Warbstow, Cornwall Genealogy
Guide to Warbstow, Cornwall ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records. [[Image:|thumb|right]]
St Werburgh's Church, Warbstow Cornwall
|Poor Law Union||Launceston|
|Parish registers: 1695; For more records see Treneglos|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1612|
|Probate Court||Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Cornwall|
|Location of Archive|
|Cornwall Record Office|
WARBSTOW (St. Werburgh), a parish, in the union of Launceston, hundred of Lesnewth, E. division of Cornwall, 8½ miles (N. E.) from Camelford. There are places of worship for Bryanites and Wesleyans. 
The Norman church was substantially rebuilt in the 15th century.
Warbstow Bury is a large Iron Age fort with massive ramparts. It was once the venue for an annual gathering of Methodists from the circuits of Camelford, Holsworthy and Launceston who assembled here on Whit Tuesday for an open air service
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 Free BMD.
Warbstow parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|Warbstow Online Parish Records|
|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 ClerksEdit
An extremely useful resource is the Cornwall Online Parish Clerks page for the parish.
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 UnionsEdit
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 GazetteersEdit
There are many maps and gazetteers showing English places. Valuable websites are:
- England Jurisdictions 1851
- Vision of Britain
Warbstow in GENUKI
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 461-464. Date accessed: 23 March 2013
- Searching Parish Records online (Cornwall) - The Following Parishes are Available at TheGenealogist, ParishRegister.co.uk, accessed 23 April 2019.