Gwennap, Cornwall Genealogy

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== Parish History  ==
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[[England]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Cornwall]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Cornwall Parishes]]
  
General overview
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Guide to '''Gwennap, Cornwall family history and genealogy:''' parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
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{{Infobox England Jurisdictions
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| image = Gwennap Parish Church St Wennapa.jpg
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| caption = Gwennap Parish Church St Wennapa
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| Type = [[Ancient Parish]]
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| County = Cornwall
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| Hundred = Kerrier
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| Poor Law Union = Redruth
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| Registration District = Redruth
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| PRbegin = 1658
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| BTbegin = 1610
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| Province = Canterbury
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| Diocese = Exeter
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| Archdeaconry =
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| Archdeaconries =
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| Rural Deanery = Kerrier
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| Parish =
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| Peculiar =
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| Chapelry =
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| Probate Court = Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Cornwall
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| Archdeaconry Court =
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| Bishops Court =
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| Prerogative Court =
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| Archive = [[Cornwall Record Office]]
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}}
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=== Parish History  ===
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GWENNAP (St. Wenap), a '''parish''', in the union of Redruth, E. division of the hundred of Kerrier, W. division of Cornwall, 8 miles (E.) from Truro. There are places of worship for Baptists, Bryanites, and Wesleyans.<ref>Lewis, Samuel A., [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50994#s21 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England''] (1848), pp. 360-362. Date accessed: 13 March 2013.</ref>
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Gwennap St Wennepa&nbsp;is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cornwall. Other places in the parish include: Carharrack, Crofthandy, and Frogpool.
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Gwennap Pit where John Wesley preached 18 times between 1762 and 1789, although Gwennap Pit is to the north west at the hamlet of Busveal near St. Day. The pit was caused by mining subsidence in the mid-eighteenth century. After Wesley's death the local people turned the pit into a regular circular shape with turf seats.<br>
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The parish church is an old foundation but was rebuilt in the 15th century and then thoroughly restored in the 19th century. The tower is detached. According to Charles Henderson "few Cornish churches are less interesting than Gwennap"[Cornish Church Guide (1925); pp. 105-06]<br>
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[[Image:Gwennap Pit, Busveal .jpg|thumb|center]]
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== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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=== Civil Registration  ===
 
=== 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 FreeBMD.
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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]].  
  
 
=== Church records  ===
 
=== Church records  ===
  
Overview, Include informaton for parish regist<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1269378604365_147" />ers and Bishop's Transcripts, Contact information for the office holding the orginial records, Links to the Family History Library Catalog showing film numbers in their collection.
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{{PAGENAME}} parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
  
Images of parish registers are available online in historic records (formerly Record Search) Images refer to Cornwall County Record Office reference: P 79<br>
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{| width="383" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" style="width: 100%"
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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" | '''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" | '''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>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''IGI''' = [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free]<ref>Hugh Wallis, [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hughwallis/IGIBatchNumbers/CountyCornwall.htm#PageTitle 'IGI Batch Numbers for Cornwall, England,'] ''IGI Batch Numbers,'' accessed 22 November 2013.</ref>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''PALL''' = [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=5967 Pallot's Marriage Index (Ancestry) - (£)]<ref>''Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes.'' Digital version at {{FSbook|1310100}}.</ref>
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{| width="100%" border="1" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1"
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! bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="7" scope="col" | '''{{PAGENAME}} Parish Online Records'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" colspan="2" | <center>'''''Baptisms'''''</center>
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" colspan="2" | <center>'''''Marriages'''''</center>
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" colspan="2" | <center>'''''Burials'''''</center>
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | Indexes
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | Images
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | Indexes
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | Images
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | Indexes
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | Images
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''BOYD'''
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" |
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [http://www.findmypast.co.uk/content/sog/misc-series '''1610-1812''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''COPC'''
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/search-database/ '''1658-1891''']
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/search-database/ '''1660-1812, 1823-1911''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/search-database/ '''1658-1812, 1830-1900''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FMP'''
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/parish-records/births?tab=1 '''1674-1961''']
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" |
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/parish-records/marriages?tab=2 '''1610-1837''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" |
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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" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FREG'''
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" |
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [http://www.freereg.org.uk/ '''1560-1812''']
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS PRs'''
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" |
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | {{RecordSearch|1769414|'''1658-1891'''}}
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" |
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | {{RecordSearch|1769414|'''1658-1901'''}}
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" |
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | {{RecordSearch|1769414|'''1658-1993'''}}
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|-
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''IGI'''
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [http://www.familysearch.org '''1674-1772''']
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''PALL'''
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" |
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| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [http://search.ancestry.co.uk/search/db.aspx?dbid=5967 '''1790-1812''']
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| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" |
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| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>
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|}
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Overview, Include informaton for parish registers and Bishop's Transcripts, Contact information for the office holding the orginial records, Links to the Family History Library Catalog showing 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 County Record Office reference: P 79<br>
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Incorrect waypoints for St Day have been reported to engineers for future correction St Day references are P47/1/1-3
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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/e_g/gwennap.php Sandra Pritchard also maintains her website http://gwennap-opc.com/index.html with transcriptions of the parish<br>
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=== Census records  ===
 
