East Buckland Devon Family History Guide

East Buckland is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1684
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1597

Nonconformists include: Bible Christian Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • West Buckland
  • Filleigh
  • North Molton
  • South Molton
  • Stoke Rivers
  • Chittlehampton
  • Charles

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BUCKLAND (East), a parish in South Molton district, Devon; on an affluent of the river Taw, 5 miles NW by N of South Molton, and 7 NNE of Umberleigh r. station. Post Town, South Molton, North Devon. Acres, 1,385. Real property, £1,193. Pop., 151. Houses, 23. The manor belongs to Earl Fortescue. The living is a rectory, united with the rectory of Filleigh, in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £286. Patron, Earl Fortescue. The church is small and ancient, with a tower. There are a Wesleyan chapel, and charities £22.

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: South Molton
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Barnstaple
Diocese: Exeter
Rural Deanery: Barnstaple
Poor Law Union: South Molton
Hundred: Braunton
Province: Canterbury