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The Online Parish Clerk (Genealogy) for Morval is Terry Underwood, who can be contacted by Email.

For transcriptions on this website and in our database, please contact Julia Mays.

Contact details for the 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.


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.


Apprenticeship Indentures:

These documents also mention the names of the local Churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor.

  17 Jan 1729, Rachel BUNNEY to John HICKES 21 Jun 1791, William SMITH to Simon HILL
  18 Jun 1734, Rebekka DUNN to John OLVER 6 Jun 1800, William HIGHENS to Joseph HOOPER
  7 Sept 1742, William PENGELLY to John HANCOCK 30 Dec 1800, Ann SOADY to John MORSHEAD
  3 Jan 1743, Joan BENNEY to Francis SWIG 30 Dec 1800, Sarah SOADY to William SYMMS
  4 Jan 1749, Cornelius EVANS to John HICKS 21 Apr 1801, Elizabeth PEARCE to John OLVER
  3 May 1756, Thomas OLVER to James SWIG 21 Apr 1801, Mary/Ann? BARTLETT to Samuel RUNDLE
  30 Mar 1761, Robert SCAWEN to Francis SWIG 21 Apr 1801, Sarah MATHEWS to Robert CHISWELL
  4 Jan 1763, John OGER to Thomas SHORT 27 Dec 1803, Anne HIGGINS to Thomas JOHNS
  8 Apr 1763, Elizabeth Rogers DRAKE to John Hancock 27 Dec 1803, John HIGGINS to John POLLARD
  7 Apr 1766, Rachel HICKS to John HICKS 27 Dec 1803, Mary BATE to Gregory RABY
  27 Apr 1772, Charles Congdon SYLLAFANT to John OLVER 27 Dec 1803, Mary OLVER to John OLVER
  27 Apr 1772, John PENGELLY to Francis OLVER 5 May 1806, George BATE to John BULLER
  27 Apr 1772, Mary KITT to John CHISWELL 1 Apr 1816, Robert HANCOCK to William WILLS
  27 Apr 1772, John BONE to Abel MARKS 3 Feb 1817, Anne BARTLETT to Thomas Bald TOMS
  27 Apr 1772, Ann KITT to Elizabeth KELLY 3 Feb 1817, Joseph BARTLETT to John OLVER
  16 Apr 1773, Mary WILLS to James COLLINGS 3 Feb 1817, Thomas WEBBER to William DAVIES/DAVEY
  16 Apr 1773, Grace TANK to Francis SWIGG 10 May 1817, John WILLS to George TAMBLYN
  7 Sep 1773, Richard PENGELLY to Denzill LITTLE 10 May 1817, George WINTER to Susanna RABEY
  4 Apr 1777, Ann HIGGINS to John HOCKEN 4 Jul 1817, James PEARCE to William JEFFERY
  7 May 1781, Mary MATHEWS to Thomas Hancock 6 Apr 1818, James EDGCUMBE to Richard CLINNICK
  11 Sep 1787, Ann BONE to Elizabeth HANCOCK  

Bastardy/Filiation Documents:

  1. dated 14 Nov 1761 and 12 Jan 1762, Warrant to arrest James JAY of Morval, and Bond naming Hester ANDREW of St Germans
  2. dated 19 Jun 1804 naming George TAMBLING, Junr of this Parish

Voters Lists:

  1. 1851/52
  2. 1852/53
  3. 1864/65


  31 Aug 1743, Samuel OLVER (mariner) 30 Apr 1751, James SWIGG
  15 May 1744, John DUNNIS 6 Jun 1751, John HARPER
  18 Mar 1745, John PRYN(N) 27 Nov 1753, Dorothy BLENT
  19 Mar 1749, Charles MOONE 19 Mar 1783, Elizabeth KELLY (Morval, late Menheniot)
  19 Nov 1749, Philip MAYOW  

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


Duloe, Liskeard, Menheniot, Tideford (post-1845), Hessenford (post-1834), St Martin by Looe and Looe.


Morval 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.