Brixton Devon Family History Guide

Status: Ecclesiastical Parish

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1668
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1609

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Plympton St Maurice
  • Wembury
  • Yealmpton
  • Plymstock
  • Newton Ferrers
  • Plympton St Mary

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BRIXTON, a village and a parish in Plympton-St.-Mary district, Devon. The village stands near the river Yealm, 3 miles SSW of Plympton r. station, and 4½ ESE of Plymouth; and it has a post office under Plympton, and is a seat of petty sessions. Acres, 2,914 of land, and 85 of water. Real property, £5,402. Pop., 691. Houses, 139. The property is divided among a few. The manor was long held by a family of its own name; and belongs now to T. W. Parrott, Esq. Remains of a mansion of the time of Henry VII. are at Harestone. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £107. Patrons, the Dean and Canons of Windsor. The church is decorated English, with a lofty tower, and in good condition. Charities, £50.

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

Parish Records

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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)

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


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