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The Online Parish Clerk (Genealogy) for St Gluvias is Graham Warmington, who can be contacted at

St Gluvias OPC

For information about, and contact details for, the current town 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 (link below). The parish coverage page for C-PROP is here.


  1830, Pigot's Directory for Penryn  

Other Trade Directories for Cornwall can be searched online here.


Bastardy/Filiation papers: these usually name the local Churchwardens, Overseers of the Poor and Justices of the Peace, as well as the couple concerned.

  1. A Bastardy Bond, dated 8 Jun 1781, naming William and Luke BUNTER of Penryn Borough
  2. A Bond dated 7 Jan 1786, naming Michael NICHOLLS the Younger and William SOLOMON of Penryn Borough
  3. A Warrant, dated 17 Oct 1816, naming Edmund LAKEMAN of the Borough of Penryn
  4. A Bond, dated 13 Oct 1819, naming Thomas BRAY and Thomas BRAY, Jnr of this Parish

Settlement Documents:

  21 Jul 1775, Walter DANIELL (& Truro) 10 Nov 1853, Caroline YOUNG & children (& Budock)
  13 May 1847, Elizabeth THOMAS & children (& Budock) Sep-Oct 1854, Jane HODGE (& Budock)

Voters Lists:

  1. 1834 List for the Borough of Penryn
  2. 1834 List for the Parish


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.

  31 Mar 1553, William CARVANELL 9 Sep 1737, James LENHATHREN
  28 May 1579, Richard BONYTHEN 4 Aug 1796, Robert DILLON, Esq.
  8 May 1590, Ralf HAWES 10 Oct 1798, Joseph DILLON, Esq.
  4 Oct 1590, Thomas ROSKROWE  

Other Documents:

  1. Monumental Inscriptions - some transcriptions are available here
  2. 1866 - 1914, Falmouth Union Workhouse births (included St Gluvias)

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


Stithians, Perranarworthal, Mylor, Budock and Mabe.


Graham maintains a book list on his website.


  1. Gluvias 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 92). Also downloadable as a pdf.
  2. Phillimore's Marriages Vol XIII transcripts including St Gluvias (transcribed and in our database)