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Guide to '''Bolventor, Cornwall family history and genealogy:''' parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.  
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Guide to '''Bolventor, Cornwall ancestry, family history, and genealogy:''' parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.  
  
 
{{Infobox England Jurisdictions
 
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| County = Cornwall
 
| County = Cornwall
 
| Hundred = Lesnewth; West
 
| Hundred = Lesnewth; West
| Poor Law Union = Launceston
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| Poor Law Union = [http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Launceston/ Launceston]
 
| Registration District = Launceston; Liskeard
 
| Registration District = Launceston; Liskeard
 
| PRbegin = 1849
 
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=== Parish History ===
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== Parish History ==
  
BOLVENTOR, a '''chapelry '''in Alternon and St. Neot parishes, Cornwall; 7 miles N of Liskeard r. station, and 9 SW of Launceston. <ref>John M. Wilson, [http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/place_page.jsp?p_id=24317st=bolventor ''Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales''] Adapted. Accessed 20 December 2013.</ref> It was created on 24th June 1848 from parts of Altarnun, St Neot and Cardinham parishes. See [http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/Cornwall/Bolventor/index.html Genuki] for more information.  
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BOLVENTOR, a '''chapelry '''in Altarnun and St. Neot parishes, Cornwall; 7 miles N of Liskeard railway station, and 9 SW of Launceston. <ref>John M. Wilson, [http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/place_page.jsp?p_id=24317st=bolventor ''Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales''] Adapted. Accessed 20 December 2013.</ref> It was created on 24th June 1848 from parts of Altarnun, St Neot and Cardinham parishes. See [http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/Cornwall/Bolventor/index.html Genuki] for more information.  
  
 
Bolventor is the location of the famous Jamaica Inn coaching inn. It is bypassed by a dual carriageway section of the A30 trunk road; before the bypass was built the village straddled the A30 road.  
 
Bolventor is the location of the famous Jamaica Inn coaching inn. It is bypassed by a dual carriageway section of the A30 trunk road; before the bypass was built the village straddled the A30 road.  
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Daphne du Maurier, a former resident, chose Bolventor as the setting for her novel about Cornish smugglers titled Jamaica Inn. The inn that inspired the novel has stood beside the main road through the village since 1547. It is now a tourist attraction in its own right and dominates the village.  
 
Daphne du Maurier, a former resident, chose Bolventor as the setting for her novel about Cornish smugglers titled Jamaica Inn. The inn that inspired the novel has stood beside the main road through the village since 1547. It is now a tourist attraction in its own right and dominates the village.  
  
The small church (dedicated to the Holy Trinity) that lies to the east of the village closed some years ago. A mile from Bolventor there was a chapel of St Luke (from the 13th to the early 16th century): the font is now at the church of&nbsp; [[Tideford, Cornwall]]. Bolventor parish was established in 1846 (before that date the village was in&nbsp; [[St Neot, Cornwall]] parish) but has now been merged with [[Altarnun, Cornwall]].  
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The small church (dedicated to the Holy Trinity) that lies to the east of the village closed some years ago. A mile from Bolventor there was a chapel of St Luke (from the 13th to the early 16th century): the font is now at the church of [[Tideford, Cornwall]]. Bolventor parish was established in 1846 (before that date the village was in [[St Neot, Cornwall]] parish) but has now been merged with [[Altarnun, Cornwall]].  
  
The village is said to take its name from the "Bold Venture" that it must have appeared to build a farm in this moorland, but this is probably folk etymology, as "Bol-" is a common prefix in Cornish placenames.<br>
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The village is said to take its name from the "Bold Venture" that it must have appeared to build a farm in this moorland, but this is probably folk etymology, as "Bol-" is a common prefix in Cornish place names.  
  
Holy Trinity church now redundant is a residential dwelling.<br>
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Holy Trinity church now redundant is a residential dwelling.
  
 
== Resources  ==
 
== Resources  ==
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=== Find Neighboring Parishes ===
  
==== Civil Registration  ====
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Use [http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851 Map]
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::*Type the name of the parish in the ''search bar''
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::*Click on the location ''pin'' on the map
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::*Choose ''Options'' from the pop up box
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::*Click "List Contiguous Parishes" to find the neighboring parishes<br>
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=== Civil Registration  ===
  
 
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The [[England Civil Registration|civil registration]] article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is [http://freebmd.org.uk/ FreeBMD].  
 
Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The [[England Civil Registration|civil registration]] article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is [http://freebmd.org.uk/ FreeBMD].  
  
