Scilly Islands

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Scilly Islands
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Scilly Islands
County Cornwall
Poor Law Union Isles of Scilly
Registration District Scilly Islands
Records begin
Parish registers: 1726
Bishop's Transcripts: None
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Penwith
Diocese Exeter
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Cornwall
Location of Archive
Cornwall Record Office

Parish History

SCILLY ISLANDS. These islands, which are 17 in number, besides 22 smaller islets and numerous naked rocks, form a cluster lying off the south-west coast, and annexed to the Western division of the county of Cornwall, about 17 leagues due west from the Lizard Point, and 10 nearly west-by-south from the Land's End. The Wesleyans have four places of worship. [1]


Civil Registration

Church records

IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[2]
Scilly Islands Parish Online Records


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IGI 1726-1875

Cornwall Online Parish Clerk

Census records

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Poor Law Unions

Probate records

Maps and Gazetteers



  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 30-34. Date accessed: 25 March 2013.
  2. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Cornwall, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 22 November 2013.

Isles of Scilly