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Cornwall Online Parish Clerks

The Online Parish Clerk (Genealogy) for Kea is John Warren, who can be contacted at .

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 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.


Bastardy/Filiation Documents:

  1. 28 Jun 1780, naming William ROWE the Younger of this Parish

Indentures & Other Legal Documents:

  1. dated 17 Jul 1705, pre-nuptial settlement, marriage between Richard SLADD of Philleigh and Johan HAWEIS of Kea
  2. dated 21 Mar 1818, Indenture naming Joseph HICK of this parish.

Manorial Documents:

  1690 Manor of Landesgaye in the Parishes of Feock & Kea (part of a transcription for several Manors which can be found here).

School Admissions:

  1. 1874 - 1906

Settlement Papers:

3 Aug 1784, Mary ANNEAR (& Probus) 23 Jul 1804, Jane COOK (& Truro)
  19 Mar 1800, Johanna PAUL (& St Clement) Jul 1859, Elizabeth Bartle & child (& Budock)


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.

  19 Jun 1579, Robert SMYTHE  14 Apr 1754, Instance/Enstance MARTYN
  18 Feb 1632, William GEIDY 16 Apr 1757, George OSLER/USLER
  20 Aug 1651, John HAWEIS 18 Jun 1757, William GILL, proved 1763
  12? Sep 1657, Walter HUSBAND 23 Feb 1765, Matthew VIVIAN, proved 1771
12 Aug 1658, Barbara VOSPER 22 Dec 1769, Edward PEARCE
  10 Apr 1667, Thomas CARTWRIGHT 12 Jun 1775, Tobias MICHELL
  31 Jul 1703, Reginald BAWDEN, proved 1712 7 Jul 1794, John DAVIS
  10 Mar 1730, Hugh BAWDEN 31 Dec 1797, James CORNISH, proved 1803
27 Jan 1738, Elizabeth SHIPHEARD 6 Oct 1835, John COLMAN
  7 Jun 1747, Thomas HORNDON 20 Jan 1855, William HUDDY
  14 Sep 1748, James TRESISE 1 Nov 1856, John JEFFERY
  15 Jan 1749, Peter PENNO  

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


Baldhu (post-1847), Gwennap, St. Day (post-1833), Chacewater (post-1826), Mithian (post-1848), Kenwyn, Truro, St Clement, St Michael Penkevil, Feock, Devoran (post-1873) and Perranarworthal.


  1. Kea 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 298). Also downloadable as a pdf.
  2. Phillimore's Marriages Vol XXII transcripts including Kea (transcribed and in our database). For the Contents page, keep clicking Next until page 7/147 appears.