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OPC - Online Parish Clerk

OPC website for the Isles of Scilly, Cornwall, England.


Site News:

Checked links in January 2014.

The best source of Isles of Scilly genealogy is: Cornwall Online Parish Clerks Database of Parish Register transcriptions for all of Cornwall - Updated fequently so keep checking. (Off site).

Original Parish baptism records at Familysearch.org Original Parish records - browse record by record chronologically - Updated fequently so keep checking. (Off site).

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Introduction:

This web site is the attempt to add to the genealogy of the Isles of Scilly families in Cornwall, England. Many thanks to people who have donated material.

Some old photographs given to me by Malcolm McCarthy. Any further information would be welcome:

Holy Vale, Isles of Scillies - small (0.4 MB), large (1.4 MB). Thanks to Roger Banfield for identification - July 2013.

Church Street, St Mary's, Isles of Scillies - small ( 0.4 MB), large (2.8 MB).

Cromwell's Castle and New Grimsby Channel, Tresco, Isles of Scillies - small (0.4 MB), large (1.2 MB).

Hugh Town, Isles of Scillies, 1860-70 - small (0.6 MB), large (4.5 MB).

Old chair, Isles of Scillies - small (0.5 MB), large (5.5 MB).

According to Amanda Martin, Curator/ Manager, Isles of Scilly Museum, "The chair (labelled 'Old chair') came from Star Castle. It is now in the Council Chamber. For many years it was used as the official chair for the Chairman of Council but this practice has been discontinued to preserve the chair. The J.V. in the bottom of some images is probably James Valentine of the Valentine's firm." Amanda has kindly sent two further photographs here (1.6 MB) and here (4.5 MB) December 2013.

St Mary's Sound, Hugh Town, Isles of Scilly - small (0.5 MB), large (6.2 MB).

Tresco Abbey, Tresco, Isles of Scilly - small (0.5 MB), large (1.4 MB).

Tresco, Isles of Scilly - small (0.5 MB), large (1.6 MB).

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Disclaimer and Copyright:

While every effort has been made to ensure accuracy in transcribing, mistakes will inevitably occur. Researchers should always check the original documents.

All personally transcribed materials on this site may be used for personal family histories and research but may not be used for any commercial purpose whatsoever without express permission of the original transcriber or with the Isles of Scilly OPC.

Copyright remains with the original transcriber or with the Isles of Scilly OPC © 2005-2014.

To link to this site please only use this page: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~ricksmith61/scilly/index.html

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History and present day:

The following link is the GENUKI entry for the Isles of Scilly. (Off site).

Bibliography for the Isles of Scilly.

Please visit Simply Scilly and Scillyonline as a starting points for tourist information. (Off site).

Detailed maps of the Isles of Scilly showing all of the inhabited islands. (Off site).

Please visit the Scillonian a site for Scillonians around the world to keep in touch. (Off site).

Please visit the Radio Scilly live radio and/or webcam from the Isles of Scilly. (Off site).

Please visit the Webcam from the Isles of Scilly. (Off site).

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Isles of Scilly Family History Group:

The Isles of Scilly Family History Group was formed in 2002 with the aim of bringing together persons researching Scillonian families. The Group works very closely with the Isles of Scilly Museum. So far there are some 60 members world-wide. The Group hold their names, contact details and research names on a database and produce, for members, a booklet each year listing these details. This list has helped immensely with redirecting enquiries to the correct researcher over the last two years. Anyone wishing to know more about the Group, or wishing to join, may contact the Secretary, Roger Banfield, on research@iosfhg.freeserve.co.uk or via the Isles of Scilly Museum on info@iosmuseum.org.

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Some Isles of Scilly family trees/gedcoms/contacts:

Many thanks to all contributers. I have tried to reference them wherever possible. Please note there may be some overlap with the various trees.

