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


Parish History

General overview SOUTH-HILL (St. Sampson), aparish, in the unionof Liskeard, Middle division of the hundred of East,E. division of Cornwall, 3 miles (N. W.) from Callington. The church is an ancient structure with lancet windows.There is a place of worship for Wesleyans.

Samuel A. Lewis,  A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 149-152.

URL: Date accessed: 03 April 2013.


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.

Church records

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

COPC = Cornwall Online Parish Clerks - free[1]
FMP = FindMyPast - (£)[2][3][4]
FREG = FreeREG - free[5]
FS PRs = England, Cornwall and Devon Parish Registers, 1538-2010 (FamilySearch) - free[6]
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[7]
South Hill, Cornwall Genealogy Parish Online Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
COPC 1852-1911
FMP 1676-1837 1566-1837 1813-1837

FS PRs 1852-1901 1566-1837, 1866-1901
IGI 1676-1772

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.

Images of parish registers are available online in historic records (formerly Record Search) Images refer to Cornwall County Record Office reference: P 210

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 241258.

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 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

Web sites 


  1. 'Coverage by Parish,' Cornwall Online Parish Clerks, accessed 2 December 2013.
  2. 'Cornwall Baptisms', Find My Past, accessed 25 November 2013.
  3. 'Cornwall Marriages', Find My Past, accessed 25 November 2013.
  4. 'Cornwall Burials', Find My Past, accessed 25 November 2013.
  5. 'Cornwall Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 18 November 2013.
  6. 'England, Cornwall and Devon Parish Registers, 1538-2010', FamilySearch, accessed 26 November 2013.
  7. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Cornwall, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 22 November 2013.


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