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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.



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.


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


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


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.


  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)  


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
  15 Aug 1692, John EUSTIS 27 Feb 1753, William BOSANKO
  8 Feb 1727, Thomas HICKES 13 Nov 1753, Mary HOCKIN/HAWKIN
  10 Oct 1745, Edward DRUE 1 Dec 1804, James WOOD
  7 Mar 1746, William HOKING 7 Oct 1818, Benjamin TREWHELA
  26 Oct 1748, Thomas BLACKWILL 22 Mar 1824, Thomas TREWHELA
  15 Nov 1750, Francis HOLMAN/HOLLMAN 24 Nov 1831, Peter Thomas GULLY, late Crowan now Budock
  1 Apr 1752, John JENKEN 12 May 1853, Israel Bray PELLEW

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 Cowan at, then drag the person icon from above the zoom commands and place it at a specific location on the map.


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


  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.