South Tawton with South Zeal, Devon Genealogy
ZEAL, SOUTH, a chapelry, in the parish of South Tawton, union of Oakhampton, hundred of Wonford, Crockernwell and S. divisions of Devon, 4½ miles (E. S. E.) from Oakhampton. This is a decayed borough and market-town: the market has been long disused, but there is a fair for cattle on the Tuesday following the martyrdom of Thomas à Becket. The chapel, dedicated to St. Mary, is now a school-house. ...also... ZEAL-MONACHORUM (St. Peter), a parish, in the union of Crediton, hundred of North Tawton, South Molton and N. divisions of Devon, 8 miles (W. by N.) from Crediton
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.
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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.
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.
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- Lewis,Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 742.