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

  • Tremaine
  • Poundstock
  • Jacobstow
  • Boyton
  • Whitstone
  • North Petherwin
  • Marhamchurch
  • North Tamerton

Historical Descriptions

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].


Vision of Britain historical maps


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