Ludgvan Genealogical Records

Ludgvan 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.

Ludgvan Baptism Records (1712-1840)

A searchable transcript of the baptism registers of Ludgvan. 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.

Ludgvan Baptism Registers (1566-1874)

Baptism registers are the primary source for birth documentation before 1837, though are relevant to the present. They record the date a child was baptised, their parents' names, occupations, residence and more.

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.

Ludgvan 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.

Ludgvan Marriage Registers (1563-1837)

The Marriage registers of Ludgvan, document marriages 1563 to 1837. Details given on the bride and groom may include their age, father's name, marital status and residence.

Ludgvan Marriage Records (1563-1812)

A searchable database containing a transcription of the marriage registers of Ludgvan. These records may help trace a family as far back as 1563.

Ludgvan Marriage Index (1700-1763)

Marriage records from people who married at the church between 1700 and 1763.

Ludgvan Marriage Index (1563-1812)

Brief notes on marriages that occurred at the church between 1563 and 1812.

Ludgvan 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.

Ludgvan 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. Details given may include the deceased's name, residence, age, names of relations, cause of death and more.

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.

Ludgvan Church Records

Ludgvan Parish Registers (1563-1874)

The parish registers of Ludgvan provide details of births, marriages and deaths from 1563 to 1874. Parish registers can assist tracing a family back numerous generations.

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.

Ludgvan 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.

Ludgvan 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 Ludgvan

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.

Ludgvan 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.

Ludgvan 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.

Ludgvan 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.

Ludgvan 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.

Ludgvan 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.

Ludgvan 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.

Ludgvan 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 Ludgvan

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.

Ludgvan 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.

Ludgvan 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.

Ludgvan 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.

Ludgvan 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 Ludgvan

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.

Ludgvan 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.

Ludgvan 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.

Ludgvan Information

Civil & Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction:

Historical Description

LUDGVAN is a township and parish, on the hill side facing Mounts Bay, 3 ½ miles north-east from Penzance, 1 mile north from Marazion Road station on the West Cornwall section of the Great Western railway, in the Western division of the county, hundred of Penwith, petty sessional division of Penwith West, Penzance union and county court district, rural deanery of Penwith, archdeaconry of Cornwall and diocese of Truro. Under the provisions of the “Local Government Act, 1894,” the parish is governed by an urban district council, in place of the local board established 1864. The church of St. Paul is an ancient building of granite, in the Norman style, consisting of chancel, nave of four bays, aisles, south porch and an embattled western tower, with pinnacles, containing 5 bells : the columns on the north side of the nave are granite monoliths, and lean outwards: the font is Early English: in this church lie the remains of the Rev. William Borlase LL.D., F.R.S. the well-known historian and antiquary of this county, who was born at Pendeen, in the parish of St. Just, February 2, 1695—6, and was rector of this parish fifty-two years, where he died August 31, 1772, aged 78 : in the chancel is a memorial tablet to Robert Davy, of Varfell, in this parish, ob. 1796, and to Grace, his wife, ob. 1826, the parents of Sir Humphrey Davy kt. and bart. D.C.L., F.R.S., A.R.A. the distinguished inventor of the safety lamp, and there are other inscriptions to members of this family from 1635 : in the north aisle is a curiously carved slate slab, inscribed with a quaint epitaph, to John South, a former rector, who died in 1636 ; the church plate was presented by the 2nd Earl of Godolphin in 1728 ; there is also a cup with cover, dated 1575: the church was partially restored, re-floored and re-seated with open benches in 1888 at a cost of £800, and has 400 sittings : in the churchyard are three ancient crosses: an additional churchyard was consecrated December, 1896. The register of baptisms dates from the year 1566; marriages and burials, 1563. The living is a rectory, net yearly value £531, with residence, and 23 acres of glebe, in the gift of the Duchess of Cleveland, and held since 1893 by the Rev. Arthur Townshend Boscawen. There are Wesleyan chapels at Crowlas, White Cross, built in 1858, Canons Town, erected in 1878 and at Trenowin and Long Rock; a Bible Christian chapel at Tregarthen and two for Primitive Methodists at Cockwells and Castle-an-Dinas. A cemetery of half-an-acre was laid out in 1860 at a cost of about £150, and is under the control of a burial board of 12 members. At Castle-an-Dinas are the remains of an ancient British encampment with three rings; a tower was erected in the 18th century to mark the entrance. About half-a-mile south of the tower is a small burial plot surrounded by a stone wall; on the south wall are four slabs, one of which is inscribed “Virtue alone Consecrates the Ground”; the others bear the following initials and dates:-E. S. aged 22, 1812; J. H. aged 63, 1823 and J. H. aged 20, 1812. The charities, amounting to £3 15s. yearly value, are applied to educational purposes. A fair is held on the 2nd Tuesday in October, yearly, at Lower Quarter, for cattle. Captain John Peverell J. Rogers, of Penrose, Helston, who is lord of the manor, the Duke of Leeds, the Duchess of Cleveland and Lord St. Levan are the chief landowners. The soil is clayey; subsoil is killas.

