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The parish of

TRURO

St George, created 1847
St John, created 1852
St Mary, the ancient Parish
St Paul, created 1856

The Anglican Cathedral, Truro, dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Built on the site of the former parish church of St Mary The Virgin, it incorporates some of the surviving features and also functions as the parish's church. Work started in 1880 and the cathedral was consecrated in 1887.

Photograph © Anthea Augustson
   

There is currently no OPC (Genealogy) for these parishes.  If you would like to volunteer, please contact our coordinator Diane Donohue at diane.donohue@btinternet.com.
 
In the meantime, Julia Mitchell at juliaemitchell@hotmail.com offers help with research.

For information about, and contact details for, the current city council please see this website.
Contact details for the cathedral and churches 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 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:

  1830, Pigot's Directory for Truro and St Michael (Mitchell)  

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

OTHER:

Bastardy Bonds/Filiation Documents:

(These often name the local Justices of the Peace, Churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor, as well as those people mentioned below.)

13 Aug 1746, naming John CARNE 19 Aug 1817, Thomas BISHOP & Mary ROBINS
  28 Oct 1781, naming William and Thomas BARRET 20 Aug 1817, Richard ROWE & Rebecca Collins JULYAN
  17 Sep 1783, naming Thomas WILTON 20 May 1819, John HAMMILL & Mary Ann BRIANT
  28 Nov 1784, naming Collin CAMPBELL 2 Feb 1821, William DENNIS & Grace TREGASKIS
  12 Dec 1785, naming Edmund ROUSE 2 Apr 1821, arrest warrant William DENNIS
  16 Oct 1789, naming John WRIGHT, Junr 21 Apr 1822, John HEATH & Sally BURTON
  2 Mar 1791, naming John WRIGHT, Junr, & John ROSE 24 Oct 1822, William BEHENNA & Martha CULLOM
  30 Nov 1812, Thomas CURVENGEN & Thomasine ENDEAN 8 Mar 1823, Peter GULLY & Maria TIPPET
  23 Jan 1813, Samuel MOYLE & Elizabeth WEEKS 8 Aug 1823, John JENKIN & Elizabeth HOSKINS
  30 Jun 1813, John TREGONING & Ann EPLETT 2 Jul 1824, arrest warrant Robert GETTES re: Susan SECCOMBE
  8 Jun 1814, John PHILP & Ann COLLINS 9 Aug 1824, John GROVES & Grace LANGDON
  30 Nov 1816, Joseph TRENERRY & Maria TIPPET 3 Dec 1825, William PARKYN & Mary BURT
  11 Jun 1817, Richard ROWE & Rebecca Collins JULYAN 16 Apr 1834, Betsey COURTENAY & Edward BROKENSHIRE
     

Indentures & Other Legal Documents

  1. Transcription of an Indemnity Order from the Parish of St Clements to the Borough of Truro, dated 1 Apr 1772, regarding contributions to the upkeep of the Poorhouse.

Settlement Documents:

