Where can I find the Bishop's Transcripts of St. Ives. They are not in our local library in Salt Lake City, Utah Grace daughter of Tymothy Mager was baptised 19th September 1613 Grace daughter of Tymothy Mager was buried 2nd October 1613
Could you please give me the reference for John Major the Churchwarden at Towednack in 1641?
Thank you for all your amazing research. Jill Major
Post by Cornish Terrier on Aug 17, 2018 4:57:25 GMT -5
Jill - It took me a little while to find what you are talking about and then to work my way through to locate the records themselves. But I finally did it!
For some reason there is a separate book for the Parish Officials although there are some Parishes (e.g. Zennor) where the Officials signed on the same page as the Parishioners. However, the page you want is there and John Maier is included.
You need to look at:-
Item 79 - Main Papers: Protestation Returns- Cornwall A and then scroll down to item 36 - Protestation Return - Cornwall - Kerrier and Penwith Hundreds - Retufn of Officials
There are 7 pages in this book and the signiatures for Towednack are on page 3 towards the bottom of the page.
Post by Cornish Terrier on Aug 17, 2018 5:06:50 GMT -5
Where can I find the Bishop's Transcripts of St. Ives. They are not in our local library in Salt Lake City, Utah
FamilySearch has Exeter BTs for much of Cornwall but unfortunately this does not include St Ives. A friend in Devon managed to get printouts of the early St Ives BTs for me a couple of years back which I believe were from the Records Office at Exeter.
There are many gaps and the only years surviving are 1619, 1623, 1625, 1636, 1638, 1665, 1667, 1668 and 1673. For the later (Bodmin) BTs you can find images in FamilySearch.
Thank you for checking on John Maier/Maior/Major for me. I was able to follow your directions and find the page, but the site wasn't loading correctly, so I haven't yet viewed it. So if I am interpreting correctly, John Maier was an official who was helping gather in the oaths in his position as churchwarden? I just wanted to verify the birth and death of Grace Mager. You said that the Bts started in 1619, but you gave me a date in 1613. Thank you again for all you help.
Post by Cornish Terrier on Aug 18, 2018 4:46:15 GMT -5
My apologies Jill - it seems that when I was quoting the available Exeter BTs for St Ives I had the images in the folder scrolled down. In fact the earliest surviving BTs for St Ives are 1607, 1613 and 1615 - after that the list I gave you is correct.
I don't know exactly who was responsible or who was involved in overseeing the signing of the Protestation Returns. Perhaps reading some of the information available with the returns themselves mihgt help with that. But John Major was an elected official of the Parish and signed the oath as such. In the majority of cases the officials seem to have signed the same pages as the parishioners but there are several examples of a separate sheet for the officials of all Parishes within the Hundred.