St Agnes, Cornwall Genealogy

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There are many maps and gazetteers showing English places. Valuable web sites are:  
There are many maps and gazetteers showing English places. Valuable web sites are:  
*1851 Jurisdiction Maps
*Vision of Britain
*Vision of Britain

Revision as of 14:03, 27 August 2010


Parish History

St Agnes is an Ecclesiastical Parish and a market town in the county of Cornwall, created in 1846 from chapelry in Perranzabuloe,_Cornwall Ancient Parish. Other places in the parish include: Mingoose, Porthtowan, Skinners Bottom, Trevellas, Trevellas Downs, Blackwater, Croscombe, Cross Combe, Goodnown, Goonbell, and Goonown.

he church of St Agnes was a chapel-of-ease only (St Agnes was made into a parish in 1846). The parish church is 15th century in date but has been much restored in recent times.


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

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: P2/1/1-27, 31-41, 47.

Cornwall Online Parish Clerks

An extremely useful resource is the Cornwall Online Parish Clerks page for the parish

The history, registers and much more have been contributed by the Online Parish clerk for St Agnes.

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. for details of public houses in the 1881 census


Poor Law Unions

Truro Poor Law Union

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:

Web sites

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