St Neot Cornwall Family History Guide

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

Other places in the parish include: Trenant.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1549
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1610

Nonconformists include: Bible Christian Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

NEOT (St.), a village and a parish in Liskeard district, Cornwall. The village stands on a head-stream of the river Fowey, 2¼ miles NNW of Doublebois r. station, and 4¾ N W by W of Liskeard; takes its name from a recluse, variously alleged to have been a poor shepherd or a brother of King Alfred, and figuring traditionally in very wild legends; and has a post-office under Liskeard, and fairs on the third Tuesday of April and 2 Nov. The parish comprises 13,997 acres. Real property, £6,052; of which £50 are in quarries. Pop., 1,584. Houses, 303. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to Major Grylls. More than half the surface is common and waste; and about 400 acres are woodland. he rocks are chiefly granite, greywacke, and slate; and they contain some veins of stream-tin. Dozmary is an intermittent tarn, lying 890 feet above sea-level, measuring about a mile in circuit, presenting a dismal appearance, and associated, in the popular mind, with some strange legends. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £466. Patron, Major Grylls. The church is later English; has very interesting stained glass windows, and an exceedingly beautiful tower; and contains an ancient font, an ancient stone casket, and several brasses and monuments. The stained glass windows were constructed at different periods between 1400 and 1532; were beautifully restored in 1829, at the expense of the Rev. R. G. Grylls; present perfect and exquisite specimens of mediæval art; and are fully described in a publication of Mr. Grylls, issued in 1854. A hermitage or monastery of St. Neot stood on or near the site of the church; and an arm of him was long kept in the stone casket still preserved in the church. An ancient chapel, dedicated to St. Luke, also was in the parish; and has left some vestiges. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Bible Christians, a national school, and charities £37. John Anstis, the antiquary, was a native.

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

Parish Records

Parochial accounts, seventeenth century, St. Neot's, Cornwall by Lefroy, J. H. (John Henry), Sir, 1817-1890 - View and Download Free


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


Vision of Britain historical maps


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