Lanlivery Cornwall Family History Guide

Lanlivery is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cornwall.

Other places in the parish include: Milton.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1600
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1608

Nonconformists include: Society of Friends/Quaker, Wesleyan Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist Association.

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

LANLIVERY, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Bodmin district, Cornwall. The village stands on an affluent of the river Fowey, 1¾ mile WSW of Lostwithiel r. station, and 6 S by E of Bodmin. The parish comprises 6,790 acres. Post-town, Lostwithiel. Real property, £8,026; of which £574 are in mines, and £75 in railways. Pop., 1,657. Houses, 348. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to the Duchy of Cornwall. Restormel Castle here crowns a hill, overlooking the wooded valley of the Fowey; was originally a palace of the Norman Earls of Cornwall; stood unroofed and much defaced in the time of Henry VIII.; was, nevertheless, garrisoned by the parliamentarians against Charles I., and taken by the royalists in 1644; and is now a circular ivy-mantled ruin, with a gate-house on the W, a projecting tower on the ENE, and an encompassing deep moat. Restormel House, at the foot of the hill, belongs to the Duchy of Cornwall, but is the residence of C. B. Sawle, Esq. Restormel mine is worked for iron; and was entered by Queen Victoria, when she visited Cornwall. Granite is largely quarried. The railway from the end of the Pier canal to Roche, a distance of 7 miles, crosses the Rock’s Mill valley, within the parish, on a viaduct of ten arches, about 95 feet high. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £228. Patron, N. Kendall, Esq. The church is ancient; has a fine pinnacled tower; and was recently in bad condition. There are two Wesleyan chapels, a free school, and charities £14. The sub-district contains three other parishes. Acres, 18,391. Pop., 5,118. Houses, 1,089.

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

Parish Records

Marriage Records

Lanlivery Marriages 1600 to 1812 - View and Download Free

Parish Records


England, Cornwall Parish Registers, 1538-2010

Cornwall Online Parish Clerks

Cornwall Parish Register Index


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


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


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


Vision of Britain historical maps


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