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Crantock, Cornwall Genealogy

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

Crantock, Cornwall
St Carantoc's Church, Crantock.jpg
St Carantoc's Church, Crantock
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Pyder
County Cornwall
Poor Law Union St Columb Major
Registration District St Columb
Records begin
Parish registers: 1559
Bishop's Transcripts: 1597
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Pydar
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]

CRANTOCK (St. Cadock), a parish, in the union of St. Columb Major, hundred of Pyder, W. division of Cornwall, 1 mile (S. W.) from New Quay. There are two places of worship for Wesleyans.[1]

Crantock (Cornish: Lanngorrek) St Carantocis an Ancient parish in Cornwall

A church existed on the site before the Norman Conquest and dates back to the time of St Carantoc in the 6th century. The earliest features of the existing church are Norman. A collegiate church was founded on the site by Bishop William Briwere of Exeter in the early 13th century. In 1224 the choir was reconstructed and a tower was added. In 1412 the tower collapsed and was rebuilt. Following the dissolution of the monasteries the college was closed. In the 18th century the roofs and windows were restored. This was followed by a restoration in the late 19th century and another restoration between 1902 and 1907 by Edmund H. Sedding.

The modern parish is part of the Crantock with Cubert group in the Diocese of Truro.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Births, marriages and deaths 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]

Crantock parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

FS PRs = England, Cornwall Parish Registers, 1538-2010 (FamilySearch) - free
FS Mar = England, Devon and Cornwall Marriages, 1660-1912 (FamilySearch) - free
FS = FamilySearch - free
OPC = Cornwall Online Parish Clerk - free
FREG = FreeREG - free
FMP = Cornwall Baptisms, Marriages, Burials (FindMyPast) - ($)
TGEN = Cornwall Parish Records (TheGenealogist) - ($)[2]
BOYD = England, Boyd's Marriage Indexes, 1538-1850 (FindMyPast) - free
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[3]
FS Catalog PRs = FamilySearch Catalog Parish registers - free
FS Catalog BTs = FamilySearch Catalog Bishop's transcripts - free
Crantock Online Parish Records
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS PRs 1538-2010
FS Mar


FS 1538-1975
OPC 1538-1911
FREG 1538-1900s
FMP 1538-1916
TGEN 1540-1800s




FS Catalog PRs

FS Catalog BTs

To find the names of the neighboring parishes, use 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.

Records are also available at the Cornwall Record Office.

Cornwall Online Parish Clerks[edit | edit source]

An extremely useful resource is the Cornwall Online Parish Clerks.

Census records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. 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]

St Columb Major Poor Law Union

Probate records[edit | edit source]

Websites[edit | edit source]

Crantock in GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 717-720. Date accessed: 11 March 2013
  2. Searching Parish Records online (Cornwall) - The Following Parishes are Available at TheGenealogist,, accessed 23 April 2019.