=== Census records  ===
  
Overview, Include any unique information, such as the census for X year was destroyed, Collection in FHL and link to catalog, Online sites.
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a. {{British Census|241260}}
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[[Cornwall Online Census Project]]
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=== Poor Law Unions  ===
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[[Redruth Poor Law Union]]
  
 
=== Probate records  ===
 
=== Probate records  ===
  
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdication 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.
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Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdication 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  ==
 
== Maps and Gazetteers  ==
  
There are many maps and gazetteers showing English places. Valuable web sites are:
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There are many maps and gazetteers showing English places. Valuable web sites are:  
  
*1851 Jurisdiction Maps
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*[[England Jurisdictions 1851]]
 
*Vision of Britain
 
*Vision of Britain
  
 
== Web sites  ==
 
== Web sites  ==
  
Add here any relevant sites that aren't mentioned above.
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Add here any relevant sites that aren't mentioned above.  
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== References  ==
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{{reflist}} {{Cornwall}}
  
 
[[Category:Cornwall]]
 
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Revision as of 16:33, 28 March 2014

England Gotoarrow.png Cornwall Gotoarrow.png Cornwall Parishes

Guide to Gwennap, Cornwall family history and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Gwennap, Cornwall
Gwennap Parish Church St Wennapa.jpg
Gwennap Parish Church St Wennapa
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Kerrier
County Cornwall
Poor Law Union Redruth PLU
Registration District Redruth
Records begin
Parish registers: 1658
Bishop's Transcripts: 1610
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Kerrier
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

GWENNAP (St. Wenap), a parish, in the union of Redruth, E. division of the hundred of Kerrier, W. division of Cornwall, 8 miles (E.) from Truro. There are places of worship for Baptists, Bryanites, and Wesleyans.[1]

Gwennap St Wennepa is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cornwall. Other places in the parish include: Carharrack, Crofthandy, and Frogpool.

Gwennap Pit where John Wesley preached 18 times between 1762 and 1789, although Gwennap Pit is to the north west at the hamlet of Busveal near St. Day. The pit was caused by mining subsidence in the mid-eighteenth century. After Wesley's death the local people turned the pit into a regular circular shape with turf seats.

The parish church is an old foundation but was rebuilt in the 15th century and then thoroughly restored in the 19th century. The tower is detached. According to Charles Henderson "few Cornish churches are less interesting than Gwennap"[Cornish Church Guide (1925); pp. 105-06]


Gwennap Pit, Busveal .jpg



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

Gwennap, 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]
Gwennap, Cornwall Genealogy Parish Online Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BOYD
1610-1812

COPC 1658-1891
1660-1812, 1823-1911
1658-1812, 1830-1900
FMP 1674-1961 1610-1837 1813-1837
FREG
1560-1812

FS PRs 1658-1891 1658-1901 1658-1993
IGI 1674-1772
PALL
1790-1812

Overview, Include informaton for parish registers and Bishop's Transcripts, Contact information for the office holding the orginial records, Links to the Family History Library Catalog showing film numbers in their collection.

Images of parish registers are available online in historic records (formerly Record Search) Images refer to Cornwall County Record Office reference: P 79

Incorrect waypoints for St Day have been reported to engineers for future correction St Day references are P47/1/1-3

Cornwall Online Parish Clerks

An extremely useful resource is the Cornwall Online Parish Clerks page for the parish http://www.cornwall-opc.org/Par_new/e_g/gwennap.php Sandra Pritchard also maintains her website http://gwennap-opc.com/index.html with transcriptions of the parish


Census records

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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 241260.



Cornwall Online Census Project

Poor Law Unions

Redruth Poor Law Union

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdication 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:

Web sites

Add here any relevant sites that aren't mentioned above.

References

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 360-362. Date accessed: 13 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 22 November 2013.
  10. Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.