Lawhitton Cornwall Family History Guide

Lawhitton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cornwall.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1640
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1608

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

LAWHITTON, a village and a parish in Launceston district, Cornwall. The village stands near the river Tamar at the boundary with Devon, 2½ miles SE of Launceston r. station; was once a market town; and has a post office under Launceston. The parish is partly within Launceston borough. Acres, 2,629. Real property, £3,182. Pop., 435. Houses, 95. Pop. of the part in Launceston m. borough, 61; of the part in L. p. borough, 374. A palace of the bishops of Exeter was here, but has disappeared. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £437. Patron, the Bishop of Exeter. The church is ancient, and has a tower. There is a national school.

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 Lawhitton, 1841-1891

Church Records

Churchwardens’ accounts, 1728-1743 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Lawhitton (Cornwall)

England, Cornwall, Lawhitton, bishop’s transcripts, 1596-1841 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Lawhitton (Cornwall); Devon Record Office (Exeter)

England, Cornwall, Lawhitton, parish registers, 1837-1906 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Lawhitton (Cornwall); Cornwall Record Office

Marriages solemnized at the parish church of Lawhitton (Cornwall), 1608-1812 Author: Jago, Robert S.; Church of England. Parish Church of Lawhitton (Cornwall); Cornwall Record Office

Parish chest materials, 1727-1861 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Lawhitton (Cornwall)

Parish register extracts, 1766-1800 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Lawhitton (Cornwall)

Parish registers for Lawhitton, 1640-1982 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Lawhitton (Cornwall); Cornwall Record Office

Cemeteries

Parish register extracts, 1766-1800 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Lawhitton (Cornwall)

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Poor law records, 1729-1870 Author: Lawhitton (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: Launceston
  • Probate Court: Court of the Peculiars of the Court of the Bishop of Exeter (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Exeter
  • Rural Deanery: Pre-1848 - None, Post-1847 - East
  • Poor Law Union: Launceston
  • Hundred: East (Cornwall)
  • Province: Canterbury