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St Stephen in Brannel Parish Church Left: The Parish Church

Photographs © John Evans

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Tower from graveyard  Porch Font

St Stephen in Brannel is located near St. Austell, St. Mewan, and Luxulyan. Once a centre of mining, it is now mainly agricultural.

Cornwall Online Parish Clerks

The Online Parish Clerk (Genealogy) for St Stephen-in-Brannel is John Evans, who can be contacted at

The website of a former OPC might be useful in your research. 
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 (the Cornwall Online Census Project), 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 and other resources for St Stephen in Brannel, please see our online searchable database (C-PROP), which is updated frequently. The C-PROP parish coverage page is here.


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


Bastardy/Filiation Documents:

Many such documents also name local J.P.s, Churchwardens and / or Overseers of the Poor.

  1. dated 10 Sep 1737, naming James HARRIS, Thomas ROBERTS and John PARSONS of this parish.
  2. dated 11 Jun 1795, naming Stephen MAYNARD and John MAYNARD of this parish.
  3. dated 22 Sep 1818, naming Francis and John HONEY of this Parish.

Indentures and Other Legal Documents:

  1. An Indenture, dated 4 Nov 1773, naming Thomas TRUSCOTT of this parish.

Manorial Documents:

  1722, Manor of Trenowth/Trenoweth  

Photographs & Maps:

Many photographs are held by the Wheal Martyn China Clay Museum (and copies by the China Clay History Society), not only those related to that industry. John Evans has offered to search them for any of specific families and locations, and electronic copies would be supplied free of charge. Two examples are given below (click thumbnails to enlarge).

A large number of old O.S. Maps of many areas of Cornwall (various scales) are also available, the index is here. For the maps, please keep to the Crown Copyright as explained on the Ordnance Survey website.

  Blacksmith's Shop at Terras,
1878-1910 run by John Yelland
Chapel Road, St Stephen.
Albina Jenkin (X), Julia Nancorrow (far right), Morley Olds (small boy),
Irene Minnear of Meledor, Church organist (6 from right)
© Wheal Martyn & China Clay History Society

School Admissions:

  1908 on, Infant School 1906 - 1922, Churchtown School*
  1878 - 1906, Churchtown School 1878 - 1925, High Street School*
    * later look-ups available from John Evans

Settlement Papers:

  5 May 1704, Isaac Morten & family (& St Breock) 18 Jul 1826, William TRUSCOTT (& St Breock)
  23 Apr 1728, Francis TRUSCOTT & family (& St Breock) 2 Jan 1827, Robert PELANRICK & family (& Perranarworthal)
  22 Nov 1756, Mary WHETTER & children (& Probus) 6 Jan 1829, Ann HAWKE (& Luxulyan)
  2 Dec 1799, Mary KNIGHT (& Probus)  

Vaccination Records:

  From the second half of the 19th Century

Voters Lists:

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


11 May 1610, Wylliam STOATTE 31 Oct 1741, Isabell HICKS
  2 Jun 1613, Johane TRENOWTH(E) 11 Nov 1743, James NANKIVELL
22 Jul 1615, John WHITEFORDE 17 Mar 1745, Joseph ROWE
  27 Jan 1616, William BRAYE 5 Mar 1746, John HARRIS
  19 Jun 1621, Jone WHITFORDE 14 Aug 1746, William LARK(E)
  4 Feb 1623, Dorothie WHITEFORD(E) 17 Aug 1747, Francis ARTHUR
  30 May 1654, Francis LULY 18 Jan 1748, Edward COAD
  13 Jul 1655, Richard EDWARDS 20 Nov 1748, William BENNETTA
  25 Mar 1656, Jane KIMOLD 30 Apr 1751, Joseph HICKS/HICKES
  22 Nov 1656, Florence WARD 17 May 1751, Mary COAD
  17 Mar 1658, Francis NANKEVILL/NANKEVELL 26 May 1790, Peter BODY
  19 Jan 1686, Antony VIAN (intestate) 22 Apr 1803, John HOOPER
  26 Mar 1694, Lewis TRETHEWY 26 Apr 1805, Benjamin HOOPER
  22 Nov 1698, John HOOPER (intestate) 6 Jan 1817, William BODY
  23 Nov 1701, Joanna HOOPER 22 May 1824, John HOOPER
  23 Oct1731, John WISE 13 Jun 1851, Richard HOOPER

Other Probate material abstracts can be found on the VCH website, 1660-1772 & 1773-1857.

For further 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 St Stephen in Brannel at, then drag the person icon from above the zoom commands and place it at a specific location on the map.


At Nanpean
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© John Evans


Ladock, St Enoder, St Dennis, Roche, St Austell, St Mewan, St Ewe, Creed and Probus.


  1. St Stephen in Brannel 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 448). Also downloadable as a pdf from here.
  2. Phillimore's Marriages Vol X transcripts including St Stephen in Brannel (transcribed and in our database)