Alphington Devon Family History Guide

Alphington is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1603

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Parishes adjacent to Alphington

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ALPHINGTON, a village, a parish, and a subdistrict, in the district of St. Thomas, Devon. The village stands near the South Devon railway and the river Exe, 1¾ mile S of Exeter; and has a post office under Exeter, and fairs on the Wednesday after 20 June and after 29 Sept. It was one of the headquarters of Fairfax’s army, in 1646. at the blockading of Exeter. The parish comprises 2,471 acres. Real property, £8,598. Pop., 1,250 Houses, 270. The property is divided among a few. The manor was acquired, in the reign of Richard II., by the family of the Earl of Devon; and the greater part of it continues still in their possession. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £987. Patron, the Rev. F. A. Savile. The church contains a Norman font with interlaced arches, scroll ornaments, and grotesque figures over the arches; has a red turretted tower in perpendicular English; and, excepting the south wall, is in good condition. Charities £29, and some poors’ cottages. The subdistrict comprises seven entire parishes and parts of two others. Acres 17,470. Pop., 4,097. Houses, 841.

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

Alphington, 1 m. S. Exeter. P. 1286

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

Parish Records

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

FamilySearch Catalog

Census

Census returns for Alphington, 1841-1891

Church records

Alphington baptisms 1813-1826 Author: Devon Family History Society

Alphington burial registers, 1813-1837 Author: Devon Family History Society

Alphington marriage registers, 1813-1837 Author: Devon Family History Society

England, Devon, Alphington, bishop’s transcripts, 1606-1862 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Alphington (Devonshire); Devon Record Office (Exeter)

England, Devon, Alphington, parish registers, 1603-2005 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Alphington (Devonshire); Devon Record Office (Exeter)

Parish registers for Alphington, 1603-1837 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Alphington (Devonshire)

Indexes

Parish register printouts of Alphington, Devon, England ; christenings, 1603-1837 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Alphington, Devon, England ; marriages, 1603-1837 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Military History

Alphington war dead : in two world wars Author: Palfrey, Vi

Taxation

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

Historical Newspapers

Western Morning News

Western Times

Exeter and Plymouth Gazette

Exeter and Plymouth Gazette Daily Telegrams

Exeter Flying Post

Exmouth Journal

Express and Echo

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

  • County: Devon
  • Civil Registration District: St Thomas
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Exeter
  • Diocese: Exeter
  • Rural Deanery: Kenn
  • Poor Law Union: St Thomas
  • Hundred: Wonford
  • Province: Canterbury