Harford, Devon Family History Guide

Harford is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.

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Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1724
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1613

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HARFORD, a parish in Plympton-St. Mary district, Devon; on the river Erme, 2½ miles N of Ivy-Bridge r. station, and 5¾ N by W of Modbury. Post-town, Ivybridge. Acres, 2,050. Real property, £1,936. pop., 158. Houses, 25. The property is subdivided. The scenery along the Erme is romantic. Nearly one-fourth of the land is moor. There is a large paper factory; and the proprietor of it built a large mansion in the parish in 1865. Another mansion was recently built by W. Matthews, Esq. A Druidical circle, with a kistvaen in the centre, is on a hill near the church. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £210. Patron, Lady Rogers. The church is ancient but good; consists of nave, chancel, and S aisle, with a tower; and contains two fine brasses, one of them of Speaker Williams, who died in 1565. The church-yard contains an old granite monument resembling a cromlech. There is a chapel of ease, which was formerly an Independent chapel.

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 Harford, 1841-1891

Church Records

City of Plymouth marriage index : index of brides and grooms taken from the post 1837 Plymouth Church of England marriage registers held in the Plymouth & West Devon Record Office in partnership with the Devon Family History Society Author: Plymouth and West Devon Record Office; Devon Family History Society

England, Devon, Harford, bishop’s transcripts, 1613-1812 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Harford (Devonshire); Devon Record Office (Exeter)

England, Devon, Harford, parish registers, 1695-1986 Author: Plymouth and West Devon Record Office

England, Devon, Ivy-Bridge, parish registers, 1835-1950 Author: Plymouth and West Devon Record Office

Harford : baptisms 1813-1839 Author: Devon Family History Society

Harford marriage registers Author: Devon Family History Society

Ivybridge burials, 1836-1840 Author: Devon Family History Society; Church of England. Chapelry of Ivy-Bridge (Devonshire)

Parish register transcripts, 1728-1854 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Harford (Devonshire)

The Deanery of Plympton Author: Devon Family History Society

Court records

Land tax assessment for Harford, 1780-1832 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Devonshire)

Land and property

England, Devon, Ermington, Harford and Ivybridge, inland revenue valuation book, 1910 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Devonshire); Plymouth and West Devon Record Office

England, Devon, Hartford, land tax assessments, 1886-1946 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Devonshire); Plymouth and West Devon Record Office

Ilsington charities, part I : parish lands Author: Ransom, Bill

Taxation

England, Devon, Ermington, Harford and Ivybridge, inland revenue valuation book, 1910 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Devonshire); Plymouth and West Devon Record Office

England, Devon, Hartford, land tax assessments, 1886-1946 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Devonshire); Plymouth and West Devon Record Office

Land tax assessment for Harford, 1780-1832 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Devonshire)

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

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