Launcells Cornwall Family History Guide

Launcells is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cornwall.

Other places in the parish include: Grimscott, Hersham, Prestacott, Cross, and Butspur.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1642
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1618

Nonconformists include: Bible Christian Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

LAUNCELLS, a parish in Stratton district, Cornwall; 1¼ mile SE of Stratton, 2½ W of the river Tamar at the boundary with Devon, and 15 NNW of Launceston r. station. It contains also the hamlets of Prestacott, Grimscott, Butspur, Cross, and Hersham. Post town, Stratton, North Cornwall. Acres, 6,179. Real property, £3,862. Pop., 693. Houses, 119. The property is subdivided. A priory, a cell to Hartland abbey, stood in the parish; gave rise to the name of Launcells, - a corruption of Llancell; and was given, at the dissolution, to the Chamonds. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £220. Patron, Sir G. S. Stuckley, Bart. The church is ancient; has a pinnacled tower; contains an altar tomb of Sir John Chamond; and was reported in 1859 as not good. There are a national school and almshouses.

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 Launcells, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Launcells, 1674-1804 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Launcells (Cornwall)

England, Cornwall, Launcells, bishop’s transcripts, 1596-1835 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Launcells (Cornwall); Devon Record Office (Exeter)

England, Cornwall, Launcells, parish registers, 1838-1907 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Launcells (Cornwall); Cornwall Record Office

Parish registers for Launcells, 1642-1989 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Launcells (Cornwall); Cornwall Record Office

Transcripts of parish registers and Bishop’s transcripts, 1523-1837 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Launcells (Cornwall)

Vestry minutes, 1832-1894 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Launcells (Cornwall)

Computer printout of Launcells, Cornwall, England

Parish register printouts of Launcells, Cornwall, England ; marriages, 1618-1814 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Launcells, Cornwall, England ; marriages, 1618-1836 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Cemeteries

Monumental inscriptions : abt. 1500-1900

Court Records

Transcripts of parish registers and Bishop’s transcripts, 1523-1837 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Launcells (Cornwall)

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Poor law records, 1707-1870 Author: Launcells (Cornwall)

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