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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 at myra@minebydesign.co.uk.

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:

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 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.

Bastardy/Filiation documents:

  1813, Letters from Thomas FRY (East Putford)  

Poor Law Correspondence:

  27 Mar 1815, Robert Serjeant Undated, Amos SKINNER

Settlement Documents:

  7 Jul 1781, Joseph COLLINS 1813/1814, Elizabeth SPRY
  4 Nov 1790, Theophilus NICHOLSON Feb-May 1814, William & Ann HARRY (& St Teath)
  1 Dec 1791, Elizabeth JOPE 14 Jul 1815, Francis VINCENT (& Calstock)
  11 May 1808, George COAD 24 Oct 1816, John COXS
  12 Sep 1808, Thomas HONEY/HONNEY 23 Jul 1818, Susanna HOGDEN (& Plymouth)
  2 Nov 1808, William ASCOTT 19 Oct 1819, William & Susanna SPEAR & family (& Calstock)
  2 Nov 1808, John CROCKER 6 Apr 1820, Elizabeth KITTOW (& Calstock)
  2 Nov 1808, John HARRIS 1 Mar 1821, William TREVITHICK
  2 Nov 1808, Edward HAWTON Jan-Feb 1824, Ann SPRY (& Stoke Damerel)
  2 Nov 1808, Charles RICHARDS 18 Sep 1826, Thomas & Mary PHILLIPPS & family (& Lanlivery)
  2 Nov 1808, John SMITH 1 Jul 1828, Phillip BENNET
  2 Nov 1808, William WILLIAMS 1834-1835, John BENNETT
  9 Nov 1808, Nathaniel GLIDDON 19 Jan 1835, John KITTOW (& St Stephens by Saltash)
  9 Nov 1808, Thomas TRAMPLEASURE/FRAMPLEASURE Aug 1840, Wilmot DAWE (& Calstock)
  10 Sep 1810, Richard HARRIS 1843-1844, Anthony DAVIS
  17 Oct 1811, Elizabeth BOUHAY Undated, William ALLEN
  25 Apr 1813, Amos SKINNER  

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 27 Jul 1748, Richard COULE
28 Feb 1592?, Elizabeth COLES 11 Feb 1755, Jeremiah SMITH
7 Aug 1649, Ralph(e) PEPPERELL 10 May 1779, Nicholas BRENT
  14 Dec 1652, John FITZEGEFFRYES/FITZ JEFFERYES 30 Dec 1782, Grace BRENT, proved 1791
20 May 1655, Isaac TIBB 15 Dec 1794, John TERRELL
  6 Apr 1657, Thomas HIX 18 Sep 1795, Thomas HORNDON
  7 Apr 1659, Richard RICH 29 Oct 1799, Samuel HAWKING
  23 Nov 1674, John HORRELL 24 Jun 1817, John WILLIAMS
  10 Jan 1729, John CLARKE, proved 1743 26 Dec 1823, Samuel BEWS
  23 May 1737, Thomas BRENT 10 Feb 1832, Hannah BRENT, proved 1837
  17 Nov 1743, Nicholas STEER 17 May 1848, Elizabeth WORTH, proved 1855

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.