Post by Cornish Terrier on May 18, 2015 2:34:03 GMT -5
Lannanta - as far as I am aware all extant registers for Camborne should be available at the CRO but to my knowledge nothing prior to the volume of marriages 1837-1844 is available elsewhere. (BTs excepted). I have not checked FamilySearch recently but the earliest baptisms and burials so far available to the OPC begin at 1889.
As you ask specifically for 1776 I will presume you are looking for a marriage and therein might lay a problem. According to Phillimore the third volume of Camborne Registers covered Baptisms, Marriages and Burials for the period 1746-1775 and at the time it was transcribed it was reported to be in 'excellent preservation'. The next paragraph in the preface to Phillimore Marriages for Camborne reads as follows:-
"In the fourth volume, which is parchment bound, and of a size too large to be kept in the same safe as the other books, are entered Banns and Marriages from 1775 to 1790; and in the fifth and sixth volumes Marriages from 1790 to 1812."
The issue is that the CRO Catalogue listing for Camborne Parish Register Volumes runs in sequence from P27/1/1 to P27/1/41 with no volumes apparently missing - yet there is NO MENTION of the volume containing Banns and Marriages from 1776-1790 as described by Phillimore!
It might be worth making contact with the CRO to enquire about that particular volume to see if it does indeed still exist.
That is a wee coincidence - on my wishlist for my last visit to CRO, I had the 1780 Camborne marriage of John Curnow~Ann Pearce. My notes had it that the register concerned had been lost post Phillimores/whatever the transcript is, but I was minded to see for myself......
I scrolled through the relevant microfiches for Camborne - there does indeed seem to be that gap.
The BTs are held, which I viewed - but of course they hold no more detail than Phillimores, when what I wanted was the witnesses & perhaps signatures.
I had a long wishlist so did not spend time discussing the missingness at length with the staff at the CRO.
It would be interesting to hear a definitive answer, should you contact CRO to enquire.