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=== Parish History ===
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== Parish History ==
  
HESSENFORD, a '''village '''and a '''chapelry '''in [[St Germans, Cornwall Genealogy|St. Germans parish]], Cornwall. The village stands in a deep wooded bottom, on the river Seaton, 3 miles W of St. Germans r. station.<ref>1870-72, John Marius Wilson, [http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/place_page.jsp?p_id=24488  ''Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales'']</ref>  
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HESSENFORD, a '''village '''and a '''chapelry '''in [[St Germans, Cornwall Genealogy|St. Germans parish]], Cornwall. The village stands in a deep wooded bottom, on the river Seaton, 3 miles W of St. Germans railway station.<ref>1870-72, John Marius Wilson, [http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/place_page.jsp?p_id=24488  ''Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales'']</ref>  
  
Hessenford (Cornish: Rys an Gwraghes) St Mary is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cornwall, created in 1834 from&nbsp;[[St Germans, Cornwall]] Ancient Parish. <br>
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Hessenford (Cornish: Rys an Gwraghes) St Mary is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cornwall, created in 1834 from [[St Germans, Cornwall]] Ancient Parish.
  
The church was built by local subscription with labour, material and financial contributions and was dedicated on the 26th September 1833, at that it time was a district chapel of Saint Germans parish, the perpetual curate being appointed by the vicar of Saint Germans however, Hessenford became a parish in its own right by "Order in Council" in 1852. The lych gates were a gift and built in 1905, the original gates being used for the entrance to the church yard.  
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The church was built by local subscription with labour, material and financial contributions and was dedicated on the 26th September 1833, at that it time was a district chapel of Saint Germans parish, the perpetual curate being appointed by the vicar of Saint Germans however, Hessenford became a parish in its own right by "Order in Council" in 1852. The lych gates were a gift and built in 1905, the original gates being used for the entrance to the church yard.
  
=== Resources  ===
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== 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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=== 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].  
  
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=== Church Records ===
 
==== Church records  ====
 
==== 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.
  
Hessenford 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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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FS PRs''' = [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1769414 England, Cornwall Parish Registers, 1538-2010 (FamilySearch) - free]
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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"  
| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FS Mar''' = [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1833719 England, Devon and Cornwall Marriages, 1660-1912 (FamilySearch) - free]
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FS''' = [https://www.familysearch.org/ FamilySearch - free]
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''OPC''' = [http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/search-database/ Cornwall Online Parish Clerk - free]
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FREG''' = [https://www.freereg.org.uk/ FreeREG - free]
 
|-
 
| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FMP''' = [https://search.findmypast.com/ Cornwall Baptisms, Marriages, Burials (FindMyPast) - ($)]
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''TGEN''' = [https://www.thegenealogist.com/parish-records/ Cornwall Parish Records (TheGenealogist) - ($)]
 
|-
 
| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''BOYD''' = [https://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-world-Records/england-boyds-marriage-indexes-1538-1850 England, Boyd's Marriage Indexes, 1538-1850 (FindMyPast) - free]
 
|-
 
| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''IGI''' = [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/igi International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free]<ref>ArcherSoftware.co.uk</ref>
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FS Catalog PRs''' = [https://www.familysearch.org/catalog/search FamilySearch Catalog Parish registers - free]
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" align="left" colspan="6" | '''FS Catalog BTs''' = [https://www.familysearch.org/catalog/search FamilySearch Catalog Bishop's transcripts - free]
 
|}
 
 
 
{| width="100%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="1" border="1"
 
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" align="center" scope="col" colspan="7" | '''Hessenford Online Parish Records'''
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| bgcolor="#b6cee2" align="center" scope="col" colspan="7" | '''Hessenford Online Parish Records'''
 
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8"| <center>''Indexes only''</center>
 
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| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS PRs'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" width="30%"| FamilySearch Collections-Cornwall
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1769414 '''1538-2010''']
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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>
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>  
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" | <center>'''-'''</center>
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1769414 '''1538-2010''']
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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>
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <br>  
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" | <center>'''-'''</center>
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1769414 '''1538-2010''']
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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>
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" | <center>'''-'''</center>
 
|-
 
|-
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS Mar'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" width="30%"| FamilySearch Parish Registers-Cornwall
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" | <center>[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1769414 1500s-1900s]</center>  
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>  
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" | <center>'''-'''</center>
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1833719 '''1660-1912''']
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" | <center>[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1769414 1500s-1900s]</center>
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <br>  
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" | <center>'''-'''</center>
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8"|<center>[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1769414 1500s-1900s]</center>  
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" | <center>'''-'''</center>
 
|-
 
|-
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" width="30%"| Bishop's Transcripts - FamilySearch Catalog
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | {{RecordSearch|1473014|'''1538-1975'''}}
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" | <center>{{FSC Bishop's Transcript}}</center>
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>  
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" | <center>'''-'''</center>
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | {{RecordSearch|1473015|'''1538-1973'''}}
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" | <center>{{FSC Bishop's Transcript}}</center>  
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <br>  
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" | <center>'''-'''</center>
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | {{RecordSearch|1473016|'''1538-1991'''}}
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8"|<center>{{FSC Bishop's Transcript}}</center>  
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" | <center>'''-'''</center>
 
