East Ogwell Devon Family History Guide

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

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1674
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1608

Nonconformists include: Presbyterian and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Torbryan
  • Abbotskerswell
  • Bickington
  • Wolborough
  • West Ogwell
  • Denbury
  • Highweek
  • Ilsington

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

OGWELL (East), a parish, with a village, in Newton-Abbot district, Devon; on an affluent of the river Teign, 1½ mile S W of Newton-Abbot r. station. Post-town, Newton-Abbot. Acres, 1,249. Real property, £2,155; of which £12 are in quarries. Pop., 275. Houses, 83. The property is divided among a few. The scenery is very fine, and draws many parties and ramblers, during summer, to admire its beauties; and the surface includes several lofty hills, commanding brilliant views. A quarry of fine madrepore is in the W hill. The living is a rectory, united with West Ogwell, in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £307. Patron, P. G. Taylor, Esq. The church is old but good; consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with a tower; and contains an old oak screen, and a large monument to the Reynell family. There is an endowed school with £10 a year.

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: Newton Abbot
Probate Court: Pre-1848 - Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Exeter, Post-1847 - Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Totnes
Diocese: Exeter
Rural Deanery: Pre-1848 - Kenn, Post-1847 - Ipplepen
Poor Law Union: Newton Abbot
Hundred: Wonford
Province: Canterbury