Churston Ferrers, Devon Genealogy

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Parish History

CHURSTON-FERRERS, a parish, in the union of Totnes, hundred of Haytor, Paignton and S. divisions of Devon, 1½ mile (N. W.) from Brixham.[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

  • 1589-1653 - Banks, Charles Edward. "The Parish Registers of Churston Ferrers, Co. Devon, England," The New York Genealogical and Biographical Records, Marriages 1590-1653: Vol. 63, No. 3 (Jul. 1932):259-268; Baptisms 1589-1609: Vol. 63, No. 4 (Oct. 1932):351-358; Baptisms 1610-1634: Vol. 64, No. 1 (Jan. 1933):46-53; Baptisms 1634-1650: Vol. 64, No. 3 (Jul. 1933):298-303; Burials 1590-1615, Baptisms 1651-1653: Vol. 64, No. 4 (Oct. 1933):396-403; Burials 1615-1635: Vol. 65, No. 1 (Jan. 1934):82-87; Burials 1636-1653: Vol. 65, No. 2 (Apr. 1934):182-187. Digital version at New York Family History ($); FHL Book 974.7 B2n v. 63-65. Baptisms 1589-1653, marriages 1590-1653, burials 1590-1653.

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist 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 241314.

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


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 612-616.Date accessed: 19 June 2013.