Cornworthy Devon Family History Guide

Cornworthy is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.

Other places in the parish include: Tuckenhay, Allaleigh, and East Cornworthy.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1562
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1602

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational, Protestant Dissenters, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Harberton
  • Ashprington
  • Dittisham
  • Halwell
  • Stoke Gabriel
  • Blackawton

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CORNWORTHY, a parish in Totnes district, Devon; on the river Dart, 4 miles SSE of Totnes r. station. It contains the hamlets of Allaleigh and East Cornworthy; and its post town is Totnes. Acres, 2,721; of which 240 are water. Real property, with Ashprington, £7,768. Pop., 479. Houses, 104. The property is much sub-divided. An Augustinian nunnery was founded, on the farm of Court-Prior, by the ancestors of the Edgcombes; and some remains of it exist. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £210. Patrons, the Trustees of the late Rev. W. K. Sweetland. The church is a fine ancient edifice, with a square tower; and has an ancient carved oak screen, and a very fine monument of Sir T. Harris, of the year 1610. There are a Wesleyan chapel, and charities £46.

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