Stoke Damerel, Devon Genealogy

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Parish History

STOKE-DAMERALL, a parish, in the hundred of Roborough, Roborough and S. divisions of Devon; adjoining the borough of Plymouth. This parish, which includes Devonport and Morice-Town, is one of the most extensive in the county. Among the important public structures in the parish are, the immense reservoir of the Devonport Water Company, which supplies the government establishments and the neighbourhood in general; the military hospital, a spacious edifice of grey marble, erected in 1797, on the west side of Stonehouse Creek, comprising four large square buildings, of similar size and form, connected by a piazza of forty-one arches; and the Blockhouse, occupying an eminence north of the village, surrounded by a fosse and drawbridge, and commanding a most magnificent prospect. The church is a mean but spacious edifice, with a low tower. A second church has been erected, dedicated to St. Michael, which is in the gift of the Rector; and other churches are noticed under the head of Devonport.[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

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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 241334.

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.

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Web sites

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  1. Lewis,Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 217-220.