Egg Buckland Devon Family History Guide

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

Other places in the parish include: Knackers Knowle, Knackersknowle, and Crabtree.

Alternative names: Eggbuckland, Plymouth St Edward

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1652
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1611

Nonconformists include: Plymouth Brethren and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Shaugh Prior
  • Bickleigh
  • St Budeaux
  • Pennycross
  • Compton Gifford
  • Tamerton Foliot
  • Laira Green
  • Plympton St Mary

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

EGG-BUCKLAND, or Buckland-Egg, a parish in Plympton-St. Mary district, Devon; on the Dartmoor railway, adjacent to the Tavistock railway, and near the river Plym, 3 miles NNE of Plymonth. It contains Crabtree hamlet, and part of Knackers-Knowle village; and its post town is Knackers-Knowle, Devon. Acres, with Laira-Green, 3,304; of which 100 are water. Real property, £8,933; of which £68 are in quarries, and £36 in railways. Pop., 1,348. Houses, 272. The property is much subdivided. Widey Court here was the head-quarters of Prince Maurice during his siege of Plymouth, and was visited by the king. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £474. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is ancient: consists of nave, south aisle, and chancel, with a tower; and is in fair condition. Charities, £28.

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: Plympton St Mary
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Totnes
Diocese: Exeter
Rural Deanery: Post-1847 - Plympton, Pre-1848 - Tamerton
Poor Law Union: Plympton St Mary
Hundred: Roborough
Province: Canterbury