St Agnes Genealogical Records

St Agnes 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.

Peterville - Independent, St Agnes Baptism Registers (1807-1837)

Records of baptism for Peterville - Independent, St Agnes between 1807 and 1837. Details include child's name, parent's names and date of birth and/or baptism. Records may also include parent's occupations, residence, place of origin and more.

Goonown Chapel - Wesleyan, St Agnes Baptisms (1800-1838)

Records of baptism for Goonown Chapel - Wesleyan, St Agnes between 1800 and 1838. Details include child's name, parent's names and date of birth and/or baptism. Records may also include parent's occupations, residence, place of origin and more.

St Agnes Baptism Records (1718-1837)

A searchable transcript of St Agnes baptism registers. The transcriptions essentially record births in and around St Agnes between 1718 and 1837. Details may include residence, father's occupation and more.

St Agnes Baptism Registers (1597-1837)

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 parent's names, occupations, residence and more.

St Agnes Marriage & Divorce Records

England & Wales Marriage Index (1837-2005)

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.

St Agnes Marriage Registers (1596-1837)

The Marriage registers of St Agnes, document marriages 1596 to 1837. Details given on the bride and groom may include their age, father's name, marital status and residence.

St Agnes Marriage Records (1596-1837)

A searchable transcript of marriages solemnised at St Agnes between 1596 and 1837.

Cornwall Archdeaconry Court Calendar (1672-1842)

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

Cornwall Parish Registers (1538-2010)

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

St Agnes 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.

St Agnes Burial Registers (1690-1837)

Burial records for people buried at St Agnes between 1690 and 1837. Lists the deceased's name, residence and age.

Cornwall Burial Transcripts (1603-1837)

Transcriptions of burials from 215 parishes in Cornwall.

Cornwall Parish Registers (1538-2010)

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

Cornwall Parish Burials (1538-1939)

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

St Agnes Church Records

St Agnes Parish Registers (1596-1837)

The primary source of documentation for baptisms, marriages and burials before 1837, though extremely useful to the present. Their records can assist tracing a family as far back as 1596.

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.

St Agnes 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.

St Agnes 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.

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.

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Admon Index (1581-1619)

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 St Agnes

Western Morning News (1921-1950)

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 (1869-1885)

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

Western Times (1827-1950)

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

Royal Cornwall Gazette (1811-1900)

A conservative newspaper covering business, family, legal and other news in the county of Cornwall.

St Agnes 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.

St Agnes 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.

St Agnes 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 Archdeaconry Court Calendar (1672-1842)

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

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.

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.

St Agnes 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.

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.

Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures (1710-1811)

An index linked to original images of registers recording apprenticeship indentures. Details are given on the trade and nature of apprenticeship. Many records list the parents of the apprentice.

St Agnes 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.

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.

Calendar of Inquisitions Post Mortem (1236-1291)

Abstracts of records detailing the estates and families of deceased tenants from the reigns of Henry III and Edward I.

St Agnes 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.

St Agnes 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.

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.

Cambridge Alumni Database (1198-1910)

A searchable database containing over 90,000 note-form biographies for students of Cambridge University.

Pedigrees & Family Trees Covering St Agnes

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.

St Agnes 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.

St Agnes 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.

St Agnes 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.

St Agnes 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 St Agnes

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.

St Agnes 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.

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.

Speed's Maps of Britain (1612)

County and national maps covering the British Isles, extracted from John Speed's landmark work, Theatre of the Empire of Great Britain.

Maps of England (1360-1922)

Digital images of maps covering the country.

St Agnes 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.

St Agnes Information

Ecclesiastical Juristiction:

  • Canterbury province
    • Exeter diocese
      • Cornwall archdeaconry
        • Pydar deanery

    Historical Description

    The small town of St. Agnes is situated on the northern coast, in the hundred of Pyder, 267 miles from London, surrounded by tin and copper mines. It possesses but little importance as a sea port, the harbour being nearly choaked up with sand, and a quay, formerly erected for the accommodation of shipping, demolished by the violence of the waves. The shore, which is defended by immense rocks of killas, is uncommonly grand and picturesque. One of these rocks called St. Agnes' Beacon, is very remarkable: it rises pyramidically nearly 600 feet above the level of the water. Borlase particularly describes the extraordinary stratification of this stupendous mountain, which is deserving the attention of the geologist.

    Mr. Opie, the late celebrated painter, was born in this parish.

    A circular amphitheatre, with a rampart, and fosse surrounding it, is to be seen a few miles east of St. Agnes, called Piran Round; the area of which is about 130 feet, and is supposed to have been originally designed either for a British court of judicature, according to the Rev. Mr. Whitaker and Mr. Polwhele, or for the exhibition of the Cornish interludes, some of which, written in the Cornish tongue and in manuscript, are preserved at Oxford.

