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The Parish Church & School House
Wendron Church, 1997
© Marion Walker, Truro
Wendron Church
© Steve Taylor, Essex

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The Tower

The Chancel

The Porch

The Font

School House

School House from Porch

 © John Evans

Cornwall Online Parish Clerks

The Online Parish Clerk (Genealogy) for Wendron is Gillian Hart, who can be contacted at .

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.

Transcriptions of many parish records are included on this site, due to the hard work of previous OPCs, Paul Ganser & Kathy Bretthauer. You can access their transcriptions of Parish records, or search in our database.



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 alternative resources.


Parish Burial transcriptions are available here. For other Parish Register information, please see our searchable database (C-PROP) which is updated frequently. The C-PROP parish coverage page is here.


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


1801: Note of Richd. Gerveys Grylls, Curate
"A very great Scarcity of Grain prevailed? in this & the preceding year. The Distresses of the Poor were very great."

Settlement Papers:

  5 Sep 1781, Catherine WILLIAMS & sons (& Truro) Jul 1847, Susanna JENKIN & children (& Crowan)
  7 Dec 1844, Wilmot BERRYMAN & children (& Crowan)  

Voters List:

  1. 1832
  2. 1834

War Memorial:

War Memorial
© Steve Taylor, Essex


1914-1918 Names Detail 1

1914-1918 Names Detail 2

1939-1945 Names Detail
© John Evans
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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.

  15 Jan 1613, William GLYNN 18 Mar 1746, John TRELOAR
  4 Mar 1636, Thomas TALSKETHY 4 Oct 1746, William PRYOR
  10 Jun 1651, Henry SYMONS 22 Feb 1747, William BOLITHO
  2 Jun 1652, Alexander CARNBILLACK 8 Feb 1748, John GUNDRY, proved 1753
  6 Apr 1653, Thomas COCK 21 Mar 1748, Thomas WILLIAMS
  6 Feb 1654, Henrie LEONARD 26 Apr 1748, Bennet PASCOW
  18 Feb 1654, Nicholas CRISTOVER 2 May 1748, John JOHN
  20 May 1655, Michaell RISE 28 Jun 1748, Francis ROWE
  4 Aug 1656, Thomas WILLIAMS 24 Sep 1749, Samson JENKIN
  28 Aug 1656, Marie WIDLAKE 8 Feb 1751, Cuthbert TREMAINE
  25 Nov 1656, Paul WATERS 16 Oct 1758, John ROWE (proved 1768)
  18 Jan 1657, Joan(e) SIMONS/SYMONDS 18 May 1817, Mary HILL
  25 Apr 1657, Anne PRYOR 24 Jul 1819, Thomas WILLS (proved 1837)
  24 Jun 1657, Christian LEONARD 3 Jun 1821, James MANKEY
  11 Dec 1658, Alexander BOLITHO 3 May 1824, Amy HARRIS
  30 Apr 1659, William PERRY 21 Mar 1842, Bennet JOHNS
  18 Jul 1704, Thomas TRESILIAN, Junr 4 Dec 1848, Sampson ROBERTS
  3 Mar 1745, John PELLEW 19 Jan 1854, Sibella TYACKE

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


Helston, Sithney, Crowan, Carnmenellis (post-1846), Stithians (pre-1846), Constantine, Mawgan in Meneage, Gunwalloe and Porthleven (post-1846).


St Wenn and its People by John James. ISBN-10: 0956147607, ISBN-13: 978-0956147608


  1. Wendron (Gwendron)is included in The Parochial History of Cornwall, Volume II by Davies Gilbert, William Hals, Thomas Tonkin, Henry Samuel Boase, originally published in 1838 (page 136). Also downloadable as a pdf.
  2. Phillimore's Marriages Vol XV transcripts including Wendron (transcribed and in our database)