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The parish of

LISKEARD


Cornwall Online Parish Clerks

The Online Parish Clerk (Genealogy) for Liskeard is Frances Kenshole, who can be contacted at frances.kenshole@btconnect.com.
 
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.


PARISH INFORMATION

CENSUS:

Information can be found at COCP (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.

REGISTERS:

For Parish Register information, please see our online searchable database (C-PROP) which is updated frequently. The parish coverage page is here.

DIRECTORIES:

  1830, Pigot's Directory  

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

OTHER:

Legal Documents:

  1. an Indenture, dated 30 May 1787, naming John TREHAWKE of Liskeard.

Voters Lists:

  1. 1851/52 for the parish
  2. 1851/52 for the borough
  3. 1852/53 for the parish
  4. 1852/53 for the borough
  5. 1861 - 1867 for the borough, parish and St Cleer, as revised by the Barristers

Wills:

  4 Jun 1551, John BEALBURYE 25 Jul 1745, Peter WILLIAMS
  23 Nov 1562, Henry LAUXFORD 21 Apr 1746, Abel WERRY
  10 Jan 1563, Alice RESKEVER 5 Jul 1746, Ann OSBORNE
  28 May 1588, John MUNGWELL 21 Aug 1746, Merriam CANNING
  3 Jan 1593, William KEMPE 13 Oct 1746, Benjamin SOBEE/SOBY
  Jun 1601, William GROSSE 29 Nov 1746, Jonathan DAVY
  12 Apr 1604, Robert HUNTE 13 May 1747, Theophilus MOON
  28 Jan 1606, William GROSSE 28 Oct 1747, John WILKEY
  1611?, Annis HUNT 21 Jan 1748, Thomas SYMONS
  3 Jul 1632, Thomas GROSSE 28 Sep 1748, Richard DAW
  1 Jul 1648, Henry FUIDGE 7 Feb 1749, Denzill PINE
  7 Aug 1689, Thomas WILLCOCKE 13 Jul 1749, Josiah HEARLE
  3 Dec 1703, Jacob MOTTON 18 Oct 1749, Richard ROBINS
  5 Feb 1707, John ROOSE/ROUSE 3 May 1750, John PETHICK
  18 Sep 1735, Joseph FLEMING 21 Jun 1750, Robert PETT
  8 Mar 1736, Thomas MARKE 29 Nov 1750, Nathaniel TAUNTON
  9 Feb 1740, Susanna PETT 1 Apr 1751, William MARKE
  19 Feb 1740, Richard THORNE 9 Jan 1752, John KITTO
  14 Jul 1741, Samuel CURTEYS 29 Jan 1755, William PEAKE
  26 Dec 1741, Samuell GOVET(T) 24 Sep 1783, John POMERY, includes later codicil and indenture
  1 Aug 1744, John REYNOLDS, mariner 10 Jun 1845, Ebenezer EDEY

Other transcribed documents (covering multiple parishes including Liskeard) link from here.

For information regarding history, population, etc., visit GenUKI.

MAPS:

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.

To enjoy a "walk" around this parish, search for Liskeard at http://maps.google.co.uk/, then drag the person icon from above the zoom commands and place it at a specific location on the map.

ADJACENT PARISHES:

St Pinnock, St Neot, St Cleer, Menheniot, St Keyne and Herodsfoot.

SUGGESTED READING:

Books available through the Cornwall Libraries:

  1. The History of the Borough of Liskeard by John Allen 1856 and revised by William Paynter in 1967. (The original version is available online here or here. Click on the first page link to view the whole book, page by page.)
  2. Liskeard Bygones by Jack Haworth
  3. Liskeard and its People by Bernard Deacon
  4. Liskeard Seen Through the Censuses by William Harwood

ONLINE BOOKS:

Liskeard is included in The Parochial History of Cornwall, Volume III by Davies Gilbert, William Hals, Thomas Tonkin, Henry Samuel Boase, originally published in 1838. Also downloadable as a pdf from here.