Lelant Genealogical Records

Lelant Birth & Baptism Records

England & Wales Birth Index (1837-2006)

An index to births registered throughout England & Wales. Provides a reference to order copies of birth certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

Lelant Baptism Records (1716-1840)

A searchable transcript of the baptism registers of Lelant. Baptisms are the primary source for birth documentation before 1837. They may record the date a child was baptised, their parents' names, occupations, residence and more.

Lelant Baptism Registers (1669-1874)

Records of baptism for people born in and around , Lelant between 1669 and 1874. Details include child's name, parents' names and dates of birth and/or baptism.

Cornwall Parish Baptisms (1538-1929)

A searchable database containing over 1,000,000 baptisms from Anglican churches in Cornwall.

Cornwall Non-conformist Baptisms (1654-1945)

A searchable database containing over 90,000 baptisms from non-conformist churches in Cornwall.

Lelant Marriage & Divorce Records

England & Wales Marriage Index (1837-2008)

An index to marriages registered throughout England & Wales. This is the only national marriage index that allows you to search by both spouse's names. Provides a reference to order copies of marriage certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

Lelant Marriage Records (1679-1812)

A searchable transcript of marriages solemnised at Lelant between 1679 and 1812.

Lelant Marriage Registers (1611-1837)

Marriage registers record Anglican marriages in Lelant. They are the primary marriage document before 1837 and contain the same details as marriage certificates from then on. They typically record residence and marital status, though may contain ages and father's names.

Cornwall Parish Marriages (1537-1925)

A searchable database containing over 300,000 marriages from Anglican churches in Cornwall.

Cornwall Banns Records (1654-1914)

A searchable database containing over 50,000 records recording intention to marry from Anglican churches in Cornwall.

Lelant Death & Burial Records

England & Wales Death Index (1837-2006)

An index to deaths registered throughout England & Wales. Provides a reference to order copies of death certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

Lelant Burial Registers (1690-1837)

Burial registers are the primary source for death documentation before 1837, though are relevant to the present. They record the date someone was buried, their age & residence.

Cornwall Burial Transcripts (1603-1837)

Transcriptions of burials from 215 parishes in Cornwall.

Cornwall Parish Burials (1538-1939)

A searchable database containing over 900,000 burials from Anglican churches in Cornwall.

Cornwall Parish Registers (1538-2010)

Browsable images of Church of England baptism, marriage and burial registers for the county of Cornwall.

Lelant Church Records

Lelant Parish Registers (1611-1874)

The parish registers of Lelant are a collection of books documenting baptisms, marriages and burials from 1611 to 1874.

Catholic History in South West England (1517-1856)

A history of Catholicism in South West England with biographies of noted Catholics. Contains details of the Dominican, Benedictine, and Franciscan orders.

Cornwall Protestation Returns (1642)

A searchable transcript of documents signed or marked by people swearing to uphold the reformed protestant religion.

Cornwall Parish Registers (1538-2010)

Browsable images of Church of England baptism, marriage and burial registers for the county of Cornwall.

Cornwall Church Histories (930-Present)

Histories of parish churches in Cornwall. Includes some photographs.

Lelant Census & Population Lists

England, Wales, IoM & Channel Islands 1911 Census (1911)

The 1911 census provides details on an individual's age, residence, place of birth, relations and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows searches on for multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

Cornwall Hearth and Poll Taxes (1660-1664)

Transcripts of surviving returns of heath and poll taxes for the county of Cornwall.

Cornwall Protestation Returns (1642)

A searchable transcript of documents signed or marked by people swearing to uphold the reformed protestant religion.

Cornwall Hearth Tax (1664)

An index to documents recording residents liable to pay tax based on the number of hearths they possessed.

Muster Rolls of Cornwall (1569)

Extracts from records listing those liable for militia service. Details of arms have been transcribed.

Lelant Wills & Probate Records

England & Wales National Probate Calendar (1858-1966)

Searchable index and original images of over 12.5 million probates and administrations granted by civil registries. Entries usually include the testator's name, date of death, date of probate and registry. Names of relations may be given.

