Germansweek Devon Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Alternative names: Week St Germans

Parish church: St. Germanus

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1652
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1608

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

GERMANSWEEK, or Week-St. Germans, a parish in Okehampton district, Devon; on an affluent of the river Tamar, 7½ miles N of Coryton r. station, and 13 N by W of Tavistock. Post town, Bridestow, North Devon. Acres, 2,594. Real property, £1,355. Pop., 325. Houses, 57. The property is divided among a few. The living is a p. curacy, annexed to the p. curacy of Broadwood-widger, in the diocese of Exeter. The church is small and ancient; comprises chancel, N transept, and tower; and was recently in disrepair. There are chapels for Baptists and Bible Christians.

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 Germansweek, 1841-1891

Church records

England, Devon, Germansweek, bishop’s transcripts, 1608-1812 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Germansweek (Devon); Devon Record Office (Exeter)

England, Devon, Germansweek, parish registers, 1652-1992 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Germansweek (Devon); Devon Record Office (Exeter)

Germansweek baptisms 1813-1840 Author: Devon Family History Society

Germansweek burials 1813-1840 Author: Devon Family History Society

Germansweek marriage registers Author: Devon Family History Society

Deanery of Okehampton : an index of baptisms, marriages and burials Author: Devon Family History Society

History

Germansweek and its parish church : a history of the village of Germansweek and of the parish church of Saint German’s from the earliest times up to the present century, complete with architecural notes, extracts from old documentary sources (including the Domesday book) and Author: Fielding, Leslie

Taxation

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

Historical Newspapers

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: Okehampton
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Totnes
Diocese: Exeter
Rural Deanery: Tavistock
Poor Law Union: Okehampton
Hundred: Lifton
Province: Canterbury