Hessenford Cornwall Family History Guide

Hessenford is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cornwall, created in 1834 from St Germans Ancient Parish.

Alternative names: St Germans St Anne, St Germans St Nicholas

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1834
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1834

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HESSENFORD, a village and a chapelry in St. Germans parish, Cornwall. The village stands in a deep wooded bottom, on the river Seaton, 3 miles W of St. Germans r. station; and has a fair on May 20. The chapelry was constituted in 1852. Post town, St. Germans, Cornwall. Pop., 963. Houses, 209. The land extends to the coast; and many of the inhabitants are fishermen. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £100. Patron, the Incumbent of St. Germans.

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, Hessenford, parish registers, 1852-1992 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Hessenford (Cornwall); Cornwall Record Office

Parish chest materials, 1845-1872 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Hessenford (Cornwall)

Parish registers for Hessenford, 1834-1992 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Hessenford (Cornwall); Cornwall Record Office

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

  • 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