Devon Wills Index (1163-1999)

An index to 295,609 wills of people who lived in or were connected to Devon. The wills they reference can contain a great deal of genealogical information.

Exeter Diocese & Archdeaconry Probate & Admons (1540-1799)

An index to thousands of probates and administrations granted by the Diocese and Archdeaconry of Exeter, covering parts of Devon & Cornwall.

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Admon Index (1649-1660)

An index to estate administrations performed by the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. The index covers the southern two thirds of England & Wales, but may also contain entries for northerners.

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Admon Index (1581-1595)

An index to estate administrations performed by the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. The index covers the southern two thirds of England & Wales, but may also contain entries for northerners.

Newspapers Covering Lelant

Western Morning News (1894-1950)

A politically independent newspaper, covering the affairs of Dorset, Devon, Cornwall and Somerset. It includes family notices.

Cornishman (1878-1950)

A newspaper including local news, family notices etc. from across the county of Cornwall.

Exeter and Plymouth Gazette Daily Telegrams (1869-1870)

A short regional paper covering local occurrences, business news, family notices and more.

Lake's Falmouth Packet and Cornwall Advertiser (1858-1870)

A regional newspaper including news from the Cornwall area, family announcements, business notices, advertisements, legal & governmental proceedings and more.

Western Times (1827-1950)

A liberal newspaper covering the counties of Cornwall, Devon and Dorset. It includes family notices.

Lelant Obituaries

iAnnounce Obituaries (2006-Present)

The UKs largest repository of obituaries, containing millions of searchable notices.

United Kingdom and Ireland Obituary Collection (1882-Present)

A growing collection currently containing over 425,000 abstracts of obituaries with reference to the location of the full obituary.

Quakers Annual Monitor (1847-1848)

A collection of 364 obituaries of Quakers from the British Isles. The volume was published in 1849 and includes obituaries of those who died in late 1847 through 1848.

Musgrave's Obituaries (1421-1800)

This transcribed and searchable work by Sir William Musgrave contains 10,000s of brief obituaries. The work is a reference point for other works containing information on an individual.

British Medical Journal (1849-Present)

A text index and digital images of all editions of a journal containing medical articles and obituaries of medical practitioners.

Lelant Cemeteries

Cornwall Monumental Inscriptions (1131-2007)

An index to vital details engraved on over 300,000 gravestones and other monuments across the county of Cornwall.

Cornish Cemetery Index (1770-2000)

An index to almost 20,000 gravestones, with extracted details.

Cornwall Memorial Inscriptions (1512-Present)

An index to monuments recording deaths, such as gravestones, with some transcriptions and abstracts of memorials.

Cornwall Church Monuments (1300-1900)

Photographs and descriptions of Cornwall's most illustrious church monuments, often featuring effigies, medieval inscriptions and heraldic devices.

Deceased Online (1629-Present)

Images of millions of pages from cemetery and crematoria registers, photographs of memorials, cemetery plans and more. Records can be search by a name index.

Lelant Directories & Gazetteers

Kelly's Directory of Cornwall (1939)

An exhaustive gazetteer, containing details of settlement's history, governance, churches, postal services, public institutions and more. Also contains lists of residents with their occupation and address.

Kelly's Directory Cornwall (1914)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key historical and contemporary facts. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions. Also contains a list of residents and businesses for each place.

Kelly's Directory of Cornwall (1910)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key historical and contemporary facts. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions. Also contains a list of residents and businesses for each place.

Kelly's Directory of Cornwall (1906)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key historical and contemporary facts. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions. Also contains a list of residents and businesses for each place.

Kelly's Directory of Cornwall (1902)

A directory of residents and businesses; with a description of each settlement, containing details on its history, public institutions, churches, postal services, governance and more.

Cornwall Protestation Returns (1642)

A searchable transcript of documents signed or marked by people swearing to uphold the reformed protestant religion.

Cornwall Inmates (1821-1921)

Abstracts of documents recording people incarcerated in Cornwall. Index may include name, age, abode, occupation, crimes and numerous other details.

