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The Parish Church of St Helena
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Hi, I'm Rich Hender the OPC (Genealogy) for Helland. I can do lookups for Baptisms 1813 - 1999, Marriages 1838 - 1911, Burials 1813 - 1998. Also I have Hearth Taxes, Protestations and Free and Voluntary. If you would like some information or have any to share, please contact me by email.

For information about (and contact details for) the current parish meeting, 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, please see our searchable database (C-PROP) which is updated regularly, and GenUKI.  The C-PROP parish coverage page is here.


For information, see GenUKI or visit the University of Leicester's Directories website, which has many directories online to view for free.


School Admissions:

  Dates of birth to 1914  

Settlement Papers:

  10 Sep 1769, John & Margaret BANSTON  

Voters Lists:

For Lists for 1851/52. 1853/54 and 1864/65 click here.


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.

  13 Apr 1614, Richard HENDYE 21 May 1859, Susanna PEARCE
  1 Feb 1752, Richard FOWLER 11 Aug 1861, Robert LANXON

Other Legal Documents:

  1. An Indenture, dated 17 Jun 1843, naming Thomas PEARCE, the younger, of this parish and Richard HOCKING, grocer, of Bodmin.
  2. For an indenture (dated 1 Oct 1877) involving William John NICKELL and several properties / parcels of land in this parish, click here.
  3. Bodmin & Wadebridge Railway, purchase of land, dated 13 Nov 1834. Helland residents mentioned include Humphrey DREADON and Thomas PEARSE.

The OPC has a copy of the School Register from 1908 to 1961 and is willing to do look-ups.

For more information regarding History, Population, and much more, 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 Helland at, then drag the person icon from above the zoom commands and place it at a specific location on the map.


Egloshayle, St Mabyn, Blisland, Cardinham and Bodmin.


  1. Helland 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 150). Also downloadable as a pdf.
  2. The Cornwall Register by John Wallis, A.M. F.S.S., then Vicar of Bodmin, printed 1847. If the in-built search produces no results, use the index pages (474-476) to find your parish of interest. Tables of statistics and other data can be found at the beginning of the book, starting at page n9.
  3. Phillimore's Marriages Vol IV transcripts including Helland (transcribed and in our database)