Combe Raleigh Devon Family History Guide

Combe Raleigh is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.

Alternative names: Combe Rawleigh, Combrawleigh

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1653
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1608

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Luppitt
  • Dunkeswell
  • Awliscombe
  • Buckerell
  • Honiton

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

COMBRAWLEIGH, or Combe-Rawleigh, a parish in Honiton district, Devon; in the Otter valley, near the Yeovil and Exeter railway, 1½ mile NN W of Honiton. Post town, Honiton. Acres, 1,747. Real property, £2,485. Pop., 299. Houses, 59. The manor belonged formerly to the families of Bawton and Matthew; and belongs now to the family of Bernard. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £272. Patron, E. S. Drewe, Esq. The church is of the 15th century; consists of nave, chancel, north and south aisles, with western embattled tower; and has a handsome western memorial window. The churchyard contains the tomb of John Sheldon, professor of anatomy in the royal academy.

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: Honiton
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Exeter
Diocese: Exeter
Rural Deanery: Dunkeswell
Poor Law Union: Honiton
Hundred: Axminster
Province: Canterbury