Probus is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cornwall.

Other places in the parish include: Grampound Road, Tresillian, and Grampound.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1641
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1597

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

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

PROBUS, a village and a sub-district, in Truro district, and a parish partly also in St. Austell district, Cornwall. The village stands on ground 305 feet above sea-level, near the Cornwall railway, 2½ miles SSW of Grampound-Road r. station, and 5 NE of Truro; is an ancient place; was once a market-town; and has a head post-office, designated Probus, Cornwall, an inn, and fairs on 5 and 23 April, 5 July, and 17 Sept. The parish contains also part of Grampound, and comprises 8,113 acres. Real-property, exclusive of the part of G., £9,485. Pop., exc. of the part of G., 1,353. Houses, 285. Pop. of the whole, 1,449. Houses, 304. The manor was given, by Edward the Confessor, to a college of 5 prebends; and belongs now to H. Hawkins, Esq. Trehane is the seat of the Rev. W. Stack-house. Walvedon was forfeited, in the time of Elizabeth, by Tregion. A Roman camp of 7 acres is near Carvoza. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £509. Patron, the Bishop of Exeter. The church is later English, all of wrought granite, covered with sculptures; has a tower, similar to that of Magdalen college, Oxford, and 125 feet high; was recently restored; and contains monuments of the Hawkinses, and two brasses. There are a Wesleyan chapel, an endowed school with £10 a year, and charities £100. The sub-district excludes the part of Grampound, but includes seven other parishes. Acres, 21,670. Pop., 3,702. Houses, 813.

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

Parish Records


England, Cornwall Parish Registers, 1538-2010

Cornwall Online Parish Clerks

Cornwall Parish Register Index


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


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


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


Vision of Britain historical maps


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

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