==== Church records  ====
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=== Church Records ===
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''The Church of England'' (Anglican) became the official state religion in 1534, with the reigning monarch as its Supreme Governor. <br>
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''Non-Conformist'' refers to all other religious denominations that are not the official state religion.
  
{{PAGENAME}} parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
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==== Church of England ====
 
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*<font color=blue>Individual parish coverage for databases in this table are inconsistent and should be verified<br>
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*Dates in the following table are approximate </font><br>
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'''''Hover over the collection's title for more information'''''
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{| class="wikitable" width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"  
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| bgcolor="#b6cee2" align="center" scope="col" colspan="7" | '''Bolventor Online Parish Records'''
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''COPC''' = [http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/search-database/ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks - free]<ref>[http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/coverage/coverage-by-parish/ 'Coverage by Parish,'] ''Cornwall Online Parish Clerks,'' accessed 2 December 2013.</ref>
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| bgcolor="#efdcc3" | <center>'''''Collections'''''</center>
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| bgcolor="#d9bfbf" colspan="2" | <center>'''''Baptisms'''''</center>
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| bgcolor="#bfd9bf" colspan="2" | <center>'''''Marriages'''''</center>
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| bgcolor="#cac4d4" colspan="2" | <center>'''''Burials'''''</center>
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FMP''' = [http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/parish-records/births?tab=1 FindMyPast - (£)]<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/20140210015003/https://web.archive.org/web/20140210015003/http://www.findmypast.co.uk/help-and-advice/knowledge-base/parish-records/baptisms#cornwall_baptisms 'Cornwall Baptisms'], ''Find My Past,'' accessed 22 November 2013.</ref>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" |
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" | <center>''Indexes and images''</center>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" | <center>''Indexes only''</center>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" | <center>''Indexes and images''</center>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" | <center>''Indexes only''</center>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" | <center>''Indexes and images''</center>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8"| <center>''Indexes only''</center>
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FREG''' = [http://www.freereg.org.uk/ FreeREG - free]<ref>[http://www.freereg.org.uk/parishes/cnw.htm 'Cornwall Coverage'], ''FreeREG,'' accessed 18 November 2013.</ref>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" width="30%"| FamilySearch Collections-Cornwall
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" |<center>[https://www.familysearch.org/search/location/united-kingdom-and-ireland/england?region=England,Cornwall&recordType=0 1500s-1900s]</center>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" | <center>'''-'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" | <center>[https://www.familysearch.org/search/location/united-kingdom-and-ireland/england?region=England,Cornwall&recordType=1 1500s-1900s]</center>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" | <center>'''-'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8"|<center>[https://www.familysearch.org/search/location/united-kingdom-and-ireland/england?region=England,Cornwall&recordType=2 1500s-1900s]</center>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" | <center>'''-'''</center>
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FS PRs''' = {{RecordSearch|1769414|England, Cornwall and Devon Parish Registers, 1538-2010 (FamilySearch) - free}}<ref>{{RecordSearch|1769414|'England, Cornwall and Devon Parish Registers, 1538-2010'}}, ''FamilySearch,'' accessed 26 November 2013.</ref>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" width="30%"| FamilySearch Parish Registers-Cornwall
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" |  <center>[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1769414 1500s-1900s]</center>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" | <center>'''-'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" | <center>[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1769414 1500s-1900s]</center>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" | <center>'''-'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8"|<center>[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1769414 1500s-1900s]</center>  
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" | <center>'''-'''</center>
 
|-
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''IGI''' = [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free]<ref>Hugh Wallis, [http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hughwallis/IGIBatchNumbers/CountyCornwall.htm#PageTitle 'IGI Batch Numbers for Cornwall, England,'] ''IGI Batch Numbers,'' accessed 21 November 2013.</ref>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" width="30%"| Bishop's Transcripts - FamilySearch Catalog
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" | <center>{{FSC Bishop's Transcript}}</center>
 
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" |  <center>'''-'''</center>
{| width="100%" border="1" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1"
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" | <center>{{FSC Bishop's Transcript}}</center>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8"|<center>{{FSC Bishop's Transcript}}</center>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" | <center>'''-'''</center>
 
