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Pillaton Church
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Cornwall Online Parish Clerks

The Online Parish Clerk (Genealogy) for Pillaton is Gina Furze, who can be contacted by Email.
For information about (and contact details for) the current parish 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 and other resources, please see our online searchable database (C-PROP), GenUKI 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.


The village and parish of Pillaton has a website, which includes a growing history section.

Bastardy / Filiation Documents:

  1. dated 2 Sep 1783, naming Mary BENNETT of this Parish and John BARTLETT of Callington
  2. dated 24 Sep 1799, naming Mary FOWELL and Wm. CUNDY, both of Pillaton.
  3. dated 19 Jun 1804, naming Patience MARTIN of this Parish and George TAMBLING, junr. of Morval.
  4. dated 3 Jun 1818, naming Jenney STEPHENS of this Parish and William DAW of St Ive.

Manorial Records:

  1690 Manor of Pillaton (part of a transcription for several Manors which can be found here)

Voters Lists:

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


A list of available Wills and Probate Documents. Copies of those marked as CRO can be ordered from here using the appropriate reference.  For those marked as NA enter the reference in the search box on this page and follow the onscreen instructions.

  7 May 1638, Peter/Peeter JORY 21 Sep 1771, James TILLIE
  12 Jul 1639, Roger BEELE 1 Oct 1787, Nathaniel VINCENT
  18 Aug 1654, Samuell LYNE 1 Sep 1804, Mary SMITH
23 Feb 1656, Richard ROWE 7 Mar 1806, Elizabeth CORYTON (proved 1841)
  19 Apr 1659, Richard BLIGH 6 Nov 1810, George LUCAS
  1 Sep 1694, George CHORLTON 28 Jun 1814, Henry WOOLLCOMBE
  12 Aug 1706, Nicholas HODGE 23 May 1816, Betty WOOLLCOMBE, proved 1824
  14 Feb 1707, Henry MITCHELL 4 Mar 1827, John SMALE
  16 Dec 1741, George HAYNES 8 Apr 1835, Sarah Baker WOOLLCOMBE
  29 Mar 1746, James TILLIE 25 Jan 1838, John CLEMENCE
11 Dec 1746, Anthony COUCH 20 Apr 1838, Edmund HERRING, proved 1857
  3 May 1750, Barbara ATKINS 22 Jul 1843, Edith REED
  30 Apr 1752, Thomas HAWK 3 Aug 1843, John Tillie CORYTON
  8 Jul 1752, William HERRING 21 May 1847, John BREEN
  15 May 1753, Francis TRUSCOTT 28 Apr 1848, Mary Anne CORYTON

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


Quethiock, St Mellion, St Dominick, Landulph, Botus Fleming and St Stephens by Saltash.


  1. Pillaton 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 344). Also downloadable as a pdf from here.
  2. Phillimore's Marriages Vol XVII transcripts including Pillaton (transcribed and in our database).
  3. Venning's New Century Postal Directory of 20 Parishes in East Cornwall, published 1901. Included several pages of advertisements from local businesses, as well as being a parish directory