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The differences between the civil (local government) and ecclesiastical (church) parish boundaries can be found by looking at the links in the Maps section below. The boundaries of the former have changed quite often. Most records on this website are based on the boundaries of the latter.

St Neot St Neot
St Neot Parish Church
© David Coppin
A different view
© David Coppin
Trenant Chapel
Trenant Chapel
© David Coppin

Cornwall Online Parish Clerks

The OPC (Genealogy) for St Neot is Kay Halley, who can be contacted at .
For information about (and contact details for) the current parish council, please see this website.
For information about the Parish Church search the Diocesan website.



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), GenUKI (link above) and the LDS website, Library section. The C-PROP parish coverage page is here.


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



  1. two Indentures, dated 19 Aug 1808 and 20 Aug 1808, naming Charles OLIVER, Thomas POMERY, Benjamin TILLIE and Thomas JOHNS of this parish and mentioning Pomerys House and other property.
  2. an Indenture, dated 22 Jun 1841, naming Charles OLLIVER and William LANGSFORD of this parish.
  3. an Indenture, dated 21 Jul? 1849, naming Peter GERRY, John LOBB, Thomas MALLETT, William LANGSFORD, William BAWDEN, John HARRIS and William KEAST of this parish.
  4. an Indenture, dated 29 Sep 1866, concerning the Tenement of Trenay, but with much information about the GREGOR family. Other surnames mentioned are ALLEN, BOOKER, CAWSE, COCK, COLCHESTER, COUCH, DAVIES, GLANVILLE, GRYLLS, DARE, LOBB, POLE-CAREW, RODD, NEMYSS, TREMAYNE, WILLIAMS and WILLYAMS.

Land Tax:

These records contain names of proprietors / land owners and occupiers, as well as other data.

  1. 1793. Palmer's Survey, transcribed by Gary & Fiona Crossley.
  2. 1798/1799. These searchable records are in our database.
  3. 1873. These are also in our database.


Manor of West Draynes, 1793 - 1851. Gary Crossley has given permission for his degree dissertation to be published here. It concerns the effects of changes in agriculture, mining, religion &c. on the life of the inhabitants and mentions many local names. The manor covered part of the parish of St Neot. (10MB pdf file)

Settlement Papers:

  9 Jan 1738, Nicholas PENQUIT (& St Cleer) Jan 1843, John Lanxon (& St Cleer)
  16 Jul 1752, Nicholas & Margaret DAW & family (& Altarnun) 7 Feb 1849, Nicholas CONGDON (& St Breock)
  15 Jul 1817, Hannah HARRIS & family (& St Cleer) 19 Feb 1849, William & Maria TOLL & family (& Luxulyan)
  5 Oct 1831, William & Mary HIGGS & son (& St Cleer) 20 Feb 1854, Mary Ann COBBLEDICK (& Luxulyan)
  1834, Nicholas & Ann CLEMENS/CLEMENCE (& St Cleer)  

Voters Lists:

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


  12 Dec 1591, Robert TUBBE 19 Jun 1750, Thomas POMERY
  17 Feb 1707, Alexander MUTTON 16 Jan 1829, the Will of John BAWDEN
  18 Apr 1746, Joseph WARNE 22 Nov 1839, Simon LANYON
  23 Jun 1748, William ROWE 7 Oct 1848, Richard COCK
  28 Feb 1750, George SMITH  

Other documents mentioning several parishes, including St Neot, can be found here.

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 find the local government (civil) Parish boundaries, click on the Layers Tab.

The ecclesiastical (church) parish boundaries can be found by searching here for St Neot Cornwall on the Church of England website.

For maps and satellite images use Google Maps.

To enjoy a "walk" around this parish, search for St Neot at, then drag the person icon from above the zoom commands and place it at a specific location on the map.


Warleggan, Temple, Blisland, Bolventor, St Cleer, Liskeard, St Pinnock and Bradock.


  1. Historical sketch of the parish of Saint Neot (Cornwall). Including the life of Saint Neot, together with a description of the Parish church and its windows, and the Ballad of Tregeagle (1906) compiled by William Axworthy. Also downloadable as a pdf from here.
  2. St Neot 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.
  3. Summary of 17th Century Churchwarden's Accounts by Sir J. H. Lefroy.