Does anyone have access to the marriage records from St Mawgan-in-Pydar prior to 1837? I am seeking verification of a marriage between Richard Bilkey and Eleanor Pope which, according to "England Marriages 1538-1973" on Familysearch was recorded in St Mawgan on 26 Aug 1767 (bride was recorded as "Eloner"). Unfortunately, the parish records for St Mawgan on Familysearch only include marriages after 1837.
The problem is, that I have sighted a marriage in the St. Eval parish register between Richard Bilkey (of Mawgan) and Eleanor Pope (of this parish) on 02 Sep 1770. As I have evidence of the birth of two sons, John in 1771 and Richard in 1773, both christened in St Eval, the 1770 date would seem more likely.
Post by Cornish Terrier on Oct 10, 2017 4:21:27 GMT -5
Hi Mike - first of all there is no such marriage in 1767 in the Mawgan registers so the St Eval event is most likely what you are after.
Secondly - all the St Mawgan in Pydar registers are certainly available on FS ..... problem is that they only have a link to the 1837-1906 marriages in the England, Cornwall Parish Registers, 1538-2010 collection.
To find the total collection you need to go to 'Search' and then 'Catalog' which will bring you to a page where you can search by Place or search for Film/Fiche numbers. Once on this page just type MAWGAN into the Place box and you will be presented with a list of options to choose from - in this case you would want England, Cornwall, St. Mawgan-in-Pyder.
From the next options choose Church Records and you will see all that is available. For the registers above go to 'Parish registers for Mawgan-in-Pyder, 1686-1989'. Once you are at this level anything that has a Camera icon will have images that you can view and download. If a Magnifying Glass icon is present there will be transcribed records. If only a Film Reel icon is there then the item is only available on Microfilm and you would have to visit a FHC to view it.
You can use this approach for all Parishes in Cornwall as well as other parts of England but there are a lot of items, especially from Devon, that cannot be viewed freely. And with the Exeter BTs most cannot be downloaded although you can view them without problems. If you want to copy images you need to display the full image on your screen (use the option to turn it sideways if necessary) and make sure the whole image is viewable. Then simply use the 'save image as' option via right-clicking your mouse.
Post by Cornish Terrier on Oct 10, 2017 15:39:24 GMT -5
No problem Mike - the same applies for several other countries such as South Africa, Chile and the US and also for Wills. I happened upon some clues on locating some of these records a good while back and since then have managed to find many other things of interest to myself.