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GWENNAP & REDRUTH  OPC  

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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

Records

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

Census Records

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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 

Baptisms

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 - 18131814 - 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

Marriages

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

Burials

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

Directories

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. 

Newspaper Archive

Bits & Pieces

Mining Country  

The Cornish Man Engine

Murder Most Foul

The Gouch (Gook) or Cornish bonnet

Gwennap Family History Web Site  Links 

Gwennap Parish Links

Links

Genuki Gwennap

  • 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.

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     2. The source will be credited.
    Copyright 2005 / 06 / 07 .  All rights reserved.
    Revised: July 12, 2007 .