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The parish of


St Just in Penwith Botallack Mine
The Parish Church
photograph courtesy of Mark Hattam/Paul Ganser
Part of the Botallack Mine complex
© Karen Start 2002

The Online Parish Clerk (Genealogy) for St Just in Penwith is Bob Bolitho, who can be contacted at

For information about, and contact details for, the current town 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 other Parish Register information, please see our searchable database (C-PROP) which is updated regularly and GenUKI. The C-PROP parish coverage page is here.


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


Memorial Inscriptions:

  Bosavern Graveyard Wesleyan Chapel Burial Ground

A few photographs are available here.

Obituaries of Emigrants:

An index is available in our searchable database and full transcripts in our resources section.

War Memorials:

1914-1918 War

1939-1945 War
  Click thumbnails to read names


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.

25 Jan 1616, John HARRY 2 Jun 1753, Henry USTICK
  29 Nov 1639, John WALLISH 18 Sep 1753, Richard ANKERWIS
  17 Jul 1656, Thomas EDWARDS 21 Jan 1754, Francis EDWARDS
  9 Feb 1657, Henrie USTICK 1 Feb 1754, Henry TREZISE
  6 May 1709, John EDWARDES 28 Jan 1755, William POTHERASS
  23 Apr 1743, Stephen USTICK 7 Sep 1759, Justinian BONETTO
  6 Jan 1746, John JELBARD 11 Oct 1763, James OATS
  9 Jan 1746, Samuel CHAPLE 2 Dec 1797, Thomas WOOLCOCK
  4 Sep 1746, Reginald REYNOLDS 20 Jan 1803, Sampson WOOLCOCK
  15 Sep 1746, Ralph WILLIAMS 26 Jan 1810, Grace TREZISE
  3 Dec 1746, Thomas ROBERTS 1 Feb 1816, William MAYN
  14 Aug 1747, James ADAMS 31 Jan 1832, Hugh WOOLCOCK, administration bond
  22 Oct 1747, Thomas CHAMPION 14 Feb 1839, Hugh WOOLCOCK
  18 May 1748, Mary MEDCALFE 15 Sep 1839, John EVA, administration only, proved 1849
  1748?, James REYNOLDS 23 Dec 1840, John TREZISE
  1748 & 1749, documents relating to the Will of William TRESISE 13 Sep 1841, James TREZISE
  17 Jul 1749, Edward GILES 19 Jul 1843, William TREZISE
  24 Oct 1750, James TONKIN 3 Jul 1845, John TREZISE
  21 May 1751, Bernard PENBERTHY 6 Apr 1847, Elizabeth EVA
  6 Nov 1751, Richard ROBERTS/ROBARTS 22 Apr 1848, John THOMAS
  11 Nov 1751, William GRENFELL 28 Dec 1852, John WOOLCOCK
  15 Jun 1752, Thomas TONKING 27 Mar 1855, Nicholas GRENFELL
  6 May 1753, William SANDREY/SENDRY 26 Jun 1873, Sampson WOOLCOCK

For a plan of Nanjulian and Gorland Farms, plus an auction cover dated 16 Jun 1893, click here (pdf).

For 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 "walk" around this parish, search for St Just in Penwith at, then drag the person icon from above the zoom commands and place it at a specific location on the map.


Pendeen (post-1849), Sancreed, St Buryan and Sennen.


  1. St Just in Penwith 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 282). Also downloadable as a pdf.
  2. Phillimore's Marriages Vol III transcripts including St Just in Penwith (transcribed and in our database)

The Parish Church Interior
© Anthea Augustson