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! bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" colspan="7" scope="col" | '''{{PAGENAME}} Parish Online Records'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" width="30%"| FreeREG
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8"| <center>'''-'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8"| <center> [https://www.freereg.org.uk/ 1500s-1900s] </center>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" | <center>'''-'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" | <center>[https://www.freereg.org.uk/ 1500s-1900s] </center>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8"| <center>'''-'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" | <center> [https://www.freereg.org.uk/ 1500s-1900s] </center>
 
|-
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" width="30%"| Find My Past-Cornwall ($)
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" colspan="2" | <center>'''''Baptisms'''''</center>  
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" |  <center>[https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/cornwall-baptisms 1500s-1900s] </center>
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" colspan="2" | <center>'''''Marriages'''''</center>  
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8"| <center>'''-'''</center>
| bgcolor="#ccffff" colspan="2" | <center>'''''Burials'''''</center>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" | <center>[https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/cornwall-marriages 1500s-1900s] </center>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" | <center>'''-'''</center>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" | <center> [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/cornwall-burials 1500s-1800s] </center>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" | <center>'''-'''</center>
 
|-
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" width="30%"| Ancestry-Church of England BMD-Cornwall ($)
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | Indexes
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" | <center> [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/9848/ 1500s-2000s]  </center>
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | Images
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8"| <center>'''-'''</center>
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | Indexes
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" | <center> [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/9848/ 1500s-2000s] </center>
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | Images
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" | <center>'''-'''</center>
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | Indexes
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" | <center> [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/9848/ 1500s-2000s] </center>
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | Images
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8"| <center>'''-'''</center>
 
|-
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''COPC'''  
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" width="30%"| Ancestry-England & Wales, Birth, Christening, Marriage and Death Indexes ($)
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/search-database/ '''1848-1913''']  
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8"| <center>'''-'''</center>
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>  
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8"| <center>[https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/8912  1800s-1900s] </center>
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/search-database/ '''1845-1906''']  
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" | <center>'''-'''</center>
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <br>  
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" | <center>[https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/8913 1800s-1900s] </center>
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/search-database/ '''1850-1938''']  
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" | <center>'''-'''</center>
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8"| <center>[https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/8914 1800s-1900s]</center>  
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FMP'''
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| bgcolor="#dbe7f0" align="center" scope="col" colspan="7" | ''Databases with Known Incomplete Parish Coverage''
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [http://www.findmypast.co.uk/search/parish-records/births?tab=1 '''1848-1874''']
 
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" |
 
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" |
 
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" |  
 
| bgcolor="#ccffff" |
 
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>
 
 
|-
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FREG'''  
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" width="30%"| Boyd's Marriage Indexes-FMP (Free)
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [http://www.freereg.org.uk/ '''1848-1901''']
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" | <center>'''-'''</center>
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>  
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8"| <center>'''-'''</center>
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [http://www.freereg.org.uk/ '''1849-1906''']  
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" | <center>'''-'''</center>
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <br>  
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" | <center>[https://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-world-Records/england-boyds-marriage-indexes-1538-1850 1500s-1800s]</center>
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://www.freereg.org.uk/ '''1850-1901''']
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" | <center>'''-'''</center>
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8"| <center>'''-'''</center>
 
|-
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS PRs'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" width="30%"| National Burial Index-FMP (Free)
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" |  
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8"| <center>'''-'''</center>
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | {{RecordSearch|1769414|'''1848-1901'''}}
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" | <center>'''-'''</center>
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" |  
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" | <center>'''-'''</center>
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | {{RecordSearch|1769414|'''1849-1906'''}}
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" | <center>'''-'''</center>
| bgcolor="#ccffff" |  
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8"| <center>'''-'''</center>
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | {{RecordSearch|1769414|'''1850-1901'''}}
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8"| <center>[https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/national-burial-index-for-england-and-wales 1800s-1900s]</center>
 
|-
 
|-
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''IGI'''
 
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | {{IGI|P006421|disp='''1848-1875'''}}
 
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" |
 
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" |
 
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" |
 
| bgcolor="#ccffff" |
 
| bgcolor="#ccffff" |
 
 
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'''''Other Websites'''''<br>
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These databases have incomplete parish coverage. <br>
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*[https://parishregister.co.uk/online/cornwall-parish-records The Genealogist Parish Registers - Cornwall] ($)
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*[http://www.dustydocs.com/ UK Websites for Parish Records] - Links to online genealogical records
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*[https://ogindex.org/ Online Genealogical Index] -  Links to online genealogical records
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*[https://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/index.php Cornish Parish Records]
  
Records deposited cover 1849-1979, these registers are kept at the County Record Office, County Hall, Truro TR1 3AY.
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==== Non-Conformists (All other Religions) ====
 
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*'''1717''' [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/england-and-wales-roman-catholics-1717 England & Wales, Roman Catholics, 1717] at FindMyPast ($), index and images (''coverage may vary'')
The Family History Library has parish registers from 1849-1906. Images of parish registers are available online at [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A%2F%2Ffamilysearch.org%2Frecords%2Fwaypoint%2FMMVH-NJL%3An885649761%3Fcc%3D1769414 FamilySearch]under Records. Images refer to [[Cornwall Record Office]] reference: P14.
 
