Venn Ottery, Devon Genealogy

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

Venn Ottery, Devon
Type Chapelry
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred East Budleigh
County Devon
Poor Law Union Honiton
Registration District Honiton
Records begin
Parish registers: 1587; For more records see Harpford
Bishop's Transcripts: 1606
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

VENN-OTTERY (St. Gregory), a parish, in the union of Honiton, hundred of East Budleigh, Woodbury and S. divisions of Devon, 3¼ miles (S. W. by S.) from Ottery St. Mary. The parish is situated on the right bank of the river Otter, and is divided from the parishes of Aylesbear and Rockbear. [1]

Also spelled Fen Ottery.


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

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

FMP = Devon Parish Records (findmypast) - (£)[2]
IARC = Internet Archive - free[3]
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[4]
Venn Ottery, Devon Genealogy Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
FMP 1596-1912 1596-1912

IARC 1596-1680
IGI 1596-1837

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.


Venn Ottery on GENUKI


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 428-429. Date accessed: 05 November 2013.
  2. 'Devon Parish Records Coverage,' Findmypast, accessed 15 November 2014.
  3. F.B. Dickinson, 'The Early Register of the Parish of Fen Ottery, 1596-1680,' in Report and Transactions of the Devonshire Association, Vol. 33 (1901):336-362. Digitised by Internet Archive - free.
  4. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Devon, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 12 February 2014.