Lanlivery Parish Church, St Brevita.  

A place for God and community in the heart of Lanlivery

Find your Ancestors

Find Your Ancestors


Lanlivery has been home to thousands of our ancestors down the ages.  Here are some ideas of how you can find out about them.



This extract is from the 1854 Baptism Register.  You can find the parish records up to the year 2000, in the Cornwall Record Office.  












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Were your ancestors baptised in this font?  It was moved to the present position at the East end of the church in 1993 and occupies a lovely open space.












Maybe your forebears are buried in this plot.  It is now  full and we have purchased an adjoining plot of land, which was consecrated by the Bishop of St Germans on 9th July 2010, so that parishioners can still be laid to rest around the Parish church.


For a plan of the churchyard in the photograph on the left, please request by e-mail to  


(Please note that the rows of headstones are not regular and you will need to keep looking for specific graves.)



There are numerous records for Cornwall available online and the Online Parish Clerks website can be found at

Cornwall Family History Society site is .  They have details of monumental inscriptions for Lanlivery churchard.

Their office is in Truro at 5 Victoria Square, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 2RS  Telephone  01872 264044