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Cornwall Online Parish Clerks

The Online Parish Clerk (Genealogy) for Zennor is Bob Bolitho, 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.



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.


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.


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


19 Mar 1906, an extract from The Sydney Morning Herald concerning the retirement of the Rev. Matthew MADDERN


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.

  25 May 1637, Richard RAWE 29 May 1748, John BERRIMAN
  6 Nov 1686, Paskow ELLIS (might be of Sennen) 29 Jan 1752, Robert CURNOW
  21 Jan 1725, Arthur BERRYMAN (proved 1751) 20 Apr 1850, Francis EDWARDS
  2 May 1746, George MICHELL  

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


Morvah, Gulval, Madron and Towednack


  1. Zennor is included in The Parochial History of Cornwall, Volume IV (as Zennat) by Davies Gilbert, William Hals, Thomas Tonkin, Henry Samuel Boase, originally published in 1838. Also downloadable as a pdf.
  2. A history of the parishes of St. Ives, Lelant, Towednack and Zennor by John Hobson Matthews
  3. Phillimore's Marriages Vol IX transcripts including Zennor (transcribed and in our database)