Harford, Devon Family History Guide

Harford is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.

Alternative names:

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)

Devon

England, Devon Bishop’s Transcripts, 1558-1887

England, Devon and Cornwall Marriages, 1660-1912

England, Devon, Parish Registers, 1538-1912

England, Devon, Plymouth Prison Records, 1821-1919

Exeter Marriage Licenses 1523-1631

Exeter Burial Records

Devon Cemetery Photos

South Hams Memorial Inscriptions

Appledore Burials 1844-1970

Devon Calendars of Prisoners

Devon Convicts Transported to Australia 1782-1821

Records for England

Births and Baptism Records

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

Great Britain, Births and Baptisms, 1571-1977

England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Marriage Records

England Marriages, 1538–1973

Great Britain Marriages, 1797-1988

England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Death Records

England Death Records, 1998-2015

England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991

Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988

England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957

England and Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1640-1660

Non-Conformist Records

England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977

Census

England and Wales Census, 1841

England and Wales Census, 1851

England and Wales Census, 1861

England and Wales Census, 1871

England and Wales Census, 1881

England and Wales Census, 1891

England and Wales Census, 1901

England and Wales Census, 1911

Occupations

United Kingdom, Merchant Navy Seamen Records, 1835-1941

War and Conflict

Great Britain, War Office Registers, 1772-1935

United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners’ Service Records, 1760-1913

United Kingdom, Royal Hospital Chelsea: Discharge Documents of Pensioners 1760-1887 (WO 122)

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

United Kingdom, Militia Service Records, 1806-1915

United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920

United Kingdom, World War I Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps Records, 1917-1920

Newspaper Archives

British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices

British Newspaper Archives, Obituaries

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