Kelly's Directory 1873
St Minver, Cornwall
Post Office Directory, p820
ST MINVER is a village and parish in the Eastern division of the county, hundred of Trigg , Bodmin union and county court district, rural deanery of Trigg Minor, archdeaconry of Cornwall, and diocese of Exeter, 3 miles north east from Padstow, and 4 and a half north-west from Wadebridge. The church of St Minifreda, restored in 1872, is in the Early English style, having chancel, nave, aisles, and tower with 5 bells: there is an elaborate marble monument to John Roe, who died in 1657, and one to Thomas Darrell in 1697: the east window is a memorial one to Mrs Ann Sandys and her daughter Lucy, illustrative of the life of the Saviour. The register dates from the year 1750. The living is a vicarage. The tithes are commuted at £360, with 45 acres of glebe, in the gift of Mrs Stephens and held by the Rev Septimus Rolleston. There are two chapels of ease in this parish, both near the estuary of the Camel, and opposite Padstow - St Enedock and St Michael, or Porthilly : in these afternoon service is performed alternately. Here is a parish school, supported by the landowners; also a Sunday school. Here are chapels for Wesleyans, Bible Christians, and United Methodists. The charities amount to £11 yearly. At the village of Rock is a ferry across the Camel, to Padstow, for foot passengers only. The principal landowners are Mrs Stephens, Hon G M Fortescue, Lord Robartes, Col Tremayne, J Tremayne esq, Captain Potter and Mr Collins. The soil is sandy; subsoil, rock. The chief crops are wheat, barley and roots. The parish is divided into Highlands, containing the mother church, and Lowlands, containing the two chapels. The united areas is 8,683 acres (including 1,105 of water; gross estimated rental of Highlands, £6,800; rateable value £6,132; and of Lowlands £2,601 and £2,362 respectively. The population in 1871 was Highlands 568, Lowlands 4121.
Parish Clerk, James Brinton Post Office - James Brinton, receiver, Rock. Letters received through Wadebridge, arrive at 10 am; dispatched at 2.30pm. The nearest money order office is at Wadebridge School, J W Anning, master. Durrant Jhn. James, Tredrizzick bridge Martin John, Rock Martyne Miss, Treglines Rolleston Rev. Septimus, Vicarage Staff George J. A Stephens Mrs., Trewornan Trevanthan Miss, Rock
Beswetherick Thomas, farmer and miller, Trevelver Biddick John, farmer, Mesmear Blake David, jun. Farmer, Tredower Blake David, sen. Farmer, Tregena Blake Francis, farmer, Dinham Blake Henry, farmer, Shalders Brickwood John, mason and farmer Buller Jhn., boot and shoe maker, Pittimee Buller Thom., shopkeeper, Rock Burton Wm. and Jhn., Frmrs. Treglyn downs Burton John William, farmer, Great Porthilly Chellew Henry, carpenter Coleman Francis, farmer Coleman John, butcher and farmer, Treweens Coleman Jonathan, farmer, Rock Collings John, farmer, Portquin Dean Henry, farmer, Porteath Goodman John, farmer, Rosewin Green Wm. Farmer, Sparrel Stick Gummow William, blacksmith and farmer, Pittimee Hawken Joseph Burt, farmer, Carruan Hawkey Richard, farmer, Trewornan Hicks, Cath. (Miss), Mariner's inn, Rock Hicks Nicholas, blacksmith Hicks Thomas, farmer, Tregwarmond Hoskin Robert, farmer, Treverra Ivey John, farmer, Little Porthilly Ivey William, farmer and seedsman, Tredrizzick bridge James Michael, carpenter Kent Joseph, farmer, Withels tenement Kent Samuel, miller Shilla mills Lean Joseph, farmer, Trevine Liddell Thomas, farmer, Treglines Liddell Thomas, jun, farmer, Moyles Mably Francis, farmer,Trewiston Mably Gregory Barker, farmer, Pittimee Mably John, farmer, Little Trevigo Mably, farmer, Trebetherick, Mably John, sen, farmer, Trewint Mably Robt., farmer and shopkeeper, Rock Mably Thomas, farmer, Keiroe (Means) Male John Guy , farmer and boot and shoe maker, Tredrizzick Mably Wm, Hy., farmer, Treglyn down Martyn John, carpenter Northey John, farmer, Trenant Nute -, shopkeeper Tredrizzick Pearce William, farmer, Mesmeer Pengelly Richard, farmer, Cant Phillips Ann (Miss), shopkeeper Philp Mary Ann (Mrs) shopkeeper, Tredrizzick Profitt Wm. and Chas. Farmers, Penmaine Profitt John, farmer, Higher Penmaine Profitt Francis, farmer, Cock's Moyles Prout Mrs, farmer, Porthillock Randall John Lynham, farmer, Stopatide Randall William, farmer, Trewint Rowe James, farmer, Trevanger Rowe Richard, farmer, Pentireglaze Rowse James, New inn Rowse Mary (Mrs) farmer, Trelawder Staff George, J A, surgeon Symons Edward, farmer, Rosesorow Symons Samuel, farmer, Pentire Tremain Thomas, farmer, Trefreesa Trevethan Thos., farmer, Bennetts Keiroe Tummon William, farmer, Trevigo Wills John, farmer, Trebetherick Wills William, shopkpr. Pittimee lane Wills, Wm. Anthony, farmer, Carlyn