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St Erth Parish Church
The Parish Church
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Cornwall Online Parish Clerks

The Online Parish Clerk (Genealogy) for St Erth is John Smith, who can be contacted by Email.

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

The former OPC has a website, which might be useful for research.



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.


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.


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


Churchwardens' Accounts:

  1. 1767-1784 A list of tenements and their occupiers

Settlement Papers:

  5 Jan 1786, Gregory & Dorothy LIDDYCOAT & family (& Truro) 29 Sep 1840, William & Mary ROBERTS & family (& Crowan)

Voters List:

  1. 1832


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.

28 Dec 1737, Tobias CURNOW, proved 1752 24 Oct 1750, Thomas HEARLE
  5 Oct 1749, James ROWE 15 Aug 1752, John MILLETT
  23 Oct 1749, Elizabeth BLIGHT, proved 1754 28 Dec 1809, Stephen EVA, proved 1849

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


Ludgvan, Lelant, Phillack (pre-1888), Hayle St Elwyn (post-1888), Gwinear, Crowan, Breage (pre-1848), Godolphin (post-1848) and St Hilary.


  1. St Erth (St Earth) 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 n384). Also downloadable as a pdf.
  2. Phillimore's Marriages Vol XX transcripts including St Erth (transcribed and in our database). For the Contents page, keep clicking Next until page 7/159 appears.