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Cornwall Online Parish Clerks

The Online Parish Clerk (Genealogy) for Gulval is Bill Curnow, who can be contacted by Email.

For information about (and contact details for) the current town council of Penzance, 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 and other resources, please see our online searchable database (C-PROP), which is updated frequently, and GenUKI. The parish coverage page for C-PROP is here.

Transcripts for Gulval residents baptised (1840-1899) and buried (1813-1901) in Madron are available.


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


Memorial Inscriptions:

Photographs of some brass plaques from inside the church are here.

Settlement Documents:

  23 Jan 1758, William & Rebekah KESTLE & sons (& Altarnaun)  


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.

16 Feb 1737, Margaret PHILLIPS 5 Nov 1747, James PHILLIPS
  25 Apr 1738, Luce PHILLIPS 4 Mar 1754, John THOMAS
  2 Mar 1742, Honour FRIGGENS 14 Jan 1835, Rev. Robert DILLON
  15 Mar 1747, William FRIGGENS 25 Sep 1884, Richard Duneof/Dunceof THOMAS

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


Penzance, Madron, Zennor, Towednack and Ludgvan.


  1. Gulval 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 118). Also downloadable as a pdf.
  2. Phillimore's Marriages Vol XII transcripts including Gulval (transcribed and in our database)