Harberton, Devon Family History Guide

Harberton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.

Other places in the parish include: Harbertonford, Luscombe, Little Englebourne, West Leigh, Great Englebourne, East Leigh, and Belsford.

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1624
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1597

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Plymouth Brethren, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HARBERTON, a village, a parish, and a sub-district in Totnes district, Devon. The village stands between the rivers Harburn and Dart, 2 miles SW of Totnes r. station; and has a post-office designated Harberton, Devon. The parish contains also the hamlets of Harbertonford, Luscombe, Belsford, East Leigh, West Leigh, Little Englebourne, and Great Englebourne. Acres, 5,755. Real property, £9,156. Pop., 1,221. Houses, 270. The property is much divided. The manor belonged to the Valletorts, but was afterwards dismembered. There is a large edge tool manufactory. There was also a woollen factory; but a number of years ago it was converted into a corn mill. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, 535. Patrons, the Dean and Chapter of Exeter. The church is later English, and one of the most interesting in Devon; consists of nave, aisles, and chancel; and contains a handsome carved oak screen, and a richly carved stone pulpit. The vicarage of Harbertonford is a separate benefice. There are two national schools, and charities £65.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog

Census

Census returns for Harberton, 1841-1891

Church Records

England, Devon, Harberton, bishop’s transcripts, 1597-1812 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Harberton (Devonshire); Devon Record Office (Exeter)

England, Devon, Harberton, parish registers, 1624-1975 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Harberton (Devonshire); Devon Record Office (Exeter)

England, Devon, Harbertonford, parish registers, 1866-1955 Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Harbertonford (Devonshire); Devon Record Office (Exeter)

Harberton baptisms 1813-1839 Author: Devon Family History Society

Harberton burial registers, 1813-1837 Author: Devon Family History Society

Harberton marriage registers, 1813-1837 Author: Devon Family History Society

Parish register transcripts, 1675-1778 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Harberton (Devonshire)

The deanery of Totnes Author: Devon Family History Society

Court records

Land tax assessment for Harberton, 1747-1832 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Devonshire)

Taxation

Land tax assessment for Harberton, 1747-1832 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Devonshire)

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

  • County: Devon
  • Civil Registration District: Totnes
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Totnes
  • Diocese: Exeter
  • Rural Deanery: Totnes
  • Poor Law Union: Totnes
  • Hundred: Coleridge
  • Province: Canterbury