Cornwall Archdeaconry Court Calendar (1672-1842)

An index to defamation, divorce & alimony, marriage contract and church rate records in Cornwall Archdeaconry.

Act Books of the Archbishops of Canterbury (1663-1859)

An index to names and places mentioned in act books of the Province of Canterbury. It records various licences and conferments, such as marriage and physician licences.

Cornish Court Depositions (1602-1680)

A handful of names, with ages, occupations and abodes appearing in depositions in various courts.

Lelant Taxation Records

Cornwall Hearth and Poll Taxes (1660-1664)

Transcripts of surviving returns of heath and poll taxes for the county of Cornwall.

Cornwall Hearth Tax (1664)

An index to documents recording residents liable to pay tax based on the number of hearths they possessed.

Cornwall Land Records (1799-1873)

An index to land tax records and the 1873 landowners return from Cornwall.

Tithe Apportionments (1836-1856)

An index to 11,000,000 parcels of land and property, connected to digital images of registers that record their owner, occupier, description, agricultural use, size and rateable value.

Land Tax Redemption (1798-1811)

This vital collection details almost 1.2 million properties eligible for land tax. Records include the name of the landowner, occupier, amount assessed and sometimes the name and/or description of the property. It is a useful starting point for locating relevant estate records and establishing the succession of tenancies and freehold. Most records cover 1798, but some extend up to 1811.

Lelant Land & Property Records

Cornwall Land Records (1799-1873)

An index to land tax records and the 1873 landowners return from Cornwall.

Cornwall Voters Lists (1657-1867)

Extracts from lists recording those eligible to vote. Index contains place of residence and entitlement to vote.

Tithe Apportionments (1836-1856)

An index to 11,000,000 parcels of land and property, connected to digital images of registers that record their owner, occupier, description, agricultural use, size and rateable value.

Land Tax Redemption (1798-1811)

This vital collection details almost 1.2 million properties eligible for land tax. Records include the name of the landowner, occupier, amount assessed and sometimes the name and/or description of the property. It is a useful starting point for locating relevant estate records and establishing the succession of tenancies and freehold. Most records cover 1798, but some extend up to 1811.

UK Poll Books and Electoral Rolls (1538-1893)

Poll books record the names of voters and the direction of their vote. Until 1872 only landholders could vote, so not everyone will be listed. Useful for discerning an ancestor's political leanings and landholdings. The collection is supplemented with other records relating to the vote.

Lelant Occupation & Business Records

Women in Cornwall & Devon Mines (1770-1920)

Background information on women employed by the mining industry in Devon & Cornwall. Includes a database of over 25,000 women and oral histories.

Cornwall Apprentice Indentures (1715-1845)

An index of documents recording the apprenticeship of children to a master. Original records usually contain ages and names of relatives.

Smuggling on the South West Coast (1675-1879)

An introduction to smuggling in Devon, Cornwall & the Bristol district.

Cornwall Pub Histories (1820-Present)

Histories of Cornwall pubs, with photographs and lists of owners or operators.

South England Mines Index (1896)

Profiles of coal and metal mines in the south of England.

Lelant School & Education Records

Cornwall School Admissions (1874-1927)

A database of children admitted to Cornwall schools. The index contains the name(s) of parents and guardians. Original records will contain further details.

Teacher's Registration Council Registers (1870-1948)

A name index linked to original images of registers recording the education and careers of teachers in England & Wales.

National School Admission & Log Books (1870-1914)

A name index connected to digital images of registers recording millions of children educated in schools operated by the National Society for Promoting Religious Education. Records contain a variety of information including genealogical details, education history, illnesses, exam result, fathers occupation and more.

Oxford University Alumni (1500-1886)

A name index linked to original images of short biographies for over 120,000 Oxford University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge University Alumni (1261-1900)

A transcript of a vast scholarly work briefly chronicling the heritage, education and careers of over 150,000 Cambridge University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Pedigrees & Family Trees Covering Lelant

British & Irish Royal & Noble Genealogies (491-1603)

Extensive and impeccably sourced genealogies for British, Irish & Manx royalty and nobility. Scroll down to 'British Isles' for relevant sections.

