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Cornwall Online Parish Clerks

The Online Parish Clerk (Genealogy) for St Gennys is Kathy Keyes, who can be contacted by Email.
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.



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. The parish coverage page for C-PROP is here.


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


Memorial Inscriptions:


Tremayna Chapel Inscriptions
(Originally Bible Christian)

Brockhill Chapel Inscriptions

School Admissions:

  St Gennys School  

Settlement Papers:

  27 Apr 1739, Elizabeth COWLING (& Egloskerry) 26 Apr 1790, William & Richard MEDLYN (& Luxulyan)

Voters Lists:

  1. 1851/52 Voters' List for this parish.
  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.

  13 Sep 1554, John WAYTE (St Gennys?) 26 May 1741, William FERRETT
  20 Jan 1613, John HALL alias TAWE 15 Jan 1749, John BAKER
  24 Sep 1658, Henry BRAY 9 Apr 1749, William ROBINGS
  24 Mar 1658, John BRAY 28 Jan 1751, Peter/John? STACY

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


St Juliot, Otterham, Jacobstow and Poundstock.


St Gennys 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 86). Also downloadable as a pdf.