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The parish of


Gwinear Church, © 2004, Charles Winpenny

Cornwall Online Parish Clerks

The Online Parish Clerk (Genealogy) for Gwinear is Roger Shirley, who can be contacted at and who maintains a website.
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 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.


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


Settlement Documents:

  30 Nov 1755, William ANEAR (& Probus) 5 Jan 1847, Charity MORLEY & children (& Crowan)
  Jul 1840, Samuel & Maria RODDA & family (& Crowan) Oct 1851, Hannah JEWELL & children (& Crowan)
  Mar 1842, Ann Rodda SCADDAN & child (& Crowan) Sep 1852, Catherine ARTHUR/REED & son (& Crowan)
  Jan-Feb 1845, Ann THOMAS & children (& Crowan)  

Voters Lists:

  1. 1832
  2. 1834


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.

5 Mar 1724, John COLENSO 16 May 1748, Richard GIFERY
  5 Mar 1740, John PEARCE, proved 1754 1 Jun 1748, John CALLENSOE
  18 May 1741, Christopher PRYOR 24 Aug 1749, Thomas WHEAR
  9 Apr 1746, Theodore JONES 11 Jul 1750, Vernon JONES
  14 Apr 1747, Thomas KING 7 May 1817, Edward TREWHEELA
  22 Nov 1747, Phillip WILLIAMS  

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


Phillack, Gwithian, Camborne, Treslothan (post-1845), Crowan, St Erth and Hayle St. Elwyn (post-1888).


  1. Gwinear 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 140). Also downloadable as a pdf.
  2. Phillimore's Marriages Vol XII transcripts including Gwinear (transcribed and in our database)