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TOPSHAM (St. Margaret), a market-town and '''parish''', in the uinion of St. Thomas, hundred of Wonford, Wonford and S. divisions of Devon, 3½ miles (S. E.) from Exeter, and 170 (W. S. W.) from London. The church was nearly rebuilt in 1794, and was enlarged in 1827 and 1832; it contains some good monuments by Chantrey. A '''district church''', built by subscription, was consecrated in 1838. There are places of worship for '''Independents''', '''Wesleyans''', and '''Unitarians'''. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 372-377. http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51349
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TOPSHAM (St. Margaret), a market-town and '''parish''', in the uinion of St. Thomas, hundred of Wonford, Wonford and S. divisions of Devon, 3½ miles (S. E.) from Exeter, and 170 (W. S. W.) from London. The church was nearly rebuilt in 1794, and was enlarged in 1827 and 1832; it contains some good monuments by Chantrey. A '''district church''', built by subscription, was consecrated in 1838. There are places of worship for '''Independents''', '''Wesleyans''', and '''Unitarians'''.<ref>Lewis, Samuel A., ''[http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=51349 A Topographical Dictionary of England]'' (1848), pp. 372-377.</ref>
  
 
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Parish History

TOPSHAM (St. Margaret), a market-town and parish, in the uinion of St. Thomas, hundred of Wonford, Wonford and S. divisions of Devon, 3½ miles (S. E.) from Exeter, and 170 (W. S. W.) from London. The church was nearly rebuilt in 1794, and was enlarged in 1827 and 1832; it contains some good monuments by Chantrey. A district church, built by subscription, was consecrated in 1838. There are places of worship for Independents, Wesleyans, and Unitarians.[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

Online Topsham, Devon Parish Register Images and Indexes
 
Baptisms
Marriages
Burials
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Indexes 1790-1837 Ancestry[2]

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection

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.

Maps and Gazetteers

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

Web sites

References

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 372-377.
  2. Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes (n.p.: n.p., n.d.). FHL British Book 942 V25pm


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 372-377.
  2. Pallot's Marriage and Birth Indexes, Guide to Parishes (n.p.: n.p., n.d.). FHL British Book 942 V25pm