South Hill, Cornwall Genealogy

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

South Hill, Cornwall
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred East
County Cornwall
Poor Law Union Liskeard
Registration District Liskeard
Records begin
Parish registers: 1543
Bishop's Transcripts: 1676
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]

SOUTHILL or South-Hill, a parish in Liskeard district, Cornwall; The church is ancient. There are a Wesleyan chapel, a national school, and charities.

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]

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

COPC = Cornwall Online Parish Clerks - free[1]
FMP = findmypast - (£)[2][3][4]
FREG = FreeREG - free[5]
FS PRs = FSPRs[6]
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[7]
South Hill, Cornwall Genealogy Online Parish Records

Baptisms
Marriages
Burials

Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
COPC 1852-1911
1566-1910
1800-1900
FMP 1676-1837
1566-1837
1813-1837
FREG

1566-1837


FS PRs

1852-1901


1566-1837 1866-1901


IGI 1676-1772




Images of parish registers are available online at FamilySearch Images refer to Cornwall Record Office reference: P 210

Cornwall Online Parish Clerks[edit | edit source]

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

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.


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 websites are:

  • 1851 Jurisdiction Maps
  • Vision of Britain

Websites[edit | edit source]

South Hill in GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 'Coverage by Parish,' Cornwall Online Parish Clerks, accessed 2 December 2013.
  2. 'Cornwall Baptisms', Find My Past, accessed 25 November 2013.
  3. 'Cornwall Marriages', Find My Past, accessed 25 November 2013.
  4. 'Cornwall Burials', Find My Past, accessed 25 November 2013.
  5. 'Cornwall Coverage', FreeREG, accessed 18 November 2013.
  6. Cornwall and Devon Parish Registers, 1538-2010, FamilySearch, accessed 26 November 2013.
  7. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Cornwall, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 22 November 2013.