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The parish of


Golant Church Parish of Golant
The Parish Church
Part of the parish and the River Fowey

Cornwall Online Parish Clerks

The Online Parish Clerk (Genealogy) for Golant, St Sampson is Clare Williams, who can be contacted by Email.

Contact details for the Parish Council can be found here.
Contact details for the church can be found by searching here.



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.


For Parish Register information and other resources, please see our online searchable database (C-PROP) which is updated frequently and GenUKI. The parish coverage page for C-PROP is here.


The Golant and St Sampson entries from the Post Office Directory for Cornwall, 1856.

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


Banns Certificates:

Received from other Parishes between 1887 and 1911, Golant St Sampson parishioners mentioned:- Elizabeth Mugfur, William Broad Austin, widower, Fanny Pulling Langsford, Lottie Elizabeth Geake, Daisy Rundle, Edward Stone Rundle

Marriage Licences:

  1. dated 19 Sep 1898, John BROAD and Elizabeth HALEY
  2. dated 27 Aug 1901, John Braven DYER and Alice Fanny Emily TABB

Voters Lists:

  1. 1851/52
  2. 1852/53
  3. 1856/57


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.

  28 Aug 1748, Robert HUNT 6 Oct 1750, John BERSEY

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


Tywardreath, Lanlivery, St Winnow, St Veep, Fowey and Lanteglos by Fowey.


  1. Golant 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 88). Also downloadable as a pdf.
  2. Phillimore's Marriages Vol VI transcripts including St Sampson or Golant (transcribed and in our database)