Harpford, Devon Family History Guide

Harpford is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon. Venn Ottery is a chapelry of Harpford.

Other places in the parish include: Burrow, Wouthertown, and Bowood.

Alternative names: Happerford

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1638
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1610

Nonconformists include: Presbyterian

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HARPFORD, a village and a parish in Honiton district, Devon. The village stands in the valley of the Otter, 3 miles NW of Sidmouth, and 5½ S of Ottery-Road r. station; and was formerly called Happerford. The parish contains also the hamlets of Bowood, Southertown, and Burrow; and its post-town is Sidmouth. Acres, 1,518. Real property, £2,168. Pop., 243. Houses, 54. The manor belongs to the trustees of Lord Rolle. Court House was the seat of the Dynbams, and is now a farm-house. Harpford Wood comprises about 400 acres. The living is a vicarage, united with the rectory of Venn-Ottery, in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £221. Patrons, Lord Colinton and others. The church is ancient, and consists of nave, chancel, N aisle, and S porch, with an embattled tower.

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 Harpford, 1841-1891

Church Records

England, Devon, Harpford, bishop’s transcripts, 1610-1851 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Harpford (Devonshire); Devon Record Office (Exeter)

England, Devon, Harpford, parish registers, 1638-1917 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Harpford (Devonshire); Devon Record Office (Exeter)

Harpford baptisms 1813-1840 Author: Devon Family History Society

Harpford burials 1809-1837 Author: Devon Family History Society

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

Parish register transcripts, 1638-1837 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Harpford (Devonshire)

Deanery of Aylesbeare Author: Devon Family History Society

Parish register printouts of Harpford, Devon, England ; christenings, 1638-1837 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Harpford, Devon, England ; marriages, 1638-1837 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Court records

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

Occupations

Harpford apprentices register, 1804-1839 Author: Devon Family History Society

Taxation

Land tax assessment for Harpford, 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: Honiton
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Exeter
  • Diocese: Exeter
  • Rural Deanery: Aylesbeare
  • Poor Law Union: Honiton
  • Hundred: East Budleigh
  • Province: Canterbury