Broadwoodwidger Devon Family History Guide

Broadwoodwidger is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.

Alternative names: Broadwood Widger

Other places in the parish include: Broadwood.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1654
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1606

Nonconformists include: Bible Christian Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist. 

Adjacent Parishes

  • Werrington
  • Halwill
  • St Giles on the Heath
  • Bratton Clovelly
  • Germansweek
  • Lifton
  • Thrushelton
  • Virginstow
  • Stowford
  • Ashwater

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BROADWOOD-WIDGER, a village, a parish, and a subdistrict, in the district of Holsworthy, Devon. The village stands on the acclivity of a hill, 6 miles NE by E of Launceston r. station, and 11 NNW of Tavistock. The parish comprises 8,780 acres; and its Post Town is Launceston. Real property, £4,343. Pop., 845. Houses, 156. The property is divided among a few. About 1,500 acres are open moorland. The living is a vicarage, united with the p. curacy of Week-St. Germans, in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £148. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Bristol. The church is an old edifice, much dilapidated; and there are chapels for Wesleyans and Bible Christians.-The subdistrict contains four parishes, and part of another. Acres, 22,487. Pop. in 1851, 2,461. Houses, 438.

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

Parish Records

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Birth Marriage and Death Records

England, Devon Bishop's Transcripts, 1558-1887

England, Devon and Cornwall Marriages, 1660-1912

England, Devon, Parish Registers, 1538-1912


England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991

England Marriages, 1538–1973 

England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008

England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007

England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005

England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977


Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988

Great Britain Marriages, 1797-1988

Great Britain, Births and Baptisms, 1571-1977

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Grave Indexes

BillionGraves Index

Find A Grave Index

Migration and Naturalisation Records

Migration Records at FamilySearch

Newspaper Archives

British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices

British Newspaper Archives, Obituaries

Census Records

England and Wales Census, 1841

England and Wales Census, 1851

England and Wales Census, 1861

England and Wales Census, 1871

England and Wales Census, 1881

England and Wales Census, 1891

England and Wales Census, 1901

England and Wales National Register, 1939

Probate and Court Records

England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957

Military Records

Great Britain, War Office Registers, 1772-1935

United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners' Service Records, 1760-1913

United Kingdom, Merchant Navy Seamen Records, 1835-1941

United Kingdom, Militia Service Records, 1806-1915

United Kingdom, Royal Hospital Chelsea: Discharge Documents of Pensioners 1760-1887 (WO 122)

United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920

United Kingdom, World War I Women's Army Auxiliary Corps Records, 1917-1920


Vision of Britain historical maps


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