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The Online Parish Clerk for Merther is Michael Lightfoot, who can be contacted by Email.



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.


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


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


Bastardy Orders & Examinations: These often name the Churchwardens & Overseers of the Poor for the parish.

  1. dated 7 Jun 1740, naming John FUGLER and James FUGLER of this parish.
  2. dated 3 May 1743, naming George RUNDELL of this parish.
  3. dated 22 May 1750, mentioning John TREGILGAS, thatcher of this parish.
  4. dated 26 Apr 1764, bond and order naming John PEARCE, the younger.
  5. dated 28 Jan 1801, naming Charles ARSCOTT, yeoman, and Thomas JAMES, yeoman.

Settlement Documents:

  24 Mar 1729, Dorothy SPRY (& Probus) 26 Jan 1755, John FRANCIS (& Probus)
  30 Mar 1730, John & Mary BILKEY (& Probus) 6 Feb 1756, Mary JAMES (& Probus)
  23 Jun 1739, Lewis HALLAMORE & family (& Probus) 1 Jan 1776, John, Dorothy ARGALL & family (& Probus)
  28 May 1753, Michael & Grace BONETTA (& Probus) 2 Nov 1779, Jane DINGLE & children (& Probus)
  26 Jan 1755, George TREMAIN (& Probus)  

The Wheel Inn, Tresillian is included in a pdf file of 19th century billboards, naming businesses from several parishes and some of their proprietors.

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


For a Parish Locator map, please click here. Merther can be located at coordinates F - 3/4.

For further map information, please visit GenUKI (Genealogy - United Kingdom & Ireland).

To see a current, zoomable Ordnance Survey map, please visit MultiMap, or for maps and satellite images use Google Maps.


St Clement, St Erme, Probus, Lamorran and St Michael Penkevil.


Merther (Merthyr) 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.