  13 Apr 1774, Bridget JAMES (& Falmouth) 3 Jun 1790, Elizabeth TUNADDY
  8 Aug 1774, John HARVEY 16 Jun 1790, Elizabeth TRENERRY (& Perranzabuloe)
  8 Aug 1774, John HARVEY (& Maker) 11 Aug 1790, Benjamin PEARCE (& Helston)
25 Oct 1774, Mary LIDGEY (& Stoke Damerel) 19 Oct 1790, Ann TRENERRY (& Mylor)
  2 Jan 1775, Constance TEAGUE (& St Clement) 17 Jan 1792, John & Anna Maria JONES (& Stoke Damerel)
  21 Jul 1775, Walter DANIELL (& St Gluvias) 10 May 1792, Thomas EADE (& Stoke Damerel)
  5 Jun 1776, Johanna BONDS (& St Hilary) 10 May 1792, Thomas & Margaret ROWE & Family (& Constantine)
  1 Sep 1777, Lydia LEUTY (& Westminster) 21 Feb 1793, Elizabeth TACKFIELD (& Breage)
  26 Jan 1778, Peter MOON (& Hampshire) 19 Oct 1793, Simon CLEMOW
  13 Apr 1778, George MARTIN (& Westminster) 19 Oct 1793, Simon CLEMOW (& St Austell)
  20 Jul 1778, Elizabeth GILBERT (& Axminster) 11 Mar 1794, Thomas SOBEY & children (& Falmouth)
  31 Oct 1778, William ROWE 15 Jul 1794, Robert WALL (& Manaccan)
  2 Nov 1778, Margery PROCTOR 19 Aug 1794, Jane STRONGMAN & child
  2 Nov 1778, Margery PROCTOR & children (& St Austell) 24 Apr 1795, William COITE (& Kenwyn?)
  1 Dec 1778, Elizabeth PAWLEY 5 Nov 1795, Mary MORGAN & children (& Sancreed)
5 Jan 1779, Richard & Elizabeth BARNES (& Stoke Damerel) 14 Jun 1796, Ann ROGERS (& Devon)
  5 Jan 1779, Hannah BUCKINGHAM (& Stoke Damerel) 25 Oct 1796, Thomas ELLIOTT (Exeter & Truro?)
  21 Jan 1779, John TILLER (& Tregony) 16 May 1797, Jane BARNS (& Cornelly)
  2 Feb 1779, Elizabeth ROWE & children (& St Kew) 1 Jul 1797, Ann JONES & child (& Plymouth, St Andrew)
12 Aug 1779, Thomas EVILL (& Derby) 6 Jul 1797, Elizabeth JAMES (& Kenwyn)
  24 Aug 1779, Esther EVILL & daughter (& Derby) 19 Sep 1797, Jane THOMAS (& Feock?)
  18 Sep 1779, Mary SIMPSON & daughter (& Axminster) 8 Aug 1799, Sally RAWLINGS (& Trowbridge, Wilts)
  28 Mar 1780, Grace SANDERS (& Perranzabuloe) 3 Sep 1799, Margery & James HALSE (& Redruth)
  12 May 1781, Ezekiel PEARCE 25 Nov 1799, Joseph & Mary ROWE & family (& Tregony)
  25 Sep 1781, Catherine WILLIAMS & sons (& Wendron) 24 Feb 1800, Elizabeth REED (& Exeter)
  10 Nov 1781, Elizabeth ROWE & children (& St Kew) 28 Feb 1800, Roger Couch & son (& Perranuthnoe)
  18 Oct 1783, John & Elizabeth WILLIAMS (& Exeter) 24 Apr 1800, Henry & Ann OXENHAM & family (& St Columb Minor)
  3 Mar 1784, Susannah DAVIES (& City of London) 29 May 1800, Patience LANCE (& Fowey)
  3 Mar 1784, Elizabeth HICKS (& City of London) 17 Jul 1800, Joseph DAVEY & daughter (& Stoke Damerel)
  26 Jul 1784, Richard WALES & 2 children (& Plymouth) Nov 1800, William ODGERS & sons (& Kenwyn)
  7 Dec 1784, William TREGEAR (& St Clement) 7 Feb 1801, John LAMPIER & family (& Kenwyn)
  1 Jan 1785, John & Sarah HOWE (& St Endellion) 8 Apr 1801, Martha HARRIS (& Redruth)
  3 Aug 1785, John & Elizabeth ROSEKILLEY (& Southampton) 16 Nov 1801, Sarah REED (& Probus)
  8 Aug 1785, William FRENCH (& Plymouth, St Andrew) 29 ?--- 1803, Catherine RICKARD (& St Austell)
  8 Aug 1785, Edward POLLARD 23 Jul 1804, Jane COOK (& Kea)
