Chivelstone Devon Family History Guide

Chivelstone is a chapelry of Stokenham Ancient Parish in Devon.

Status: Chapelry

Other places included in the parish: Allington, East Prawle, Ford, Prawle

Parish church: St. Sylvester

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Nonconformists include: Bible Christian Methodist, Independent/Congregational, Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CHIVELSTONE, a village and a parish in Kingsbridge district, Devon. The village stands near Start bay, 5¼ miles SE of Kingsbridge, and 14 S of Brent r. station; and has a post office under Kingsbridge. The parish includes also the hamlets of Ford, Allington, and Prawle; and extends southward to the sea, between Start and Prawle points. Acres, 2,806; of which 110 are water. Real property, with South Poole and East Portlemouth, £8,096. Pop., 523. Houses, 112. The manor belongs to T. Newman, Esq.; but most of the property to N. Pitts, Esq. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the vicarage of Stokenham, in the diocese of Exeter. The church stands conspicuously on a hill; is ancient; was not long ago repaired; and contains a carved screen, and a pulpit formed out of one block of wood. There is a small Independent chapel at Ford.

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

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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: Kingsbridge
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Totnes
Diocese: Exeter
Rural Deanery: Woodleigh
Poor Law Union: Kingsbridge
Hundred: Coleridge
Province: Canterbury