CORNWALL ONLINE PARISH CLERKS - helping bring the past alive

The parish of


St Blazey Church St Blazey
St Blazey Church
© David Coppin
Spring view of St. Blazey Gate from Tregrehan Mills,
© 2005 Charles Winpenny

More photographs below

Cornwall Online Parish Clerks

The Online Parish Clerk (Genealogy) for St Blazey is Julia Mosman, who can be contacted by Email.

For information about (and contact details for) the current town council, please see this website.
Contact details for the church can be found by searching here.



Information can be found at COCP - the Cornwall Online Census Project - which is complete for 1841 to 1891 and has been verified, FreeCens at Rootsweb, which has a very good search engine and information from COCP, as well as GenUKI, which has more reference information and alternative resources.


I have transcriptions of many parish registers on my website. For further parish register records see our searchable database (C-PROP), which is updated frequently and contains full transcriptions. The C-PROP parish coverage page is here.


Trade Directories for Cornwall can be searched online here. For other information, see GenUKI.


For an Indenture, dated 1 February 1836, concerning land in St Blazey and mentioning Ann HITCHENS and John CORNELIUS of this parish, click here.

Photographs & Maps:

Many photographs are held by the Wheal Martyn China Clay Museum (and copies by the China Clay History Society), not only those related to that industry. John Evans has offered to search them for any of specific families and locations, and electronic copies would be supplied free of charge. Two examples are given below (click thumbnails to enlarge).

A large number of old O.S. Maps of many areas of Cornwall (various scales) are also available, the index is here. For the maps, please keep to the Crown Copyright as explained on the Ordnance Survey website.

  St Blazey, Bridge St c 1880
 identifying (x) Mrs Moon of Moon's Aberdeen Laundry
West & Sons, St Blazey Foundry,
with large group of workmen
© Wheal Martyn & China Clay History Society

Settlement Papers:

  29? Apr 1716, John WILLIAMS (& Luxulyan) 1 Oct 1842, William & Mary DOWER & family (& Luxulyan)
  21 Apr 1831, Richard LUKE (& Luxulyan) 16 Aug 1847, Richard MEWTON (& Luxulyan)
  Apr-Sep 1836, Francis & Catherine GOLDSWORTHY (& Crowan) 13 Sep 1847, James & Sarah ROWE & family (& Luxulyan)

Tithe Apportionments:


Voters Lists:

  1. 1851/52
  2. 1852/53
  3. 1856/57
  4. 1864/65


A list of available Wills and Probate Documents. Copies of those marked as CRO can be ordered from here using the appropriate reference.  For those marked as NA enter the reference in the search box on this page and follow the onscreen instructions.

  21 May 1597, Peter BEVILL 21 Aug 1743, Thomas DADDOW
  21 May 1603, Thomas CULLIS 7 Jan 1747, Matthew DAVY
  31 Aug 1654, John BENNET(T), the elder 19 Dec 1749, Toby TOOCKER
  8 Jun 1656, Ann COCKE 27 May 1751, Peter ROBINS
  9 Mar 1692, Margarett(e) TONKYN 11 Jan 1753, John HIGMAN
  10 Feb 1701, Diggory TONKIN 10 Aug 1829, John POLKINGHORNE
  29 Mar 1703, Hugh WILLIAMS 14 Jun 1843, John PETTERS, proved 1849
  24 Feb 1723, Warwick SPRY 3 Dec 1851, Edward PEARCE

Please visit my website for various references, photographs, and historical data. For other information, visit GenUKI.


For a zoomable and printable map of Cornwall please visit Cornwall Council’s mapping website. To see the Parish boundaries, click on the Layers Tab for Government Boundaries.

For maps and satellite images use Google Maps.

To enjoy a "walk" around this parish, search for St Blazey at, then drag the person icon from above the zoom commands and place it at a specific location on the map.


St Austell (pre-1847), Charlestown (post-1847), Luxulyan, Tywardreath and Par (post-1849).


St Blazey 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 n92). Also downloadable as a pdf.

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