30 March 2016

Ancestry adds Cornish records

The following databases from the Cornwall Record Office are now on Ancestry.

Cornwall, England, Bodmin Gaol Records, 1821-1899,  36,362 records
Information on inmates which might include: Name, Residence, Age, Birth Place, Marital Status, Number of Children, Religion, Gaol Employment, Occupation, Debt, Sentence, Date Admitted,
Date Discharged.

Cornwall, England, Workhouse Admission and Discharge Records, 1839-1872, 14,694 records
Information may include: Name, Date and place of admission, Date and place of discharge, Parish, Age, Marital status, Religion, Cause of admission, How or by whom discharged, Other details regarding the person’s condition and care.

Truro, Cornwall, England, Police Charge Books, 1846-1896, 9,624 records
Includes: Name, Age, Description, Address, Date and charge brought against each person by police.

Cornwall, England, Penzance Dispensary Admissions, 1828-1841, 4,592 records
Details provided typically include: Name, Age, Description, Residence, Date Admitted.

Cornwall, England, Militia and Sea Fencibles Index, 1780 - 1831, 4,151 records
The following information may be included: Name, Birthplace, Age, Service Status, Year of Military Service, Military Unit or Occupation, Amount Paid, Spouse's Name, Number of children.

Falmouth, Cornwall, England, Congregational and Baptist Church Registers, 1763-1923, 4,748 records
Events included in this collection are : Membership to the church, Baptisms, Deaths, Burials

Marriages (a limited number).

Bodmin, Cornwall, England, Inmates at St. Lawrence's Asylum, 1840-1900, 1,466 records

Details given include the inmates' name, date of admission and parish of residence, year of birth, religion and, on occasion, occupation.

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