Advent, Cornwall Genealogy
Guide to Advent, Cornwall ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
Advent Church Cornwall.jpg
|Poor Law Union||Camelford|
|Parish registers: 1709; For more records see Lanteglos by Camelford|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1608|
|Rural Deanery||Trigg Minor|
|Probate Court||Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Cornwall|
|Location of Archive|
|Cornwall Record Office|
- 1 Parish History
- 2 Neighbouring Parishes
- 3 Resources
- 4 Maps and Gazetteers
- 5 Websites
- 6 References
Parish History[edit | edit source]
ADVENT, or St. Adven, a parish, in the union of Camelford, hundred of Lesnewth, E. division of Cornwall, 1¾ mile S from Camelford.
Advent (Cornish: Sen Adhwynn) St Adwenna was a chapelry of Lanteglos-by-Camelford, Cornwall Ancient Parish in Cornwall.
Advent is a sparsely populated rural parish. Much of the area is moorland and includes the hamlets of Tresinney and Treclago and there is no village called Advent. The parish also encompasses several small farmstead hamlets, numerous scattered farms and Pencarrow House.
The parish church is dedicated to St Adwenna, one of the daughters of Brychan of Brycheiniog. It stands in the fields on farmland 400 metres north-east of the hamlet of Tresinney at OS Grid Ref SX104816. The church is in the Anglican Diocese of Truro and is notable for its high, pinnacled tower which houses a ring of four bells: the greater part of the building dates from the 15th century. The south aisle was added at that time; the north transept was Early English but was rebuilt in 1870, at which time the south transept was demolished. The font is Norman, plain and circular.
The ecclesiastical parish is the responsibility of the Rector of Lanteglos-by-Camelford and Advent has been associated with Lanteglos since medieval times.
Neighbouring Parishes[edit | edit source]
Historical Maps may be used to locate nearby parishes by doing a search for the target parish, then clicking the "Options" tab and selecting "List contiguous parishes."
Resources[edit | edit source]
Find Neighboring Parishes[edit | edit source]
- Type the name of the parish in the search bar
- Click on the location pin on the map
- Choose Options from the pop up box
- Click "List Contiguous Parishes" to find the neighboring parishes
Civil Registration[edit | edit source]
Births, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.
Church records[edit | edit source]
The Church of England (Anglican) became the official state religion in 1534, with the reigning monarch as its Supreme Governor.
Non-Conformist refers to all other religious denominations that are not the official state religion.
Church of England[edit | edit source]
Due to the increasing access of online records:
- Individual parish coverage for databases in this table are inconsistent and should be verified
- Dates in the following table are approximate
Hover over the collection's title for more information
|Advent Online Parish Records|
|FamilySearch Parish Registers-Cornwall|
|Bishop's Transcripts - FamilySearch Catalog|
|Find My Past-Cornwall ($)|
|Ancestry-Church of England BMD-Cornwall ($)|
|Ancestry-England & Wales, Birth, Christening, Marriage and Death Indexes ($)|
|Databases with Known Incomplete Parish Coverage|
|Boyd's Marriage Indexes-FMP (Free)|
|National Burial Index-FMP (Free)|
These databases have incomplete parish coverage.
- The Genealogist Parish Registers - Cornwall ($)
- UK Websites for Parish Records - Links to online genealogical records
- Online Genealogical Index - Links to online genealogical records
- Cornish Parish Records
Non-Conformists (All other Religions)[edit | edit source]
- 1717 England & Wales, Roman Catholics, 1717 at FindMyPast ($), index and images
Census records[edit | edit source]
Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.
Poor Law Unions[edit | edit source]
Probate Records[edit | edit source]
Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Cornwall Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.
Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
There are many maps and gazetteers showing English places. Valuable sites are:
Websites[edit | edit source]
Advent in GENUKI
References[edit | edit source]
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 15-17 Date accessed: 06 March 2013
Bibiography[edit | edit source]
Genealogy and History Websites[edit | edit source]
Please add information about this parish.