Menheniot Cornwall Family History Guide

Menheniot is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cornwall.

Other places in the parish include: Bodway.

Alternative names: Menheriot, Menhynnet

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1554
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1608

Nonconformists include: Bible Christian Methodist, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Independent/Congregational, Society of Friends/Quaker, Wesleyan Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist Association.

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

MENHENIOT, or MENHYNNET, a village and a parish in Liskeard district, Cornwall. The village stands near the river Seaton and the Cornwall railway, 2¾ miles ESE of Liskeard; and has a station with telegraph on the railway, a post office under Liskeard, and fairs on 23 April, 11 June, and 28 July. The parish comprises 6,997 acres. Real property, £18,852; of which £9,198 are in mines, and £50 in quarries. Pop. in 1851, 1,944; in 1861, 2,423. Houses, 433. The increase of pop. arose from extensive mining operations. The property is much subdivided. The manor belonged anciently to the Carminows, passed to the Trelawneys, and belongs now to E. Hambly, Esq. A long deserted mansion of the Trelawneys is at Poole; and was used, for many years, as a poor-house. A seat of Richard, Earl of Cornwall, was at Tencreek. There once was a lepers’ hospital. The rocks include schist, serpentine, and lead and tin ores. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £800. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Exeter. The church is later English, has a tower and spire, and was recently restored and enlarged. There are a national school at the village, with £8 a year from endowment, and another national school at Merrymeet. William of Wykeham, Moorman who first substituted English for Cornish in the church-service, and Holwell Carr, who gave his pictures to the national gallery, were vicars.

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


People declared bankrupt and the date of bankruptcy.

Stephens John, Menheniot, Cornwall, ironfounder, Jan. 11, 1842.

Parish Records

Marriage Records

Menheniot Marriages 1554 to 1812 - View and Download Free


Vision of Britain historical maps


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