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

Moreleigh, Devon
Type Ancient Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Stanborough
County Devon
Poor Law Union Totnes PLU
Registration District Totnes
Records begin
Parish registers: 1695
Bishop's Transcripts: 1608
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Woodleigh
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

MORELEIGH, or MORLEY, a village and a parish in Totnes district, Devon. The village stands 2¼ miles E of the river Avon, and 5½ SSW of Totnes railway station: was once a market-town. The parish is a resort of sportsmen and comprises 487 acres.[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

Non-Conformist Churches

Independent/Congregational

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.

Maps and Gazetteers

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

Websites

Moreleigh on GENUKI

References

  1. John M. Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales published in 1870-72. Date accessed and adapted: 30 October 2013.

 

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