Constantine Cornwall Family History Guide

St Constantine Church
St Constantine Church in the village of Constantine, halfway between Falmouth and Helston, Cornwall. Tim Green from Bradford. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

Constantine is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cornwall.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1562
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1597

Nonconformists include: Bible Christian Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CONSTANTINE, a village, a parish, and a sub-district in Falmouth district, Cornwall. The village stands on a branch of the Helford river, near the coast, 5 miles SW of Falmouth town and r. station; is a seat of petty sessions; and has a post office under Falmouth, and fairs on 12 April, 21 June, and 27 Sept. The parish com. prises 7,909 acres of land and 270 of water. Real property, £8,517; of which £445 are in fisheries, and £199 in quarries. Pop., 2,014. Houses, 413. The property is divided among a few. Fine-grained granite is quarried; copper and tin mines are worked; and oyster-fishing is carried on. The Tolmên, Meantol, or Holed Stone, an egg-shaped block of granite, 33 feet long and 18 feet broad, supposed by some antiquaries to be Druidical, is here on a barren hill 690 feet high. The parish is a resort of sportsmen. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £450. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Exeter. The church contains monuments of the Gerveyses; and is good. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Primitve Methodists. The sub-district contains three parishes. Acres, 13,006. Pop., 3,199. Houses, 645.

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

Bankrupts

The following have been extracted from the London Gazette 1851

MONTAGUE BAKER BERE Esq Her Majesty’s Commissioner of the Exeter District Court of Bankruptcy being the Commissioner authorized to act under a Commission of Bankrupt, bearing date the 3rd day of December 1825, awarded and issued forth against Charles Scott, of the parish of Constentine in the county of Cornwall, Scrivener, Dealer, and Chapman, will sit on the 19th day of February next at eleven in the forenoon precisely at the Court of Bankruptcy for the Exeter District, in Queen street in the city of Exeter, in order to Audit the Accounts of the Assignees of the estate and effects of the said bankrupt under the said Commission, pursuant to the Acts of Parliament made and now in force relating to bankrupts; when and where the creditors who have not already proved their debts are to come prepared to prove the same.

Parish Registers

Marriages at Constantine 1571 to 1812 - View and Download Free

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: Falmouth
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Cornwall
  • Diocese: Exeter
  • Rural Deanery: Kerrier
  • Poor Law Union: Falmouth
  • Hundred: Kerrier
  • Province: Canterbury