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The Parish Church
© John Evans

St. Austell parish was divided into three between 1848-1850; the northern section became Treverbyn, while the eastern became Charlestown. All records earlier than 1850 for these "new" parishes can be found under St. Austell.

Villages in the parish include Bugle (which was called Carn Rosemary originally), Stenalees and Resugga.

Mining, first of tin, then of china clay, has been the primary industry over the years. After the tin and copper mines lost profitability, miners and their families moved to this area for employment in the china clay industry, therefore the parish and census records reflect people moving into and out of the parish frequently.

Roche Rock, with its 16th century church carved into its face, stands on the border overlooking Treverbyn parish.

Cornwall Online Parish Clerks

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

A message from the OPC: Please visit my website for extensive records, photographs, maps, and information about the parish (including history).

I've been an OPC since the inception of the project, and really enjoy helping people learn more about my parish, as well as providing parish record information. While I do not live in the parish, or nearby, I do have friends in the area who will be glad to help provide photos of specific areas. Please check my website; if you cannot find information there, please contact me and I'll be glad to offer whatever help possible.



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 the OPC's index of completed transcriptions or our online searchable database (C-PROP) which is updated frequently. The C-PROP coverage page is here.


  • Pigott's 1831 and 1871 are indexed and on the OPC's website.
  • Other directories are held by the OPC; please contact her by email.

For other information, see the University of Leicester's Historical Directories website.


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.

  Treverbyn - North Goonbarrow Old Kiln c1918.
Jimmy Knuckey by Shaft Horse and possibly
Will Kevern in middle
Treverbyn - North Goonbarrow China Clay Works c1908,
Captain and Workmen**
** Back row:  Ed Mellow, Harry Hancock, George Gill, "Sammy Scissors" Thomas, Tom Grose, Archie Jeffery
Third row:  Manny Bellemy, Jack Pinch, Art Besanko, W Soady, Frankie Collins, Bill Rowe, Dick White, Ron Vivian, George Osborne, Dick Marshall, Will Tremayne
Second Row: Joey Cock, Percy Hicks, Leonard "Wapper" Thomas, Charlie Sobie, William Richards, Jack Golley, Capt. Herbie Thomas, Arthur John Trevail, Bill Hodge, George Docking, "Farmer" Bill Julian, Tommy Chapman
Front Row: Ern Grose, Jack Couch, Reg Hancock, Matthew Prideaux & dog, "Sailor" Bill Trudgeon, Bill Rowse, Bertie Sandercock, Jack Pascoe, Joe Treleaven & dog
N.B. John Trevail lived at Rosevear, Bugle and died aged 37 years
© Wheal Martyn & China Clay History Society

There are other photographs, both historical and recent, excerpts and articles regarding parish living and history, and maps with lists of dwelling places - all on the OPC's website.

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


Roche, Luxulyan, Charlestown, St Austell, St Mewan & St Stephen in Brannel


War Memorial

1914-1918 Names (1)

1914-1918 Names (2)

1914-1918 Names (3)

1939-1945 Names

Old Treverbyn Schools' Inscription
© John Evans
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