Bridford Devon Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Alternative names: Bridgeford

Parish church: St. Thomas à Becket

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1538
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1609

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Lustleigh
  • Dunsford
  • Christow
  • Doddiscombsleigh
  • Moretonhampstead

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BRIDFORD, or Bridgeford, a parish in St. Thomas district, Devon; on the river Teign, 4 miles E by N of Moreton-Hampstead r. station, and 9 SW of Exeter. Post Town, Moreton-Hampstead, under Exeter. Acres, 4,114 Real property, £2,946. Pop., 576. Houses, 112. Lead mines were not long ago worked, but have been relinquished. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £305. Patron, Sir L. V. Palk, Bart. The church is a small old structure, with turreted tower; and has a fine screen.

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 - free

England, Devon, Parish Registers, 1538-1912 (FamilySearch) - free

England, Devon Bishop's Transcripts, 1558-1887 (FamilySearch) - free

England, Devon and Cornwall Marriages, 1660-1912 (FamilySearch) - free

Devon Baptisms, Marriages, Burials (FindMyPast)

Devon Banns (FindMyPast)

England, Boyd's Marriage Indexes, 1538-1850 (FindMyPast) - free


Vision of Britain historical maps


County: Devon
Civil Registration District: St Thomas
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Exeter
Diocese: Exeter
Rural Deanery: Dunsford
Poor Law Union: St Thomas
Hundred: Wonford
Province: Canterbury