    Topography of Great Britain, written: 1802-29 by George Alexander Cooke

    ST. AGNES (pronounced by its inhabitants with the g silent, so as to distinguish it from St. Agnes, one of the Scilly Isles) was formerly called Breanick and is a market town and large parish, bounded on the north and west by the sea, 4 miles north-west from Chacewater station on the West Cornwall section of the Great Western railway and the same distance from Scorrier station, 9 miles north-west from Truro and 7 east-by-north from Redruth. The parish is in the North Western division of the county, hundred of Pyder, petty sessional division of Powder West, Truro union and county court district, rural deanery of Powder, archdeaconry of Cornwall and diocese of Truro. There once existed a chapel at Chapel Porth, near the sea shore. The church of St. Agnes is a building of stone in the Decorated style, consisting of chancel, nave of four bays, aisles, south porch and a tower, with a finely tapering spire, containing 6 bells : there is a memorial window to John James Halls B.A., F.R.C.S. who died in 1860; two other windows are also stained; the east window is in memory of Mr. and Mrs. William Came, who took a leading part in the restoration of the church, which in 1848 was rebuilt under the direction of Mr. J. Piers St. Aubyn, architect: there are 500 sittings: by the churchyard gate is an ancient cross with irregularly shaped head, 5 feet high and about 2 feet wide. The register of baptisms dates from the year 1653; marriages, 1674; burials, 1674. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £220, with residence and half an acre of glebe, in the gift of the Dean and Chapter of Truro, and held since 1887 by the Rev. Alfred Rudall M.A. of Wadham College, Oxford. The Catholic chapel, built in 1882, is on Trevella’s Downs, near Cligga Head, and is served from Camborne; there are also Wesleyan, Primitive Methodist and Bible Christian chapels. A Cemetery of 2 acres was formed in 1876 at a cost of £900, including two mortuary chapels; it is under the control of a Burial Board of nine members. In 1632 an attempt was made to form a harbour at Trevaunance (now called Trevaunance Quay), and after repeated failures the effort was resumed in 1710 by the Tonkin family, who were so far successful that this work remained nearly a century, when some portions having become decayed, a pier of moor-stone was erected in 1794 by a company at a cost of £10,000; a considerable trade is carried on with Ireland and Wales, but the pilchard fishery established here has not as yet proved very profitable. A Board of Trade Rocket Apparatus is kept here, and there is a Coastguard officer in charge, with four men. At Trevaunance are clay works. This town and parish are mainly dependent on tin mining. The following mines are at present working:-The West Kitty Mine, employing about 130 persons, which is by far the most prosperous mine in the district; and the Wheal Kitty Tin Mine, employing about 100 persons. On the 3rd of February, 1830, a fearful accident occurred at the United Hills Mine, in this parish, by the bursting of the engine boiler; out of thirteen persons on the premises at the time, nine were killed on the spot, or died shortly afterwards. The Oddfellows’ Hall is a building of stone, erected at a cost of £600, and opened in 1882; it is also used for public entertainments ; permanent secretary, J. T. Rillston. The Miners’ and Mechanics’ Institute, erected in 1893, is a building of local stone, with ornamental granite dressings and comprises a large reading room, billiard and committee rooms and other offices; the foundation stone was laid June 7th, 1893, by J. Passmore Edwards esq. of London. Nicholas Kent, of Mingoose, by his will, bearing date 1688, gave for the terms of 499 years a dwelling house, divided into four tenements, and a garden for poor widows of this parish; the property having become ruinous, its site is now let for pasturage. John Opie A.R.A. the celebrated painter, was born at Harmony Cot, in this parish, in May, 1761; he was the son of a carpenter, but his genius for painting became known to Dr. Wolcot (Peter Pindar), who was so highly gratified with his juvenile attainments in the art, that he provided instruction for him, and afterwards took him to London, where he much distinguished himself as an artist; he also possessed great literary ability, and was the author of the “Life of Reynolds,” published in Dr. Wolcot’s edition of “Pilkington’s Dictionary” ; he afterwards published a letter in a daily paper, “The True Briton,” entitled “An Enquiry into the Requisite Cultivation of the Arts of Design in England,” in which he proposed a distinct plan for the formation of a National Gallery of pictures : he afterwards was elected professor of painting at the Royal Academv; died 9th April, 1807, and was buried in St. Paul’s Cathedral. St. Agnes Beacon is a lofty hill of singular geological character, rising pyramidally, 629 feet above the level of the sea, and commanding extensive views; on the summit are three barrows : Borlase particularly describes the extraordinary stratification of this hill as deserving the attention of the geologist. In a large entrenchment, called the Gorres, a golden coin of Valentinian was ploughed up. Off the coasts are the Boden rocks, also called the “Cow and Calf,” or “Man and his Man,” Trevaunance was formerly the property and residence of Thomas Tonkin esq. the annotator in 1811 of “Carew’s Survey of Cornwall,” and author of the parochial history of the county. It is now a convalescent home for working men, conducted by the Sisters of the Epiphany, and supported by voluntary contributions: J. Passmore Edwards esq. made a gift of £200 towards the liquidation of the debt of this home. The rights of the manors of Tywarnhale and Mithian are vested in Joshua Sydney Davey esq. J.P. of Bochym, Cury, and John Charles Williams esq. M.P. of Caerhayes Castle; those of the manor of Goonlaze in the representative of Richard 3rd and last Duke of Buckingham and Chandos G.C.S.I., C.I.E. (d. 1389), the Rev. H. M. St. Aubyn M.A. of Clowance, J. S. Davey esq. and J. C. Williams esq.; the manor of Trevaunance belongs to the representatives of the late James Jago M.D. and others, and that of Penwinnick to G. Coulter Hancock esq. and others. The soil is clay; subsoil, spar and killas. The chief crops are grass, wheat, barley and oats. The parish comprises, 5,419 acres, of which 60 are water; rateable value, £10,154; the population attached to the mother church in 1891 was 2,495 ; the remaining population of the parish is in the ecclesiastical parishes of Mithian and Mount Hawke, which are given separately: the population of the entire parish in 1891 was 4,249.

