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The parish of

ST GERMANS

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.


PARISH INFORMATION

CENSUS:

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.

REGISTERS:

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.

DIRECTORIES:

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

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

OTHER:

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

Wills:

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 14 Feb 1760, Susanna MOYLE
  20 Jul 1581, George KEKEWICHE (or Menheniot) 22 Aug 1760, Elizabeth ELIOT, proved 1765
  7 May 1598, Edward SCAWEN 3 Nov 1762, Sir John GLANVILL, proved 1769
2 Jun 1607, George KEKEWICH, proved 1612 18 May 1775, Thomas CALVERT, proved 1781
  6 Dec 1616, Giles SMYTH 22 Jun 1775, Mary Littleton, proved 1784
  10 Feb 1617, John KEKEWICH 25 Nov 1775, John ANSTIS
  26 Jan 1620, Anthony MAPOWDER 3 Jan 1777, John GLANVILL
  3 Jan 1626, James FYNCH 21 Jan 1781, James TURNER, proved 1806
11 Jul 1633, Francis KEKEWICH 12 Jun 1781, Anne MOYLE
  20 Nov 1633, John BENNET 13 May 1798, John TROWTE
  31 Mar 1634, William KEKEWICH 2 Mar 1799, John BAKER
  4 Nov 1639, Nicholas HANCOCK(E) 10 Feb 1801, John CARPENTER, proved 1815
  2 Apr 1640, Maurice HILL 1 May 1802, William LEAN
  20 Sep 1643, Henry JOHN, proved 1659 25 May 1803, Edward Craggs ELIOT, Baron
  17 Feb 1645, Thomas ANDREW, proved 1655 13 Nov 1804, Richard CARPENTER, proved 1816
  17 Jun 1650, George HILL, proved 1657 13 Oct 1806, Grace LEAN, proved 1811
  1 Nov 1651, Edward CLEMETT 29 Oct 1806, Ann TROUTE
  25 Apr 1653, Robert EVEN 30 Apr 1808, Richard COAD
  7 Nov 1653, George HAYWOOD 9 Jul 1808, Bernard ANSTIS
  24 Nov 1653, Edith PRYN 28 Apr 1809, William WILKINS
22 Dec 1653, Peter LUCAS 29 Jan 1810, John LITTLETON
  28 May 1654, Thomas CROSSMAN/CROSMAN, probably of Gerrans 7 Mar 1811, Ann TURNER
  10 Apr 1655, Nicholas COCKE 3 Feb 1815, Nicholas SANSOM
  19 Jun 1655, Oliver HENWOOD 7 Aug 1815, Stephen Francis FOX
  14 Aug 1656, Jacob HANCOCKE 7 Jan 1820, Rachel HICKS
  24 Jul 1657, Oliver ALLEN 24 Aug 1821, John ELIOT, Earl of St Germans
  4 Jan 1657, Edward MUTTON 5 Jun 1822, William CORY, formerly of St Germans
  18 Sep 1661, George KEKEWICK 10 Oct 1822, John WILLS 
  1 Mar 1662, William ANDREW 2 Nov 1835, Ann FOX
  20 Sep 1663, Robert HANCOCK(E) 10 May 1837, John SANSOM
  2 Sep 1673, George KEKEWICH 26 Dec 1839, Prudence CARSWELL, proved 1845
  19 Sep 1701, Sir Walter MOYLE 6 Jul 1841, Loveday HOLMAN, proved 1848
  13 Mar 1710, Walter MOYLE, proved 1721 29 May 1843, William ELIOT, Earl of St Germans
  9 Jan 1712, Frank CAUNTER 1 Jun 1844, William BETENSON
  13 Dec 1718, John TRELAWNY 7 Feb 1846, Mary RUNDLE
  21 Nov 1729, William CREFFELL, proved 1739 8 Dec 1846, Samuel THOMAS
  10 Feb 1736, Jane RALPH, proved 1751 3 Feb 1848, William EWBANK
  10 Oct 1746, Joan GENNYS 6 Feb 1849, James SANSOM
  10 Oct 1754, Robert DYER, proved 1771 2 Nov 1852, Catherine Marshall
  14 Jul 1756, Gregory SPILLER, proved 1767 13 Sep 1853, Thomas SOPER
  24 May 1758, Anthony PALMER  

For more information regarding history, population, etc., visit GenUKI.

MAPS:

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 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.

ADJACENT PARISHES:

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

ONLINE BOOKS:

  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.