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

Rousdon, Devon
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Axminster
County Devon
Poor Law Union Axminster PLU
Registration District Axminster
Records begin
Parish registers: 1872
Bishop's Transcripts: None
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Honiton
Diocese Exeter
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Exeter
Location of Archive
Devon Record Office

Contents

Parish History

ROOSDOWN, an extra-parochial liberty, locally in the parish, union, and hundred of Axminster, Honiton and S. divisions of Devon, 3¼ miles (W. S. W.) from Lyme-Regis. This place, which was formerly a parish, was anciently called Ralphdown, in the reign of Henry II.[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 241301.

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

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References

  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 695-697. Date accessed: 2 August 2013.

 

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