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

Thrushelton, Devon
Type Chapelry
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Lifton
County Devon
Poor Law Union Tavistock
Registration District Tavistock
Records begin
Parish registers: 1654; For more records see Marystowe
Bishop's Transcripts: 1614
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Tavistock
Diocese Exeter
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Totnes
Location of Archive
Devon Record Office


Parish History

THRUSHELTON (St. George), a parish, in the union of Tavistock, hundred of Lifton, Lifton and S. divisions of Devon, 10 miles (S. W. by W.) from Oakhampton. By a deed dated 1504, the parishioners were allowed on certain conditions to have a cemetery near their chapel, to avoid the difficulty they experienced from inundation, in conveying their dead to the burial ground at Mary-Stow.[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

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

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Thrushelton, Devon Genealogy Online Parish Records


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Non-Conformist Churches

Wesleyan Methodist

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 241316.

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

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Thrushelton on GENUKI


  1. Samuel A. Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 349-351. Date accessed: 05 November 2013.
  2. 'Devon Parish Marriages,' findmypast, accessed 8 January 2014.


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