Halsetown Cornwall Family History Guide

Halsetown is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cornwall, created in 1846 from St Ives Ecclesiatical Parish.

Alternative names: Halestown, Halse Town, St Ives St John’s in the Fields

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1848
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: None

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HALESTOWN, or HALSETOWN, a village and a chapelry in St. Ives parish, Cornwall The village is suburban to St. Ives; stands near the great tin mine called St. Ives Consols, 4 miles NW of Hayle; is a modern place; and has a fair on 12 Sept. The chapelry was constituted in 1846; and its post town is St. Ives, Cornwall. Pop., 1,940. Houses, 392. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £160. Patron, R. Hichens, Esq. The church was built in 1860, at a cost of £2,786; is in the early decorated English style; and consists of nave, chancel, and aisles, with porch and vestry.

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.

Church Records

England, Cornwall, Halestown parish registers, 1901-1976 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Halestown (Cornwall); Cornwall Record Office

Parish registers for Halestown, 1848-1976 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Halestown (Cornwall); Cornwall Record Office


Halsetown Author: Hull, M. M.


Vision of Britain historical maps


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