CORNWALL ONLINE PARISH CLERKS - helping bring the past alive


The parish of

STOKE CLIMSLAND

Photographs of the Parish Church

by Donna M Faull, click thumbnails to enlarge

Front stained glass window

 
Side stained glass window

 
The Church
interior
 
View from the street
 
The church
and graveyard

Cornwall Online Parish Clerks

The Online Parish Clerk (Genealogy) for Stoke Climsland is Di Gibbs, who can be contacted at di@the-gibbsonline.co.uk.

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.


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:

Baptism, Marriage and Burial Registers from 1538 have survived, but unfortunately the earliest are in very poor condition. Look ups are available. For further Parish Register information and other resources, please see our online searchable database (C-PROP), which is updated frequently, and GenUKI. The C-PROP parish coverage page is here.

DIRECTORIES:

I have various dates available, which I am happy to search on request. For other information, see the Cornwall Towns & Parishes link on GenUKI or visit the University of Leicester's Historical Directory website.

OTHER:

Indentures and Other Legal Documents:

  1. dated 10 Mar 1639, involving Samuell SMITH of Stoke Climsland, click here.

Tax Returns:

various C16 and C17 lists available, which I am happy to search on request.

Voters Lists:

  1. 1851/52
  2. 1852/53
  3. 1864/65

Wills:

  20 Jul 1605, Tristram BOWHAY 27 Dec 1750, Richard WARING
  17 Mar 1607, Anthony HATCH 25 Jan 1754, John DOIDGE
  30 Mar 1678, John BRENT 5 Mar 1754, John DOIDGE, thatcher
  24 Dec 1740, Cecilia CALMADY 18 Jun 1758, Abraham WERRING/WARREN
  17 Jun 1741, John BAILE 14 Apr 1782, William WEARING
  1 Apr 1744, Joan EDGCOMB 27 Apr 1797, William WEARING
  11 Apr 1748, Martha BURN  

The Parish Church website has a section on history, including a plan of the burial ground and an alphabetical list of grave records, see this link.

The North Cornwall District Council has a document online concerning the current Conservation Area status of Stoke Climsland. It contains some interesting historical details too.

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 Stoke Climsland 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:

Lezant, Linkinhorne, South Hill, Callington, Calstock and parishes across the Tamar in Devon.

ONLINE BOOKS:

  1. Stoke Climsland is included in The Parochial History of Cornwall, Volume IV by Davies Gilbert, William Hals, Thomas Tonkin, Henry Samuel Boase, originally published in 1838. Also downloadable as a pdf.
  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. Venning's New Century Postal Directory of 20 Parishes in East Cornwall, published 1901. Included several pages of advertisements from local businesses, as well as being a parish directory