Crowan Cornwall Family History Guide

Crowan is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cornwall.

Other places in the parish include: Leedstown, Nancegollan, Praze an Beeble, and Horsedowns.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1691
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1614

Nonconformists include: Bible Christian Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CROWAN, a village, a parish, and a sub-district in Helston district, Cornwall. The village stands 3 miles S of Camborne r. station, and 5 NNW of Helston; and has a post office under Camborne, Cornwall, and a fair on 17 May. The parish comprises 7,239 acres. Real property, £8,836. Pop., 4,131. Houses, 824. The property is divided among a few. The manor has belonged, since the time of Richard II., to the family of St. Aubyn. Granite, slate, and copper ore occur. Crowan Beacon is 850 feet high, and commands a fine view. A quondam logan-stone, thrown off its balance by some of Cromwell’s soldiers, lies ½ a mile south of the village. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £451. Patron, the Rev. H. M. St. Aubyn. The church has a tower; contains monuments of the St. Aubyns; and was recently restored. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists. The sub-district is conterminate with the parish.

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

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog

The following records are available free online.

Census

Census returns for Crowan, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Crowan, 1674-1772 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Crowan (Cornwall)

Church records for Horsedowns Wesleyan Methodist chapel, 1845-1983 Author: Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (Horsedowns, Crowan, Cornwall)

England, Cornwall, Crowan, bishop’s transcripts, 1596-1834 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Crowan (Cornwall); Devon Record Office (Exeter)

England, Cornwall, Crowan, parish registers, 1889-1907 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Crowan (Cornwall); Cornwall Record Office

Parish chest materials, 1808-1861 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Crowan (Cornwall)

Parish registers for Crowan, 1691-2000 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Crowan (Cornwall); Cornwall Record Office

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Poor law records, 1728-1852 Author: Crowan (Cornwall)

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

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