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Cornwall Online Parish Clerks

The volunteer Online Parish Clerk (Genealogy) for Kilkhampton is Alan Rowland, who can be contacted by Email.

For information about (and contact details for) the current parish council, please see this website.



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 contact me or see our searchable database (C-PROP) which is updated frequently. The parish coverage page is here.

Transcriptions of the Parish Register Burials, 1837-1906, are available on this website.


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


Memorial Inscriptions:

  1. Transcriptions of headstones removed from inside Parish Church
  2. Kilkhampton Methodist Church

Voters Lists:

  1. 1851/52
  2. 1852/53
  3. 1856/57
  4. 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.

  23 Mar 1588, William WADLAND  6 Apr 1692, John HONEY
26 Feb 1648, Suzan BABB 20 May 1695, Richard SHEARME
  16 Apr 1649, Philipp WADLAND, proved 1655 31 Dec 1703, Hannah HONEY
  4 Dec 1649, Chamond SHERME/SHEARME 9 Mar 1705, Charles ORCHARD
  23 Jun 1652, Benjamin BAKER 5 Jun 1710, Joseph CORRINDON (Rector)
  2 Sep 1653, Thomas COCKRAM 5 Mar 1730, Benjamin BURNARD
  29 Sep 1653, Abraham BACKWAY 5 Jul 1742, Michael CHUKE
  18 Aug 1654, Nathaniell GIST 20 May 1746, Edward HILL
  1 Sep 1654, Thomas WARMINGTON 1 Mar 1748, Degory SHEPHERD
  26 Apr 1656, Rebecca OLIVER 29 Jan 1753, Margaret HONEY, proved 1766
  25 Jul 1656, Katharine MAN als SHEARSELL 26 Feb 1759, Rev William HARLING, proved 1764
  21 Nov 1656, Richard BARRETT 24 Apr 1765, Richard SURGENT
  20 Jun 1658, Elizabeth JENN 18 Sep 1854, Rev John DAVIS
  18 Aug 1658, Nicholas SHARSELL 28 Feb 1855, Henry ADAMS
  16 Dec 1659, Alice GIST 7 Nov 1865, Edward SHEARM, proved 1871

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


Morwenstow, Poughill and Launcells, plus parishes in Devon.


The History of the Parish and Church of Kilkhampton By the Rev. R. (Roderick) Dew, M.A., F.S.A.


  1. Kilkhampton 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 340). Also downloadable as a pdf.
  2. Phillimore's Marriages Vol XX transcripts including Kilkhampton (transcribed and in our database). For the Contents page, keep clicking Next until page 7/159 appears.