Antony is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cornwall.

Other places in the parish include: West Antony, Wilcove, and St Jacob.

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1677
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1608

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Antony

Parish History

Antony

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ANTONY, a parish and a subdistrict, in the district of St. Germans, Cornwall. The parish is called also Anthony-in-East and St. Jacob Anthony; lies on Lynher creek and the Hamoaze, 4 miles S of Saltash r. station, and 4 SE of St. Germans; and has a post office, of the name of Antony, under Devonport. Acres, 3,222 of land, and 1,260 of water. Real property, £14,508. Pop., 3,887. Houses, 562. The manor of East Antony be longed formerly to the Dawneys, and belongs now to the Carews. Antony House, on that manor, is a large square edifice of Pentnan stone, built in 1721 by Gibbs. and contains an interesting collection of old pictures. West Antony village, or St. Jacob, is a pleasant place; and, owing to its proximity to Devonport and Plymouth, is a favourite residence of officers connected with the dock yards and the navy at these towns. Antony Passage, at East Antony, has a ferry to Trematon. Beggars Island, below the passage, was named after Bamfyeld Moore Carew, commonly called King of the Beggars. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £262. Patron, W. H. P. Carew. The church was built in 1420, but has a tower of the previous century; and it contains monuments of Lady Marjory Arundel, Richard Carew, who wrote the “Survey of Cornwall,” and Captain Graves, R. N., who figured in the time of George II. The curacy of Merrifield is united with the vicarage; and the p. curacy of Torpoint is a separate incumbency. There is a Wesleyan chapel. The workhouse of St. Germans is in this parish. Charities, £12. The subdistrict of Antony comprises four parishes. Acres, 9,740. Pop., 7,878. Houses, 1,336.

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

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Antony (St. Jacob), 2½ m. S. Saltash. P. 2894

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

West Antony

A Topographical Dictionary of England 1848

ANTHONY, WEST (St. Anthony and St. John the Baptist), a parish, in the union of St. Germans, S. division of the hundred of East, E. division of Cornwall, 5½ miles (S. E.) from St. Germans; containing, with the chapelry of Torpoint, 2894 inhabitants. The living is a discharged vicarage, valued in the king’s books at £12. 17. 8½., and in the gift of the family of Carew, the impropriators: the incumbent’s tithes have been commuted for £307. 3. 6., with a glebe of 6 acres, and the great tithes for £284. 13. The incumbency of Torpoint is in the gift of the Vicar. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans. A small endowed school was founded in 1766, by Sir Coventry Carew, Bart.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1848

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog

Census

St. Jacob Anthony

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Antony, 1677-1772 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Antony (Cornwall)

England, Cornwall, Antony, parish registers, 1791-1812 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Antony (Cornwall); Cornwall Record Office

England, Cornwall, Antony, Saltash, bishop’s transcripts, 1596-1849 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Antony (Cornwall); Devon Record Office (Exeter)

England, Cornwall, Torpoint, parish registers, 1873-1906 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Torpoint (Cornwall); Cornwall Record Office

Parish chest materials, 1538-1828 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Antony (Cornwall)

Parish registers for Antony, 1791-1926 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Antony (Cornwall); Cornwall Record Office

Parish registers for Torpoint, 1819-1975 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Torpoint (Cornwall); Cornwall Record Office

Transcripts of parish registers and Bishop’s transcripts, 1608-1807 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Antony (Cornwall)

Computer printout of St. Anthony East or Anthony, Corn., Eng

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

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Poor law records, 1809-1837 Author: Antony (Cornwall)

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 Antony has a wealth of information for the parish including an online searchable database of parish registers.

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

  • County: Cornwall
  • Civil Registration District: St Germans
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Cornwall
  • Diocese: Exeter
  • Rural Deanery: East
  • Poor Law Union: St Germans
  • Hundred: East (Cornwall)
  • Province: Canterbury

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