Camborne Cornwall Family History Guide

Camborne is an Ancient Parish and a market town in the county of Cornwall.

Other places in the parish include: Barripper, Roseworthy, and Adjewhells.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1538
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1610

Nonconformists include: Bible Christian Methodist, Methodist New Connexion, Primitive Methodist, Roman Catholic, Society of Friends/Quaker, Wesleyan Methodist, Wesleyan Methodist Association, and Wesleyan Methodist Reform.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CAMBORNE, a town, a parish, and a subdistrict, in Redruth district, Cornwall. The town stands adjacent to the West Cornwall railway, in the centre of a rich mining tract, 14¼ miles WSW of Truro. It is a thriving place, a scene of considerable traffic, and a seat of petty sessions; and has a head post office, a r. station with telegraph, a banking office, a hotel, a market house of 1866, a church, four dissenting chapels, and charities £70. The church is perpendicular English, in granite, large, but very low; was restored in 1862; contains a carved wooden pulpit, a new granite font, and monuments of the family of Pendarves; and has, on the outside, an ancient inscribed stone, placed in its present position by the late Lord de Dunstanville, and believed to have been originally an altar cover. A weekly market is held on Saturday; and fairs on 7 March, Whit-Tuesday, 29 June, and 11 Nov. Pop., 7,208. Houses, 1,415. The parish includes also the villages of Tucking-mill, Penponds, Berippa, Trewithan, and others. Acres, 6,744. Real property, £39,102; of which £26,315 are in mines. Pop., 14,056. Houses, 2,737. Pendarves, about a mile S of the town, the seat of the late E.W.W. Pendarves, Esq., is a modern granite edifice; contains some good pictures and a rich mineral cabinet; and stands in a fine park, formed entirely out of a moor. Tehidy, the seat of J. F. Basset, Esq., has a good collection of pictures, and stands in a park of upwards of 700 acres. Carnbrea, a rocky eminence 740 feet high, is regarded by Borlase as having been the chief seat of the Druids in the west of England; and Carwinnen, a wild moorish hill confronting Pendarves, has at its foot a cromlech, called the Pendarves Quoit. Extensive mines are worked, and employ most of the inhabitants. Dolcoath mine, about 3 miles W of Carnbrea, has been sunk to the depth of 1,080 feet, and extends under ground fully a mile. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £600. Patron, J. F. Basset, Esq. The vicarages of Tucking-mill, Penponds, and Treslothan are separate charges. A modern chapel, in the Norman style, is at Tucking-mill; and a handsome one, built in 1842, is on an eminence in Pendarves park. An ancient chapel stood on the latter’s site; another stood at Trewin, adjacent to a medicinal well; and four or five more stood in other places. The subdistrict is conterminate with the parish.

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

Bankrupts

People declared bankrupt and the date of bankruptcy.

Knapp Francis, Camborne, Cornwall. victualler, Oct. 29, 1830.

Terrill William, Cambourne, Cornwall, tinman, April 6, 1827.

Parish Records

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

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

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