St Ewe an ancient parish in the county of Cornwall
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1559
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1611
Nonconformists include: Bryanites, Calvinists, and Wesleyans.
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
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.
Coroners’ Inquests: (newspaper reports)
Other Legal Documents:
Trade Directories &c:
- 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