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The parish of


Petherwin Gate
All photographs © Karen Start, 2002
North Petherwin Church North Petherwin Church
The Church Exterior The Church Interior 
Langdon Cross North Petherwin
The Countryman Inn, Langdon Cross The Old Granary, a B&B next to the Church

Cornwall Online Parish Clerks

The Online Parish Clerk (Genealogy) for North Petherwin is Karen Start, who can be contacted at .

Contact details for the current parish council are available here.
Contact details for the church can be found by searching here.


Although North Petherwin has not always been part of Cornwall, it has been in the Launceston Registration District since 1837.


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 alternate resources.


For further 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.


Many of the documents listed also name local J.P.s, Churchwardens and / or Overseers of the Poor.

Apprenticeship Indentures:

  1. 1741 - 1829, index only

Bastardy Bonds, Filiation Orders etc:

  1. A Bond, dated 27 March 1764, naming Mary GLANVILL of this parish.
  2. A Bond, dated 4 January 1781, naming Andrew BLAKE and Jane WOOF.
  3. An Order, dated 16 October 1782 (22nd year of the reign of George III), naming John PEARCE and Elizabeth GREGORY.
  4. A Bond, dated 2 ?------ 1796, naming Jonathan TABB and Elizabeth REED.
  5. An Order, dated 6 August 1800 (fortieth year of the reign of George III), naming William MARTIN and Ann REED.

Memorial Inscriptions:

  1. St Paternus Church
  2. Methodist Chapels

Overseers' Accounts

  1. Various years

Settlement Papers:

  1. dated 11 Aug 1783, Thomas PAWLING, Egloskerry to North Petherwin


  1. 1868-1962, history of the school extracted from its record book
  2. 1958-1972, reflections of the then headmaster, Stan A Mincher


YEO family members (external link) 21 Jul 1722, George EDGECOMBE
  12 Nov 1600, John TOOKER 1 Mar 1746, Thomas STROUT
  31 Jul 1605, Degory HOLMAN 23 Jan 1749, Sampson BEALE
  10 Sep 1606, Tuition Bond for William, son of Digorie HOLMAN 11 Mar 1754, Walter CREDACOTT/CRODACOTT
  30 Oct 1608, Daniel HEARE 2 Dec 1759, John SHORT
  9 Nov 1643, Henerie TAYLOR 5 Mar 1781, Edmund HERRING
  19 Jan 1646, Richard KITTOW, the elder 16 Nov 1789, Elizabeth HERRING
  6 Feb 1653, Edward CRADACOTT 17 Oct 1793, John HERRING
  26 Jan 1654, George EDGECOMBE 21 Nov 1794, Thomas BLAKE
  14 May 1654, Joane HOLLMAN 10 Jan 1796, Revd. Leonard HERRING
  20 Jun 1656, George YEO (non-cupative) 5 Apr 1813, Walter RIDGMAN, proved 1830?
  10 May 1664, Jane ROWE (non-cupative) 12 Dec 1846, John BOX
  18 Aug 1698, John SHEERE 30 Jan 1850, Dennis KINGDON
  12 Jan 1705, Charles BATE 21 Oct 1864, Thomas CANN
  11 Sep 1718, Jane VINCENT 27 Jan 1866, Richard DINNIS, proved 1875

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


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