St Hilary Cornwall Family History Guide

St Hilary is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cornwall.

Other places in the parish include: Rosudgeon, Rudgevean, and Halamanning.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1677
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1609

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Bible Christian Methodist, Methodist, Roman Catholic, Society of Friends/Quaker, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HILARY (ST.), a parish in Penzance district, Cornwall; near Mount’s bay, 3 miles E by S of Marazion Road r. station, and 5 E by N of Penzance. It adjoins the extra-parochial tract of St. Michael’s Mount, and includes the town of Marazion, which has a post office, designated Marazion, Cornwall. Acres, 3,657; of which 190 are water. Real property, £9,607; of which £813 are in mines. Pop. in 1851, 3,021; in 1861, 3,459. Houses, 687. Granite and slate are the chief rocks; and copper and tin ores are worked. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £311. Patrons, the Duke of Leeds and others. The church stands on high ground forms a conspicuous landmark; was recently rebuilt; and contains monuments of the Godolphins and others. The p. curacy of Marazion is a separate benefice. There are several dissenting chapels. Palmer, the Nonconformist, and Hitchins, the astronomer, were vicars. See Marazion.

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

Parish Registers

Marriages at St Hilary 1676 to 1812 - View and Download Free


Vision of Britain historical maps


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