St Ewe Cornwall Family History Guide

St Ewe an ancient parish in the county of Cornwall

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Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1559
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1611

Nonconformists include: Bryanites, Calvinists, and Wesleyans.

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

EWE (St.), a village and a parish in St. Austell district, Cornwall. The village stands near the coast, 3½ miles S by E of Burngullow r. station, and 5 S by W of St. Austell; and has fairs on 10 April and 9 Oct. The parish includes also the hamlets of Heligan-Mill and Pengrugla; and its post town is Mevagissey, under St. Austell. Acres, 5, 935. Real property, £5, 823; of which £75 are in mines. Pop., 1, 334. Houses, 285. The property is subdivided. Heligan is the seat of the Tremaynes; and Treganon was the seat of the Tredinghams. The rocks include slates and copper and tin ores. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £440. Patrons, SirSawle, Bart., and E. Carlyon, Esq. The church is ancient but good; and has monuments of the Mohuns and others. There are chapels for Independents, Wesleyans, and Bible Christians, and charities £10.

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

A Topographical Dictionary of England

EWE, ST a parish in the union of St Austell, Eastern Division of the hundred of Powder and of the county of Cornwall, 4 miles ENE from Tregoney; containing 1699 inhabitants. The living is a rectory, valued in the king’s books at £21; present net income £492; patron Thomas Carlyon Esq. The Wesleyan Methodists have a place of worship here; and there are several small day schools, chiefly supported by subscription. This parish abounds with copper and tin, of which extensive mines have been opened, and works on a scale of considerable magnitude established.

Source: A Topographical Dictionary of England by Samuel Lewis 1831

Parish Records

Marriage Records

St Ewe Marriages 1560 to 1812 - View and Download Free

Cornwall OPC

The Cornwall Online Parish Clerks site has an online searchable database of parish registers.

The following resources are available on the St Ewe page of the Cornwall Online Parish Clerks site.

Bastardy Documents:

20 May 1799, Richard HITCHINS & Rose BASSET of Probus

31 Dec 1833, Hannah CLEMOWS (St. Mewan) & Philip SKEWS (St. Ewe)

Coroners’ Inquests: (newspaper reports)

1850 Maria BARRETT

1850 John Davey CLARKE

1851 Louisa Ann COMMON

1851 George TRUSCOTT

1852 Richard HORE

1852 William JENKIN

1853 Henry ELVINS

1853 William HALLS

1853 James LOBB

1856 Joseph EDWARDS

1856 James OLD

1857 John KESSELL

1858 Elizabeth Jane BUNNEY

1859 Mary DUNGEY

1859 Thomas Daniell DYER

1859 Samuel HAWKE

1861 Elizabeth JOHNS

1861 Betsy TRELEAVEN

1863 Catherine VIAN

1864 Catherine SECCOMBE

Other Legal Documents:

1673, Lease for Levalsa & Lanewa naming Lewes Tremayne of St Mawes Castle, William Randle of St Ewe, Phillip Thomas of St Enoder (and son)

20 Apr 1849, Indenture naming Thomas and Ann JOHNS, William TOMS and Thomas COLLINER

Settlement Documents:

3 Jul 1739, Simon TESLICK (also Probus)

25 Aug 1829, Joshua WHITE (& St Breock & Withiel)

28 Jun 1831, William & Mary SMITH & children (St Ewe & Gorran)

02 Jul 1839, Ann RUNDLE (St. Austell & St. Ewe)

Trade Directories &c:

1883, Kelly’s Directory

Voters Lists:






1587 Thomas STEPHENS

1602 William VYAN

1603 Nicholas MICHELL, Will and Inventory

1609 Thomas HENWOODE

1609 Agnis TREGILGIS

1619 Edward HAMBLY, admin only

1630 William BROADE

1636 Michael HAMBLEY

1640 Nicholas HENWODE

1642 Stephen ROBINS, proved 1656

1653 Jerman JAMES

1655 John JAMES

1657 John ROBINS, proved 1657

1664 Richard HANCOCK, proved 1666

1667 William BROAD

1672 John BROAD

1704 Edward MERRIFIELD (query parish)

1726 John ARCHER

1732 Nathaniel BALL, proved 1734

1741 James GEACH, mariner, proved 1750

1742 John MANEWELL, proved 1752

1749 William ARCHER

1749 John PARNALL

1749 Thomas PAULL

1750 Emanuel BASSETT

1750 Elizabeth PEARS, proved 1757

1751 William CLARK

1753 Mary DINGLE

1758 Nicholas BUTLAND

1759 Richard STOKES

1762 John POMERY

1774 John MICHELL

1775 John WILLIAMS, proved 1780

1785 Roger BALL, proved 1786

1794 Ann BROAD

1828 Peter RIPPER, admin only

1834 Lt. John PARNALL

1836 Rev. John CREGOE (& St Just in Roseland)

1837 Ann TUCKER, proved 1838

1839 Joseph BODY

1845 Ezekiel GAVED

1854 Samuel GEACH

1855 Phillipppa PASCOE, admin only

1855 Thomas PEARCE, proved 1855


Vision of Britain historical maps


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