Lelant, Cornwall Genealogy

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Lelant St Uny

Parish History

Lelant St Uny is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cornwall. TowednackTowednack, Cornwall was a chapelry of Lelant.Other places in the parish include: Carbis Bay, Carbis Water, and Chyangwheal.

The name is derived from the Cornish lann and Anta, meaning Church-site of Anta,. The earliest attested spelling is Lananta in about 1170.

Nothing is known about Anta and Lelant parish church is dedicated to St Uny.


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

Images of parish registers are available online in historic records (formerly Record Search) Images refer to Cornwall County Record Office reference P 120/ Uny- Lelant (Lelant)

Courtesy of Christine Uphill:

Lelant Parish & Cemetery Records

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/l_m/lelant.php

The history, registers and much more have been contributed by the Online Parish clerk for Lelant (Uny-Lelant) Chris Uphill.

Also http://www.lelant.info/ which contains transcripts  local reminiscences and a great deal more.

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 241264.


Transcribed by Maxwell Adams:

Poor Law Unions

Penzance 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:


Land Records

Trascribed by Maxwell Adams:

Web sites

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