Dunsford Devon Family History Guide

Dunsford is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.

Other places in the parish include: Halstow and Fulford.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1594
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1614

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Dunchideock
  • Whitestone
  • Bridford
  • Kenn
  • Exminster
  • Doddiscombsleigh
  • Cheriton Bishop
  • Tedburn St Mary
  • Drewsteignton
  • Moretonhampstead
  • Holcombe Burnell
  • Ide
  • Alphington

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

DUNSFORD, a village and a parish in St. Thomas district, Devon. The village stands on the river Teign, 4 miles NE of Moreton-Hampstead r. station, and 7½ WSW of Exeter; and has a post office under Exeter. The parish comprises 5,948 acres. Real property, £5,217. Pop., 921. Houses, 164. The property is divided among a few. The Fulford estate here has belonged to the Fulford family since the time of Richard I.; and the manor-house on it, erected in the time of Elizabeth, was garrisoned for Charles I. by Col. Sir Francis Fulford, but surrendered to Sir Thomas Fairfax. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £297. Patron, B. Fulford, Esq. The church is excellent, with square turretted tower, the chancel mostly rebuilt in 1846; and contains some fine monuments of the Fulfords. There are a Wesleyan chapel, and charities £24.

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: St Thomas
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Exeter
Diocese: Exeter
Rural Deanery: Dunsford
Poor Law Union: St Thomas
Hundred: Wonford
Province: Canterbury