Perranzabuloe, Cornwall Genealogy

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Parish History

PERRANZABULOE, or Perran-in-the-Sand (St. Peran), a parish, in the union of Truro, W. division of the hundred of Pyder and of the county of Cornwall, 7 miles (W. N. W.) from St. Michael. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans. [1]

Perranzabuloe St Pirren is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cornwall.Other places in the parish include: Bolingey, Bollingey, Perranporth, and Rose.

The parish's church town is Perranzabuloe hamlet but the largest settlement in the parish is Perranporth. Other settlements include Bolingey, Callestock, Goonhaven, Mellingy, Mount, Penhallow, Perrancoombe, and Perranwell.

The name of the parish derives from the medieval Latin Perranus in Sabulo meaning Piran in the sand. It refers to Saint Piran (the patron saint of Cornwall) who founded an oratory church in the seventh century near the coast north of Perranporth.

In medieval times the parish of Perranzabuloe was a peculiar of Exeter Cathedral. Perranzabuloe at that time exercised ecclesiastic control of St Agnes: the latter's church was a chapelry of Perranzabuloe. In 1846 St Agnes became a separate ecclesiastical parish.


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: P 184

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 Perranzabuloe.

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.

Cornwall Online Census Project

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


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 555-558. Date accessed: 20 March 2013.

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