FamilySearch Community Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A searchable database of linked genealogies compiled from thousands of reputable and not-so-reputable sources. Contains many details on European gentry & nobility, but covers many countries outside Europe and people from all walks of life.

Visitation of England and Wales (1700-1899)

Over 600 pedigrees for English and Welsh families who had a right to bear a coat of arms.

Ancestry Member Family Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A compilation of lineage-linked family trees submitted by Ancestry users. The database contains over 2 billion individuals and is searchable by numerous metrics.

Debrett's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage (1921)

A dictionary of families elevated to the peerage of Great Britain & Ireland. It includes genealogies and biographical details.

Lelant Royalty, Nobility & Heraldry Records

The Visitations of Cornwall: 1530, 1573 & 1619 (1000-1619)

Three books recording the lineage, marriage and collateral lines of Cornish families. Compiled form 16th and 17th century genealogical manuscripts, these works contain biographical and heraldic information.

Cornwall Church Monuments (1300-1900)

Photographs and descriptions of Cornwall's most illustrious church monuments, often featuring effigies, medieval inscriptions and heraldic devices.

British & Irish Royal & Noble Genealogies (491-1603)

Extensive and impeccably sourced genealogies for British, Irish & Manx royalty and nobility. Scroll down to 'British Isles' for relevant sections.

FamilySearch Community Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A searchable database of linked genealogies compiled from thousands of reputable and not-so-reputable sources. Contains many details on European gentry & nobility, but covers many countries outside Europe and people from all walks of life.

Visitation of England and Wales (1700-1899)

Over 600 pedigrees for English and Welsh families who had a right to bear a coat of arms.

Lelant Military Records

Muster Rolls of Cornwall (1569)

Extracts from records listing those liable for militia service. Details of arms have been transcribed.

Conrwall WWI Memorials (1914-1918)

A list of names found on World War One monuments in Cornwall, with some service details.

Conrwall WWII Memorials (1914-1918)

A list of names found on World War Two monuments in Cornwall, with some service details.

Prisoners of War of British Army (1939-1945)

A searchable list of over 100,000 British Army POWs. Records contains details on the captured, their military career and where they were held prisoner.

British Prisoners of World War II (1939-1945)

Details on around 165,000 men serving in the British Army, Navy and Air Force who were held as prisoners during WWII.

Lelant Immigration & Travel Records

Cornish Emigrants to Latin America (1790-1920)

A database containing genealogical, biographical and immigratory data for Cornish men who emigrated to Latin America.

Cornish Emigrants (1785-1941)

Extracts from passenger lists, detailing the emigration and transportation of people from Cornwall, primarily to the New World and British colonies.

Cornish in Latin America (1815-1920)

Historical details of the Cornish migration to Latin America.

Cornwall Strays (1770-2000)

An index of Cornish men an women who died out of county.

Cornwall Settlements & Removals (1698-1862)

Abstracts of documents recording the forced movement of people and families between parishes.

Lelant Histories & Books

Catholic History in South West England (1517-1856)

A history of Catholicism in South West England with biographies of noted Catholics. Contains details of the Dominican, Benedictine, and Franciscan orders.

Magna Britannia: Cornwall (1066-1814)

A general and parochial history of the county, with sections for each parish.

Cornwall Church Photographs (1890-Present)

Photographs and images of churches in Cornwall.

Cornwall Turnpikes (1754-Present)

A history of turnpikes and tollhouses in Cornwall. Includes profiles of individual turnpikes.

Cornwall Church Histories (930-Present)

Histories of parish churches in Cornwall. Includes some photographs.

Biographical Directories Covering Lelant

Latin-Cornish Biographies (1771-1830)

Biographies of Cornish men who emigrated to Latin America.

Oxford University Alumni (1500-1886)

A name index linked to original images of short biographies for over 120,000 Oxford University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge University Alumni (1261-1900)

A transcript of a vast scholarly work briefly chronicling the heritage, education and careers of over 150,000 Cambridge University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Crockford's Clerical Directories (1868-1914)

Brief biographies of Anglican clergy in the UK.

