Mabe Cornwall Family History Guide

Mabe is a chapelry of Mylor Ancient Parish in Cornwall.

Alternative names: Lavabe

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1654
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1610

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

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

MABE, a parish in Falmouth district, Cornwall; 2¼ miles SSW of Penrhyn r. station, and 3½ W by S of Falmouth. Post town, Falmouth. Acres, 2,569. Real property, £2,530; of which £28 are in quarries. Pop., 613. Houses, 117. The property is much subdivided. Granite is quarried. An ancient cross is at Hellind. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the Vicarage of Mylor, in the diocese of Exeter. The church is ancient, has a lofty granite tower, and was reported in 1859 as not good. There is a Wesleyan chapel.

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 Mabe, 1841-1891

Church Records

England, Cornwall, Mabe, bishop’s transcripts, 1596-1866 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Mabe (Cornwall); Devon Record Office (Exeter)

England, Cornwall, Mabe, parish registers, 1837-1905 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Mabe (Cornwall); Cornwall Record Office

Parish chest materials, 1839-1879 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Mabe (Cornwall)

Parish register transcripts, 1656-1837 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Mabe (Cornwall)

Parish registers for Mabe, 1654-1975 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Mabe (Cornwall); Cornwall Record Office

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

  • County: Cornwall
  • Civil Registration District: Falmouth
  • 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 - Kerrier
  • Poor Law Union: Falmouth
  • Hundred: Kerrier
  • Province: Canterbury