Beaworthy Devon Family History Guide

Beaworthy is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.

Other places in the parish include: Madworthy.

Parish church: All Saints

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1758
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1602

Nonconformists include:

  • Bible Christian Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Halwill
  • Ashbury
  • Bratton Clovelly
  • Sourton
  • Northlew
  • Black Torrington

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BEAWORTHY, or a Beworthy, a parish in Okehampton district, Devon; 6 miles SW of Hatherleigh, and 9 W of Okehampton r. station. Post Town, North Lew under Exbourne, North Devon. Acres, 3,806. Real property, £1,122. Pop., 298. Houses, 52. The land is hilly and boggy. The manor belongs to the representatives of the late Sir W. Molesworth. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £143. Patron, Edwin Force, Esq. The church is a neat small edifice, with a low square tower. There is a chapel for Bible Christians.

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

Parish Records

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Abstracts of the Existing Transcripts of the Lost Parish-registers of Devon -


Census & Electoral Rolls

Birth, Marriage & Death, including Parish


Wills & Probate

Immigration & Travel

Schools, Directories & Church Histories

Pallot's Marriage Index, 1780-1837

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

England, Devon, Parish Registers, 1538-1912

England, Devon Bishop's Transcripts, 1558-1887

England, Devon and Cornwall Marriages, 1660-1912

International Genealogical Index

FamilySearch Catalog - Online Records


Birth, marriage, death & parish records

Boyd’s Marriage Indexes, 1538-1850

Census, land & surveys

Directories & social history

Education & Work

Military, armed forces & conflict

Newspapers & periodicals

Devon Newspapers from  British Newspaper Archive

Fully searchable historical newspapers for the Devon area available at British Newspaper Archive.

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Western Times

Exeter and Plymouth Gazette

Express and Echo

Torbay Express and South Devon Echo

Torquay Directory and South Devon Journal

Torquay Times, and South Devon Advertiser


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