The chief crops are wheat, barley, oats, potatoes and broccoli. The area is 4,560 acres (including 40 of water) ; rateable value, £7,873 ; the population in 1891 was 2,334.

SCHOOLS

A School Board of 5 members was formed September 29, 1875; Richard Edwards, clerk to the board; James Pooley Carlyon, attendance officer.

Board, Whitecross (mixed), built in 1878, for 90 children & enlarged in 1893 for 50 more children; average attendance, 75.

Board, Churchtown (girls & infants), built in 1878, for 215 children; average attendance, 81 girls & 72 infants.

National, Churehtown, built in 1835, for 125 boys; average attendance, 87.

Kelly's Directory of Cornwall (1902)

Surnames Found in Ludgvan

RankSurnameNo. of People% of Population
1Williams1475.58
2Hosking813.07
3Johns803.03
4Thomas782.96
5Curnow762.88
6Rowe632.39
7Bennetts582.20
8Pearce562.12
9Hicks491.86
10Eddy481.82
11Berryman441.67
12Trembath431.63
13Chellew411.56
14Richards391.48
15Nicholls371.40
16Matthews361.37
17Edwards321.21
18Boase301.14
19Hand291.10
20James291.10
21Quick271.02
22Snell271.02
23White260.99
24Troon250.95
25Pope250.95
26Semmens250.95
27Penberthy240.91
28Roberts220.83
29Barns210.80
30Uren210.80
31Roach210.80
32Nicholas210.80
33Mitchell200.76
34Stephens200.76
35Allen200.76
36Clarke200.76
37Trevaskis200.76
38Reed190.72
39Gilbert190.72
40Sampson180.68
41Lawrey180.68
42Warren180.68
43Jennings170.64
44Pascoe170.64
45Stevens170.64
46Odgers170.64
47Bawden160.61
48Harvey160.61
49Osborne160.61
50Beer140.53
51Champion140.53
52Trevenen140.53
53Jenkin130.49
54Lawrance130.49
55Lawry130.49
56Moon130.49
57Corin130.49
58Perry130.49
59Prowse110.42
60Polmear110.42
61Mead110.42
62Jeffery110.42
63Martin110.42
64Lanyon110.42
65Michell110.42
66Friggens110.42
67Phoebe110.42
68Harry100.38
69Ellis100.38
70Dudley100.38
71Philp100.38
72Vincent100.38
73Mildren100.38
74Trewhella100.38
75Bonnetta100.38
76Tregoning100.38
77Hasking100.38
78Carbis100.38
79Sims100.38
80Davy100.38
81Pool90.34
82Hocking90.34
83Rubery90.34
84Murley90.34
85Caddy90.34
86Blight90.34
87Groves90.34
88Wherry90.34
89Honeychurch80.30
90Jones80.30
91Morris80.30
92Harrison80.30
93Winn80.30
94Collins80.30
95Taylor80.30
96Hutchens80.30
97Hill80.30
98Philips80.30
99Pemberthy70.27
100Rogers70.27