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Guide to '''St John, Cornwall ancestry, family history, and genealogy:''' parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
  
Guide to '''St John, Cornwall family history and genealogy:''' parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
 
 
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=== Parish History  ===
 
=== Parish History  ===
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JOHN, ST., a '''parish''', in the union of St. Germans, S. division of the hundred of East, E. division of Cornwall, 6 miles (S. E. by E.) from St. Germans. <ref>Lewis,Samuel A., [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51067#s12 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England''] (1848), pp. 631-640. Date accessed: 06 March 2013.</ref>  
 
JOHN, ST., a '''parish''', in the union of St. Germans, S. division of the hundred of East, E. division of Cornwall, 6 miles (S. E. by E.) from St. Germans. <ref>Lewis,Samuel A., [http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51067#s12 ''A Topographical Dictionary of England''] (1848), pp. 631-640. Date accessed: 06 March 2013.</ref>  
  
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The parish church is dedicated to St John (originally it was dedicated to St John the Evangelist but from 1912 the dedication was changed to St John the Baptist).  
 
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The parish church is dedicated to St John (originally it was dedicated to St John the Evangelist but from 1912 the dedication was changed to St John the Baptist).<br>
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The parish is opposite&nbsp; [[Plymouth, Devon]], separated from it by St John's Lake, an inlet of The Hamoaze in Plymouth Sound.  
 
The parish is opposite&nbsp; [[Plymouth, Devon]], separated from it by St John's Lake, an inlet of The Hamoaze in Plymouth Sound.  
  
St John parish is in the St Germans Registration District. To the north, the parish is bordered by St John's Lake and to the south by the sea. To the east, the parish is bordered by&nbsp; [[Millbrook ,Cornwall]], to the south-east by [[Maker, Cornwall]] and to the west by&nbsp;[[Antony, Cornwall]] parish.<br>
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St John parish is in the St Germans Registration District. To the north, the parish is bordered by St John's Lake and to the south by the sea. To the east, the parish is bordered by&nbsp; [[Millbrook ,Cornwall]], to the south-east by [[Maker, Cornwall]] and to the west by&nbsp;[[Antony, Cornwall]] parish.  
  
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=== Resources  ===
  
== Resources ==
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==== Civil Registration ====
  
=== Civil Registration  ===
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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]].
  
<br>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]].
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==== Church records  ====
 
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{{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://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" | '''BOYD''' = [http://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-united-kingdom-records-in-birth-marriage-death-and-parish-records 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>[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 25 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>
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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 25 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>
 
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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>
 
| 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="#ffcccc" | [http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/parish-records/births?tab=1 '''1649-1900''']  
 
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Images of parish registers are available online at FamilySearch Images refer to [[Cornwall Record Office]] reference: P 93
  
Images of parish registers are available online in historic records (formerly Record Search) Images refer to [[Cornwall Record Office]] reference: P 93
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==== Cornwall Online Parish Clerks  ====
  
=== Cornwall Online Parish Clerks ===
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An extremely useful resource is the [http://www.cornwall-opc.org/Par_new/h_k/john_st.php Cornwall Online Parish Clerks] page for the parish. In addition the Online Parish Clerk has contributed to the website for the Rame Peninsula with other parishes [[Rame, Cornwall]] [[Maker, Cornwall]] [[St Germans, Cornwall]][[Sheviock, Cornwall]]
  
An extremely useful resource is the Cornwall Online Parish Clerks page for the parish http://www.cornwall-opc.org/Par_new/h_k/john_st.php In addition the Online Parish Clerk has contributed to the website for the Rame Peninsula http://www.stoneyburn.ca/OPC_Web/ with other parishes [[Rame, Cornwall]] [[Maker, Cornwall]]<br>
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[[St Germans, Cornwall]] &amp; [[Sheviock, Cornwall]]<br>
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{{British Census|241259}}  
 
{{British Census|241259}}  
 
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[[Cornwall Online Census Project]]  
 
[[Cornwall Online Census Project]]  
  
=== Poor Law Unions  ===
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==== Poor Law Unions  ====
  
 
[[St Germans Poor Law Union]]  
 
[[St Germans Poor Law Union]]  
  
=== Probate records  ===
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==== Probate records  ====
  
<br>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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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.  
  
=== Maps and Gazetteers  ===
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== Maps and Gazetteers  ==
  
 
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:  
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*Vision of Britain
 
*Vision of Britain
  
=== Websites ===
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St John in [http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/Cornwall/StJohn/index.html GENUKI]
  
== References ==
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Latest revision as of 20:45, 3 February 2015

England  go to  Cornwall Gotoarrow.png  Cornwall Parishes

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

St John, Cornwall
St John Cornwall contributor Tony Atkin.jpg
St John Cornwall contributor Tony Atkin
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred East
County Cornwall
Poor Law Union St Germans PLU
Registration District St Germans
Records begin
Parish registers: 1582
Bishop's Transcripts: 1611
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery East
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

JOHN, ST., a parish, in the union of St. Germans, S. division of the hundred of East, E. division of Cornwall, 6 miles (S. E. by E.) from St. Germans. [1]

The parish church is dedicated to St John (originally it was dedicated to St John the Evangelist but from 1912 the dedication was changed to St John the Baptist).

The parish is opposite  Plymouth, Devon, separated from it by St John's Lake, an inlet of The Hamoaze in Plymouth Sound.

St John parish is in the St Germans Registration District. To the north, the parish is bordered by St John's Lake and to the south by the sea. To the east, the parish is bordered by  Millbrook ,Cornwall, to the south-east by Maker, Cornwall and to the west by Antony, Cornwall parish.

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

St John, 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]
FREG = FreeREG - free[6]
FS PRs = England, Cornwall and Devon Parish Registers, 1538-2010 (FamilySearch) - free[7]
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[8]
St John, Cornwall Genealogy Online Parish Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BOYD
1611-1673

COPC 1652-1913
1655-1907
1652-1938
FMP 1649-1900 1623-1834
FREG 1799-1900
1757-1907
1799-1900
FS PRs 1582-1900 1582-1907 1582-1900
IGI 1675-1772

Images of parish registers are available online at FamilySearch Images refer to Cornwall Record Office reference: P 93

Cornwall Online Parish Clerks

An extremely useful resource is the Cornwall Online Parish Clerks page for the parish. In addition the Online Parish Clerk has contributed to the website for the Rame Peninsula with other parishes Rame, Cornwall Maker, Cornwall St Germans, CornwallSheviock, Cornwall

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 241259.

Cornwall Online Census Project

Poor Law Unions

St Germans 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 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:

Websites

St John in GENUKI

References

  1. Lewis,Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 631-640. Date accessed: 06 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 25 November 2013.
  5. 'Cornwall Marriages', Find My Past, accessed 25 November 2013.
  6. 'Cornwall Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 18 November 2013.
  7. 'England, Cornwall and Devon Parish Registers, 1538-2010', FamilySearch, accessed 26 November 2013.
  8. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Cornwall, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 21 November 2013.

 

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