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Cornwall Online Parish Clerks

The Online Parish Clerk (Genealogy) for South Petherwin is Sue Mutton, who can be contacted by Email.

See this page for details of the current parish council.
Contact details for the church can be found by searching here.



Information can be found at COCP - the 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), which is updated frequently, and GenUKI. The C-PROP parish coverage page is here.


The South Petherwin entries from the Post Office Directory for Cornwall, 1856

For more information, see the Cornwall Towns & Parishes link on GenUKI or visit the University of Leicester's Historical Directory website.


For a Bastardy Order, dated 6 August 1800 (fortieth year of the reign of George III), naming William MARTIN of this parish and Ann REED, click here.

Voters Lists:

  1. 1851/52
  2. 1852/53
  3. 1856/57
  4. 1864/65


  1572, Peter CORITON/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 South Petherwin at, then drag the person icon from above the zoom commands and place it at a specific location on the map.


Lewannick, Trewen, St Thomas by Launceston, Launceston St Mary Magdalene, Lawhitton, and Lezant.


  1. South Petherwin 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 334). Also downloadable as a pdf from here.
  2. Phillimore's Marriages Vol XVII transcripts including South Petherwyn (South Petherwin) (transcribed and in our database).