Ancestry add new records for Cornwall

New Cornwall Records added by Ancestry

Ancestry have added a number of new Cornwall records to their collection.

This collection contains information on soldiers who were registered for potential service in the Cornwall Militia and the Sea Fencibles, primarily during the French Revolutionary Wars (1792-1802) and the Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815). Records in this index span the years 1780 to 1831.

Cornwall, England, Workhouse Admission and Discharge Records, 1839-1872

This collection consists of an index to selected admission and discharge records for the Launceston and Redruth workhouses in Cornwall.

Cornwall, England, Penzance Dispensary Admissions, 1828-1841

Originally established in 1809 as the Penzance Public Dispensary and Humane Society in Market Jew Street, the hospital later moved to Chapel Street in 1813 and to a second Chapel Street site in 1823. Then in 1873, after a move to the site of an old workhouse and prison in St Clare Street, it became known as the West Cornwall Dispensary and Infirmary. The hospital was re-built on that site in 1906, and in 1929 was renamed The West Cornwall Hospital. This collection contains records of patients admitted to the Penzance Dispensary between the years 1828 and 1841.

Bodmin, Cornwall, England, Inmates at St. Lawrence’s Asylum, 1840-1900

This collection is made up of indexes created from the registers of St Lawrence’s Asylum. Details given include the inmates’ name, date of admission and parish of residence, year of birth, religion and, on occasion, occupation.

Cornwall, England, Bodmin Gaol Records, 1821-1899

This collection consists of indexed records for prisoners held in the historic prison during the years 1821-1899.

Cornwall, England, Congregational and Baptist Church Registers, 1763-1923

This collection contains indexes created from Baptist and Congregationalist registers between 1763 and 1923 and contains records from Falmouth, Grampound, Fowey and St Columb Major in Cornwall.

Truro, Cornwall, England, Police Charge Books, 1846-1896

This collection is made up of indexes created from the Truro Borough Police Force charge books.

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