Antony, Cornwall Family History Guide

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


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

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.

Other records from Cornwall OPC include:

Bastardy Documents: 19 Jun 1749, Mary & Grace SHELTON/SKELTON & Thomas POMEROY

Coroners' Inquests for:
1850 Richard HORDEN
1851 Roger LIDSTONE
1854 Catherine CUNDY
1856 Ellen HEATH
1859 Charles BARNES
1862 Allan JULIAN
1864 Samuel JOHNS
1870 Alexander NOWLEAN

Overseers' Accounts: 1809-1811

Settlement Documents

15 Feb 1788, Margaret MACMANNERS (& Truro)

19 Sep 1793, Thomas JOHNS and family (& Sheviock)

14 Mar 1822, Ann BURKE, Antony (& Sheviock)

01 Jan 1833, Sarah COLEMAN (Antony & East Stonehouse, Devon)

16 Oct 1838, Mary STRATFORD (Antony & East Stonehouse, Devon)

Trade Directories &c:

1830, Pigot's Directory for Torpoint

Voters Lists:

1774, Hundred of East





1582 William CORNISHE

1599 John HUNKIN the younger, proved 1613

1602 Elizabeth HICKES(S)

1604 Arthure POMERYE

1606 Thomas HENDY

1609 John HARROD

1611 Stephen HODGE

1612 Walter HODGE

1614 Jone HODGE

1616 Jone HODGE

1619 Agnes HENWOOD, admin only

1621 Anthony SEARELL

1622 Alnot HARYE

1623 Benjamin HODGE

1638 Alce HOOPER

1638 Ferdinand TRIGG, proved 1653

1652 Elizabeth HARRY

1652 Mary/Marye HOOPER

1654 Alnutt/Allnutt HARRY

1656 Josias HOOPER


1657 William SARGENT

1657 Robert SARIEANT

1666 Pascho HOUELL/HOVELL, proved 1674

1670 Mary EUDY/EUDE, proved 1681

1678 Dame Jane CAREW

1681 Johan/Joanna TREMAN/TRENAMAN, proved 1704

1686 Frederick(e) STEUR

1691 Sir John CAREW

1691 Thomas RANDALL, mariner

1696 John TREIS

1698 Mary CAREW

1703 Sir Richard CAREW

1726 Roger COLLINGS

1744 Ralph READY, mariner

1745 William VINSON, mariner

1746 Philip PETT

1747 Sir Coventry CAREW

1748 George BLAKE

1748 William HELMON

1755 John LOREMORE, proved 1762

1758 Henry HARRISON, Esqr. Vice Admiral

1759 John BARTLETT

1771 John CAREW, Esquire

1773 Joseph HOOPER

1779? William THOMSON

1780 Peter CLARKE, proved 1802

1787 Sarah ROBERTS, proved 1818

1789 John ARKILL, Mariner

1793 James ROBERTS

1798 John PEARCE

1802 John GRAVES, Lt.

1805 William SPRY

1807 Sarah BASS

1807 Mary DANN, proved 1834

1807 Agnes ROBERTS

1808 John Alexander DOUGLAS, Lieut.

1810 James DUNN

1810 Peter KELLEY, Lieutenant

1810 Richard LIMBERY

1813 Mary POPE

1813 Erasmus ROBERTS

1813 Jane SPRY

1813 Daniel TOM

1816 John WALSH

1817 John JEFFERY

1818 Conrad BARTHLEIN

1818 John HOSKYN

1818 John LAMPEN, proved 1824

1818 Richard NASH

1819 James JACKSON

1820 Mary BOOTH

1822 Penelope LEWIS

1823 John POPE

1824 William LLOYD

1825 Peter LONEY, proved 1832

1826 William TICKELL

1827 Robert MACEY

1830 Francis BULLIN

1831 Joseph FLEMING

1832 William LYNE

1833 Rt Hon Reginald Carew POLE

1835 John BLACKLER, proved 1849

1836 Maria FLEMING, proved 1843

1836 Revd Duke YONGE

1837 Benjamin BAWDEN, proved 1843

1837 Jane DAPLIN

1839 Alexander GILBERTSON

1839 William ROOK

1840 Anthony PIKE, proved 1847

1842 Catherine AXFORD

1842 George ROWE

1843 Joseph GABRIEL

1843 Edward KITT

1844 Richard ROWLAND

1845 John GILBERT, proved 1854

1845 Sampson ROWE, proved 1856

1846 John BOGER

1847 Samuel ROWE

1849 Robert JACKSON

1851 John Pike JEFFERY

1852 John PIKE

1853 Thomas BROAD

1854 Ann(e) BILLING

1855 Thomas BLIGHT

FamilySearch Catalog


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)


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • 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