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Truro St Mary, Cornwall Genealogy

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

Truro St Mary, Cornwall
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Powder
County Cornwall
Poor Law Union Truro
Registration District Truro
Records begin
Parish registers: 1597
Bishop's Transcripts: 1609
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]

TRURO (St. Mary), a borough, port, market-town, and parish, and the head of a union, locally in the W. division of the hundred of Powder, W. division of Cornwall, 43 miles (S. W. by W.) from Launceston, and 250 (W. by S.) from London. There are places of worship for Baptists, Bryanites, the Society of Friends, Independents, and Methodists of the Old and New Connexion.[1]

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]

Truro St Mary 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
CPRI = Cornwall Parish Register Index - free
FMP = Cornwall Baptisms, Marriages, Burials (FindMyPast) - ($)
BOYD = England, Boyd's Marriage Indexes, 1538-1850 (FindMyPast) - free
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[2]
FS Catalog PRs = FamilySearch Catalog Parish registers - free
FS Catalog BTs = FamilySearch Catalog Bishop's transcripts - free
Truro St Mary Online Parish Records
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS PRs 1538-2010
1538-2010
1538-2010
FS Mar

1660-1912


FS 1538-1975
1538-1973
1538-1991
OPC 1597-1919
1597-1906
1597-1901
FREG 1538-1900s
1538-1900s
1538-1900s
CPRI 1607-1751, 1833-1835
1813-1819, 1837-1901

FMP 1538-1916
1538-1839
1538-1928
BOYD

1538-1850


IGI 1597-1874, 1723-1737, 1737-1756,
1751-1898, 1789-1857

1597-1839


FS Catalog PRs
1597-1982, 1880-1906
1597-1982, 1880-1906
1597-1982, 1880-1906
FS Catalog BTs
1609-1848, 1677-1772
1609-1848, 1677-1772
1609-1848, 1677-1772

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

Truro St Clements Online Parish Records
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS PRs 1538-2010
1538-2010
1538-2010
FS Mar

1660-1912


FS 1538-1975
1538-1973
1538-1991
FREG 1538-1900s
1538-1900s
1538-1900s
CPRI 1821-1901
1538-1901

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

Truro St George Online Parish Records
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS PRs 1538-2010
1538-2010
1538-2010
FS Mar

1660-1912


FS 1538-1975
1538-1973
1538-1991
OPC 1847-1903
1856-1907


FREG 1538-1900s
1538-1900s
1538-1900s
CPRI 1847-1903
1856-1901

FMP 1538-1916
1538-1839
1538-1928
IGI 1847-1898
1856-1866


FS Catalog PRs
1847-1984, 1886-1907
1847-1984, 1886-1907
1847-1984, 1886-1907

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

Truro St John Online Parish Records
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS PRs 1538-2010
1538-2010
1538-2010
FS Mar

1660-1912


FS 1538-1975
1538-1973
1538-1991
OPC

1865-1917


FREG 1538-1900s
1538-1900s
1538-1900s
FMP 1538-1916
1538-1839
1538-1928
FS Catalog PRs
1865-1966
1865-1966
1865-1966

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

Truro St Paul Online Parish Records
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FS PRs 1538-2010
1538-2010
1538-2010
FS Mar

1660-1912


FS 1538-1975
1538-1973
1538-1991
OPC 1866-1913
1865-1902


FREG 1538-1900s
1538-1900s
1538-1900s
CPRI 1865-1904
1865-1893

FMP 1538-1916
1538-1839
1538-1928
IGI 1865-1910
1865-1902


FS Catalog PRs
1865-1906, 1865-2000
1865-1906, 1865-2000
1865-1906, 1865-2000

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 page for these parishes.

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.


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 websites are:

  • 1851 Jurisdiction Maps
  • Vision of Britain

Websites[edit | edit source]

Truro St Mary in GENUKI

Truro St George in GENUKI

Truro St John in GENUKI

Truro St Paul in GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 395-398. Date accessed: 23 March 2013.
  2. ArcherSoftware.co.uk