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The OPC (Genealogy) for this parish is Tessa Bowler who can be contacted at

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 alternate 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.


Bastardy/Filiation Documents:

These usually name the local Justices of the Peace, Churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor, as well as those people mentioned below.

  13 May 1758, Gabriel QUICK and Thomas DINGLE 2 Feb 1821, William DENNIS & Grace TREGASKIS
  28 Jun 1780, William and Edward LAWRY 2 Apr 1821, arrest warrant William DENNIS
  17 Sep 1783, William ANDEAN 21 Apr 1822, John HEATH & Sally BURTON
  19 Nov 1804, Thomas CAVELL 2 Jul 1824, arrest warrant Robert GETTES re: Susan SECCOMBE
  23 Jan 1813, Samuel MOYLE & Elizabeth WEEKS  


  18 Feb 1815, Nicholas SPRY, his children and William CLEMOW  

Settlement Papers:

  5 & 12 Feb 1711, Edward Carne & family 10 Feb 1800, Mary RUNALLS (& Luxulyan)
  13 Sep 1731, William JAMES & family 26 Mar 1801, William RUNNALLS & family (& Luxulyan)
  2 May 1743, William RUNNALLS & family 3 Mar 1808, Peter & Jennifer TREGUNNA & daughter (& Probus)
  29 Apr 1790, Jane PEARCE & daughter (& St Breock) 22 Oct 1829, James & Philippa RABLEY & family (& Luxulyan)
  24 May 1793, Alice KESTELL & daughter 2 Aug 1855, Ellen Jane POMERY & child (& Luxulyan)
  24 Apr 1795, William COITE (Truro & Kenwyn?)  


  4 Nov 1607, John LANGHERNE 30 Oct 1742, Edward FRANCHES
  14 Jan 1609, Nicholas HAMLIE 7 Nov 1743, John TREWEELER
  5 Jan 1645, Richard WEARNE 17 Oct 1744, Richard JAMES
  21 Apr 1647, Symon COOKE 5 Feb 1746, Nicholas OATS
  10 Jun 1648, Richard ANGELLY 23 Mar 1746, Thomas TREVOSA
  21 Feb 1650, John COCKE 19 Jan 1747, Cathren FRENCH
  10 Feb 1652, John NENNIS 26 Sep 1747, Will THOMSON
  20 Sep 1652, Mary HARRY 21 Oct 1748, William COCK
  10 Mar 1655, Thomas CORNISHE 30 Dec 1748, Thomas OATES
  20 Jul 1656, Constance ARSCOTT 21 Apr 1749, John LUKES
  13 Jan 1730, Simon WHIBBE 28 Mar 1755, Roger POWELL
  9 Apr? 1738, Thomas THOMAS 20 Jan 1826, Richard SOBEY
  4 Dec 1741, Thomas TREVOSO  

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


Mithian (post-1848), Kea, Perranzabuloe, St Allen, St Clement, Truro and Baldhu (post-1847).


  1. Kenwyn 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 314). Also downloadable as a pdf.
  2. Phillimore's Marriages Vol XXII transcripts including Kenwyn (transcribed and in our database). For the Contents page, keep clicking Next until page 7/147 appears.