GWENNAP & REDRUTH OPC
Signposts to The Site
for Redruth Records Click Here
Introduction Please Read
The Old Parish of Gwennap By Sandra Pritchard
What is a Parish? By Sandra Pritchard
Modern Map of the Area
1888 Map of the Area
At the present time George & I are working with the help of others to transcribe the Parish registers that are not already covered by the LDS site and we will put them on line here as we do them.
Good luck with your research.
Sandra Pritchard OPC
Search this site for specific surnames or place names. The search will only include items which are on this site and not the linked pages such as the census.
Baptism, Marriage & Burial Records
The Cornwall Record Office agreed some years ago to the photographing of the parish registers by the Church of the Latter Day Saints. Some of these have been transcribed and placed on the LDS web site for the use of on-line researchers. Each of these records has been allocate a Batch Number and Hugh Wallis has created a web site which allows you to do a speedy search for any name which appears on the register in that particular time frame. Also included are the records of baptisms which took place in some of the non- conformist Chapels. These are listed under the parish where the chapel is/was located.
On the LDS site you will find the baptism records for Gwennap for the years 1674 to 1772. We are endeavoring to make available the years from 1773 onwards and as we transcribe the registers we will enter them on this site.
To search the IGI parish baptism records - click on one of the blue batch numbers below and this will take you to Hugh's site. You may have to scroll down a little to get to the Gwennap numbers. Click on the number and when the page opens enter a surname and good luck with your search.
Parish church baptisms:
1674 - 1743 C025471
1744 - 1772 C025472.
The records for the Carharrack Wesleyan Methodist Chapel are also on the LDS site and you can access them via the batch C065051
Font in Gwennap church
At present the following transcriptions are not available on the LDS site but you can search them here by clicking on the year. The transcripts of the baptisms between 1773 & 1812 inc. are a representation of all that appears in the registers at this period in time. In 1813 the dwelling place and the fathers occupation were added as per the transcripts.
1773 - 1774 - 1775 - 1776 - 1777 - 1778 - 1779
1780 - 1781 - 1782 - 1783 - 1784 - 1785 - 1786 - 1787 - 1788 - 1789
1790 - 1791 - 1792 - 1793 - 1794 - 1795 - 1796 - 1797 - 1798 - 1799
1800 - 1801 - 1802 - 1803 - 1804 - 1805 - 1806 - 1807 - 1808 - 1809
1810 - 1811 - 1812 - 1813 - 1814 - 1815 - 1816 - 1817 -
1818 [Jan 1st to July 31st] - 1818 [Aug 1st. - Dec 31st]
1819 [ Jan 2nd to Aug 15th] - 1819 [Aug 17th to Dec 28th]
1820 [Jan 2nd to Jun 14th] - 1820 [ Jun 14th to Dec 31st] -
1821 [ Jan 4th to Jun 10th] - 1821 [ Jun 10th to Dec 25th ]
1824 [ Jan 4th to Aug 5th]
Gwennap people baptised in Stithians
Gwennap people baptised in Redruth
"Baptisms solemnized in the Wesleyan-Methodist Chapels, Gwennap Circuit
Front of Register has the following info:
NB. Transcriber notes: At top of some register pages it has that baptisms are in Gwennap chapels, others it has Gwennap, Ponsonooth, Frogpool & St Day Chapels but does not stipulate which specific ones were at the previous named chapels. Hence I have written "Gwennap Chapels"
Carharrack Chapel, Wesleyan Baptisms 1820 to 1837
Carharrack Chapel, Wesleyan-Methodist Baptisms 1837 to 1842
BAPTISMS January 1843 to 12 May 1847
BAPTISMS 30th May 1847 to 2 Oct 1851
WESLEYAN-METHODIST STITHIANS BAPTISMS 1844 to 1858
Formerly Tuckingmill Circuit, now Gwennap Circuit
The Nave in Gwennap Church
These records are being transcribed and added to.
1620 - 1680 1681 - 1698 1699 -1715 1716 - 1739 1740 1749
1750-1759 1760 -1769 1770 -1779 1780 -1789 1790-1799
1800-1810 1810 -1819 1820-1829 1830 - 1837
Gwennap people married in other parishes 1724 - 1743
Gwennap people married in other parishes 1830 - 1837
Lynch Gate & Coffin stand Gwennap Church
Burials, Wills & Bonds 1570 to 1661
1720 - 1721 - 1722 - 1723 - 1724 - 1725
1741 to 1745 - 1746 to 1750 - 1751 to 1755 - 1756 to 1760 -
1761 to1765 - 1766 to 1770 - 1771 to 1775 - 1776 to 1780
1786 to 1790 - 1791 to 1795 - 1796 to 1800 - 1801 to 1805
1806 to 1810 - 1811 - 1812 - 1813 - 1814 - 1815 - 1816
1817 - 1818 - 1819 - 1820 - 1821 - 1822 - 1823 - 1824 - 1825
1826 - 1827 - 1828 - 1829
1840 - 1841 - 1842 - 1843 - 1844 - 1845 - 1846 - 1847 - 1848
Gwennap Parishioners Buried in Redruth 1816 - 1823
Burial Grounds By Mike Kiernan
The Gwennap War Memorial
The Lanner War Memorial
The St Day War Memorial
WILLS & ADMONS for GWENNAP, CORNWALL 1660-1729
This linked site has been built and maintained by Kathie Weigel of Reseda, California, USA. Use your back button to return to this page.
Chapels in the Parish
The Parish Church
List of Clergy
Stonemen of Gwennap
Including Names, occupation and Addresses
Gwennap names in the Kellys Directory of Cornwall 1883
Gwennap names in the Kelly's Directory of Cornwall 1910
Digital Library of Directories
You will find Gwennap listed in the Redruth Directories, but search using the word Gwennap.
Bits & Pieces
The Cornish Man Engine
Murder Most Foul
The Gouch (Gook) or Cornish bonnet
Gwennap Family History Web Site Links
Gwennap Parish Links
Project to aid those who are interested in locating genealogical information in Cornwall. Volunteers freely donate their time and research to help those interested in their parishes. Each has gathered information they consider relevant, and will answer e-mail inquiries. Some have websites and others do not, depending on the nature of their resource materials. If a request exceeds the resources the OPC has, they can often offer research guidance or referrals. For a list of all OPCs, and the parishes they represent, please click on the OPC-Cornwall link.
Cornwall On-Line Parish Clerks