St Sampson Cornwall Family History Guide

St Sampson is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cornwall, created in 1737 from chapelry in Tywardreath Ancient Parish.

Alternative names: Golant, St Sampsons Golant

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1568
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1609

Nonconformists include: Bible Christian Methodist and Roman Catholic.

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

SAMPSON (St.), a parish in St. Austell district, Cornwall; on the river Fowey and the Cornwall railway, 3½ miles S by E of Lostwithiel. Post-town, Fowey, under Par Station. Acres, 1,470. Real property, £1,650; of which £10 are in mines. Pop., 311. Houses, 55. The property is divided among a few. A castle of the Earls of Salisbury stood at Castle-Dore. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £53. Patron, W. Rashleigh, Esq. The church is good.

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

Parish Registers

Marriages at St Sampson otherwise Golant 1568 to 1812 - View and Download Free


Vision of Britain historical maps


  • 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