CORNWALL ONLINE PARISH CLERKS - helping bring the past alive

The parish of


Marhamchurch Marhamchurch
May 2002, © Kenneth S Heard
Marhamchurch and a field of rapeseed (for oil)
April 2004, © Charles Winpenny

Cornwall Online Parish Clerks

The Online Parish Clerk (Genealogy) for Marhamchurch is Kenneth S Heard, who can be contacted by Email.

Contact details for the current parish council can be found here.
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.


The following are available for look-ups and an increasing number can be found in our searchable database:

- Marhamchurch Parish Register of Christenings, Marriages & Burials for 1558-1718
- Marhamchurch Parish Register of C.M.Bu for 1719 - 1812
- Marhamchurch Parish Register of Marriages for 1754 - 1812
- Marhamchurch Parish Register of Baptisms for 1813 - 1866
- Marhamchurch Parish Register of Burials for 1813 - 1890
- Marhamchurch Parish Register of Marriages for 1837 - 1901

For further Parish Register information, please see our online searchable database (C-PROP) which is updated frequently. The parish coverage page is here.


The OPC has the following resources:-

Cornwall Kelly's Directory 1910, Cornwall : Return of Owners' of Land 1873 : Cornwall Post Office Directory 1856 : Cornwall John Wallis Register 1847 : Cornwall Pigot & Co Directory 1844 : Cornwall Pigot & Co Directory 1830 : Universal British Directory 1791 and Heralds' Visitation of Cornwall 1620.

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


Details from Marhamchurch Overseers Rates, Accounts & Records (1819-1838), Cornwall Muster Roll 1569, Cornwall Protestation Returns 1641 and Cornwall Hearth & Poll Taxes 1660 - 1664 are available for look-ups.

Transcriptions of some MIs are available here.

Voters Lists:

  1. 1851/52 Voters' List for the parish.
  2. 1852/53
  3. 1856/57
  4. 1864/65


  4 Dec 1583, Richard CORIE 28 May 1748, Nicholas WEBB
  1600, Elizabeth TAYLER 30 Mar 1763, Daniel BOX
  9 Aug 1602, Richard HORE 21 Apr 1794, Charles HAMMETT
  4 Feb 1605, John HONYE 21 Sep 1794, Charles WILLS
  5 May 1732, John DENNIS 9 Jun 1807, James BOX
  14 Apr 1748, Nathaniell HAIRFOOT 14 Mar 1837, James MEDLAND


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


Poundstock, Week St Mary, Whitstone, Bridgerule, Launcells, Stratton and Bude Haven.


  1. Marhamchurch 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.
  2. Phillimore's Marriages Vol XXIII transcripts including Marhamchurch (transcribed and in our database). For the Contents page, keep clicking Next until page 7/153 appears.