Alwington, Devon Family History Guide

Alwington is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.

Other places in the parish include: Ford, Woodtown, and Fairy Cross.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1549

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Alwington

Historical Descriptions

Alwington

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ALWINGTON, a parish in Bideford district, Devon; on the river Yeo, 4 miles SW by W of Bideford r. station. It contains the hamlets of Fairy-Cross, Ford, and Wood town; and its Post Town is Bideford. Acres, 2,655. Real property, £1,802. Pop., 359. Houses, 74. The Coffin family have held the manor since the Conquest, and have a handsome residence on it called Portledge. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £243. Patron, J. R. P. Coffin, Esq. The church is a very ancient pile, with lofty pinnacled tower; and contains several monuments. Remains of an ancient chapel occur at Yeo vale; and there is a small Wesleyan chapel at Ford. Charities, £16.

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

Alwington, 3 miles S.W. Bideford. P. 392

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

Fairy Cross

Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Fairy Cross, a hamlet in Alwington parish, Devon; 3¼ miles SW of Bideford.

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

Parish Records

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

FamilySearch Catalog

Census

Census returns for Alwington, 1841-1891

Church records

Alwington baptisms 1813-1840 Author: Devon Family History Society

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

The deanery of Hartland Author: Devon Family History Society

England, Devon, Alwington, bishop’s transcripts, 1597-1843 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Alwington (Devonshire); Devon Record Office (Exeter)

England, Devon, Alwington, parish registers, 1549-1970 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Alwington (Devonshire); Devon Record Office (Exeter)

Parish register transcripts, 1550-1812 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Alwington (Devonshire)

Indexes

Parish register printouts of Alwington, Devon, England ; christenings, 1550-1812 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Alwington, Devon, England ; marriages, 1554-1812 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Taxation

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

Historical Newspapers

Barnstaple Times and North Devon News

Western Morning News

Western Times

Exeter and Plymouth Gazette

North Devon Journal

Express and Echo

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

  • County: Devon
  • Civil Registration District: Bideford
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Barnstaple
  • Diocese: Exeter
  • Rural Deanery: Hartland
  • Poor Law Union: Bideford
  • Hundred: Shebbear
  • Province: Canterbury