South Petherwin Cornwall Family History Guide

South Petherwin is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cornwall. Trewen is a chapelry of South Petherwin.

Alternative names:

  • South Petherwin
  • South Petherwin with Trewen
  • South Petherwyn

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1656
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1608

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

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

PETHERWIN (South), a parish, with a village, in Launceston district, Cornwall; 2½ miles SW of Launceston r. station. The parish comprises 5,064 acres. Post-town, Launceston. Real property, £5,743. Pop. in 1851, 974; in 1861, 876. Houses, 178. The property is much subdivided. Trebursey belonged formerly to the Gedyes, the Eliots, and the Howells; and belongs now to Gurney, Esq. Tresmarrow belonged to the Vyvyans, and is now a farm-house. The living is a vicarage, united with the p. curacy of Trewen, in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £349. Patron, the University of Oxford. The church stands on a hill, is good, and contains some old monuments. There are chapels for Baptists, Wesleyans, and Bible Christians.

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

Parish Records

South Petherwyn Marriages 1656 to 1812 - View and Download Free


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Cornwall
  • Civil Registration District: Launceston
  • 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 – Trigg Major
  • Poor Law Union: Launceston
  • Hundred: East (Cornwall)
  • Province: Canterbury