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Guide to Diptford, Devon family history and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Diptford, Devon
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Stanborough
County Devon
Poor Law Union Totnes PLU
Registration District Totnes
Records begin
Parish registers: 1653
Bishop's Transcripts: 1596
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Totnes
Diocese Exeter
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Totnes
Location of Archive
Devon Record Office

Contents

Parish History

DIPTFORD (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Totnes, hundred of Stanborough, Stanborough and Coleridge, and S. divisions of Devon, 5¾ miles (W. S. W.) from Totnes.[1]

Resources

Civil Registration

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Church records

Census records

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library. The first film number is 241321.

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Devon Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

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Websites

References

  1. Samuel A. Lewis,A Topographical Dictionary of England(1848), pp. 55-58. Date accessed: 11 February 2013.

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