Advent Cornwall Family History Guide

Advent Parish Church
Advent Parish Church Tony Atkin / Advent Parish Church / CC BY-SA 2.0

Advent is a parish in Cornwall. Advent was formerly a chapelry in the parish of Lanteglos.

Parish church: St Athwenna

Parish registers begin: 1709

Nonconformists include: Methodists

Parishes adjacent to Advent

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Advent, a parish in Camelford district, Cornwall; on Camel river, 2 miles S of Camelford, and 11 N of Bodmin-Road r. station, Post Town, Camelford. Acres, 4,059. Real property, £1,626. Pop., 208. Houses, 45. The property is much subdivided. A copper mine is worked. The living is a rectory, annexed to Lanteglos, in the diocese of Exeter. The church is bad. An ancient weather-worn granite cross, about 9 feet high, stands in a field a short way from the church.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Advent, or St. Adven, formerly a chapelry in the parish of Lanteglos, now a distinct parish in the hund. of Lesnewth, Camelford union, Cornwall; 2 miles south from Camelford. Living, subordinate to the rectory of Lanteglos, in the archd. of Cornwall and dio. of Exeter. A copper-mine is wrought here. Pop., in 1801, 170; in 1831, 244. Houses 50. Acres 4,020. A. P. £1,396. Poor rates, in 1837, £110.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1831

Advent, or St. Adven, formerly a chapelry in the parish of Lanteglos, now a distinct parish in the hundred of Lesnewth, county of CORNWALL, 1¾ mile (S.) from Camelford, containing 229 inhabitants. The living, united with that of Lanteglos, forms a consolidated rectory, in the patronage of the King, as Duke of Cornwall. A copper mine is worked here, but it is not very productive.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1831

Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Advent, 2 m. N. Camelford. P. 291

Source: Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850.

Directories

Kelly's Directory of Cornwall, 1883

Alford William, fanner, Higher Town
Baker William, farmer, Treclego 
Beer Adolphus, farmer, Pencarrow 
French William, farmer, Goose hill
Gillard Thos. Pethick, farmer, Tresinney
Glanvill Henry, farmer, Stepps 
Inch Francis, farmer, Whitenells 
Inch Joseph, farmer, Tor
Irons John, farm bailiff to William Teague esq
Northey George, farmer, New hall
Northey Richard, farmer, Watergate
Parnell Nicholas, farmer, Trecarne
Trevillian William, farmer, Trevent
Wickett John, farmer, Heneward

Parish Records

FamilySearch – Birth Marriage & Death records and Census records – Free

FreeReg Marriages 1676-1801

Marriages at Advent 1676 to 1801

Advent Marriages 1676 to 1801 - View and Download Free

FamilySearch Catalog

Census

Census returns for Advent, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop's transcripts for Advent, 1676-1805 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Advent (Cornwall)

England, Cornwall, Advent, bishop's transcripts, 1596-1812 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Advent (Cornwall); Devon Record Office (Exeter)

Marriages at Advent, 1676-1801 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Advent (Cornwall)

Parish registers for Advent, 1813-1987 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Advent (Cornwall); Cornwall Record Office

Parish of Advent Author: Ivall, Dennis Endean; Ivall, Dennis Endean, Mrs.; Thompson, Gillian

Parish register printouts of Advent, Cornwall, England ; christenings, 1676-1772 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

History

Parish of Advent Author: Garland, May

Cornwall

England, Cornwall Parish Registers, 1538-2010

Cornwall Online Parish Clerks

Cornwall Parish Register Index

FreeREG

Cornwall Burials A-Z index of surnames of people buried in Cornwall

Records for England

Births and Baptism Records

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

Great Britain, Births and Baptisms, 1571-1977

England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Marriage Records

England Marriages, 1538–1973

Great Britain Marriages, 1797-1988

England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Death Records

England Death Records, 1998-2015

England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991

Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988

England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957

England and Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1640-1660

Non-Conformist Records

England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977

Census

England and Wales Census, 1841

England and Wales Census, 1851

England and Wales Census, 1861

England and Wales Census, 1871

England and Wales Census, 1881

England and Wales Census, 1891

England and Wales Census, 1901

England and Wales Census, 1911

Occupations

United Kingdom, Merchant Navy Seamen Records, 1835-1941

War and Conflict

Great Britain, War Office Registers, 1772-1935

United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners' Service Records, 1760-1913

United Kingdom, Royal Hospital Chelsea: Discharge Documents of Pensioners 1760-1887 (WO 122)

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

United Kingdom, Militia Service Records, 1806-1915

United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920

United Kingdom, World War I Women's Army Auxiliary Corps Records, 1917-1920

Newspaper Archives

British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices

British Newspaper Archives, Obituaries

Cornwall OPC

The Cornwall OPC parish page for Advent has a wealth of information for the parish including an online searchable database of parish registers.

Other records from Cornwall OPC include:

Coroners' Inquests: (newspaper reports)

1853 Infant JOSE

1857 Samuel YABSLEY

Voters Lists:

1774, Lesnewth Hundred 

1851/52

1856/57

1864/65

Wills:

1611 John HOCKEN

1636 John HOCKEN, the elder

1650/1656? William MITCHELL

1653 Jacob HOCKEN

1657 John MELLAND/MEDLAND

1741 John LEANE

1743 Christopher ARNOLD

1743 John GILL

1746 Daniel LOMBARD, also of Lanteglos by Camelford

1748 Mary DINHAM

1749 Aves BROWNE

1750 Jane DANGAR

1754 William JORY

Maps

Historical Maps

Administration

  • County: Cornwall
  • Civil Registration District: Camelford
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Cornwall
  • Diocese: Exeter
  • Rural Deanery: Trigg Minor
  • Poor Law Union: Camelford
  • Hundred: Lesnewth
  • Province: Canterbury