Lamorran, Cornwall Genealogy

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Guide to Lamorran, Cornwall ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Lamorran, Cornwall
Lamorran st moran Cornwall.jpg
Lamorran st moran Cornwall
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Powder
County Cornwall, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Truro
Registration District Truro
Records begin
Parish registers: 1572
Bishop's Transcripts: 1621
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Powder
Diocese Exeter
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Cornwall
Location of Archive
Cornwall Record Office

Parish History[edit | edit source]

LAMORRAN (St. Moran), a parish, in the union of Truro, W division of the hundred of Powder and of the county of Cornwall, 4 miles SW by W from Tregony. [1]

Lamorran St Moran is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cornwall.Other places in the parish include: Tresillian.

Lamorran church was built in the mid-13th century and has never been enlarged. It was dedicated (to St Moran) in 1261 and restored unsympathetically in 1845 (by William White) and 1853 (for Lord Falmouth; Evelyn Boscawen, 6th Viscount Falmouth). The tower is separate from the church and the font of Catacleuse stone may be Norman (or 15th century work in the Norman style).

A large monument of 1658 commemorates John Verman and his wife. The churchyard cross is a fine example of a Gothic stone cross.

The parish is now part of the Lamorran with Merther, Tresillian and St. Michael Penkivel Team Ministry in the Diocese of Truro.

The condition of this church is a cause for local and national concern. English Heritage have assisted in some restoration work. In 2003, the detached tower was restored, and re glazing some windows in the church, replacement wooden window frames and conserving the Lord’s Prayer and creed plaques. The church has some important slate plaques of the seventeenth century. Unless action is taken the threat of closure of the church increases with time.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Find Neighboring Parishes[edit | edit source]

Use England Jurisdictions 1851 Map

  • Type the name of the parish in the search bar
  • Click on the location pin on the map
  • Choose Options from the pop up box
  • Click "List Contiguous Parishes" to find the neighboring parishes

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Births, marriages and deaths were kept by the government from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Church records[edit | edit source]

The Church of England (Anglican) became the official state religion in 1534, with the reigning monarch as its Supreme Governor.
Non-Conformist refers to all other religious denominations that are not the official state religion.

Church of England[edit | edit source]

Due to the increasing access of online records:

  • Individual parish coverage for databases in this table are inconsistent and should be verified
  • Dates in the following table are approximate

Hover over the collection's title for more information

Lamorran Online Parish Records
Collections
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Indexes and images
Indexes only
Indexes and images
Indexes only
Indexes and images
Indexes only
FamilySearch Collections-Cornwall
1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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FamilySearch Parish Registers-Cornwall
1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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Bishop's Transcripts - FamilySearch Catalog
1700s-1800s
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1700s-1800s
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1700s-1800s
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FreeREG
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
Find My Past-Cornwall ($)
1500s-1900s
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1500s-1900s
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1500s-1800s
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Ancestry-Church of England BMD-Cornwall ($)
1500s-2000s
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1500s-2000s
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1500s-2000s
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Ancestry-England & Wales, Birth, Christening, Marriage and Death Indexes ($)
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1800s-1900s
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1800s-1900s
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1800s-1900s
Databases with Known Incomplete Parish Coverage
Boyd's Marriage Indexes-FMP (Free)
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1500s-1800s
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National Burial Index-FMP (Free)
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1800s-1900s

Other Websites
These databases have incomplete parish coverage.

Non-Conformists (All other Religions)[edit | edit source]

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.

Cornwall Online Census Project

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Truro Poor Law Union

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Cornwall Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

There are many maps and gazetteers showing English places. Valuable web sites are:

Websites[edit | edit source]

Lamorran in GENUKI

http://www.achurchnearyou.com/lamorran-st-moran/ for information about the parish

http://cornwallinscriptions.co.uk/html/lamorran__87_.html Cornwall Inscriptions website for history of church

http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-62875-church-of-st-moren-st-michael-penkevil British listed building

http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=50641#s3 British History online

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 6-17. Date accessed: 18 March 2013.