Cookbury Devon Family History Guide

Cookbury is a chapelry of Milton Damerel Ancient Parish in Devon.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1746
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1609

Nonconformists include: Bible Christian Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Hollacombe
  • Thornbury
  • Bradford
  • Holsworthy
  • Ashwater
  • Black Torrington

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

COOKBURY, a parish in Holsworthy district, Devon; 4 miles ENE of Holsworthy, and 14 S by W of Bideford r. station. Post-town, Holsworthy, North Devon. Acres, 2,710. Real property, £1,135. Pop., 249. Houses, 50. The property is divided among a few. The living is a vicarage, annexed to the rectory of Milton-Damerell, in the diocese of Exeter. The church is early English, and not good.

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: Holsworthy
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Totnes
Diocese: Exeter
Rural Deanery: Holsworthy
Poor Law Union: Holsworthy
Hundred: Black Torrington
Province: Canterbury