St Mabyn Cornwall Family History Guide

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

Other places in the parish include: Helligan and Heligan.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1562
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1608

Nonconformists include: Presbyterian, Wesleyan Methodist, Wesleyan Methodist Association, and Wesleyan Methodist Reform.

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

MABYN (ST.), a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Bodmin district, Cornwall. The village stands 2 miles WNW of the river Camel, 4 E by N of Wadebridge, and 8 NNW of Bodmin-Road r. station; and has a post office under Bodmin, and a fair on 14 Feb. The parish comprises 4,067 acres. Real property, £5,200. Pop., 714. Houses, 153. Colquite was the seat of the Marneys. Tredeathy is a chief residence. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £712. Patron, Viscount Falmouth. The church is ancient but good; has a very lofty pinnacled tower; and contains some old monuments. There are a Wesleyan chapel, a national school, and charities £6. Peters, the author of a “Dissertation on Homer and Job,” was rector. The subdistrict contains also six other parishes. Acres, 28,569. Pop., 3,085. Houses, 636.

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

Parish Registers

Marriages at St Mabyn 1562 to 1812 - View and Download Free PDF


Vision of Britain historical maps


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