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The parish of

ST DOMINICK

St Dominick Church
St Dominick Church
© Myra Cordrey
 

St Dominick Parish is a rural area, with a total population which has not exceeded a thousand people. It is mainly agricultural (grazing land and market gardening) but still shows evidence of its part in the mining boom of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Kit Hill and its surrounding mining remains are not far to the north west.

St Dominick village is the main settlement, with groups of houses at Bohetherick, Burraton, Cross, Halton Quay and Ashton, the last two being mentioned in the Domesday Survey. There are also numerous individual houses/farms.

Halton Quay flourished in the days before the advent of rail and mechanised road transport, as one of the points at which lime and 'street sweepings' (manure) came in from Plymouth, and fruit and flowers were sent down the Tamar. Photographs of the Quay are on the OPC's website.
 

St Dominick
View of the Village from St Dominick Church
© Myra Cordrey
 

Today the parish has many new houses, the residents of some being commuters. Bed and Breakfast accommodation and a few ancient 'pubs' serve the tourist industry and many of the old cottages have been renovated and extended. However the road layout has not changed much over the years, single tracks, with passing places and high hedges alongside, being the norm. The small, steep valleys provide challenges for people on foot, but also sheltered areas for isolated buildings.

Like most of the surrounding area, it was/is often the case that residents of St Dominick lived closer to the Church of a different Parish, so it is worthwhile for researchers to look through records for Callington, Calstock, Pillaton and St Mellion.
 


Cornwall Online Parish Clerks

The Online Parish Clerk (Genealogy) for St Dominick is Myra Cordrey, 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, for 1881, the LDS website.

REGISTERS:

While many parish registers have been transcribed by the LDS, and are available in their IGI section, they are indexes only. (Baptisms in the IGI are from 1585 - 1875, marriages from 1588 - 1718). For full transcriptions, please visit my website, which is updated frequently.
 
Additionally, all transcriptions have been added to our searchable database (C-PROP), which is updated frequently. The C-PROP parish coverage page is here.

1813 - 1900 A list of residents of Calstock & St Dominick who were buried in Bodmin

DIRECTORIES:

For information, see GenUKI (link below) or visit the University of Leicester's Directories website, which has many directories online to view for free.

OTHER:

The website for St Dominic Parish Council.

Please visit my website for Newspaper Articles, Indentures and Bastardy / Filiation Bonds.

Voters Lists:

  1. 1851/52
  2. 1852/53
  3. 1864/65

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.

  5 Oct 1584, John BRENDON 17 Nov 1743, Nicholas STEER
28 Feb 1592?, Elizabeth COLES 27 Jul 1748, Richard COULE
  23 May 1737, Thomas BRENT  

For more information regarding history, population, etc., visit GenUKI and use the Parishes link at the top of the page.

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 St Dominick 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:

Pillaton, St Mellion, Callington and Calstock.

ONLINE BOOKS:

  1. St Dominick 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 n350). Also downloadable as a pdf.
  2. Venning's New Century Postal Directory of 20 Parishes in East Cornwall, published 1901. Included several pages of advertisements from local businesses, as well as being a parish directory
  3. Heraldic Church Notes from Cornwall; containing the Heraldry and Genealogical Particulars on every Memorial in Ten Churches in the Deanery of East, by Arthur J. Jewers, F.S.A. Includes extracts from parish registers &c.