CORNWALL ONLINE PARISH CLERKS - helping bring the past alive

The parish of


A separate parish until 1779, when it was combined with Forrabury.

The Church - click thumbnails to enlarge
© Mike Gabriel

Cornwall Online Parish Clerks

The Online Parish Clerk for Minster is Mike Gabriel, who can be contacted by Email.
For information about (and contact details for) the current parish council, please see this website.



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.


Transcriptions completed by the OPC are in 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.


Voters Lists:

  1. 1851/52
  2. 1852/53
  3. 1856/57
  4. 1864/65


  22 Sep 1738, Mary WILLS proved 1752 25 Mar 1751, Richard PEARSE

Other Documents:

To view some Monumental Inscriptions found at Minster Church, click here.

An Indenture, dated 17 August 1768, naming Nicholas UGLOE of Verdown.

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

For further resources see 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 Minster at, then drag the person icon from above the zoom commands and place it at a specific location on the map.


St Juliot, Lesnewth, Davidstow, Lanteglos by Camelford, Tintagel, Trevalga and Forrabury.


  1. Minster 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 Parochial and Family History of the Parishes of Forrabury and Minster, by Sir John Maclean, F.S.A, first published in 1873
  3. Phillimore's Marriages Vol I transcripts including Minster (transcribed and in our database)