Callington, Cornwall Genealogy

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Parish History

CALLINGTON (St. Mary), a market-town and parish, and formerly a borough, in the union of Liskeard, Middle division of the hundred of East, E. division of Cornwall, 10½ miles (S. by E.) from Launceston, 14 (N.) from Plymouth, and 213 (W. S. W.) from London. There are places of worship for Independents and Wesleyans.[1]

Neighboring Parishes

England Jurisdictions 1851 may be used to locate nearby parishes by clicking the "Options" tab and selecting "List contiguous parishes."

Stoke Climsland, Cornwall  Calstock, Cornwall  St Dominic, Cornwall  St Mellion, Cornwall St Ive, Cornwall South Hill, Cornwall


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

Records for Callington cover 1558-1998, these registers are kept at the County Record Office, County Hall, Truro TR1 3AY.

The Family History Library has microfilmed parish registers from 1837-1998 and bishop’s transcripts from 1677-1804. Microfilm numbers can be found at FamilySearch.

 Parish registers refer to Cornwall County Record Office reference: P 25.

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.

Poor Law Unions

Liskeard 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 namae of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteer

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

Web sites

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  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 471-474Date accessed: 11 March 2013.