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The parish of

LUXULYAN

Luxulyan Church

Gunwen Wesleyan Chapel, built 1869
 © Pauline Pickup


The Parish Church
© David Coppin


Cornwall Online Parish Clerks

The Online Parish Clerks (Genealogy) for Luxulyan are Ann & Mike Hicks, who can be contacted by Email.
 
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.


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 alternate resources.

REGISTERS:

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

DIRECTORIES:

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

OTHER:

Bastardy/Filiation Documents:

  1. dated 29 July 1802, naming William BRYANT of this parish

Photographs & Maps:

Many photographs are held by the Wheal Martyn China Clay Museum (and copies by the China Clay History Society), not only those related to that industry. John Evans has offered to search them for any of specific families and locations, and electronic copies would be supplied free of charge. Two examples are given below (click thumbnails to enlarge).

A large number of old O.S. Maps of many areas of Cornwall (various scales) are also available, the index is here. For the maps, please keep to the Crown Copyright as explained on the Ordnance Survey website.

 
  Luxulyan, GreatWheel
 
 
 New Consolidate Mines of Cornwall at Pontsmill,
loading lump Clay to Rail
Donald Johnson on Wagon.
 
© Wheal Martyn & China Clay History Society

Poor Law Documents:

  1. 3 Jul 1747, Joan ROSEVEARE

Settlement Papers:

  29? Apr 1716, John WILLIAMS 15 Apr 1790, Jane PEARCE & daughter (& St Breock)
  22 Apr 1717, Richard SCANTERBERRY & family 6 Jun 1828, Elizabeth HAMBLY & son Richard
  4 Dec 1740, Ralph ESTERBROOK & family 26 Apr 1790, William & Richard MEDLYN (& St Gennys)
  6 May 1741, Thomas & Mary PHILP 26 Oct 1790, Edward RATCLIFF (& Bristol)
  27 Apr 1743, Anne DOWNING 21 Jun 1792, Elizabeth ALLEN (& Lanivet)
  2 May 1743, William RUNNALLS & family 18 Sep 1795, Ann PENNEY & children (& Lansallos)
  19 Jun 1745, William DOWNING (& St Winnow) 10 Feb 1800, Mary RUNALLS (& Kenwyn)
  9 Sep 1746, John HAWKIN 26 Mar 1801, William RUNNALLS & family (& Kenwyn)
  8 Jan 1749, Ann HAWKINS 26 Mar 1801, John & Frances CARVETH & family (& St Breock)
  Mar & Apr 1755, Robert VAGUE & family 15 Jun 1801, Mary HORE (& St Dennis)
  Jul & Aug 1755, Joseph NICHOLL & family 2 Aug 1803, Grace SECOMBE (& Bodmin)
  30 Mar 1758, Gilbert STEPHENS & family 8 Dec 1803, Elizabeth ELLERY (& Egloshayle)
  11 Jan 1759, Joseph TREISER & family 10 Jul 1809, Alice GROSE (& Lanivet)
  15 Jan 1759, John VAGUE 14 Oct 1811, Elizabeth ROACH (& Lanteglos by Fowey)
  19 Apr 1759, Benjamin GARLAND & family 24 Mar 1812, Jonathan MARK & wife (& Stoke Damerel)
  7 Apr 1760, Jane ESTERBROOKE 24 Feb 1813, Joseph ELLERY
  14 Jul 1760, Mary HESTERBROOK 10 Jun 1817, Jennifer MARK (& Menheniot)
  17 Jul 1764, Temperance MANNEAR 19 Jun 1818, John ROACH alias THOMAS (& Stoke Damarel)
  2 Sep 1764, Jane DYER (& Roche) 27 Oct 1818, Mary ROBINS (& Bodmin)
  3 Sep 1764, Richard TREHARE & family 19 Dec 1819, Christian Grace COOMBE (& St Winnow)
  1764 & 1765, Catherine SYMONS 7 Mar 1820, Samuel, Mary & Grace TIPPIT (& reversal)
  20 Apr 1765, Philip BENNETT & wife (& St Winnow) 17 Jul 1820, Samuel, Mary & Grace TIPPIT (& Fowey)
  28 Jun 1765, Joan BENNETT  (& St Winnow) 15 Oct 1823, Dorcas DYER (& St Dennis)
  28 Jun 1765, Rebecca BENNETT (& St Winnow) 6 Jun 1828, Elizabeth HAMBLEY & child (& Sheviock)
  11 May 1765, Thomas THOMAS & family (& Fowey) 6 Jan 1829, Ann HAWKE (& St Stephen in Brannel)
  14 Nov 1765, John STEPHENS & family (& Lanivet) 5 May 1829, John & Catharine HAWKE & family (& Roche)
  15 Jun 1766, Jonathan COLLIVER & family (& Lanlivery) 18 Sep 1829, Grace BARCLE (& St Agnes)
  5 Mar 1767, Grace WOOLLCOCK (& Lanivet) 13 Oct 1829, John & Jane CARPENTER & family (& Camborne)
  7 Jun 1771, John CRIPS (& Bradford, Wilts) 22 Oct 1829, James & Philippa RABLEY & family (& Kenwyn)
  2 Dec 1773, Elizabeth ROSEVEAR (& Lanivet) 19 Feb 1830, Thomas THOMAS (& Lostwithiel)
  22 May 1778, family of Robert BROAD 18 Feb 1831, John RETALLICK (& Menheniot & St Wenn)
  14 Oct 1778, John LAY & family (& Tywardreath) 21 Apr 1831, Richard LUKE (& St Blazey)
  9 Oct 1787, Elizabeth WILLINGTON (& St Winnow) 13 Jun 1831, John & Maria MAY & family (& St Austell)
  24 Jun 1788, Robert & Sarah BOND (& Bradworthy, Devon) 31 Dec 1831, John JORY & children (& St Kew)
  26 Mar 1788, William WERRY & family (& Lanlivery) 21 May 1832, Isabella GROSE & children (& Lanivet)
  16 Feb 1789, John BENNETT (& Lanivet) 18 Jun 1832, Robert Nicolls (& Warleggan)

Voters Lists:

  1. 1851/52
  2. 1852/53
  3. 1856/57

Wills:

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.

  26 Jun 1643, Nicholas GROSSE 18 Dec 1852, Peter WELLINGTON
  22 Dec 1654, Noah NANJULIAN  

Other documents mentioning several parishes, including Luxulyan, can be found here.

For more information regarding History, Population, and much more, 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.

For maps and satellite images use Google Maps.

To enjoy a "walk" around this parish, search for Luxulyan 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 Austell (pre-1850), Treverbyn (post-1850), Roche, Lanivet, Lanlivery, Tywardreath and St Blazey.

ONLINE BOOKS:

  1. Luxulyan 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.
  2. Phillimore's Marriages Vol VIII transcripts including Luxulyan (transcribed and in our database)