CORNWALL ONLINE PARISH CLERKS - helping bring the past alive
The parish of
FALMOUTH, King Charles
The Online Parish Clerk (Genealogy) for Falmouth, King Charles is Louise Haywood,
who can be contacted at
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.
Transcripts of other register information available on this website -
Falmouth Union Workhouse births 1866 - 1914
Falmouth Burial Ground records are online on the Town Council's website.
Bastardy Bonds: - these usually name the local Churchwardens, Overseers of the Poor and Justices of the Peace, as well as the couple concerned.
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.
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 Falmouth 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.
Darling-Finan, N, (2001) Images of Bygone Falmouth, Breedon Books
All Photographs c.1890/1900 & © Malcolm McCarthy
Click thumbnails to enlarge
Town View 1 - abt 1898 as it shows the addition to The Falmouth Hotel. It should be noted that Cliff Road (along the sea front) doesn’t exist.
Town View 2 - view from Castle Hill looking across the town. Falmouth Hotel on the left. Taken abt 1895. Next to the Hotel were five separate dwellings (now it’s The Madeira Hotel) one of which housed the Coastguard Paymaster. To the right of these are the offices of the Headquarters of the Falmouth coastguard (seen to the right of the flag pole).
Penryn Viaduct - viaduct was built in the mid 1860s (opened in August 1863). The photo shows the original timber frame probably in the 1890s. It used a fan design on granite pillars. There were 15 spans. Its total length was 964ft & it stood 102ft above College Woods. It was replaced in the 1930s with a stone structure.
Kimberley Park - named after the Earl of Kimberley who leased the land to Falmouth. The gardens pre date 1877, photograph likely to be c. 1890.
St. Anthony's Lighthouse - built in 1834-5. The lighthouse was equipped with the two ton fog bell in 1882 (which can clearly be seen in the photo). Photo possibly taken abt. 1890.