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Church Parish Registers of Cornwall, England. Microfiche obtained from Ancestor Publishers, 6166 Janice Way, Arveda CO 80004-5160.

All of these were compiled and edited by W.P.W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L. and Thomas Taylor, M.A., F.S.A. Volume 4 includes Mrs. J.H. Glencross.

Vol. 1, Cornwall Parish Registers - Marriages 1539-1812; published 1900; order #387, contains two fiche. The parishes of Advent, St. Breward, St. Clether, Davidstow, Forrabury, St. Juliot, Lanteglos by Camelford, Lesnewth, Michaelstow, Minster, Otterham, St. Teath and Trevalga are included.

Vol. 2, Cornwall Parish Registers - Marriages 1560-1812; published 1902; order #407, contains two fiche. The parishes include Lanivet, Tintagel, St. Trudy, St. Mabyn, Laneast, Egloskerry, Tremaine, and Phillack.

Vol. 4, Cornwall Parish Registers - Marriages 1560-1812; published 1903; order #634, contains three fiche. The parishes of Shevlocke, Blisland, Cardynhamn, Endellion, Helland, Lanhydrock, St. Merryn, St. Minver and Warleggan.

This is an excellent informational fiche and easy to read. This was microfilmed very carefully. However, there is one drawback - there is NO INDEX. Still, don't let this stop you from browsing. I found my great-great-great grandfather Richard FRAYN (and possibly others) just browsing through the fiche. They tell whether the marriage was by banns or license. They tell the source of the Register and condition of it, as well as whether or not it is a duplicate and where it can be found [at that point in time].

A sample notation may read: Richard FRAYN or E. [meaning Egloskerry parish], and Mary WALLIS, sojourner, 14 Jan. 1812. Others may be more lengthy and specific, stating occupations, parents, known residences, but the majority do not list this information.

There is no Vol. 3 in this set.

Reviewed by Peggy Gleich
BIGWILL v.2 no.4, 1995