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The parish of St Hilary once included the Town of Marazion and the offshore island St Michael’s Mount. Many of the older records refer to residents as being ‘of the town’ or ‘of the parish’. The term ‘of the town’ refers to the Town of Marazion, while ‘of the parish’ refers to the balance of the parish. St Michael’s Mount is usually referred to by it’s own name. The parish, excluding Marazion and St Michael’s Mount, has no business center and is made up of a number of small clusters of residences; Plain-an-Gwarry, Tregurtha, Churchtown, Trewhella, Relubbus, Hallamaning, Colenso, Millpool, Greenberry, Woodstock, Carter’s Downs, Rosudgeon, Trevean, and Prussia Cove are some of these communities. The parish was made up mostly of families of miners and farmers.
The Online Parish Clerk (Geneaalogy) for St Hilary is Al Kline who can be contacted by email.
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 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.
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.
Snippets of Parish news (1700s & 1800s), transcribed from a register, mentioning the Wills of Mrs. Amy HILL and Revd. John PENNECK, plus news of a minor earthquake and parish statistics.
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 St Hilary at http://maps.google.co.uk/, then drag the person icon from above the zoom commands and place it at a specific location on the map.