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The OPC (Genealogy) for Michaelstow is Deborah Vosper who can be contacted at

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.



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 coverage page is here.


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


Indentures and Other Legal Documents:

  1. An Indenture, dated 1 Nov 1676, concerning Matthews Park, naming John MOLLIS of Michaelstow and John PEARSE of Lanteglos by Camelford.
  2. An Indenture, dated 2 November 1734, concerning Tregreenwell and Barkhouse Park and mentioning William HOCKEN, John SYMONS and Richard LOWER (son of John).
  3. An Indenture, dated 27 March 1766, naming John HOCKEN of this parish and William HOCKEN of Lewannick.
  4. An Apprenticeship Indenture, dated 13 Oct 1795, naming Mary RUNDLE of this parish.

Voters Lists:

  1. 1851/52 & 1852/53
  2. 1856/57 & 1864/65


  6 Oct 1580, Humfrye HENDY 29 Dec 1862, Henry WILCE
  26 Feb 1746, John LOWER 8 Feb 1871, Ambrose MATTHEWS
  1 Jul 1747, Bengimen EUSTIS 19 Sep 1873, Mary GLAISTER
  25 May 1775, John HOCKEN 6 Sep 1875, William HAWKEN
  4 Mar 1791, Joseph POPE 27 Mar 1876, Ambrose MATTHEWS
  14 Dec 1804, John HOCKEN 4 Feb 1887, Harry HOCKEN
  1 Oct 1816, John RICKARD 16 Feb 1895, John NICHOLS
  3 Feb 1848, Mary BEER Undated, Susanna BAWDEN
  2 Nov 1855, John HOCKEN  

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

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


St Tudy, St Teath, Lanteglos by Camelford, Advent and St Breward.


  1. 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.
  2. 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 n9.
  3. Phillimore's Marriages Vol I transcripts including Michaelstow (transcribed and in our database)
  4. The Parochial and Family History of the Parishes of St Mabyn & Michaelstow, by Sir John Maclean, F.S.A