The Concise Dictionary of National Biography (1654-1930)

A directory containing lengthy biographies of noted British figures. The work took over two decades to compile. Biographies can be searched by name and are linked to images of the original publication.

Lelant Maps

Maps of Cornwall (1576-1900)

A collection of digitalised maps covering the county.

Ordnance Survey 1:10 Maps (1840-1890)

Maps showing settlements, features and some buildings in mainland Britain.

Tithe Apportionments (1836-1856)

An index to 11,000,000 parcels of land and property, connected to digital images of registers that record their owner, occupier, description, agricultural use, size and rateable value.

Parish Maps of Britain (1832)

Maps of parishes in England, Scotland and Wales. They are useful in determining which parish records may be relevant to your research.

A Vision of Britain (1190-Present)

A sprawling website setting out and describing the historical divisions of Britain. Also contains countless maps of various sorts. Covers the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man & has fleeting details of other localities.

Lelant Reference Works

Cornish Surnames (1998)

Short descriptions of Cornish surnames, with details of their prevalence.

England Research Guide (1538-Present)

A beginner’s guide to researching ancestry in England.

Parish Register Abstract (1538-1812)

Compiled in 1831, this book details the coverage and condition of parish registers in England & Wales.

Building History Research Guide (1066-Present)

A comprehensive guide to researching the history of buildings in the British Isles.

Surname Origins (1790-1911)

A service that provides advanced and custom surname maps for the British Isles and the US.

Lelant Information

Civil & Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction:

Historical Description

LELANT, or Uny Lelant, is a township and parish, opposite Hayle, on the estuary of the Hayle river, with a station on the St. Ives branch of the Great Western railway, and is 3 ½ miles south-east from St. Ives and 6 north-east from Penzance, in the Western division of the county, hundred of Penwith, petty sessional division of Penwith East, Penzance union and county court district, rural deanery of Penwith, archdeaconry of Cornwall and diocese of Truro. The church of St. Uny is an ancient building of stone, partly Norman, restored or altered in the 13th and 15th centuries: it consists of chancel, nave and aisles of equal height, separated by arcades of six arches, south porch and an embattled western tower, 60 feet in height, with pinnacles, and containing 6 bells, all cast in 1836: the rood loft remains in the north aisle, and there are piscina niches in the chancel and south aisle and portions of a stoup in the porch: the font, of Early English date, was discovered in a farm yard: the east window is a memorial to William Praed and William Tyringham Praed, 1848, and there are other stained windows in the aisles: in the church are memorials to the family of Praed, 1620-1846; Pawley, 1635—1721; Cundy, 1799—1802, and others : over the entrance of the south porch is an elaborate niche, containing a sun-dial: the communion plate is dated 1725, but an old Elizabethan chalice is still in use at Towednack: the church was thoroughly restored in 1873, at a cost of £2,000, when open benches for 420 persons were substituted for the former pews; the roof was also reconstructed and the chancel decorated and paved: a mortuary chapel and additional land for a burial ground, vested in trustees, were added to the churchyard in 1879. In the churchyard stands a massive cross, 5 feet 6 inches high and 1 foot 7 inches broad; the round head is boldly carved with a St. Andrew’s cross, and a boss in the centre; outside the churchyard wall is another cross, 3 ½ feet high and about t foot broad, with an oval head, bearing a Maltese cross, and on the reverse a figure of Our Lord. The register of baptisms dates from the year 1684; marriages and burials, 1716. The living is a vicarage, with the chapelry of Towednack annexed, joint net yearly value £312, including 10 acres of glebe, with residence, in the gift of the Bishop of Truro, and held since 1869 by the Rev. Richard Frederick Tyacke M.A. of Trinity College, Dublin, and surrogate. There are Wesleyan chapels at Lelant Town, Carbis Bay, Ninnes and Polpear; Primitive Methodist at Lelant Town and Ninnes and Methodist New Connexion at Carbis Bay. A fair is held on the 15th of August, yearly, for cattle.

