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St Germans
St Germans Parish Church
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Cornwall Online Parish Clerks

The Online Parish Clerk (Genealogy) for St. Germans is Fred Hancock, 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.


  1830, Pigot's Directory for St Germains, Saltash & neighbourhoods  

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


Bastardy/Filiation Documents:

  1. dated 9 Jun 17--?, Warrant to arrest William DEACON, in connection with a Bastardy Order naming Mary COWLING
  2. dated 23 March 1729, Bond naming Samuel HARRIS, Israel BURMAN and Mary HARRIS of this parish
  3. dated 12 Nov 1761, Bond naming Mary HILL of this parish
  4. dated 14 Nov 1761 and 12 Jan 1762, Warrant to arrest James JAY of Morval, and Bond naming Hester ANDREW of this parish
  5. dated 9 Sep 1762, Bond naming Thomas and Charles CONGDION and Pricilla? FELMONT
  6. dated 4 Nov 1763, Bond naming Elizabeth WADDLETON and John BROWN
  7. dated 4 Mar 1789, Warrant to arrest Charles HOSKYN,in connection with a Bastardy Order naming Charity COLLEY

Manorial Records:

  1690 Manor of St Germaine (part of a transcription for several Manors which can be found here).
  1705-1763, Manor of Little Deviocke

Voters Lists:

  1. 1851/52
  2. 1852/53
  3. 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.

  17 Nov 1576, John ELLIOTT/ELYOTT 10 Apr 1655, Nicholas COCKE
  20 Jul 1581, George KEKEWICHE (or Menheniot) 19 Jun 1655, Oliver HENWOOD
  7 May 1598, Edward SCAWEN 14 Aug 1656, Jacob HANCOCKE
  6 Dec 1616, Giles SMYTH 24 Jul 1657, Oliver ALLEN
  3 Jan 1626, James FYNCH 4 Jan 1657, Edward MUTTON
  20 Nov 1633, John BENNET 19 Sep 1701, Sir Walter MOYLE
  2 Apr 1640, Maurice HILL 13 Mar 1710, Walter MOYLE, proved 1721
  20 Sep 1643, Henry JOHN, proved 1659 10 Feb 1736, Jane RALPH, proved 1751
  17 Feb 1645, Thomas ANDREW, proved 1655 10 Oct 1746, Joan GENNYS
  17 Jun 1650, George HILL, proved 1657 21 Jan 1781, James TURNER, proved 1806
  1 Nov 1651, Edward CLEMETT 13 May 1798, John TROWTE
  25 Apr 1653, Robert EVEN 1 May 1802, William LEAN
  7 Nov 1653, George HAYWOOD 7 Mar 1811, Ann TURNER
  24 Nov 1653, Edith PRYN 3 Feb 1815, Nicholas SANSOM
  22 Dec 1653, Peter LUCAS 26 Dec 1839, Prudence CARSWELL, proved 1845
  28 May 1654, Thomas CROSSMAN/CROSMAN, probably of Gerrans  

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


St Martin by Looe, Morval, Menheniot, Quethiock, Landrake with St Erney and Sheviock.


  1. St Germans 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 58). Also downloadable as a pdf.
  2. Venning's New Century Postal Directory of 20 Parishes in East Cornwall, published 1901. Included several pages of advertisements from local businesses, as well as being a parish directory
  3. Heraldic Church Notes from Cornwall; containing the Heraldry and Genealogical Particulars on every Memorial in Ten Churches in the Deanery of East, by Arthur J. Jewers, F.S.A. Includes extracts from parish registers &c.