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

Clyst St George, Devon
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred East Budleigh
County Devon
Poor Law Union St Thomas PLU
Registration District St Thomas
Records begin
Parish registers: 1754
Bishop's Transcripts: 1615
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


Parish History

CLIST-ST. GEORGE, a parish in St. Thomas district, Devon; on the river Clist, 2 miles E by N of Topsham r. station, and 4 SE of Exeter. Post town, Topsham, under Exeter. The church is partly Norman; consists of nave, chancel, and north aisle, with western tower; has a sedilia, a piscina, and stained glass windows; and was restored in 1860.[1]


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

Clyst St George, Devon Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

FSBOOK = FamilySearch Books - free[2]
GOOG = Google Books - free[3]
IARC = Internet Archive - free[4]
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[5]
PALL = Pallot's Marriage Index (Ancestry) - (£)[6]
TGEN = TheGenealogist - (£)[7]
Clyst St George, Devon Genealogy Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FSBOOK 1565-1812
GOOG 1565-1812
IARC 1565-1812
IGI 1568-1812 1567-1837

TGEN 1567-1815
Non-Conformist Churches


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 241304.

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.

Maps and Gazetteers

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.


Clyst St George on GENUKI


  1. John M. Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales published in 1870-72. Date Accessed 25 October 2013.
  2. John Lomax Gibbs, ed., Registers of Clyst St. George, co. Devon, 1565-1812 (London: The Parish Register Society, 1899). Digitised by FamilySearch Books - free.
  3. John Lomax Gibbs, ed., Registers of Clyst St. George, co. Devon, 1565-1812 (London: The Parish Register Society, 1899). Digitised by Google Books - free.
  4. John Lomax Gibbs, ed., Registers of Clyst St. George, co. Devon, 1565-1812 (London: The Parish Register Society, 1899). Digitised by Internet Archive - free.
  5. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Devon, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 12 February 2014.
  6. Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes. Digital version at FamilySearch Books Online.
  7. 'Parish Records,' TheGenealogist, accessed 26 April 2014.


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