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The Online Parish Clerk (Genealogy) for St Kew is Pat Balmer, who can be contacted by Email.

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, 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.


Memorial Inscriptions:

  Chapel Amble Methodist Cemetery Trelill Methodist Cemetery

Settlement Papers:

  25 Jan 1711, Robert & Thomasyn LEWARNE (& St Breock) 5 Dec 1817, Edward & Elizabeth COCK & child (& St Breock)
  12 Apr 1731, Joseph NICHOLS & family 31 Dec 1831, John JORY & children (& Luxulyan)
  2 Feb 1779, Elizabeth ROWE & children (& Truro) 24 Dec 1844, Rebecca GEORGE & child (& St Breock)
  10 Nov 1781, Elizabeth ROWE & children (& Truro) 14 Apr 1848, John & Ann BUSCOMBE & children (& St Breock)
  19 Jul 1815, Thomasine HEWETT (& St Breock) 7 Feb 1849, Sarah Curgenven BRANCH (& St Breock)
  5 Dec 1817, Charles & Mary BROWN (& St Breock) 21 Feb 1849, Ann BUTTON (& St Breock)

Voters Lists:

  1. 1851/52
  2. 1853/54
  3. 1864/65


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 1608, Richard HAIN/HANE (nuncupative) 12 Aug 1760, Francis/Frances ROSKILLY
  24 Apr 1614, Edward HARRYE 7 Nov 1769, Ann ROSKILLY/ROSKILLEY
  12 Jul 1617, John HARREY 31 Aug 1780, Joseph BENNETT
  10 Nov 1731, Diana/Dianna PETER 12 Jun 1804, Geo WILCE
  18 Dec 1734, John PETER (administration) 2 Jun 1809, John BATE
  5 Apr 1736, William MAY, proved 1750 28 Mar 1827, Samuel BLAMEY
20 May 1737, John CUNDY 5 Dec 1829, Mary WILCE
  7 Feb 1746, Phillippa HARRY 27 Jan 1837, Joseph POMERY, late vicar of St Kew
  13 Feb 1747, Margery SYMONS 21 Jul 1840, Ambrose GROSE
  17 Nov 1747, Joan NICOLL 3 Feb 1848, Mary BEER of Michaelstow
  Proved 20 Oct 1752, Richard NATION ?4 Jan 1866, Jethro THOMAS

Other Documents & Indentures:

  1. An Indenture, dated 4 Nov 1773, naming Walter BEAR of this parish.
  2. An Indenture, dated 21 Jul 1777, naming Joseph BENNETT of this parish.
  3. An Indenture, dated 9 Dec 1833, concerning Maidenland, naming Thomas Richard CURGENVEN, late of St Kew, and William JEFFERY, Nicholas REYNOLDS and John CURGENVEN, deceased.

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


St Minver, Endellion, Port Isaac, St Teath, St Tudy, St Mabyn, Egloshayle.


  1. St Kew 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 332). Also downloadable as a pdf.
  2. Phillimore's Marriages Vol VI transcripts including St Kew (transcribed and in our database)