East Worlington Devon Family History Guide

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

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1725
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1607

Nonconformists include: Bible Christian Methodist and Independent/Congregational.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Lapford
  • Woolfardisworthy East
  • West Worlington
  • Meshaw
  • Witheridge

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WORLINGTON (East), a parish in South Molton district, Devon; 5 miles NE of Lapford r. station, and 6 E of Chulmleigh. Post town, Morchard-Bishop, North Devon. Acres, 2,363. Real property, £1,561. Pop., 284. Houses, 51. The property is subdivided. Roman coins and urns have been found; and remains exist of a curious ancient cross. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £248. Patron, the Earl of Portsmouth. The church is ancient but good. There are a Bible Christian chapel and a national school.

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

Administration

County: Devon
Civil Registration District: South Molton
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Barnstaple
Diocese: Exeter
Rural Deanery: South Molton
Poor Law Union: South Molton
Hundred: Witheridge
Province: Canterbury