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The parish of

REDRUTH

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Fore Street, Redruth, © 2005, Charles Winpenny Church of St. Euny, ©2005, Charles Winpenny

Cornwall Online Parish Clerks

The Online Parish Clerk (Genealogy) for Redruth is John Heath, who can be contacted at fjohnheath@btinternet.com.

A previous OPC has uploaded her transcriptions to a website.

For information about (and contact details for) the current town 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 - the 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.

REGISTERS:

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

DIRECTORIES:

  1830, Pigot's for Redruth, Chacewater & St Day  

For more information, see the Cornwall Towns & Parishes link on GenUKI or visit the University of Leicester's Historical Directory website.

OTHER:

1832 Voters List for the parish.

Baptisms after 1911 of people born during and before that year.

To view a Bastardy Bond, dated 8 May 1788, naming Richard WEBB, Anthony TREMELLEN and Francis ROGERS of this Parish, click here.

School Admissions:

  1885-1908, Redruth, East End School 1908 onwards, Redruth, East End School

Settlement Documents:

3 Sep 1799, Margery & James HALSE (& Truro) 8 Apr 1801, Martha HARRIS (& Truro)

Wills:

  13 Sep 1665, Henry THURLBY 2 Feb 1748, Ann RICHARDS
  14 Feb 1715, Stephen HARRIS (proved 1751) 6 May 1748, William BONE
  29 Sep 1741, Stephen SKUES (proved 1752) 11 Apr 1749, Stephen POLKINHORN
  11 Dec 1742, Jane PENROSE 13 May 1749, John MICHELL
  6 Feb 1745, Andrew HARRIS 11 Jan 1750, Julyan RICHARDS
  15 Mar 1746, William MUNDAY 9 Jun 1750, James HALSE
  10 May 1746, John CARTER 23 Nov 1750, Samuel BONE
  8 Jun 1746, Matthew PRISK 23 May 1754, Henry NICHOLLS
12 Apr 1747, Richard THOMAS 10 Feb 1755, Francis MICHELL
  8 Jun 1747, Charles HARRIS  

For more information regarding history, population, etc., 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 Redruth 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:

Illogan, Treleigh (post-1871), Gwennap, St Day (post-1833), Lanner/Lannarth (post-1845) and Gwennap (pre-1833).

ONLINE BOOKS:

  1. The parish registers of Redruth in Cornwall, 1560-1716, published by Hoblyn and Tayler, 1894.
  2. Redruth is included in The Parochial History of Cornwall, Volume III by Davies Gilbert, William Hals, Thomas Tonkin, Henry Samuel Boase, originally published in 1838 (page 380). Also downloadable as a pdf from here.
  3. Phillimore's Marriages Vol XIX transcripts including Redruth (transcribed and in our database).