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The volunteer OPC (Genealogy) for Gwithian is Kathie Weigel, who is currently unavailable, but maintains a website which might be of use for researchers.
In the meantime, Ian J. Trewhella offers help with research.

Contact details for the current Gwinear-Gwithian Parish Council are available here.
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.


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


Voters Lists

The 1834 Voters 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.

  29 Apr 1606, Alison HARRYE 23 May 1752, Jane HOCKIN/HOCKING
  20 Feb 1729, John COCK 13 Nov 1753, Samuel CARTHEW

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


Phillack, Camborne, Penponds (post-1854) and Gwinear.


  1. Gwithian 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 144). Also downloadable as a pdf.
  2. Phillimore's Marriages Vol III transcripts including Gwithian (transcribed and in our database)