The parish of
ST ANTHONY in ROSELAND
should not be confused with St.
Anthony in Meneage, which is across the bay in Kirrier, or Antony which is
snuggled into the extreme south-eastern corner of Cornwall, not far from
Plymouth. The parish is named after St Anthony, while ' Roseland' is thought to
mean "the land of the promontory" - Rhos being old Cornish for 'Headland'.
It is in the deanery and
Hundred of Powder and is bounded on the south by the English Channel, on the west
by Falmouth harbour and on the east by Gerrans. From the narrow isthmus by which
it is joined to Gerrans, to the point of the entrance to Falmouth harbour, it is
about two and a half miles long, by half a mile wide, covering approximately 732
St. Anthony Lighthouse
� Simon Lewis, 2003
The prominent lighthouse, built in 1835 and still operating, and a
former gun battery on its south-western promontory, provide dramatic
There is a Wesleyan chapel, and an Anglican church, which was rebuilt in
1863. There are very few houses in this small parish, which is mainly
comprised of sparse farmland over a granite base. The parish no longer
exists as a civic unit; it was incorporated into the parish of Gerrans
The Online Parish Clerk for St Anthony in St Anthony in Roseland
is Bill O'Reilly, who can be contacted by Email.
Please visit my Gerrans-St. Anthony in
Roseland website; if unable to find your answer there, please
contact me at the above address for information.
COCP (Cornwall Online Census Project), which is complete for 1841 to
1891 and validated,
at Rootsweb - both are free, searchable databases - or check GenUKI for
Partial transcriptions of Parish Registers are on my website, which are
frequently being added to. Also, please check
database which is updated frequently. For further Parish Register information, please see GenUKI (link
below), or visit the LDS Library section for information on filmed parish
For further Parish Register information, please see GenUKI - link below.
For information, see GenUKI. Link below
or visit the University
of Leicester's Directories website, which has many directories online to
view for free.
To view a Bastardy Order, dated 9 Mar 1705, naming
Ann TUDDY and Nicholas MINHEER,
For more information regarding history, population,
etc., visit GenUKI.
For a Parish Locator map, please click
St. Anthony in Roseland is located at coordinates F-2.
For further map information, please visit
GenUKI (Genealogy - United Kingdom
To see a current, zoomable Ordnance Survey map, please visit
MultiMap, or for maps and satellite
St Just in Roseland,
Gerrrans and, across the Fal estuary,
- St Anthony in Roseland (St Anthony in Powder) is included in
The Parochial History of Cornwall, Volume I by Davies Gilbert,
William Hals, Thomas Tonkin, Henry Samuel Boase, originally published in
1838 (page n66). Also downloadable as a pdf.
The Cornwall Register by John Wallis, A.M. F.S.S., then Vicar of
Bodmin, printed 1847. If the in-built search produces no results, use the
index pages (474-476) to find your parish of interest. Tables of statistics
and other data can be found at the beginning of the book, starting at page