CORNWALL ONLINE PARISH CLERKS - helping bring the past alive

The parish of


A separate parish until 1779, when it was combined with Minster.

Forrabury Forrabury
Forrabury Church
© Mike Gabriel
Forrabury Church
© Mike Gabriel
Boscastle c. 1900
© The Malcolm McCarthy Collection

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Cornwall Online Parish Clerks

The Online Parish Clerk for Forrabury is Mike Gabriel, who can be contacted by Email.



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.


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


  1830, Pigot's for Bossiney & Bos Castle  

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


The former OPC for Newquay, Andy Ross, has edited 2 books written by his great-grandfather, William Francis Allen Burnard, which contain many reminiscences of life in Newquay, Forrabury (Boscastle) and surrounding parishes. Very generously, he has allowed copies to be available for download as pdfs. (Files suitable for hi-speed internet connections only). Click on the title to view - History of Boscastle and Trevalga and My Early and Older Days.


  1. Transcriptions of some MIs are available here.
  2. For members of the HONEY family, see this pdf.

Overseers' Accounts:

  1. 1719-40, extracts of accounts
  2. 1724-1742, individual records

Voters Lists:

  1. 1851/52
  2. 1852/53
  3. 1856/57
  4. 1864/65


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.

  2 Jul 1839, Charles HONEY  

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


St Juliot, Minster and Trevalga.


  1. Forrabury (Farabury) is included in The Parochial History of Cornwall, Volume II by Davies Gilbert, William Hals, Thomas Tonkin, Henry Samuel Boase, originally published in 1838 (page 48). Also downloadable as a pdf.
  2. The Parochial and Family History of the Parishes of Forrabury and Minster, by Sir John Maclean, F.S.A, first published in 1873
  3. Phillimore's Marriages Vol I transcripts including Forrabury (transcribed and in our database)