Cornwood Devon Family History Guide

Cornwood is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.

Other places in the parish include: Lutton.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1669
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1610

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CORNWOOD, a village and a parish in Plympton-St. Mary district, Devon. The village is commonly called Cross; stands on the river Yealm, close to the borders of Dartmoor, 1½ mile N of the South Devon railway, and 9½ ENE of Plymouth; and has a post office under Ivy-Bridge, a station of the name of Cornwood Road, on the railway, and fairs on the first Monday of May and the fourth Monday of Sept. The parish includes also the hamlet of Lutton, several other small hamlets, and part of the chapelry of Ivy-Bridge. Acres, 10,680. Real property, £5,730. Pop., 1,087. Houses, 201. The property is divided among a few. Delamore House, the seat of the late W. M. Praed, Esq., commands extensive views; Slade, the seat of the Podes, is an interesting ancient mansion; Blatchford, the seat of Lady Rodgers, is an elegant edifice, with some valuable paintings; and Fardell, a very old farm-house, was the occasional residence of Sir Walter Raleigh. About 8,000 acres of the parish are common and moor. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £405. Patron, the Bishop of Exeter. The church is chiefly perpendicular English, partly much older; and is in tolerable condition. The p. curacy of Ivy-Bridge is a separate benefice. Charities, £68.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Parish Records


England, Devon Bishop's Transcripts, 1558-1887

England, Devon and Cornwall Marriages, 1660-1912

England, Devon, Parish Registers, 1538-1912

England, Devon, Plymouth Prison Records, 1821-1919

Exeter Marriage Licenses 1523-1631

Exeter Burial Records

Devon Cemetery Photos

South Hams Memorial Inscriptions

Appledore Burials 1844-1970

Devon Calendars of Prisoners

Devon Convicts Transported to Australia 1782-1821

Records for England

Births and Baptism Records

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

Great Britain, Births and Baptisms, 1571-1977

England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Marriage Records

England Marriages, 1538–1973

Great Britain Marriages, 1797-1988

England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Death Records

England Death Records, 1998-2015

England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991

Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988

England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957

England and Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1640-1660

Non-Conformist Records

England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977


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 Census, 1911


United Kingdom, Merchant Navy Seamen Records, 1835-1941

War and Conflict

Great Britain, War Office Registers, 1772-1935

United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners' Service Records, 1760-1913

United Kingdom, Royal Hospital Chelsea: Discharge Documents of Pensioners 1760-1887 (WO 122)

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

United Kingdom, Militia Service Records, 1806-1915

United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920

United Kingdom, World War I Women's Army Auxiliary Corps Records, 1917-1920

Newspaper Archives

British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices

British Newspaper Archives, Obituaries


County: Devon
Civil Registration District: Plympton St Mary
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Totnes
Diocese: Exeter
Rural Deanery: Plympton
Poor Law Union: Plympton St Mary
Hundred: Ermington
Province: Canterbury