AUTERSON family tree in html format by Roger Thorpe Please contact Roger with any additions/corrections by email.
BANFIELD family tree in GEDCOM format by Roger Banfield. Please contact Roger with any additions/corrections by email.
DUFF and related families' births, christenings and marriages in Excel format. Some Cornish mainland ones too.
ELLIS-FROST-HARRIS-LILLY-JENKIN-TREVELLICK-HICKS family trees by Vic Ellis. Please contact Vic with any additions/corrections by email. (Off site).
ELLIS family tree by Nigel Ellis. (Off site).
GIBSON by Gina Francis. Gina's GIBSONs cover the Isles of Scilly to St Just-in-Penwith, Portscatho on the Gerrans Peninsula in Cornwall, New South Wales and South Australia in Australia. Her South Australian work includes the connected HICKS and ASHTON families. There is also the odd foray into Devon, Lancashire, Cumberland, Hampshire and London. Please contact Gina with queries by email.
LEGG family tree by Graeme Legg. Please contact Graeme with any additions/corrections by email. (Off site).
MITCHELL Genealogy by John Newell. Please contact John with any additions/corrections by email. (Off site).
NANCE Genealogy Clearinghouse. (Off site).
TREGARTHEN family tree by Joan Huston. Please contact Joan with any additions/corrections by email. (Off site).
WOODCOCK family trees. (Off site).
Some Isles of Scilly family trees compiled by Rick Smith from various other researchers' material off the internet. No longer being updated. (Last updated 21st November 2007).
DEASON/DESON/DEESON family tree by Rick Smith Isles of Scilly and mainland Cornwall, England. Bendigo area including Moliagul, Victoria, Australia 1855+. Special thanks to Greg Campbell and Winston Deason for all of there work and records. (Last updated January 2014).

Looking for information on the "Welcome Stranger" gold nugget found by John DEASON and Richard OATES in 1869 at Moliagul, Victoria, Australia.

If you wish to add/correct to this section please contact me at the following address: ricksmith61@gmail.com.

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Data/Downloads:

NOTE: While care has been taken with the compilation of the information below by the various people involved, errors may still occur and it is strongly advisable to look at the original records. For privacy reason no data past 1905 will normally be shown. Some individuals/families may have moved either temporarily or permanatly to mainland Cornwall or other places and thus may not be in Scilly records.


IGI Batch Numbers:

The LDS Church Batch Numbers for the Isles of Scilly are:
Saint Marys Scilly
(Baptists)
C053221
1819-1837
(Wesleyan Hugh Town)
C045731
1809-1837
 
Scilly Islands Parish
 
C022062
1726-1799
 
P022061
1799-1875
(Bible Christian)
C045721
1822-1837

See also this link under the heading Church Records and follow the links to the search table GENUKI entry for the Isles of Scilly (Off site).

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Census:

Many thanks to all that have worked on the Cornwall Online Census Project (COCP) is complete for 1841 - 1891. (Off site).

Search Cornwall Online Census Project for a name. (Off Site).

Also see the FreeCen site as well. (Off site).

1841 Census for the Isles of Scilly. Complete. (Off site).

1851 Census for the Isles of Scilly. Complete. (Off site).

Simplified 1851 Census results for the Isles of Scilly in Excel format (586 kB) or pdf format (241 kB). Many thanks for Joan Huston.

1861 Census for the Isles of Scilly, (St Mary's). Complete. (Off site).

1861 Census for the Isles of Scilly, (Merchant Shipping Port of Scilly, St Martins, Tresco, Bryher, St Agnes). Complete. (Off site).

1871 Census for the Isles of Scilly. Complete. (Off site).

1871 Census for the Cornwall via Kindred Konnections. (Off site).

Simplified 1871 Census results for the Isles of Scilly in Excel format (296 kB) or pdf format (159 kB). Many thanks for Joan Huston.

1881 Census for the Isles of Scilly. Complete. (Off site).

1881 Census via Family Search (select the 1881 British Census). (Off site).

1881 Census results for the Isles of Scilly in Excel format (586 kB) or pdf format (241 kB). Many thanks to Diane Donohue.

1891 Census for the Isles of Scilly. Complete. (Off site).

Simplified 1891 Census results for the Isles of Scilly in Excel format (275 kB) or pdf format (149 kB). Many thanks for Joan Huston.

