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The volunteer as OPC (Genealogy) for Colan is Barbara DARLING who can be contacted by Email.
The contact details for the current parish council are available here.
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). The parish coverage page for C-PROP can be found here.


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


Settlement Documents:

  3 Oct 1826, Sarah MACDONALD & children (& St Mawgan)  

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 Nov 1599, John COSWORTH 9 Jul 1836, Revd. John ARTHUR
  21 Mar 1677, Robert COSWARTH  

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



St Columb Minor, St Columb Major, St Enoder and Newlyn East.


  1. Colan 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 n248). Also downloadable as a pdf.
  2. Phillimore's Marriages Vol XIII transcripts including Colan (St Colan) (transcribed and in our database)