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The parish of

ST JOHN


Cornwall Online Parish Clerks

The Online Parish Clerk for St John is Gillian Kempster, who can be contacted by Email.


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

DIRECTORIES:

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

OTHER:

A Clause from the Will of the Revd. William Beale, dating from 1757

Extracts from Parish Register:

These were transcribed from a register commencing 1799, but refer to both earlier and later centuries.

  1. Memoranda signed by John Torre and Nicholas Lodge, Rectors in the 17th Century.
  2. Memoranda regarding the inductions of William Wingate and Augustus Walsh, and the consecration of a new burial ground in 1905.
  3. Details of the administration of 3 charities, dated 1903 but concerning bequests from the 3 preceding centuries.
  4. List of Rectors from before 1272 until 1908.
  5. Extract from the Will of Richard Trevill Esq, dated 1647, regarding bequests to the inhabitants of St John, Maker and Rame parishes.

Voters Lists:

For 1851/52, 1852/53 & 1864/65

Wills:

  16 Apr 1740, Margery/Margerry JOHNS  

MAPS:

For a Parish Locator map, please click here. St John can be located at coordinates K - 4

For further map information, please visit GenUKI (Genealogy - United Kingdom & Ireland).

To see a current, zoomable Ordnance Survey map, please visit MultiMap, or for maps and satellite images use Google Maps.

ADJACENT PARISHES:

Antony, Maker, Millbrook (post-1867) and Rame.

ONLINE BOOKS:

  1. St John 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 250). Also downloadable as a pdf.
  2. Heraldic Church Notes from Cornwall; containing the Heraldry and Genealogical Particulars on every Memorial in Ten Churches in the Deanery of East, by Arthur J. Jewers, F.S.A. Includes extracts from parish registers &c.