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 Werrington.
Besides the Churchtown, the only village is: Three Hammers.
Most parish and church description(s) on these pages are from Lake's Parochial History of the County of Cornwall by J Polsue (Truro, 1867 - 1873)
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.
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 No. 241258.
- 1851. The 1851 Census of Tresmere and Tremaine (HO107/1899), Enumeration Districts 3 and 5, is available on-line from the Cornwall Online Census project.
- 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 project.
- 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.
- 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.
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Tresmere to another place.
- 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:
- 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.
You can see the administrative areas in which Tresmere has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
- Map of the Launceston Registration District in which the parish lies.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SX234882 (Lat/Lon: 50.666771, -4.500895), Tresmere which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
Tresmere parish was part of the Launceston Union for Poor Law administration and parish relief.