The parish of
The Parish Church
© David Coppin
The Online Parish Clerk (Genealogy) for Michaelstow is Gwynneth Wakeham,
who can be contacted by Email.
For information about (and contact details for) the current parish
council please see
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.
Parish Register information, please see our online searchable database
(C-PROP) which is updated frequently, the coverage page is
For information, see GenUKI or visit the
University of Leicester's Historical Directories website.
Indentures and Other
dated 1 Nov 1676, concerning Matthews Park, naming John MOLLIS of
Michaelstow and John PEARSE of Lanteglos by Camelford.
- An Indenture,
November 1734, concerning Tregreenwell and Barkhouse Park and mentioning
William HOCKEN, John SYMONS and Richard LOWER (son of John).
- An Indenture,
27 March 1766, naming John HOCKEN of this parish and William HOCKEN of
Apprenticeship Indenture, dated 13 Oct 1795, naming Mary RUNDLE of this
1851/52 & 1852/53
1856/57 & 1864/65
25 May 1775, John HOCKEN
- dated 14 Mar 1791, Joseph POPE, naming his sons Nicholas, Thomas,
Joseph, William and Matthew and daughters Dorothy BRAY, Phillippa MAY and
14 Dec 1804, John HOCKEN
- dated 1
Oct 1816, John RICKARD
- dated 3 Feb 1848,
2 Nov 1855, John HOCKEN
- dated 29
Dec 1862, Henry WILCE
8 Feb 1871, Ambrose MATTHEWS
19 Sep 1873, Mary GLAISTER
- dated 6
Sep 1875, William HAWKEN
dated 27 Mar 1876, Ambrose MATTHEWS
4 Feb 1887, Harry HOCKEN
16 Feb 1895, John NICHOLS
Other documents mentioning several parishes,
including Michaelstow, can be found
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
To enjoy a "walk" around this parish, search for Michaelstow at
drag the person icon from above the zoom commands and place it at a
specific location on the map.
St Teath, Lanteglos by Camelford,
- Michaelstow 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.
The Cornwall Register by John Wallis, A.M. F.S.S., then Vicar of
Bodmin, printed 1847. If the in-built search produces no results, use the
index pages (474-476) to find your parish of interest. Tables of statistics
and other data can be found at the beginning of the book, starting at page
Phillimore's Marriages Vol I transcripts including
(transcribed and in our
The Parochial and Family History of the Parishes of St Mabyn &
Michaelstow, by Sir John Maclean, F.S.A