Also known as Cemetery, Memorial, Grave or Tombstone recordings.
I can help with all resources marked , copyright permitting.
- St. Ives—Barnoon (Suezan James 1998–99) (on this site)
- Lelant—Longstones, Carbis Bay (Suezan James 1998) (on this site)
- Sennen War Memorial & Roll of Honour (George & Sandra Pritchard 2001) (on this site)
- Towednack (Suezan James 1999) (on this site)
The CFHS published indexes for all ancient parish churchyards in the area.
This table, using data extracted from the CFHS Web Site, gives the date ranges and number of entries that they found.
|St. Just in Penwith||1625–1983||740|
|Penzance St. Mary||1131! & 1701–1987||1089|
Additionally I have
|Barnoon (St. Ives)||1803–1994||6317|
|Brea Quaker (Sennen)||not listed||(18)|
|Crowlas Methodist (Ludgvan)||1877–1989||165|
|Crows-an-wra Methodist(St. Buryan)||1905–1982||101|
|Escalls Bible Christian (Sennen)||1908–1992||39|
|Heamoor Cemetery (Penzance, incorrectly marked “Heamoor Wesleyan”)||1815–1989||393|
|St. Just Cemetery||1853–1994||1062|
|St. Just Wesleyan||1800–1984||1792|
|St. Levan Wesleyan (database only)||1857–1996||391|
|Newlyn St. Peter||1873–1990||41|
|Paul Sheffield Road||1836–1992||5148|
|Penzance Cemetery (database only)||1800–1995||12534|
|Penzance Jewish (Roman letter inscriptions only)||No longer listed (1839–1964)||(49)|
|Penzance St. John||1881–1972||49|
|Penzance St. Paul||1849–1968||49|
|Tregerest Methodist (Sancreed)||1818–1982||106|
Suezan James has recorded Longstones Cemetery (Lelant), Towednack Churchyard and Barnoon Cemetery (St. Ives). The latter two duplicate the CFHS work but provide a lot more information and are a valuable cross check. Barnoon was to be on John Rees' MASTER MI site but nothing has moved since Feb 2001. All three of these are available from by email and in booklet form. Contact him for details. Suezan has also done other transcriptions from burial grounds a little further east and details should be available from the sources mentioned here. All are available from Christine Uphill's Cornish Cemeteries site which has a combined index for these and other cemeteries. (there is an Alternate Address for another copy of this site, I don't know which is more current)
Paul parish has its own resident Historian and Genealogist, Robert Harrison, who has listed the churchyard, church hall (overflow) churchyard and cholera field on the parish website. He notes that the stones in the cholera field were moved there from the overflow churchyard in the 1950s so the name of it may be a bit misleading, even if it was used for cholera victims originally. He has also created a well researched page about the war memorials with a brief biography of each serviceman.
George Pritchard has created a web site about Cornish War Memorials which includes those in our area.
Chris Uphill’s site has a ROLL of the Men of S. Uny Lelant who were called to serve in the Great War 1914–1918.
It was a common habit for topographical and history books of former years to also include some details of the monuments in and around the churches. These are often only the ones for the notable parishioners and gentry but are valuable, none the less, because the stones themselves may have vanished. Some examples for our patch are [Millett 1877] who has an eight page appendix for Madron, [Stone 1912] mentions many scattered throughout his tour of Land's End and [Polsue 1868] records many with the church descriptions. Some of the latter are transcribed on the individual parish pages.