Abbots Bickington Devon Family History Guide

Abbots Bickington is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon. Bulkworthy is a chapelry of Abbots Bickington.

Alternative names: Abbots Bickington, Abbots Bickington with Bulkworthy, Abbotts Bickington, Little Bickington

Parish church: St James

Parish registers begin: 1717

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Abbots Bickington

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ABBOTS-BICKINGTON, a parish in Holsworthy district, Devon; on the river Torridge, 2 miles SW of Umberleigh r. station, and 7 NNE of Holsworthy. Post town, Torrington. Acres, 1,078. Real property, £584. Pop., 71. Houses, 13. A blue limestone, used for building, is quarried. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £93. Patrons, the trustees of Lord Rollo. The ancient church was a cell of the Abbey of Hartland. The present church is a small structure of channel, nave, two aisles, and low tower.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Abbots-Bickington, 6 miles N. Holsworthy. P. 75

Source: Leonard’s Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1840

Abbots-Bickington, or Bickington-Abbots, a parish in the hund. of Black Torrington, Devonshire; 9 miles south-west of Great Torrington. Living, a perpetual curacy in the archd. of Totness and dio. of Exeter; of the certified value of £14; gross income £96. Patron, in 1835, Lord Rolle. This was anciently a cell to Hartland abbey. Pop., in 1801, 68; in 1831, 77. Houses 13. Acres 1,510. A. P. £424. Poor rates, in 1837, £26. — A kind of blue-stone, used for building, and marble and limestone, are found here.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1840.

Parish Records

Ancestry – Census & Voter Lists Birth, Marriage & Death Military Immigration & Emigration Directories & Member Lists Court, Land, Wills & Financial

FamilySearch – Birth Marriage & Death Census Migration & Naturalization Military Probate & Court

FamilySearch Catalog

Census

Census returns for Abbots-Bickington, 1841-1891

Church records

Abbots Bickington baptisms, 1813-1840 Author: Devon Family History Society; Church of England. Parish Church of Abbots-Bickington (Devonshire)

Abbots Bickington marriage registers, 1770-1837 Author: Devon Family History Society

Abbots-Bickington, Devon parish registers, 1716-1837; bishop’s transcripts, 1615-1812, 1615-1837 Author: Ormiston, Thomas Lane; Dredge, John Ingle; Church of England. Parish Church of Abbots-Bickington (Devonshire)

England, Devon, Abbots Bickington, bishop’s transcripts, 1614-1832 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Abbots-Bickington (Devonshire); Devon Record Office (Exeter)

England, Devon, Abbots-Bickington, parish registers, 1717-1917 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Abbots-Bickington (Devonshire); Devon Record Office (Exeter)

Indexes

Parish register printouts of Abbots-Bickington, Devon, England ; christenings, 1615-1836 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Abbots-Bickington, Devon, England ; marriages, 1615-1833 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Taxation

Land tax assessment for Abbots-Bickington, 1780-1832 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Devonshire)

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Historical Newspapers

Western Morning News

Western Times

Exeter and Plymouth Gazette

North Devon Journal

Express and Echo

Administration

  • County: Devon
  • Civil Registration District: Holsworthy
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Totnes
  • Diocese: Exeter
  • Rural Deanery: Holsworthy
  • Poor Law Union: Holsworthy
  • Hundred: Black Torrington
  • Province: Canterbury

Further Reading

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