CORNWALL ONLINE PARISH CLERKS - helping bring the past alive

The parish of


Gwennap Pit
A church service at Gwennap Pit, 2002
(Once used by John Wesley)
© Karen Start

Cornwall Online Parish Clerks

The Online Parish Clerk (Genealogy) for Gwennap is Sandra Pritchard, who can be contacted by  Email and who maintains a website.

Contact details for the current Parish Council can be found here and the council website is 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, please see our online searchable database (C-PROP) which is updated frequently and GenUKI (link below). The parish coverage page for C-PROP is here.


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


Bastardy/Filiation Documents:

  5 Jan 1781, Edmund MITCHELL, Nicholas BROWN, Mary GRAY 8 Jun 1807, William & George WILLIAMS, Grace BAWDEN
  10 Oct 1808, Alice Stanaway & Philip MANUEL 21 Mar 1808, Matthew COURTENAY, Martin SKINNER, Mary CARNE

Various Documents:

  1. 31? Mar1732, excommunication of Mark SAMPSON
  2. 1795-1841, payment details for John & Henry ROWE as entered in Gwennap Baptisms Register.

Voters Lists:

  1. 1834 List for the parish


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.

  23 Mar 1742, Charles MICHELL 16 Apr 1751, William TREGONNING
  14 Jan 1745, Arthur (Auther) MICHELL 25 Sep 1754, Richard MITCHELL
  29 Apr 1747, Richard JAMES 21 Oct 1830, William Malachi HITCHENS
  18 Jul 1750, James HITCHENS 6 Jun 1848, William ISAAC

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


Lanner/Lannarth (post-1845), St Day (post-1833), Redruth (pre-1833), Kea (pre-1847), Baldhu (post-1847) and Perranarworthal.


  1. Gwennap 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 128). Also downloadable as a pdf.
  2. Phillimore's Marriages Vol XXV transcripts including Gwennap (transcribed and in our database). For the Contents page, keep clicking Next until page 8/184 appears.