There are excellent golf links in this parish. Trevethoe, half a mile distant, is the seat of Roger William Giffard Tyringham esq. of Tyringham, Newport Pagnell, Bucks, who is lord of the manor and chief landowner ; the mansion is pleasantly situated, surrounded with plantations, and overlooks the estuary of the Hayle; it was almost entirely rebuilt by Humphrey Mackworth Praed esq. in 1761: the front, ornamented with a pediment, is constructed of granite ashlar: immediately behind the house, rising to a height of 500 feet above the sea level, is Trecorben Hill, on the summit of which are the remains of an ancient fortress. The soil is gravelly; the subsoil is killas and granite. The chief crops are wheat. The area is 3,757 acres, of which 170 is water; rateable value, £6,073; the population in 1891 was 1,439.

At CARBIS BAY is an excellent family hotel, the property of The Carbis Bay Hotel Co. Limited.

OHY-AN-GWAIL, near the Providence mine, 2 miles north-west, and LELANT DOWN, or Trecroben, on the side of the hill so called, 1 ½ miles south-west, are hamlets ; at the former is a chapel of the Methodist New Connexion.

SCHOOLS

A School Board of 5 members was formed July 23rd, 1875 ; J. C. Rosewarne, clerk to the board & attendance officer.

Board, Trevarrack, for 230 children; average attendance, 41 boys, 36 girls & 34 infants.

National (mixed), for 160 children; average attendance, 39 boys & 44 girls.

Kelly's Directory of Cornwall (1902)

Surnames Found in Lelant

RankSurnameIncidenceFrequency
1Pearce76 1:24
2Uren64 1:28
3Curnow59 1:30
4Thomas51 1:35
5Hosking33 1:54
6James32 1:56
6Martin32 1:56
6Richards32 1:56
6Perry32 1:56
10Glasson31 1:58
10Hawes31 1:58
12Penberthy28 1:64
12Trevorrow28 1:64
14Williams26 1:69
15Bryant25 1:72
15Johns25 1:72
17Eddy24 1:75
18Edwards21 1:85
18Edmonds21 1:85
20Berryman20 1:89
21Mitchell19 1:94
21Nicholls19 1:94
21Luke19 1:94
21Hocking19 1:94
21Warmington19 1:94
26Bennetts17 1:105
27Christopher16 1:112
27Gall16 1:112
29Roberts15 1:119
29Hollow15 1:119
31Trewhella13 1:138
31Morley13 1:138
31Dunn13 1:138
31Stevens13 1:138
31Adams13 1:138
36Rogers12 1:149
36Payne12 1:149
36Curtis12 1:149
36Wallis12 1:149
36Quick12 1:149
36Dunstan12 1:149
42Roach11 1:163
42Harry11 1:163
42Blight11 1:163
42Maddern11 1:163
46Phillips10 1:179
46Matthews10 1:179
46Burt10 1:179
46Millett10 1:179
46Triggs10 1:179
46Rashleigh10 1:179
52Cornow9 1:199
52Ellis9 1:199
52Bond9 1:199
52Bartlett9 1:199
52Nicholas9 1:199
52Toms9 1:199
52Michell9 1:199
52Bidgood9 1:199
52Pellow9 1:199
52Sandow9 1:199
52Firstbrook9 1:199
63Andrew8 1:224
63Kemp8 1:224
63Harvey8 1:224
63Price8 1:224
63Arthur8 1:224
63Carnell8 1:224
63Gundry8 1:224
63Olds8 1:224
63Rosewarne8 1:224
63Cargeeg8 1:224
73Webber7 1:255
73Gilbert7 1:255
73Gregory7 1:255
73Bennett7 1:255
73Rule7 1:255
73Lanyon7 1:255
73Letcher7 1:255
73Tyacke7 1:255
73St Aubyn7 1:255
73Watty7 1:255
83Woodward6 1:298
83Barnes6 1:298
83Marshall6 1:298
83Harris6 1:298
83Hodge6 1:298
83Anthony6 1:298
83Prowse6 1:298
83Inch6 1:298
83Care6 1:298
83Polglase6 1:298
83Beckerleg6 1:298
94Bray5 1:358
94Elliott5 1:358
94Mills5 1:358
94Bell5 1:358
94Jefferson5 1:358
94Briston5 1:358
94Kevern5 1:358