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The Lychgate

Nave & Chancel

The Font

The Pulpit

Bench End

Church Meeting Room, Tower & War Memorial

Cornwall Online Parish Clerks

The Online Parish Clerk (Genealogy) for Gorran is John Whatty.

Please visit my website for many transcriptions of Parish Registers. If the information you are looking for isn't on that website, then please contact me by Email.

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.



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 alternate 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.


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


Settlement Documents:

31 Mar 1730, Samuel & Jane ANNEAR (also Probus) 21 Oct 1816, John & Jane TEAGUE & family (& Probus)
  13 Sep 1785, Peter & Johannah RIPPON (& Probus)  


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.

  12 Sep 1571, William ISSHAM/ISHAM of Bodriggan 26 Nov 1721, Edward SLADE
  1 Aug 1599, Henrye MYCHELL 28 Sep 1723, William SLADE
  19 May 1625, Edward MYCHELL 28 Oct 1734, Edward MI(T)CHELL
  20 Feb 1631, Edward MICHELL 15 Sep 1738, Jane DADDOW
  22 Aug 1631, Richard BROAD 26 Dec 1744, Richard BROAD
  1 Jan 1653, Frances MICHELL 27 May 1747, Thomas VERCOE
  22 Mar 1663, Richard BROAD 19 Aug 1760, Rose MICHELL
  14 Oct 1665, Edmundi NORTHERN (& variants) 13 Oct 1783, William SLADE
  18 Mar 1679, relating to the property of Richard VYAN 5 Jan 1802, Richard BROAD
  26 Apr 1682, relating to the property of John/Johannis VYANT 28 Aug 1803, Agnes(s) MICHELL
  11 Feb 1686, William SLADE 15 Mar 1816, William Slade GULLY (proved 1826)
  22 Oct 1696, relating to the property of Joanne/Jone VYAN 31 Mar 1834, William COWLIN
  23 Oct 1700, Thomas HOBLYN 14 Mar 1848, Jenefer GULLY
  4 Mar 1711, Richard BROAD 5 Sep 1853, William Slade GULLY
  1 Aug 1715, Thomas DADDOW  

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


St Michael Caerhayes, St Ewe and Mevagissey.


  1. Gorran (Goran) 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 104). Also downloadable as a pdf.
  2. Phillimore's Marriages Vol XI transcripts including Gorran (St Goran) (transcribed and in our database)