|-
 
|-
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''OPC'''  
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" width="30%"| FreeREG
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/search-database/baptisms/ '''1538-1911''']
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8"| <center>'''-'''</center>
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>  
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8"| <center> [https://www.freereg.org.uk/ 1500s-1900s] </center>
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/search-database/marriages/ '''1538-1910''']
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" | <center>'''-'''</center>
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <br>  
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" | <center>[https://www.freereg.org.uk/ 1500s-1900s] </center>
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [http://www.cornwall-opc-database.org/search-database/burials/ '''1538-1911''']
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8"| <center>'''-'''</center>
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" | <center> [https://www.freereg.org.uk/ 1500s-1900s] </center>  
 
|-
 
|-
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FREG'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" width="30%"| Find My Past-Cornwall ($)
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://www.freereg.org.uk/ '''1538-1900s''']
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" | <center>[https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/cornwall-baptisms 1500s-1900s] </center>
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>  
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8"| <center>'''-'''</center>
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://www.freereg.org.uk/ '''1538-1900s''']  
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" | <center>[https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/cornwall-marriages 1500s-1900s] </center>
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <br>  
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" | <center>'''-'''</center>
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [https://www.freereg.org.uk/ '''1538-1900s''']
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" | <center> [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-records/cornwall-burials 1500s-1800s] </center>
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" | <center>'''-'''</center>
 
|-
 
|-
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FMP'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" width="30%"| Ancestry-Church of England BMD-Cornwall ($)
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/cornwall-baptisms '''1538-1916''']  
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" | <center> [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/9848/ 1500s-2000s] </center>
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>  
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8"| <center>'''-'''</center>  
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/cornwall-marriages '''1538-1839''']  
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" | <center> [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/9848/ 1500s-2000s] </center>
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <br>  
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" | <center>'''-'''</center>
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | [https://search.findmypast.com/search-world-Records/cornwall-burials '''1538-1928''']
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" | <center> [https://www.ancestry.com/search/collections/9848/ 1500s-2000s] </center>
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8"| <center>'''-'''</center>
 
|-
 
|-
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''TGEN'''  
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" width="30%"| Ancestry-England & Wales, Birth, Christening, Marriage and Death Indexes ($)
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | [https://www.thegenealogist.com/parish-records/ '''1540-1800s''']  
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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" | [https://www.thegenealogist.com/parish-records/ '''1537-1800s''']  
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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" | <br>
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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" | '''BOYD'''
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| bgcolor="#dbe7f0" align="center" scope="col" colspan="7" | ''Databases with Known Incomplete Parish Coverage''
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>
 
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>
 
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | [https://search.findmypast.co.uk/search-world-Records/england-boyds-marriage-indexes-1538-1850 '''1538-1850''']
 
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <br>
 
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>
 
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>
 
 
|-
 
|-
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''IGI'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" width="30%"| Boyd's Marriage Indexes-FMP (Free)
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" |  
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" | <center>'''-'''</center>
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8"| <center>'''-'''</center>  
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" |  
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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" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" | <center>'''-'''</center>
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8"| <center>'''-'''</center>
 
|-
 
|-
| bgcolor="#ffffcc" | '''FS Catalog PRs'''
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" width="30%"| National Burial Index-FMP (Free)
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8"| <center>'''-'''</center>  
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" |  
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8" | <center>'''-'''</center>
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" | <center>'''-'''</center>
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" |  
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| bgcolor="#ffffff" | <center>'''-'''</center>
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>
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| bgcolor="#E8E8E8"| <center>'''-'''</center>
| bgcolor="#ccffff" |  
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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" | '''FS Catalog BTs'''
 
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" | <br>
 
| bgcolor="#ffcccc" |
 
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" | <br>
 
| bgcolor="#ccffcc" |
 
| bgcolor="#ccffff" | <br>
 
| 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]
  
To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use [http://maps.familysearch.org/ England Jurisdictions 1851 Map]. In this site, search for the name of the parish, click on the location "pin", click Options and click List contiguous parishes.<br><br>
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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'')
Records are also available at the [https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/community-and-living/records-archives-and-cornish-studies/cornwall-record-office/ Cornwall Record Office].
 
 
 
==== Cornwall Online Parish Clerks  ====
 
 
 
An extremely useful resource is the [http://www.cornwall-opc.org/Par_new/h_k/hessenford.php Cornwall Online Parish Clerks] page for the parish.
 
  
==== Census records  ====
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=== Census Records ===
  
 
{{British Census|241259}}  
 
{{British Census|241259}}  
  
==== Poor Law Unions  ====
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=== Poor Law Unions  ===
  
 
[[St Germans Poor Law Union]]  
 
[[St Germans 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  ==

Latest revision as of 15:12, 28 June 2021

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

Hessenford, Cornwall
The Parish Church of Saint Anne, Hessenford. Cornwall.jpg
The Parish Church of Saint Anne, Hessenford. Cornwall
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred East
County Cornwall, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union St Germans
Registration District St Germans
Records begin
Parish registers: 1834
Bishop's Transcripts: 1834
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery East
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]

HESSENFORD, a village and a chapelry in St. Germans parish, Cornwall. The village stands in a deep wooded bottom, on the river Seaton, 3 miles W of St. Germans railway station.[1]

Hessenford (Cornish: Rys an Gwraghes) St Mary is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cornwall, created in 1834 from St Germans, Cornwall Genealogy Ancient Parish.

The church was built by local subscription with labour, material and financial contributions and was dedicated on the 26th September 1833, at that it time was a district chapel of Saint Germans parish, the perpetual curate being appointed by the vicar of Saint Germans however, Hessenford became a parish in its own right by "Order in Council" in 1852. The lych gates were a gift and built in 1905, the original gates being used for the entrance to the church yard.

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]

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

Hessenford 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.


Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]

St Germans 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]

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

Websites[edit | edit source]

Hessenford in GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1870-72, John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales