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

Wear, Devon
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Wonford
County Devon
Poor Law Union St Thomas PLU
Registration District St Thomas
Records begin
Parish registers: 1844
Bishop's Transcripts: None
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Aylesbeare
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

COUNTESS WEIR, a chapelry in Topsham parish, Devon: near the Yeovil and Exeter railway, 3 miles E by S of Exeter. It was constituted in 1844. Post town, Exeter. The church consists of nave and chancel, with a small hell-turret; and was built in 1838.[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 241330.

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. John M. Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales published in 1870-72. Date accessed: 05 November 2013.

 

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