Gittisham Devon Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1559
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1614

Nonconformists include:

  • Presbyterian
  • Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

GITTISHAM, a village and a parish in Honiton district, Devon. The village stands near the river Otter, and near the Salisbury and Exeter railway, 2 miles SW by W of Honiton; and has a post office under Honiton. The parish comprises 2,067 acres. Real property, £2,928. Pop., 355. Houses, 74. The manor belonged once to the Jocelines; passed to the Lomens, the Willingtons, the Beaumonts, and the Putts; and belongs now, with most of the parish, to Richard Marke, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £475. Patron, the Rev. G. R. Harding. The church is of the 14th century; consists of nave, chancel, and south aisle, with western embattled tower; and contains a Norman font, and several fine monuments to the Beaumonts and the Putts. There are charities about £180, and a free school.

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 Gittisham, 1841-1891

Church records

England, Devon, Gittisham, bishop’s transcripts, 1620-1812 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Gittisham (Devon); Devon Record Office (Exeter)

England, Devon, Gittisham, parish registers, 1559-1952 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Gittisham (Devon); Devon Record Office (Exeter)

Gittisham : baptisms 1813-1839 Author: Devon Family History Society

Gittisham burial registers, 1800-1837 Author: Devon Family History Society

Gittisham marriage registers Author: Devon Family History Society

Occupations

Gittisham apprentices register, 1803-1838 Author: Devon Family History Society

Taxation

Land tax assessment for Gittisham, 1781-1832 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: Honiton
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Exeter
Diocese: Exeter
Rural Deanery: Honiton
Poor Law Union: Honiton
Hundred: East Budleigh
Province: Canterbury