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There is no OPC (Genealogy) for Laneast. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact our coordinator, Diane Donohue, at
To find details of the current Parish Council 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 online searchable database (C-PROP) which is updated frequently, the parish coverage page is here.


Please visit the University of Leicester's Historical Directories website.


Bastardy/Filiation Documents:

  1. dated 16 Jun 1755, naming Jone MARK, Antoney, Robert and William GIMBLET

Memorial Inscriptions:


Settlement Papers:

18 May 1767, Joseph & Mary COOKE & family (& Altarnun) 14 Oct 1795, Mary VOSPER (& Egloskerry)

Voters Lists:

  1. 1851/52 & 1852/53
  2. 1856/57 & 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.

  3 Jul 1749, Richard HORWELL 30 Apr 1751, Degory STROUT

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


Altarnun, St Clether, Treneglos, Tresmere, Egloskerry and Trewen.


  1. Laneast 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 376). Also downloadable as a pdf.
  2. Phillimore's Marriages Vol II transcripts including Laneast (transcribed and in our database)