St Cleer Parish Records

St Cleer


ST. CLEER was a mining and agriculture area. 

All though many of the Cornish folklores come from all over Cornwall; St. Cleer has its own. Within the parish boundaries lay ancient tombs of ‘kings and warriors’. Trevetheye Quait is a burial mound going back to 3500-2600 BC. There is the Holy Well dedicated to St. Clarus and King Doniert’s Stone, a grave marker for a Cornish King who drowned in 878 at Fowey.

One of the reason I took this parish is “Edmund Beket grants to Robert Carkyk all his land in Attemore, litel Hamet and Mochelworthy, to hold to him, his heirs or assigns, for ever. Dated at Wenemouth, 2 Hen. V (1414) Edith E. Bryant from ‘Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries’ Part of this land was called Carkyk, later Carkeek and today it is called Carkeet land, located south of Smallacoome  Downs, north-northwest of St. Cleer. May you find that when you search the Cornish transcripts, and the place they took place at, that the Cornish legends of lost times ‘come true’! Donald E. Curkeet

St Cleer Parish Church courtesy of Steve Beazley

Parish Records

I have made my transcriptions available in two formats. You can either display the information sorted by surname or you can download a CSV file containing all the records to your computer and then use your spreadsheet system to look at the records. Please note that however you choose to access my transcriptions, the material is made available to you on the basis that I retain full intellectual property rights. You may use the material solely for your own personal family history research and the information may not be published, sold or otherwise distributed without my express permission.

The original parish records prior to 1677 appear to have been lost but the Bishops Transcripts (an annual return that the cleric was required to make) exist for 1597-1673. Hence if you are looking for anything prior to 1597 or between 1673 & 1677 then you will not find the records here - or anywhere else!

One further 'health warning' is on dates. Prior to 1752 the calendar year ran from 25th March through to 24th March so, for example, January 1750 is the month AFTER December 1750. In 1751 the days of September 2nd to 14th were cancelled and from that year onwards 31st December became the end of the calendar year. Hence from January 1752 the calendar year runs as we know it today. Note that in these transcriptions the dates are 'as recorded' i.e. as they were at the time.

You'll find an explanation of the Reference Codes I have used in these transcriptions here.

Download records Years covered View records sorted by surname
Baptisms 1597-1959 A-B , C-D , E-G , H , I-L , M-P , Q-S , T-Z
Marriages 1597-1901 A-C , D-H , I-O , P-S , T-Z
Burials 1597-1901 A-C , D-G , H , J-L , M-R , S , T-Z

Other Transcriptions

1569 St Cleer Muster Rolls
1641 St Cleer Protestation Returns
1851/52 Voters List
1852/53 Voters List
1864/65 Voters List

Other Records

I also have access to the following records and can do a search if you give me the exact year:

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