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Cornwall Online Parish Clerks

The Online Parish Clerk (Genealogy) for Phillack is John Smith, who can be contacted by Email and who maintains a website.

For information about (and contact details for) the current town council, please see this website.
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 alternate resources.


For Parish Register information, please see our online searchable database (C-PROP). The parish coverage page is here.

A footnote by Rev. Hockin in the Baptisms Register laments that there were more than 40 deaths from smallpox in 1851, mostly young children, and not a single person to whom the disease proved fatal had been vaccinated.

He also notes that 16 deaths took place in Jan 1863, mainly attributable to measles & whooping cough.


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


Voters List for 1832, election of Knights of the Shire.

Some photographs of gravestones are available from the OPC, Crowan, click here for a list.

To view the transcription of a Bastardy Bond, dated 8 Dec 1746, naming Henry HANCOCK of this parish, click here.

For more information regarding history, population, etc., visit GenUKI.


  10 May 1748, John CLEMANS 14 Jan 1752, Phillip KING
  19 Aug 1749, John DAVIES 3 Mar 1752, John HOLMAN


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


Lelant, Gwithian, Gwinear, Hayle St Elwyn (post-1888) and St Erth (pre-1888).


  1. Phillack is included in The Parochial History of Cornwall, Volume III by Davies Gilbert, William Hals, Thomas Tonkin, Henry Samuel Boase, originally published in 1838 (page 338). Also downloadable as a pdf from here.
  2. Phillimore's Marriages Vol II transcripts including Phillack (transcribed and in our database)