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Mevagissey is a lovely village on the south-western coast of Cornwall, near St. Austell, St. Ewe, and Gorran. Once home to a thriving fishing industry, it is now a tourist destination.


Mevagissey Outer Harbour
© Charles Winpenny 2005

Mevagissey c 1900 Mevagissey c 1900
Mevagissey Harbour c. 1900
© the Malcolm McCarthy Collection
Mevagissey Harbour c. 1900
© the Malcolm McCarthy Collection
Mevagissey lifeboat
Mevagissey Lifeboat c. 1890
© the Malcolm McCarthy Collection

Cornwall Online Parish Clerks

The Online Parish Clerk (Genealogy) for Mevagissey is John Whatty, who can be contacted by Email.

Visit my website to see Parish register transcriptions and more.  If the information you are looking for isn't on that website, then please contact me. John

See this website for contact details for the current parish council.
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.


I have numerous Register transcriptions on my website.

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


  1830, Pigot's  

For more information, visit the University of Leicester's Historical Directories website.



  1. dated 14 Jan 1770, concerning the Will of the Rt. Hon. John EARL of Radnor and the subsequent lease of property in Mevagissey, called Berupper, to Thomas HENNA.
  2. dated 9 Jan 1806, concerning the Malthouse Tenement (in Portilly / Lavorack), its sale to William Jenkins ROBERTS of Ruan Lanyhorne and mentioning John ELVINS, Jacob THOMAS, Roger PASCOE, John COCK, Sampson BALL, Elizabeth BALL, Thomas BUNT, Philip FOOK, James PHILP, James BROCKENSHA, his daughter Lidwell WILCOCK, William JOLLY, Thomas HUNKYN, Peter FURSE,  Elizabeth PASCOE, Edward JAGOE, Benjamon HARRIS, William DUNN and James DUNN of this parish
  3. dated 29 Jul 1836, concerning the sale of several properties (including the Malthouse Tenement mentioned above), some with fish cellars, to George John DUNN and also mentioning Thomas HICKS, Nancy CROSS, Willaim JAGO, ?---- HICKS, Jane COFFIN, Mary LEY, John ROBINS, Jane RUNDLE, Richard PAWLYN, Jane JOHNS, John STEPHENS, Thomas HUNKIN, William HARDING, John BUNT, John PEARCE, ?----- BAKER and Thomas STARK.

Settlement Papers:

  18 May 1778, William HOCKEN  

Voters Lists:

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


  20 Feb 1692, Ambrose RUNDALL/RUNDELL 29 ?--- 1751, Catherine GRIGG
  4 May 1742, Walter YONGE 31 Aug 1752, Peter TRENEAGUE
  6 Mar 1743, John BALL, proved 1752 28 Dec 1752, Jane CROSS
  2 May 1745, Henry KELLY 13 Nov 1797, Bond relating to the property of Anthony VIAN
  6 Jan 1746, James SEMS 3 July 1801, Thomas JAGO
  29 Aug 1746, Sampson HUNKIN, Mariner 10 Mar 1826, Ann JAGO
  13 Apr 1749, Oliver KELLY 24 Jul 1826, Stephen Price Jago


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


Gorran, St Ewe and St Austell.


Mevagissey 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.