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Madron Madron is an ancient Cornish parish, located in the Hundred of Penwith, just northwest of Penzance.
In 1801, the population stood at 1,564. By 1851, it was 2,539 and currently it is just over 4,000.
Geographically, the parish is divided into two parts. Until 1835, the larger contained the mother church of Penzance.

Cornwall Online Parish Clerks

The Online Parish Clerk (Genealogy) for Madron is Gwen Attridge who can be contacted by Email.
The West Penwith website includes some pages about this parish.
Contact details for the church can be found by searching here.



Information can be found at COCP (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 online searchable database (C-PROP) which is updated frequently. The parish coverage page is here.


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


For a transcription of a marriage settlement between Thomas BOLITHO (concerning his daughter, Elizabeth) of this parish and John BORLASE of Helston, dated 13 March 1791, click here.

Bastardy/Filiation Documents:

  28 Feb 1811, Richard NICHOLAS, William John Godolphin NICHOLLS, Anne PASCOE  


Photographs of the gravestones of Thomas Robins BOLITHO and Mary & John ROWE, are available here.

Settlement Papers:

  7 Sep 1784, Jenefer Ann CALENSE & son (& Probus) Mar-Apr 1843, William & Alice NICHOLAS & family (& St Buryan)


  20 Mar 1747, William ROWE, mariner 17 May 1751, Thomas DANIEL(L)
  10 Apr 1748, Ralph MORRISH 3 Oct 1752, Ralph RODDA
  30 Jul 1749, William COREN 23 Dec 1752, Thomas THOMAS
  7 Oct 1749, Jeremiah JELBARD 21 Oct 1753, Richard RODDA

For information regarding history, population, etc., 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 Madron at, then drag the person icon from above the zoom commands and place it at a specific location on the map.


Sancreed, St Just in Penwith (pre-1849), Pendeen (post-1849), Morvah, Gulval, Penzance, Newlyn St. Peter (post-1851) and Paul.


  1. Madron is included in The Parochial History of Cornwall, Volume III by Davies Gilbert, William Hals, Thomas Tonkin, Henry Samuel Boase, originally published in 1838. Also downloadable as a pdf from here. Parish details can be found under its former spelling of Maddern.
  2. The First Book of the Parish Registers of Madron, edited by George Bown Millett.
  3. Phillimore's Marriages Vol XII transcripts including Madron with Penzance (transcribed and in our database)
The Parish Church
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