Morval Cornwall Family History Guide

Morval is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cornwall.

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Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1538
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1597

Nonconformists include: Bible Christian Methodist, Presbyterian, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

MORVAL, a parish, with a village, in Liskeard district, Cornwall; on the Looe navigation, 2 miles N of East Looe, and 3½ SSW of Menheniot r. station. Posttown, Looe. Acres, 3,562. Real property, £3,595. Pop., 765. Houses, 146. The property is divided among a few. The manor belonged formerly to the Glyns, the Coades, and Sir Hugh de Morville, one of the murderers of Thomas à Becket; and, with Morval House, belongs now to John F. Buller, Esq. Morval House is ancient, and was the birthplace of Judge Buller. Polgover and Lydcott are ancient mansions, converted into farmhouses. Tregarlin-Tor commands a fine view of the winding vale of Morval, backed in the distance by Bindon hill, rising to an altitude of about 900 feet. Limestone is quarried and exported. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Valne, £333. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is good, and contains monuments of the Mayows, the Coades, and others. There are an endowed school and alms houses, with jointly about £23 a year.

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 Morval, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for Morval, 1682-1772, 1804 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Morval (Cornwall)

England, Cornwall, Morval, bishop’s transcripts, 1593-1842 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Morval (Cornwall); Devon Record Office (Exeter)

Morval marriages, 1813-1837 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Morval (Cornwall)

Parish chest materials, 1666-1695 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Morval (Cornwall)

Parish register transcripts, 1538-1837 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Morval (Cornwall)

Parish registers for Morval, 1838-1946 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Morval (Cornwall); Cornwall Record Office

Poor law records for Morval, 1542-1849 Author: Morval (Cornwall)

Parish register printouts of Morval, Cornwall, England ; christenings, 1543-1837 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Morval, Cornwall, England ; marriages, 1538-1837 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

History

The Buller papers : a series of historical documents selected from the family records of the Bullers of Shillingham and Morval in the county of Cornwall Author: Worth, Reginald Nicholas

Manors

Manorial records, 1517-1604 Author: Manor of Bray (Cornwall)

Manorial documents, 1575-1606 Author: Manor of Trenode. Court (Cornwall)

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Poor law records for Morval, 1542-1849 Author: Morval (Cornwall)

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

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