Withiel Cornwall Family History Guide

Status: Withiel is an Ancient Parish in the county of Cornwall. 

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1567
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1597

Nonconformists include: Bible Christian Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist. 

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WITHIEL, a parish in Bodmin district, Cornwall; 7 miles W by N of Bodmin-Road r. station. It has a post-office under Bodmin. Acres, 3,005. Real property, £2,633; of which £50 are in mines. Pop., 367. Houses, 80. The manor was known, at Domesday, as Berneves; and belonged, for several centuries, to Bodmin priory. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Valoe, £324. Patron, Sir R. R. Vyvyan, Bart. The church was repaired in 1831. There are a national school, and a private charity for ten house holders.

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

Parish Records

Withiel Marriages 1568 to 1812 - Free to View and Download


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: Pydar
Poor Law Union: Bodmin
Hundred: Pyder
Province: Canterbury