Week St Mary Cornwall Family History Guide

Week St Mary is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cornwall.

Alternative names: St Mary Week

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1602
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1611

Nonconformists include: Bible Christian Methodist, Wesleyan Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist Association. 

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WEEK-ST. MARY, a village, a parish, and a sub-district, in Stratton district, Cornwall. The village stands 11 miles NW by N of Launceston r. station; is nominally a borough, governed by a mayor; and has a post-office under Stratton, Cornwall, and two annual fairs. The parish comprises 5,824 acres. Real property, £3,072. Pop., 611. Houses, 124. An ancient fortress stood on Castle-hill. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £388. Patron, Sidney-Sussex College, Cambridge. The church is old, and has a high tower. There are traces of a chantry founded, about the beginning of the 14th century, by a native maiden who became the wife of Sir J. Percival, lord mayor of London. There are three dissenting chapels, a national school, and charities £5. The sub-district contains 5 parishes. Acres, 2,570. Pop., 529.

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

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog

The following records are available free online.

Census

Census returns for Week-St. Mary, 1841-1891

Church Records

Bishop's transcripts for Week-St. Mary, 1679-1773, 1804-1805 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Week-St. Mary (Cornwall)

England, Cornwall, Week St. Mary, bishop's transcripts, 1611-1850 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Week-St. Mary (Cornwall); Devon Record Office (Exeter)

England, Cornwall, Week-St. Mary, parish registers, 1837-1907 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Week-St. Mary (Cornwall); Cornwall Record Office

Parish chest materials, 1811-1875 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Week-St. Mary (Cornwall)

Parish register transcripts, 1602-1812 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Week-St. Mary (Cornwall)

Parish registers for Week-St. Mary, 1602-1982 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Week-St. Mary (Cornwall); Cornwall Record Office

Parish register printouts of Week-Saint Mary, Cornwall, England ; christenings, 1723-1805 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Week-St. Mary, Cornwall, England ; christenings, 1602-1812 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Poorhouses & Poor Law

Poor law records, 1709-1857 Author: Week-St. Mary (Cornwall)

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

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