CORNWALL ONLINE PARISH CLERKS - helping bring the past alive


The parish of

WENDRON

The Parish Church & School House
Wendron Church, 1997
© Marion Walker, Truro
Wendron Church
© Steve Taylor, Essex

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The Tower
 

The Chancel
 

The Porch
 

The Font

School House

School House from Porch

 © John Evans

Cornwall Online Parish Clerks

The Online Parish Clerk (Genealogy) for Wendron is Gillian Hart, who can be contacted at opc.requests@outlook.com.

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.

Transcriptions of many parish records are included on this site, due to the hard work of previous OPCs, Paul Ganser & Kathy Bretthauer. You can access their transcriptions of Parish records, or search in our database.


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:

Parish Burial transcriptions are available here. For other Parish Register information, please see our searchable database (C-PROP) which is updated frequently, GenUKI (link below) and the LDS website (library section).

DIRECTORIES:

For information, see GenUKI. Link below.

OTHER:

1801: Note of Richd. Gerveys Grylls, Curate
"A very great Scarcity of Grain prevailed? in this & the preceding year. The Distresses of the Poor were very great."

Voters List:

  1. 1832
  2. 1834

War Memorial:


War Memorial
© Steve Taylor, Essex

Inscription

1914-1918 Names Detail 1

1914-1918 Names Detail 2

1939-1945 Names Detail
© John Evans
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Wills:

  4 Mar 1636, Thomas TALSKETHY 4 Oct 1746, William PRYOR
  10 Jun 1651, Henry SYMONS 22 Feb 1747, William BOLITHO
  2 Jun 1652, Alexander CARNBILLACK 21 Mar 1748, Thomas WILLIAMS
  6 Apr 1653, Thomas COCK 26 Apr 1748, Bennet PASCOW
  18 Feb 1654, Nicholas CRISTOVER 2 May 1748, John JOHN
  20 May 1655, Michaell RISE 28 Jun 1748, Francis ROWE
  4 Aug 1656, Thomas WILLIAMS 24 Sep 1749, Samson JENKIN
  28 Aug 1656, Marie WIDLAKE 8 Feb 1751, Cuthbert TREMAINE
  25 Nov 1656, Paul WATERS 18 May 1817, Mary HILL
  18 Jan 1657, Joan(e) SIMONS/SYMONDS 24 Jul 1819, Thomas WILLS (proved 1837)
  25 Apr 1657, Anne PRYOR 3 Jun 1821, James MANKEY
  24 Jun 1657, Christian LEONARD 3 May 1824, Amy HARRIS
  11 Dec 1658, Alexander BOLITHO 21 Mar 1842, Bennet JOHNS
  3 Mar 1745, John PELLEW 19 Jan 1854, Sibella TYACKE
  18 Mar 1746, John TRELOAR  

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 Wendron 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:

Helston, Sithney, Crowan, Carnmenellis (post-1846), Stithians (pre-1846), Constantine, Mawgan in Meneage, Gunwalloe and Porthleven (post-1846).

SUGGESTED READING:

St Wenn and its People by John James. ISBN-10: 0956147607, ISBN-13: 978-0956147608

ONLINE BOOKS:

  1. Wendron (Gwendron)is included in The Parochial History of Cornwall, Volume II by Davies Gilbert, William Hals, Thomas Tonkin, Henry Samuel Boase, originally published in 1838 (page 136). Also downloadable as a pdf.
  2. Phillimore's Marriages Vol XV transcripts including Wendron (transcribed and in our database)