Colebrooke Devon Family History Guide

Colebrooke is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.

Other places in the parish include: Copplestone and Coleford.

Alternative names: Colebrook

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1558
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1610

Nonconformists include: Plymouth Brethren

Adjacent Parishes

  • Down St Mary
  • Clannaborough
  • Crediton
  • Bow
  • Hittisleigh

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

COLEBROOKE, a parish in Crediton district, Devon; on the North Devon railway, 2 miles SSE of Copplestone r. station, and 4 W by N of Crediton. It includes the villages of Copplestone and Coleford, and the post office of Copplestone, North Devon. Acres, 4,989. Real property, £5,471. Pop., 802. Houses, 182. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to A. Coryton, Esq. Coombe House is the seat of the family of Lillifant; and Paschoe House, a handsome new Tudor mansion, is the seat of the family of Hughs. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £200. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Exeter. The church is partly early English, partly perpendicular; and consists of nave, chancel, transept, and aisle. There were formerly five chapelries; and a beautiful archway gate of the one at Whelmstone still stands. Charities, £8.

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


County: Devon
Civil Registration District: Crediton
Probate Court: Court of the Peculiars of the Dean and Chapter of Exeter
Diocese: Exeter
Rural Deanery: Pre-1848 - None, Post-1847 - Cadbury
Poor Law Union: Crediton
Hundred: Crediton
Province: Canterbury