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The parish of

ST ERME

St Erme is now called St Erme with Trispen, the result of the amalgamation of two hamlets. They were joined together by the construction of a large estate in the 1970s. The village is about 4 miles north of Truro and is bounded by St Allen, St Clement, Ladock and Probus. The village is fortunate in that it has a shop (including post office), church and pub. Once it was a largely agricultural parish, but now most inhabitants work in Truro, making it a dormitory village.

The church is dedicated to Erme, or Hermes. St Erme was a Greek, martyred in Rome about AD132. He is a little-known saint, with no churches in England and only three in Cornwall. The dedication dates from before the Norman Conquest and was endowed by the Lord of the Manor of Polsew, which was listed in the Domesday Book.


Cornwall Online Parish Clerks

The Online Parish Clerk (Genealogy) for St Erme is Gillian Hart, who can be contacted by Email. Gill maintains a parish genealogy website.

Contact details for the current parish council can be found here.
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 alternate resources.

REGISTERS:

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

DIRECTORIES:

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

OTHER:

For a Bastardy Bond, dated 10 Jan 1703, naming John FRANCIS and William FRANCIS of this parish, click here.

Settlement Documents:

  23 Jan 1740, Matthew ENTY (& Probus) 4 Mar 1805, Joseph SANDERS (& Probus)
  20 Jan 1761, Nicholas & Thomasin BLAKE & family (& Probus) 26 Oct 1807, Jenifer PAPPIN (& Probus)
  27 Oct 1804, Jane SAUNDERS (& Probus) 24 Mar 1808, Arthur & Mary ENDEAN (& Probus)

Wills:

  22 Nov 1595, John CORRINGTON 8 Sep 1747, Thomas JAMES
  20 Feb 1747, John BONE 1763, Mary JAMES (summary)

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 St Erme 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 Allen, Newlyn East, Ladock, Probus, Merther and St Clement.

ONLINE BOOKS:

  1. St Erme (St Earme) 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 n432). Also downloadable as a pdf.
  2. Phillimore's Marriages Vol XX transcripts including St Erme (transcribed and in our database). For the Contents page, keep clicking Next until page 7/159 appears.