CORNWALL ONLINE PARISH CLERKS - helping bring the past alive


The parish of

GWENNAP

Gwennap Pit
A church service at Gwennap Pit, 2002
(Once used by John Wesley)
© Karen Start

Cornwall Online Parish Clerks

The Online Parish Clerk (Genealogy) for Gwennap is Sandra Pritchard, who can be contacted by  Email and who maintains a website.

Contact details for the current Parish Council can be found here and the council website is here.
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 alternate resources.

REGISTERS:

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.

DIRECTORIES:

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

OTHER:

Various Documents:

  1. 31? Mar1732, excommunication of Mark SAMPSON
  2. 10 Oct 1808, an examination of Alice Stanaway of Ladock, naming Philip MANUEL of Gwennap.
  3. 1795-1841, payment details for John & Henry ROWE as entered in Gwennap Baptisms Register.

Voters Lists:

  1. 1834 List for the parish

Wills:

  23 Mar 1742, Charles MICHELL 29 Apr 1747, Richard JAMES
  14 Jan 1745, Arthur (Auther) MICHELL  

For 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 Gwennap 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:

Lanner/Lannarth (post-1845), St Day (post-1833), Redruth (pre-1833), Kea (pre-1847), Baldhu (post-1847) and Perranarworthal.

ONLINE BOOKS:

  1. Gwennap 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 128). Also downloadable as a pdf.
  2. Phillimore's Marriages Vol XXV transcripts including Gwennap (transcribed and in our database). For the Contents page, keep clicking Next until page 8/184 appears.