  9 Aug 1785, Phillippa COOMBE & children (& St Clement) 12 Dec 1808, John & Elizabeth RICHARDS & family (& Tavistock)
  12 Sep 1785, Martha POLLARD (& Plymouth, St Andrew) 21 Jun 1809, George & Ann TOWELL (& Illogan)
  14 Oct 1785, John HAMBLY (& Cardinham) 28 Sep 1810, Mary WATSON & child (& City of London)
  5 Jan 1786, Gregory & Dorothy LIDDYCOAT & family (& St Erth) 7 Feb 1811, Joseph DREWE
  24 Feb 1786, John ROUTER (& Exeter) 7 Feb 1811, Susannah DREWE (& St Just in Roseland)
  17 Jul 1786, Ann COYTE 24 Aug 1813, Elizabeth HAMPTON (& Falmouth)
2 Jan 1787, Rachel POLLARD (& Plymouth, St Andrew) 6 Jan 1814, Joan NANKIVELL (& Perranzabuloe)
  21 Apr 1787, Martha POLLETT & child (& Exeter) 9 Apr 1816, James BALL (& Middlesex)
  20 Oct 1787, William BAKER (& Falmouth) 30 Sep 1816, John PERRY (& Middlesex)
5 Dec 1787, Mary DANIELL & son (St Clement) 9 Dec 1816, John WEBB (& Devon)
  7 Jan 1788, Elizabeth THOMPSON & children (& Kingston-on-Thames) 22 Jan 1817, Ann DREW & children (& Exeter)
  27 Jan 1788, Matthew & Sarah JAMES & family (& Camborne) 7 Mar 1817, Ann DANIEL (& Devon)
  15 Feb 1788, Margaret MACMANNERS (& Antony) 12 Mar 1817, Nancy CREBA (& Probus)
  12 Mar 1788, William & Priscilla MORTON & family (& Mylor) 7 Nov 1818, William & Charlotte REYNOLDS & son (& Luxulyan)
  19 Mar 1788, Mary JAMES (& Plymouth) 8 Feb 1819, John VINCENT (& Middlesex)
  1 Oct 1788, Martha POLLARD (& London) 22 Apr 1819, Robert POTTER (& Middlesex)
  13 Oct 1788, Thomas & Mary LAMB (& Whitehaven) 26 Jul 1819, Edward PEARCE (& Middlesex)
  10 Jul 1789, John DANIELL (& Stoke Damerel) 21 Feb 1820, Benjamin WELLING (& Bristol)
  18 Sep 1789, Charles & Mary CARNE (& Stoke Damerel) 13 May 1820, Mary ROBINSON & child (& Hertfordshire)
  28 Oct 1789, Ann TREVOSE & children (& Kenwyn) 16 Jun 1820, Francis & Harriet DAVIS (& Linclolnshire)
  27 Nov 1789, Rachel POLLARD & grandson (& Devon) 29 Jun 1820, William CORNISH (& Gloucestershire)
  12 Feb 1790, Mary HAMBLYN (& Kenwyn) 7 Jul 1820, Elizabeth NICHOLS & children (& Lincolnshire)
  16 Mar 1790, Edward & Elizabeth HOCKING (& St Allen) 29 Nov 1820, Margaret JOHNSON & children (& Shropshire)

Wills:

  9 Mar 1575, John TUSSER 15 Jun 1748, William AUGERS
  8 Apr 1581, John POWLE alias COOKE 8 Aug 1748, Catherine ALLEN 
  1 Mar 1594, Martin ROBERTS 4 Mar 1750, William HARNESS
  14 Dec 1733, John WHITE 2 Apr 1750, Margery SEER
  13 Jan 1742, John DAVEY 26 Dec 1750, Zacharias WILLIAMS
  23 Feb 1743, Stephen TIPPETT 31 May 1751, Thomas BURLEY
  15 Mar 1743, Joan GREGOR 25 Sep 1751, Elizabeth SEARLE
  6 Mar 1745, John ROBERTS 28 Mar 1752, William HARRY
  3 Feb 1747, James CALLAWAY 18 Feb 1755, Lucy SPRY
  1 Mar 1747, Elizabeth BISHOP 31 Oct 1854, Anne EDWARDS
  18 Jun 1747, Thomas HUTCHINS 28 Jan 1876, Mary Elizabeth PRICE
  19 Aug 1747, John LARK  

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 these parishes, search for Truro 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:

Kea, Baldhu (post-1847), Kenwyn and St Clement.

ONLINE BOOKS:

  1. Truro 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.