Tresmere, Cornwall Genealogy
Tresmere (or Tresmeer)(Cornish: Trewasmeur) St Nicholas is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cornwall. The church is at OS Grid Ref SX233874 and was dedicated in September 1505 to St Winwolus, who was the first Abbot of Landevenac in France; he is said to have died in AD 504.
It is now dedicated to St Nicholas.
The structure is simple, containing only a chancel and nave. By the middle of the 19th century, this had become incredibly decayed. There are a south porch and an unused north door. The tower was of two stages and finished with a plain parapet.
The modern parish is now part of Egloskerry, North Petherwin, Tremaine and Tresmere.
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.
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 232
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/t_z/tresmere.php
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 241258.
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kayhin/1802.html transcript of 1891 census
Poor Law Unions
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:
- England Jurisdictions 1851
- Vision of Britain
Add here any relevant sites that aren't mentioned above.