Lewannick Cornwall Family History Guide

Lewannick is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cornwall.

Other places in the parish include: Trebartha, Trevadlock Cross, and Polyphant.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1660
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1597

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Bible Christian Methodist, Independent/Congregational, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

LEWANNICK, a village and a parish in Launceston district, Cornwall. The village stands on the river Inny, 5 miles SW of Launceston r. station; and has a post office under Launceston. The parish comprises 4,000 acres. Real property, £4,325. Pop. in 1851, 747; in 1861, 685. Houses, 138. The decrease of pop. arose from the stoppage of mining, and from emigration. The property is much subdivided. Trelaske House is the seat of the Archers. Good building-stone, a very hard slate stone, and a fine vari-coloured freestone, for mantelpieces and ornamental work, are quarried. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £242. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is early English, not in good condition; has a lofty pinnacled tower; and contains monuments of the Lowers and the Archers. A chapel to Minster priory was formerly at Pollyfont. There are chapels for Independents, Baptists, and Bible Christians, and 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 Lewannick, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Lewannick, 1675-1804 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Lewannick (Cornwall)

England, Cornwall, Lewannick, bishop’s transcripts, 1596-1839 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Lewannick (Cornwall); Devon Record Office (Exeter)

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

Parish chest materials, 1728-1880 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Lewannick (Cornwall)

Parish registers for Lewannick, 1660-1992 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Lewannick (Cornwall); Cornwall Record Office

Vestry minutes, 1802-1837 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Lewannick (Cornwall)

Manors

Various manorial records from Cornwall, 1624-1839 Author: Manor of Ruthvose (Cornwall); Manor of Selena (Cornwall); Manor of Bridge End (Cornwall); Manor of Skewis (Cornwall); Manor of Tregorrick (Cornwall)

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Poor law records, 1729-1834 Author: Lewannick (Cornwall)

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

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