St Gluvias Cornwall Family History Guide

St Gluvias is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cornwall. Budock is a chapelry of St Gluvias.

Other places in the parish include: Penryn and Ponsanooth.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1598
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1608

Nonconformists include: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Independent/Congregational, Methodist, Primitive Methodist, Roman Catholic, Society of Friends/Quaker, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

GLUVIAS (St.), a village and a parish in Falmouth district, Cornwall. The village stands near the upper end of a branch of Falmouth harbour, ¼ mile E by N of Penryn town and railway station; appears to have had an endowed church before the Conquest; and figures in Domesday book; but is now of small importance. The parish includes also the town of Penryn, which has a head post office. Acres, 2,899; of which 290 are water. Real property, £12,193. Pop., 4,760. Houses, 941. The property is much subdivided. The rocks include granite and felspar, and yield oxide of iron. Enys has belonged to the family of Enys since the time of Edward I.; and is famed, in old writings, for its fine gardens. Bohelland or Bailland barn, about ½ a mile N of the church, was the scene of the murder which formed the plot of Lillo’s play, called “the Penryn Tragedy,” a title changed by Coleman into “Fatal Curiosity.” Bostrow was the seat of the Pendarves family. The living is a vicarage, united with the vicarage of Budock, in the diocese of Exeter. Value, not reported. Patron, the Bishop of Exeter. The church is large and handsome; and contains monuments of the Pendarves family. The vicarage of Penwerris is a separate benefice. A collegiate church anciently stood at Glaseney, in Budock, but has disappeared. There are a Weslevan chapel, and a national school.

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

Parish Registers

Marriages at St Gluvias 1599 to 1812 - View and Download Free

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


People who were made bankrupt and the date of bankruptcy.

Boulderson Joseph, Penryn, Cornwall, miller, Feb. 16, 1830.

Dunstan William, Penryn, Cornwall, flour factor, Sept. 18, 1832.

Harvey James, Penryn, Cornwall, tanner, July 24, 1827.

Roberts Mary, Penryn, Cornwall, mercer and grocer, Feb. 12, 1828.


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • County: Cornwall
  • Civil Registration District: Falmouth
  • 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 - Kerrier
  • Poor Law Union: Falmouth
  • Hundred: Kerrier
  • Province: Canterbury