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Access to Archives ---------------------------------------------------- searchable databases online; gives details on Quarter Sessions, and other records. In search, enter keyword=quarter sessions (or a surname, parish, etc.) location=Cornwall Record Office, English region = southwest. Well worth some effort; has many bastardy bonds. Free.


British History Online --------------------------------------------searchable databases online; covers a wide variety of subjects and record sources, built and maintained by the University of London or the History of Parliament trust. Free.

Cornwall County Council - Good description of parishes; many current governmental resources, including the two listed below. Free.

Cornwall Record Office look at index for Record Office -
Where almost all records of genealogical interest are held - including tithe maps, manorial records, wills. Mail address: County Hall, Truro TR1 3AY Tel. No.: +44(0) 1872 73698

Registrar, St. Austell

St. Austell Registrar, Council Offices, 12 Carlyon Road, St Austell, PL25 4AJ (Tel 01726 68974) - They do NOT have old records.

Government Record Office

Certificate ordering service, which charges a small fee. In June, 2009, they announced a new email address; however, it doesn't seem to work. Their old address was
The new address is


Cornish Studies Library - Redruth

Website at ---------Contact at: Library with no membership limitations, holds resources dealing with Cornwall, including newspapers, books, booklets.

GENUKI - Cornwall ---------------------In-depth information regarding Cornwall and St. Austell, as well as all other parishes. To enhance the GenUKI St. Austell pages, much of the information regarding St. Austell was donated by this website and webmaster, so it may be repetitive.

HMC ------------------------------------------------------------Reference as to where various manorial documents are held - they do not have the documents in question.

Public Record Office (National Archives) of resources at the Public Record Office (now National Archives) Mail Address: Ruskin Avenue, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU

Public Record office - Wills at

Public Record Office - BMDs ------------------------------------birth, marriage, and death records



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