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 – Archive.org

Ancestry

Census & Electoral Rolls

Birth, Marriage & Death, including Parish

Military

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

Census

Census returns for Beaworthy, 1841-1891

Church Records

Beaworthy baptisms 1813-1840 Author: Devon Family History Society

Beaworthy burial registers, 1760-1812 Author: Devon Family History Society

Beaworthy marriage registers Author: Devon Family History Society

England, Devon, Beaworthy, bishop’s transcripts, 1602-1844 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Beaworthy (Devonshire); Devon Record Office (Exeter)

England, Devon, Beaworthy, parish registers, 1758-2002 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Beaworthy (Devonshire); Devon Record Office (Exeter)

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

Taxation

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

Findmypast

Birth, marriage, death & parish records

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.

Western Morning News

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

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: Okehampton
Poor Law Union: Okehampton
Hundred: Black Torrington
Province: Canterbury