Tresmere, (Cornish: Trewasmeur), (which is now spelled in English 'Tresmeer'), is situated in the Deanery
of Trigg Major and Hundred of East. It is bounded on the north by Tremaine, and
North Petherwin, on the east by Egloskerry, on the south by Laneast, and on the
west by Treneglos. The origin of name is uncertain. It is situated in north
Cornwall near the Devonshire border. Tresmere is within the manor of
Besides the Churchtown, the only village is: Three Hammers.
The Cornwall Family History
Society have published on-line Monumental Inscriptions for the Parish Church - 175 entries.
Census information for this parish (1841 - 1901) is held in the
Cornwall Record Office. The Cornwall Family
History Society offers a census search service for its members. The Cornwall Family History Society have also published on-line census detail by surname on the FamilyHistoryonLine site.
Specific census information for this parish is available as follows:
- The 1841 Census of Tresmere (HO107/134), Enumeration
District 5, is available on-line from the Cornwall Online Census project.
- The 1841 census for this parish has also been filmed by the LDS church - film
- 1851. The 1851 Census of Tresmere and Tremaine (HO107/1899), Enumeration
Districts 3 and 5, is available on-line from the Cornwall Online Census
- 1861. The 1861 Census of Census of Tresmere and Tremaine (RG9/1518) is available on-line from the Cornwall Online Census project. The enumeration districts of the parishes for this census cannot be determined.
- 1871 The 1871 Census of Tresmere and Tremaine (RG10/2223), Enumeration
District 6b, is available on-line from the Cornwall Online Census project.
- 1881. The 1881 Census of Tresmere (RG11/2275), Enumeration
District 6 (Tresmere & Tremaine), is available on-line from the Cornwall Online Census
- 1891. The 1891 Census of Tresmeer (RG12/1802), Enumeration
District 6 [including schools], is available on-line from the Cornwall Online Census project.
- Anglican. The parish church is located in OS Grid Square SX2387 and was dedicated in September 1505 to St
Winwolus, who was the first Abbot of Landevenac in France; he is said to have
died in AD 504. It is now dedicated to St Nicholas.
The structure is
simple, containing only a chancel and nave. By the middle of the 19th
century, this had become increbibly decayed. There are a south porch and an
unused north door. The tower was of two stages and finished with a plain
parapet. Ecclesiastically the parish is now part of Egloskerry, North
Petherwin, Tremaine and Tresmere.
Details about the plans of the modern church are available on-line. Pictures of Tresmere and its graveyard are available on-line.
- Non-Conformist. The Bible Christians had a chapel at Three Hammers, with a cemetery attached.
- LDS Church Records.
- The LDS Church batch numbers for Tresmere are: C0221672, P021671. These are searchable by surname.
- The IGI coverage of this parish is 1625 - 1875.
- The Cornwall Record Office holdings: Baptisms 1625 - 1979, Burials 1673 - 1979
Marriages 1574 - 1908, Boyd's Marriage Index 1597 - 1673, BT's 1597 - 1673.
- The Cornwall Family History
Society have published on-line transcripts of:
- 1813-37 Marriages
- 1813-37 Burials
- Baptisms. Baptisms 1625 to 1910 for this parish are available on-line through the OPC search Facility - (C-PROP).
The parish of Tresmere is in the Launceston Registration District, and has been since 1st July 1837. There were
sub-districts at Altarnun, Launceston, North Hill, North Petherwin and St
Stephen-by-Launceston, but these are now all closed. Parishes within the district were: Altarnun, Boyton, Egloskerry, Laneast, Launceston, Lawhitton, Lewannick, Lezant, Northill, St. Mary Magdalene, St. Stephens by Launceston, St. Thomas the Apostle, St. Thomas Street, South Petherwin, Stokeclimsland, Tremaine, Treneglos, Tresmeer, Trewen, Warbstow.
The Superintendant Registrar can be contacted at: Hendra, Dunheved Road, Launceston, PL15 9JG. Tel: 01566 772464.
- ePodunk's Cornwall page - providing general, plus some historical and genealogical information, about Cornwall and its parishes, together with links (mainly relating to general sites and services, rather than ones that are specific to Cornwall or particular parishes).
- The On-line Parish Clerk (OPC) scheme operates a service to help family historians; the OPC page for this parish is available on-line, from where the OPC can be contacted by email.
- The OPC has transcribed:
NOTE: As a whole, the data goes far beyond the coverage provided by the IGI. Not all entries are complete and many early records are very hard to read.
- Births & Baptisms for 1813-1901.
- Marriages for 1575-1900.
- Burials for 1689-1905.
- Monumental Inscriptions at Rehoboth Methodist Church 1862-2001.
- Information in Kellys Directories 1856-1937.
Tresmere parish was part of the Launceston
Union for Poor Law administration and parish relief.
- Population in 1801 - 129 persons
- Population in 1811 - 154 persons
- Population in 1821 - 173 persons
- Population in 1831 - 171 persons
- Population in 1841 - 182 persons
- Population in 1851 - 175 persons
- Population in 1861 - 148 persons
- Population in 1871 - 165 persons
- Population in 1881 - 172 persons
- Population in 1891 - 184 persons
- Population in 1901 - 182 persons
- Population in 1911 - 191 persons
- Population in 1921 - 164 persons
- Population in 1931 - 159 persons
- Population in 1951 - 145 persons
- Population in 1961 - 150 persons
- Population in 1971 - 159 persons
- Population in 1981 - 160 persons
- Population in 1991 - 178 persons
- Population in 2001 - 216 persons
- Population in 2011 - 271 persons
The parish comprises 1490 acres of land.
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