Buckland Brewer Devon Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. Mary and St. Benedict

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1603
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1602

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Bible Christian Methodist, Wesleyan Methodist, Arminians

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BUCKLAND-BREWER, a village and a parish in Bideford district, Devon. The village stands 3 miles from the coast, and 4½ SSW of Bideford r. station; and has a post office under Bideford. It was formerly a market town; and it still has fairs on Whit-Tuesday and 2 Nov. The parish contains also the hamlets of Tythacott, Bilsford, and Galsworthy. Acres, 6,157. Real property, £4,056. Pop., 922. Houses, 178. The property is divided among three. The manor belonged, in the time of Henry III., to the Brewers; and belongs now to the Rolle family. The living is a vicarage, united with the p. curacies of East Putford and Bulkworthy, in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £244. Patron, the Crown. The church is large and ancient; has a Norman door and a lofty tower; and contains many ancient monuments. There are chapels for Baptists and 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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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

Maps

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Administration

County: Devon
Civil Registration District: Bideford
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Barnstaple
Diocese: Exeter
Rural Deanery: Hartland
Poor Law Union: Bideford
Hundred: Shebbear
Province: Canterbury