Exbourne Devon Family History Guide

Exbourne is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1755
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1608

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Hatherleigh
  • Sampford Courtenay
  • Honeychurch
  • Jacobstowe
  • Monkokehampton
  • Broadwoodkelly

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

EXBOURNE, a village and a parish in Okehampton district, Devon. The village stands near the river Okement, 4½ miles E by S of Hatherleigh, and 4 W of North Tawton r. station; and has a post office, of the name of Exbourne, North Devon, and a fair on the third Monday of April. The parish comprises 2,121 acres. Real property, £2,891. Pop., 459. Houses, 97. The property is subdivided. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £261. Patron, the Rev. Dr. Brailsford. The church is old but good; and consists of nave, chancel, and aisles, with square tower.

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: Okehampton
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Totnes
Diocese: Exeter
Rural Deanery: Okehampton
Poor Law Union: Okehampton
Hundred: Black Torrington
Province: Canterbury