1901 Census. (Off site).

1911 Census via the 1911 Official Census - take care as it may not fully complete with ALL detail. (Off site).

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Births/Baptisms:

Baptisms 1837-1903 in chronological order in Excel format (913 kB) or pdf format (241 kB). Many thanks to Diane Donohue.

See FreeBDM. (Off site).

The main source is the following: Cornwall Online Parish Clerks Database of Parish Register transcriptions for all of Cornwall - Updated fequently so keep checking. (Off site).

Original Parish baptism records at Familysearch.org Original Parish records - browse record by record chronologically - Updated fequently so keep checking. (Off site).

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Deaths/Burials/Monumental Inscriptions:

For deaths see FreeBDM. (Off site).

Burials 1819-1886 in chronological order in Excel format (16 kB). David B. Smallwood has verified by FreeBDM that the 1867 burial of Sophia Sherwood is actually Stephen Sherwood.

These people were buried with ceremony by the Church. Many thanks to Dianne Donohue.

Burials Non-corformists 1886-1906 in chronological order in Excel format (332.5 kB). Many thanks to Dianne Donohue.

The main source is the following: Cornwall Online Parish Clerks Database of Parish Register transcriptions for all of Cornwall - Updated fequently so keep checking. (Off site).

A very few monumental inscriptions for the Isles of Scilly.

Original Parish burial records at Familysearch.org Original Parish records - browse record by record chronologically - Updated fequently so keep checking. (Off site).

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Marriages/Banns:

Marriage Banns 1835-1925 in chronological order in Excel format (157 kB). Many thanks to Diane Donohue.

Marriages 1837-1900 in chronological order in Excel format (608 kB) or pdf format (168 kB). Many thanks to Diane Donohue.

The following is a very large file and takes a LONG time to download (3.4 MB) about 40 minutes on a 56 kb modem. Many thanks to Joan Huston.

Marriages from 1700s-1900s sorted by Groom's surname (html version).

The file above is broken into the separate files sorted by Groom's surname. Please note they are still quite large and could take minutes to download.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W XYZ Others

Marriages from 1700s-1900s sorted by Groom's surname (pdf version). Slightly smaller at 3.3 MB.

The file above is broken into the separate files sorted by Groom's surname. Please note they are still quite large and could take minutes to download.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W XYZ Others

Three marriages of Isles of Scilly strays in St Just in Penwith (Excel format 12 kB). Many thanks to Margaret Owens.

Three marriages of Isles of Scilly strays in Sithney, Porthleven and Constantine (Text format 8 kB). Many thanks to Damien Willey.

The main source is the following: Cornwall Online Parish Clerks Database of Parish Register transcriptions for all of Cornwall - Updated fequently so keep checking. (Off site).

Original Parish marriage banns and marriage records at Familysearch.org Original Parish records - browse record by record chronologically - Updated fequently so keep checking. (Off site).

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Search Engine:

NOTE: Please check every few weeks as it takes time for Google to update search results for frequently changing websites.

Google search
WWW http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ricksmith61

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People Willing to Perform Lookups:

Gina Francis has kindly offered to perform lookups. She has an extensive library of books on the Isles of Scilly and Cornwall. A list of references will be provided at a later stage.

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Resources Wish List:

Any donation of electronic records that are not listed here that do not encroach on people's privacy. Deaths, burials and monumential inscriptions would be very welcome. The "Off-island register" would also be welcome. Please email me with details ricksmith61@gmail.com.

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Useful Links:

Cornwall Family History Society - a website for all Cornish family history research contains a great deal of records for all of Cornwall.

The list of all Online Parish Clerks for Cornwall and other resources.

Cornwall Online Parish Clerks Database of Parish Register transcriptions for all of Cornwall - Updated fequently so keep checking.

West Penwith in Cornwall OPC page - Some Scillonians may have moved here or were originally from here.

Isles of Scilly Museum - A worthwhile site to visit.

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First created: 15th February 2005.

Last modified: January 2014 - Checked links.

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Contact Details:
Email OPC for Isles of Scilly - ricksmith61@gmail.com
Home http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~ricksmith61/scilly/index.html

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