811'''}}  
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''PALL'''  
 
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=5967 '''1790-1811''']  
 
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=5967 '''1790-1811''']  
 
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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.
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Images of parish registers are available online in historic records (formerly Record Search) Images refer to [[Cornwall Record Office]] reference: P 46  
 
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Images of parish registers are available online in historic records (formerly Record Search) Images refer to Cornwall County Record Office reference: P 46
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=== Cornwall Online Parish Clerks  ===
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An extremely useful resource is the Cornwall Online Parish Clerks page for the parish http://www.cornwall-opc.org/Par_new/a_d/davidstow.php which contains several images of the church.<br>
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==== Cornwall Online Parish Clerks ====
  
=== Census records  ===
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An extremely useful resource is the [http://www.cornwall-opc.org/Par_new/a_d/davidstow.php Cornwall Online Parish Clerks ]which contains several images of the church.
  
a. {{British Census|241262}}
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==== Census records  ====
  
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{{British Census|241262}}
  
 
[[Cornwall Online Census Project]]  
 
[[Cornwall Online Census Project]]  
  
=== Poor Law Unions  ===
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==== Poor Law Unions  ====
  
 
[[Camelford Poor Law Union]]  
 
[[Camelford Poor Law Union]]  
  
=== Probate records  ===
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==== Probate records  ====
  
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 the article to the seciotn Court Jurisdictions by Parish.  
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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 the article to the seciotn Court Jurisdictions by Parish.  
  
 
== Maps and Gazetteers  ==
 
== Maps and Gazetteers  ==
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*Vision of Britain
 
*Vision of Britain
  
== Web sites ==
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== Websites ==
  
Add here any relevant sites that aren't mentioned above.  
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Davidstow in [http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/Cornwall/Davidstow/index.html GENUKI]
  
 
== References  ==
 
== References  ==
  
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Guide to Davidstow, Cornwall family history and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Davidstow, Cornwall
Davidstow St David Church Cornwall.jpg
Davidstow St David Church Cornwall
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Lesnewth
County Cornwall
Poor Law Union Camelford PLU
Registration District Camelford
Records begin
Parish registers: 1708
Bishop's Transcripts: 1608
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Trigg Major
Diocese Exeter
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Cornwall
Location of Archive
Cornwall Record Office

Contents

Parish History

DAVIDSTOW (St. David), a parish, in the union of Camelford, hundred of Lesnewth, E. division of Cornwall, 3½ miles (N. E.) from Camelford.[1]

Davidstow;(Cornish: Lanndhewi) St David is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cornwall. Other places in the parish include: Tremaill.

Davidstow' means David's Place and according to legend the church was founded by Saint David in the 6th century, whilst visiting his mother at nearby Altarnun. The church is large but was very much restored in 1875 so that little original work remains inside. Both the nave and the east windows are wider than usual in a Cornish church; a few benchends are interesting, one portrays a bagpiper. The parish is part of the group in the charge of the Rector of Boscastle.

The Parish is nowadays part of the Boscatle with Davidstow United Benefice in the Diocese of Truro.

Resources

Civil Registration

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.

Church records

Davidstow, Cornwall Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

BOYD = Boyd's Marriage Index (FindMyPast) - (£)[2]
COPC = Cornwall Online Parish Clerks - free[3]
FMP = FindMyPast - (£)[4][5][6]
FREG = FreeREG - free[7]
FS PRs = England, Cornwall and Devon Parish Registers, 1538-2010 (FamilySearch) - free[8]
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[9]
PALL = Pallot's Marriage Index (Ancestry) - (£)[10]
Davidstow, Cornwall Genealogy Parish Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BOYD

1608-1811


COPC 1669-1913
1676-1913
1676-1936
FMP 1676-1837
1676-1836
1813-1837
FREG 1708-1903
1676-1914
1708-1900
FS PRs
1708-1903
1708-1914
1708-1900
IGI 1676-1773
1676-1811


PALL

1790-1811


Images of parish registers are available online in historic records (formerly Record Search) Images refer to Cornwall Record Office reference: P 46

Cornwall Online Parish Clerks

An extremely useful resource is the Cornwall Online Parish Clerks which contains several images of the church.

Census records

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.


Cornwall Online Census Project

Poor Law Unions

Camelford Poor Law Union

Probate records

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 the article to the seciotn Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers

There are many maps and gazetteers showing English places. Valuable web sites are:

Websites

Davidstow in GENUKI

References

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 15-23. Date accessed: 11 March 2013.
  2. Percival Boyd, A List of Parishes in Boyd's Marriage Index (London: Society of Genealogists, 1987). Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.
  3. 'Coverage by Parish,' Cornwall Online Parish Clerks, accessed 2 December 2013.
  4. 'Cornwall Baptisms', Find My Past, accessed 22 November 2013.
  5. 'Cornwall Marriages', Find My Past, accessed 25 November 2013.
  6. 'Cornwall Burials', Find My Past, accessed 25 November 2013.
  7. 'Cornwall Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 18 November 2013.
  8. 'England, Cornwall and Devon Parish Registers, 1538-2010', FamilySearch, accessed 26 November 2013.
  9. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Cornwall, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 21 November 2013.
  10. Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.