Penzance St Mary, Cornwall Genealogy

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

Penzance St Mary, Cornwall
St Mary Penzance church.jpg
St Mary Penzance church
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Penwith
County Cornwall
Poor Law Union Penzance
Registration District Penzance
Records begin
Parish registers: 1789
Bishop's Transcripts: 1813
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Penwith
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]

Parish church in the town and chapelry of Penzance.

For more information see: Penzance.

Resources[edit | edit source]

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 Free BMD

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Penzance St Mary, Cornwall Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

COPC = Cornwall Online Parish Clerks - free[1]
FS PRs = England, Cornwall and Devon Parish Registers, 1538-2010 (FamilySearch) - free[2]
Penzance St Mary, Cornwall Genealogy Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
COPC 1784-1901
FS PRs 1789-1901 1837-1895 1789-1812

Images of parish registers are available online in historic records (formerly Record Search) Images refer to Cornwall Record Office reference: P 179

Cornwall Online Parish Clerks[edit | edit source]

An extremely useful resource is the Cornwall Online Parish Clerks page for the parish.

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

Websites[edit | edit source]

Penzance St Mary in GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 'Coverage by Parish,' Cornwall Online Parish Clerks, accessed 3 December 2013.
  2. 'England, Cornwall and Devon Parish Registers, 1538-2010', FamilySearch, accessed 26 November 2013.