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St John's parish, (Cornish: Truru Sen Jowann), is a relatively modern parish of Truro, in the southern part of the city. It was created from part of Truro in 1852. It is named after the 19th century church of St. John to whom the church is dedicated.


The Cornwall Family History Society have published Monumental Inscriptions for the Parish Church - 81 entries.


Census information for parishes in this town (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:

Church History

The parish church is located in OS Grid Square SW8244 and was dedicated to St John the Evangelist. The foundation stone was laid on 5th April 1827, and opened in 1828. It is situated in Lemon Street, and was built in the Italian style. Over the entrance is a Grecian bell turret which originally contained a single bell. The church can accommodate 1000 persons.
More photographs of St John's Church are available on-line.

Another church, dedicated to St Andrew, was openened in this parish in 1899; details about the plans of the modern church are available on-line.

Church Records

The Cornwall Record Office holdings: Baptisms 1852 - 1957, Marriages 1865 - 1966.

Description & Travel


OPC Assistance. The On-line Parish Clerk (OPC) scheme operates a service to help family historians; the OPC page for this parish is available on-line.


Map of the Truro Registration District in which the parish lies.

An old map of the parish of Truro, St John in the 19th century is also available.

Poorhouses, Poor Law, etc.

Truro St John parish became part of the Truro Union for Poor Law administration and parish relief after its creation.


Population figures for St John's parish are usually included in Truro City. However, in 1881, the population of the parish is separately recorded as 2185 persons, and in 1901 the population is recorded as 2236 persons.

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