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Advent Cornwall Genealogy & Family History

Photo of The Church at Advent, dedicated to Saint Adwena by Chris Heaton, some rights reserved.


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

  • Lanteglos by Camelford
  • Michaelstow
  • St Breward
  • Davidstow

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.

Marriages at Advent 1676 to 1801

Marriages at Advent 1676 to 1801 - Archive.org

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