    SCHOOLS

    A Sunday School belonging to the church has been built, at a cost of £600, to hold 120 scholars.

    A School Board of 7 members was formed February 7th, 1871.

    Board School (boys, girls & infants), built in 1872, for 400 children; average attendance, 83 boys, 75 girls & 79 infants.

    Kelly's Directory of Cornwall (1902)

    Surnames Found in St Agnes

    RankSurnameNo. of People% of Population
    1Harris1733.73
    2Roberts1372.96
    3Williams1242.68
    4Tonkin871.88
    5James741.60
    6Richards721.55
    7Mitchell701.51
    8Reynolds671.45
    9Wills651.40
    10Phillips601.30
    11Pearce561.21
    12Letcher561.21
    13Barkle541.17
    14Hooper511.10
    15Nicholls471.01
    16Rogers460.99
    17Paull450.97
    18Thomas420.91
    19Evans410.89
    20Bennetts400.86
    21Jenkin390.84
    22Stephens390.84
    23Prout370.80
    24Carveth350.76
    25Gill350.76
    26Cock350.76
    27Hancock350.76
    28Gribben340.73
    29Tregellas320.69
    30Cowling320.69
    31Martin300.65
    32Peters290.63
    33Harper290.63
    34Rickard290.63
    35Delbridge280.60
    36White280.60
    37Waters280.60
    38Jeffery250.54
    39Walters250.54
    40Blight250.54
    41Rodda240.52
    42Cocking240.52
    43Tredinnick240.52
    44Langdon230.50
    45Matthews230.50
    46Carter220.47
    47Billing210.45
    48Willoughby210.45
    49Holman210.45
    50Gerry210.45
    51Truran210.45
    52Goyne210.45
    53Tamblyn200.43
    54Sampson200.43
    55Johns200.43
    56Solomon200.43
    57Tremewan200.43
    58Osborne190.41
    59Bennett190.41
    60Dunstan180.39
    61Skinner180.39
    62Kinsman180.39
    63Pooley180.39
    64Sandoe180.39
    65May180.39
    66Whitford170.37
    67Dyer170.37
    68Henwood170.37
    69Kent160.35
    70Stribley160.35
    71Garland160.35
    72Bray160.35
    73Hodge160.35
    74Davies160.35
    75Daddow150.32
    76Buddle150.32
    77Berryman150.32
    78Hawke150.32
    79Faull150.32
    80Youlten150.32
    81Hicks140.30
    82Commons140.30
    83Bawden140.30
    84Rowe140.30
    85Nicholas140.30
    86Chynoweth140.30
    87Hore140.30
    88Chapman140.30
    89Chivell130.28
    90Higgins130.28
    91Andrew130.28
    92Argall130.28
    93Hocking130.28
    94Gribbin130.28
    95Tippett120.26
    96Jose120.26
    97Hampton120.26
    98Butson120.26
    99Lampshire120.26
    100Nankivell120.26

    * Statistics based on the 1881 census