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The Parish Church

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The Porch

Steps from road

Cornelly is a small rural parish and you will not find a village of that name! The church of St Cornelius is tucked away down a lane off a by-road between Probus and Tregony. Until 1973 the church was under the care of the Vicar of Probus but this duty has now switched to Tregony-with-Cuby.

Cornwall Online Parish Clerks

The Online Parish Clerk (Genealogy) for Cornelly is Lorraine Beard, who can be contacted by Email.

Cornelly no longer has a Parish Council but for details of that for Probus (and contact information) 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. The OPC has data for 1841 - 1901.


For Parish Register information, please see our searchable database (C-PROP) which is updated frequently or GenUKI. The C-PROP coverage page is here.


Please visit the University of Leicester's Directories website, which has many directories online to view for free.


Settlement Documents:

  16 May 1797, Jane BARNS (& Truro)  


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.

  27 Mar 1656, Elizabeth MANDER 6 Aug 1813, John MINERS
  11 Nov 1658, Oliver RUSSOW 17 Jan 1814, William EDDY

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


Lamorran, Merther, Probus, Cuby with Tregony, Veryan and Ruan Lanihorne.


  1. Cornelly 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 n282). Also downloadable as a pdf.
  2. Phillimore's Marriages Vol XXIII transcripts including Cornelly (transcribed and in our database). For the Contents page, keep clicking Next until page 7/153 appears.