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Postcard View from the Early 1900s
Parish Church - Exterior
Parish Church - Interior
War Memorial
© Pauline Pickup

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Cornwall Online Parish Clerks

The Online Parish Clerk (Genealogy) for St Columb Minor is Pauline Pickup, who can be contacted at
For information about (and contact details for) the current Newquay town council, please see this website.
Contact details for the church can be found by searching here.



Information can be found COCP (Cornwall Online Census Project), which is complete for 1841 to 1891 and validated, FreeCens at Rootsweb - both are free, searchable databases - or check GenUKI for other alternatives.


For Parish Register information, please see our searchable database (C-PROP) which is updated frequently. The parish coverage page is here. Notes on the condition of the registers and their coverage can be found here.

Images of St Columb Minor registers are available on the Family Search website. Click the browse through link near the bottom of the page.


  1830, Pigot's Directory for St Columb  

The University of Leicester's Directories website has many more directories online to view for free.


Settlement Papers:

  28 Jun 1714, John & Elizabeth NILLE (& Altarnun) 17 Jan 1782, Frances CARNE (& Probus)
  2 Mar 1743, Richard & Elizabeth ROBERTS (& St Stephens Saltash) 24 Apr 1800, Henry & Ann OXENHAM & family (& Truro)

Voters Lists:

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

War Memorial Names:

  1. First World War
  2. Second World War
  3. First World War Memorial to Capt. John Lewis ROGERS & others


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.

Early 1600s - mid 1850s, an Index of Wills & associated papers, copies of which are available from the Cornwall Records Office.

27 Nov 1578, Rycharde/Richard CARTER 20 Apr 1747, John NICHOLLS
  22 Nov 1619, Margery HODGE 13 Dec 1747, Richard RICKARD
  16 Dec 1620, John HICKES 18 Nov 1748, Richard NILES
  1620?, William HOUSE 6 Dec 1748, Henry SAMPSON
  28 Oct 1656, John WHITFORD 22 Dec 1748, Michael RUNDLE
  19 Feb 1732, John JENKYN 19 May 1749, Robert SLEEMAN
  15 Oct 1742, Joan HAMBLY 7 Apr 1750, Richard TREVETHAN

Problems regarding the appointment of The Rev. H. Marsh-Edwards as Rector, terrier written in Parish Baptisms Register.

A Promise of Payment, dated 23 Feb 1767, by William SOLOMON of the Parish of Little Cullen to John PHILLIPS. (Further details unknown, but filmed by the LDS amongst indentures for Roche.)

St Columb Minor Residents Association maintain a blog including photographs.

Photographs and historical information can be found on the St Columb Minor Parish website.

Research on the WHITFORD family by Julie GUEST. The abbreviation COPC refers to our searchable Cornwall OPC database. As with all records, researchers are advised to check the originals for themselves.

For more information regarding history, population, etc., 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 Columb Minor at, then drag the person icon from above the zoom commands and place it at a specific location on the map.


Crantock, Newquay (post-1882), Mawgan in Pydar, St Columb Major, Colan and Newlyn East.


  1. St Columb Minor 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 n268). Also downloadable as a pdf.
  2. Phillimore's Marriages Vol XIV transcripts including St Columb Minor (transcribed and in our database)


The Former Wesleyan Methodist Chapel at Lane
St Columb Minor Lane Chapel St Columb Minor Lane Chapel
© Rod Allday With thanks to A C Richards & Son (Undertakers) for allowing use of this photograph