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The parish of


is situated in the Hundred of Lesnewth, and is bounded by Egloskerry, Laneast, and Altarnun. The northern part of the parish is comprised of downland, which extends almost to Launceston, and abounds in managanese. The western section runs into the granite of Roughtor and Brown Willey. Today, it is a centre of farming.

St Clether Church

The Parish Church
© Mike Gabriel

Cornwall Online Parish Clerks

The Online Parish Clerk (Genealogy)for St Clether is Mike Gabriel, who can be contacted by Email.

For information about (and contact details for) the current parish meeting, please see this website.
Contact details for the church can be found by searching here.



Please visit COCP (Cornwall Online Census Project), which is complete for 1841 to 1891 and validated, FreeCens at Rootsweb - both are free, searchable databases - or check GenUKI for other alternatives.


For Parish Register information, please see our searchable database (C-PROP) which is updated frequently, GenUKI (link above) and the LDS website (Library section).


For information, see GenUKI (link below) or visit the University of Leicester's Directories website, which has many directories online to view for free.


Apprenticeship Indentures:

  1. Possible Apprenticeship Indentures for STEPHENS children, found in Parish Vestry Minutes

Churchwardens' Accounts:

  1801 Rate for repairs to tower &c. 1875 Selection of Churchwardens
  1858 Selection of Churchwardens 1876 Selection of Churchwardens
  1865, Subscription list of Landowners 1877 Selection of Churchwardens
  1865?, The Rate List 1878 Selection of Churchwardens
  1874 Selection of Churchwardens  

Settlement Documents:

  24 Mar 1762, John & Jane GABRIEL & dau (& Altarnun) 24 Apr 1824, Mary Johns DAWE (& Altarnun)

Voters Lists:

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


A list of available Wills and Probate Documents. Copies of those marked as CRO can be ordered from here using the appropriate reference.  For those marked as NA enter the reference in the search box on this page and follow the onscreen instructions.

  17 Dec1737, Richard COLMER  

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



Davidstow, Treneglos, Laneast and Altarnun.


  1. St Clether (St Cleather) is included in The Parochial History of Cornwall, Volume I by Davies Gilbert, William Hals, Thomas Tonkin, Henry Samuel Boase, originally published in 1838 (page n236). Also downloadable as a pdf.
  2. Phillimore's Marriages Vol I transcripts including St Clether (transcribed and in our database)