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St. Mawgan, a classic English Village, is nestled round the Church and Lanherne Convent. Lanherne was the seat of the Roman Catholic Arundel family who also had close ties to St Columb Major. There were chapels for the Wesleyan Methodists in the Churchtown and at Mawgan Cross, where the Bible Christians also had a chapel.

The parish is bounded by the sea on one side and by St Eval, St Ervan, St Columb Major and St Columb Minor on the others. There is a thriving Parish History Group, headed by Bill Rowe, which is compiling a Photographic Archive. This is, and has always been, a farming parish, but it is also home to RAF St Mawgan, and the civil airport for Cornwall .

Please see this page for some Roman Catholic records and a description of the church.

Cornwall Online Parish Clerks

The Online Parish Clerk (Genealogy) for Mawgan in Pydar is Tim Johnson, who can be contacted by Email. Please visit his website for further records and information about the parish.

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.


Many have been transcribed and are in our database, see the parish coverage page. To search for records, please see our searchable database (C-PROP) which is updated frequently.

The LDS Church batch numbers for this parish are: C05552901/2/3/4, C020923, M052901/4, Lanherne Roman Catholic P020921, M020921, M866948.


See the University of Leicester's website of Historical Directories.


Voters Lists:

  1. 1851/52
  2. 1852/53
  3. 1856/57
  4. 1864/65


  12 Jun 1564, Dame Elizabeth ARUNDELL 12 Jul 1742, Richard LEWARN
  16 May 1573, George ARUNDELL 18 Aug 1744, Mathias ELLERY
  2 Sep 1575, Jane ARUNDELL 6 Jun 1745, Petter/Pitter RANDELL
  16 Oct 1586, Edward ARRUNDELL 23 Jul 1746, William ROBERTS
  12 Dec 1589, Sir John ARUNDELL 24 Jan 1747, Ann BREWER
  1 Oct 1614, James HARVEY, of Mawgan 26 Jul 1749, John MILL
  6 Sep 1624, Henry MAYE 14 Nov 1751, John DENNIS
  15 Sep 1702, John DENNIS 23 Sep 1752, Margaret LEWARNE

An Indenture, dated 21 Mar 1818, naming Francis HEARLE.

Some MI transcriptions, for the surnames CRAPP and LOBB.

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


St Eval, St Ervan, St Columb Major, and St Columb Minor.


  1. Mawgan in Pydar 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 XVI transcripts including Mawgan in Pydar (transcribed and in our database). For the Contents page, keep clicking on Next until page 7/156 appears. Lanherne Convent records are recorded separately in the same volume.