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Jacobstow Parish Church
The Parish Church
© Mike Gabriel

Cornwall Online Parish Clerks

The Online Parish Clerk (Genealogy) for Jacobstow is Mike Gabriel, who can be contacted by Email.

A previous OPC maintained a website which might be useful in your research.

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.



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 searchable database (C-PROP) which is updated regularly, and GenUKI.  The C-PROP parish coverage page is here.


For information, see GenUKI or visit the University of Leicester's Directories website, which has many directories online to view for free.


Memorial Inscriptions:

  1. A list of Inscriptions from Eden Methodist Chapel.
  2. Two examples of Memorial Inscriptions from the Parish Church courtesy of Mike Gabriel
click thumbnails to enlarge
  John Edmund BETTISON, died 1917 Ann UGLOW, widow of William, died 1858

Voters Lists:

  1. 1851/52
  2. 1852/53
  3. 1856/57
  4. 1864/65


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.

  2 Jan 1610, Nicholas/Nycolas HYDEN/HYDON 13 Dec 1795, Joseph HONEY
  29 Aug 1743, Philip HONEY, inventory &c. 14 Mar 1830, William HONEY (proved 1845?)
  7 Dec 1746, Catherine (Cattern) BATTH 21 Oct 1864, Thomas CANN of N. Petherwin (land in Jacobstow)
  6 Jan 1780, Richard HONEY (proved 1797)  

For more information regarding History, Population, and much more, 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 virtual walk around this parish, search for Jacobstow at, then drag the person icon from above the zoom commands and place it at a specific location on the map.


Otterham, St Gennys, Poundstock, Week St Mary and Warbstow.


  1. Jacobstow 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 232). Also downloadable as a pdf.
  2. Phillimore's Marriages Vol XXV transcripts including Jacobstow (transcribed and in our database). For the Contents page, keep clicking Next until page 8/184 appears.