 
 
==== Cornwall Online Parish Clerks  ====
 
 
 
An extremely useful resource is the Cornwall Online Parish Clerks page for the parish http://www.cornwall-opc.org/Par_new/a_d/bolventor.php<br>
 
 
 
==== Census records  ====
 
 
 
{{British Census|241262}}
 
 
 
Parts of the parish bordering St Neot may be found on some census enumerations listed in Bolventor, and on other census records as part of St Neot.&nbsp; Therefore a family may have remained in the same place and not be found on a different census unless St Neot is also searched.&nbsp; There are also some with the same circumstance with Altarnun.
 
  
<br>
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=== Census Records ===
  
[[Cornwall Online Census Project]]  
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{{British Census|241262}}[[Cornwall Online Census Project]]
  
<br>
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Parts of the parish bordering St Neot may be found on some census enumerations listed in Bolventor, and on other census records as part of St Neot. Therefore a family may have remained in the same place and not be found on a different census unless St Neot is also searched. There are also some with the same circumstance with Altarnun.
  
==== Poor Law Unions  ====
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=== Poor Law Unions  ===
  
 
[[Launceston Poor Law Union]]  
 
[[Launceston Poor Law Union]]  
  
==== Probate records ====
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=== Probate Records ===
  
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [[Cornwall Probate Records|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.  
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Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to [[Cornwall Probate Records|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  ==
 
== Maps and Gazetteers  ==
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*[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/index.jsp Vision of Britain]
 
*[http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/index.jsp Vision of Britain]
  
== Websites ==
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== Websites ==
  
== References ==
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Bolventor in [http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/Cornwall/Bolventor/index.html GENUKI]
  
{{reflist}}
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== References  ==
  
Contributor: add any relevant sites that aren’t mentioned above. {{Cornwall}}  
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{{reflist}} {{Cornwall}}  
  
[[Category:Cornwall]]
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[[Category:Cornwall_Parishes]]

Latest revision as of 15:13, 28 June 2021

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

Bolventor, Cornwall
Bolventor Holy Trinity redundant church.jpg
Bolventor Holy Trinity redundant church
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Lesnewth; West
County Cornwall, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Launceston
Registration District Launceston; Liskeard
Records begin
Parish registers: 1849
Bishop's Transcripts: None
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Trigg Major
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]

BOLVENTOR, a chapelry in Altarnun and St. Neot parishes, Cornwall; 7 miles N of Liskeard railway station, and 9 SW of Launceston. [1] It was created on 24th June 1848 from parts of Altarnun, St Neot and Cardinham parishes. See Genuki for more information.

Bolventor is the location of the famous Jamaica Inn coaching inn. It is bypassed by a dual carriageway section of the A30 trunk road; before the bypass was built the village straddled the A30 road.

Daphne du Maurier, a former resident, chose Bolventor as the setting for her novel about Cornish smugglers titled Jamaica Inn. The inn that inspired the novel has stood beside the main road through the village since 1547. It is now a tourist attraction in its own right and dominates the village.

The small church (dedicated to the Holy Trinity) that lies to the east of the village closed some years ago. A mile from Bolventor there was a chapel of St Luke (from the 13th to the early 16th century): the font is now at the church of Tideford, Cornwall Genealogy. Bolventor parish was established in 1846 (before that date the village was in St Neot, Cornwall Genealogy parish) but has now been merged with Altarnun, Cornwall Genealogy.

The village is said to take its name from the "Bold Venture" that it must have appeared to build a farm in this moorland, but this is probably folk etymology, as "Bol-" is a common prefix in Cornish place names.

Holy Trinity church now redundant is a residential dwelling.

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]

Birth, 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]

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

Bolventor 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

Parts of the parish bordering St Neot may be found on some census enumerations listed in Bolventor, and on other census records as part of St Neot. Therefore a family may have remained in the same place and not be found on a different census unless St Neot is also searched. There are also some with the same circumstance with Altarnun.

Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

Launceston Poor Law Union, Cornwall Genealogy

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]

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites[edit | edit source]

Bolventor in GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. John M. Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Adapted. Accessed 20 December 2013.