CORNWALL ONLINE PARISH CLERKS - helping bring the past alive


The parish of

CROWAN

Parish Church, Crowan
St. Crewenna Church, Crowan
© Sue Crispin


Cornwall Online Parish Clerks

The Online Parish Clerk (Genealogy) for Crowan is Sue Crispin, who can be contacted by Email.

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


PARISH INFORMATION

CENSUS:

Information can be found at COCP - the Cornwall Online Census Project - which is complete for 1841 to 1891 and has been verified, FreeCen 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.

REGISTERS:

For Parish Register information, please see our online searchable database (C-PROP) which is updated frequently and GenUKI. The parish coverage page is here.

DIRECTORIES:

For information, see the University of Leicester's Historical Directories website and GenUKI.

OTHER:

A Voters List for 1832 is available here.

To view the transcription of a Bastardy Order, dated 23 Mar 1841, naming Elizabeth WOOLCOCK, Thomas MATTHEWS and Thomas MATTHEWS of this parish, click here.

Bastardy/Filiation Papers

  23 Mar 1841, Elizabeth WOOLCOCK, Thomas MATTHEWS 15 May 1841, Henry UREN & Elizabeth COCK's child

Churchyard:

  1. Entries in the burial ground register can be viewed here.
  2. Some photographs of gravestones are available from the OPC, click here for a list. Some lo-res examples link from the list.

School Admissions:

  Crowan, Leedstown School  

Settlement Documents:

3 Jan 1740, Nevil HARRIS (& Probus) 9 Apr 1844, James & Elizabeth SEMMENS (& Mawgan in Meneage)
  23 Apr 1773, John RODDA (& Illogan & St Erme) Jun-Sep 1844, Anne WILLIAMS & children (& Llantrisant)
  6 May 1791, Anne RODDA (& St Erme) 12 Aug 1844, Richard EUSTICE & family (& Camborne)
  15 Feb 1825, Jane HODGE & children (& Sithney) Sep 1844, Mary ROWE (& Tywardreath)
  19 Dec 1831, Anna Maria JENNINGS & children (& Leeds) 7 Dec 1844, Wilmot BERRYMAN & children (& Wendron)
  22 Oct 1833, Elizabeth DAVIES, order against grandfather John Jan 1845, James & Sarah Reed & children (& St Agnes)
  21 Apr 1835, Maria CHAPPLE & child (& Illogan) Jan-Feb 1845, Ann THOMAS & children (& Gwinear)
  8 Dec 1835, William & Jane STEVENS & family (& Breage) Apr 1845, Wilmot WILLIAMS & children (& Wendron)
  Apr-Sep 1836, Francis & Catherine GOLDSWORTHY (& St Blazey) May 1845, William & Ann THOMAS & children (St Agnes)
  7 Jun 1836, Grace STEVENS & children (& St Hilary) Sep-Oct 1845, James Thomas STEPHENS & family (& St Austell)
  8 Jul 1840, Henry & Elizabeth MARKS & family (& Camborne) Dec 1845, Elizabeth HANCOCK & children (& St Austell)
  18 Aug 1840, Charles & Grace OATEY & family (& Gwinear) 14 Feb 1846, Mark & Anne KEMP & children (& Sithney)
  Dec 1840, Elizabeth JEWELL 5 Jan 1847, Charity MORLEY & children (& Gwinear)
  Jul 1840, Samuel & Maria RODDA & family (& Gwinear) Jul 1847, Susanna JENKIN & children (& Wendron)
  29 Sep 1840, William & Mary ROBERTS & family (& St Erth) Aug-Sep 1847, Thomas & Mary WILLIAMS & children (& Sithney)
  Feb 1842, Thomas & Miriam BESANKO & family (& Camborne) 1848, Grace Stephens THOMAS & children (& St Austell)
  Mar 1842, Ann Rodda SCADDAN & child (& Gwinear) Feb 1849, Elizabeth BAWDEN & children (& St Ives)
  14 Apr 1842, Rebecca JEWELL & children (& Paul) Aug-Sep 1849, Ann THOMAS & children (& St Agnes)
  6 Apr 1843, Harriett WATTERS & children (& Stokeclimsland) Oct-Nov 1849, Phillippa EUSTICE & children (& Camborne)
  Apr 1843, Nicholas & Ann MATTHEWS & children (& St Hilary) Jul 1850, Isaac & Jane WATTERS & family (& Bere Ferrers)
  Sep-Oct 1843, Elizabeth UREN & children (& Gwinear) Jul-Aug 1850, Pheby HARVEY & dau (& Camborne)
  Nov-Dec 1843, James & Elizabeth SEMMENS & children (& Mawgan Feb 1851, Mary UREN & children (& Liskeard)
  in Meneage) Oct 1851, Hannah JEWELL & children (& Gwinear)
  Nov-Dec 1843, Peternel PASCOE Sep 1852, Catherine ARTHUR/REED & son (& Gwinear)
  23 Dec 1843, Frances DUNSTAN & child (& Sithney)  

Wills:

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.

  10 Jun 1611, Richard HYDEN/HIDENN 12 Dec 1752, Joseph SIMONS
  22 Sep 1655, Henry BOLITHOWE 27 Feb 1753, William BOSANKO
  15 Aug 1692, John EUSTIS 13 Nov 1753, Mary HOCKIN/HAWKIN
  8 Jun 1711, Damaris HOBLYN 5 Mar 1762, Ralph FREEMAN
  8 Feb 1727, Thomas HICKES 11 Feb 1767, Hannah ARTHUR
  10 Oct 1745, Edward DRUE 1 Dec 1804, James WOOD
  14 Jun 1746, Richard MITCHELL 7 Oct 1818, Benjamin TREWHELA
  7 Mar 1746, William HOKING 22 Mar 1824, Thomas TREWHELA
  26 Oct 1748, Thomas BLACKWILL 14 Jul 1828, John WATTERS, proved 1847
  6 Apr 1749, Thomas TREVENEN 24 Nov 1831, Peter Thomas GULLY, late Crowan now Budock
  15 Nov 1750, Francis HOLMAN/HOLLMAN 21 Sep 1840, Ann THOMAS
  4 Sep 1751, Mary WILLIAMS 12 May 1853, Israel Bray PELLEW
  1 Apr 1752, John JENKEN  

For more information regarding history, population, etc., visit GenUKI.

MAPS:

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 Cowan at http://maps.google.co.uk/, then drag the person icon from above the zoom commands and place it at a specific location on the map.

ADJACENT PARISHES:

St Erth, Gwinear, Treslothan (post 1845), Carnmenellis (Post-1846), Wendron, Sithney and Godolphin (post-1848).

ONLINE BOOKS:

  1. Crowan 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 n300). Also downloadable as a pdf.
  2. Phillimore's Marriages Vol XVIII transcripts including Crowan (transcribed and in our database). For the Contents page, keep clicking Next until page 7/160 appears.