St Ewe an ancient parish in the county of Cornwall

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

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

Nonconformists include: Bryanites, Calvinists, and Wesleyans.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

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

Health and Housing in St Ewe

In 1842 the standard of health and quality of housing was described as follows:

Mr B. J. Ball, medical officer of the Mevagessey district St Austel union, gives in his Return, three cases of scarlatina gravior; the patients three children of a miner, whose residence he states to be in a low and marshy situation. Mr Ball describes this dwelling, which is in the parish of St Ewe, as “a small cottage with only two rooms, and a dung-pit before the door, kept expressly for the purpose of accumulating filth for manure, which he uses for his garden. A pit of this sort is considered by almost every poor man in this district as a necessary appendage to his cottage; he even values it at half his living, and says that if he is obliged to do away with the pit, he cannot grow his potatoes &c.: not thinking it is the very nursery of the fever which rages so on his children: and I have often the greatest difficulty in getting cottagers to remove them, although fever may be raging to an alarming extent in his house.

Parish Records

Marriage Records

FamilySearch Catalog


Census returns for St. Ewe, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop’s transcripts for St. Ewe, 1681-1805 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of St. Ewe (Cornwall)

Church records for Paramore United Methodist Chapel, St. Ewe, 1937-1992 Author: Paramore Chapel (St. Ewe, Cornwall : United Methodist)

Church records for St. Ewe Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, 1840-1845 Author: Wesleyan Methodist Church (St. Ewe, Cornwall)

England, Cornwall, St. Ewe, bishop’s transcripts, 1596-1844 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of St. Ewe (Cornwall); Devon Record Office (Exeter)

England, Cornwall, St. Ewe, parish registers, 1837-1906 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of St. Ewe (Cornwall); Cornwall Record Office

Marriages at St. Ewe, 1560-1812 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of St. Ewe (Cornwall)

Parish registers for St. Ewe, 1559-1993 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of St. Ewe (Cornwall); Cornwall Record Office

Poor law records, 1795-1884 Author: St. Ewe (Cornwall); Church of England. Parish Church of St. Ewe (Cornwall)

Computer printout of St. Ewe, Cornwall, England : extracted for the controlled extraction program and published by the Genealogical Dept. of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Parish of St. Ewe Author: Ivall, Dennis Endean; Thompson, Gillian; Ivall, Dennis Endean, Mrs.


An Index of burial registers between 1813-1837 for the parish of St. Ewe


Account rolls, court papers, and rental, 1522-1585 Author: Manor of Heligan (Cornwall)

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Poor law records, 1795-1884 Author: St. Ewe (Cornwall); Church of England. Parish Church of St. Ewe (Cornwall)


Admission registers, 18778-1906 Author: St. Ewe Board School (Cornwall)


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

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

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