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 Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Powder
County Cornwall
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]

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]

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

BOYD = Boyd's Marriage Index (findmypast) - (£)[2]
COPC = Cornwall Online Parish Clerks - free[3]
FMP = findmypast - (£)[4][5][6]
FREG = FreeREG - free[7]
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[8]
PALL = Pallot's Marriage Index (Ancestry) - (£)[9]
TGEN = TheGenealogist - (£)[10]
Lamorran, Cornwall Genealogy Online Parish Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
BOYD
1609-1670, 1686-1812

COPC 1669-1913
1685-1913
1682-1936
FMP 1669-1875 1609-1837 1690-1837
FREG
1686-1812, 1837-1906

IGI 1669-1875 1684-1876
PALL
1800-1812

TGEN
1686-1812

Images of parish registers are available online at FamilySearch Images refer to Cornwall Record Office reference: P 103

The marriage images displayed have been given a reference P 146 This reference is used for Merther and Lamoran in the Cornwall Record Office catalogue and the images form the Marriage registers for 1904 onwards are for Holy Trinity Tresillian . They are incorrectly displayed and await correction.

Cornwall Online Parish Clerks[edit | edit source]

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

The history, registers and much more have been contributed by the Online Parish clerk for Lamorran.

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]

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.
  2. Percival Boyd, A List of Parishes in Boyd's Marriage Index (London: Society of Genealogists, 1987).
  3. 'Coverage by Parish,' Cornwall Online Parish Clerks, accessed 2 December 2013.
  4. 'Cornwall Baptisms', Find My Past, accessed 25 November 2013.
  5. 'Cornwall Marriages', Find My Past, accessed 25 November 2013.
  6. 'Cornwall Burials', Find My Past, accessed 25 November 2013.
  7. 'Cornwall Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 18 November 2013.
  8. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Cornwall, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 22 November 2013.
  9. Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes.
  10. 'Parish Records,' TheGenealogist, accessed 20 May 2014.