Heanton Punchardon, Devon Family History Guide

HEANTON PUNCHARDON, a parish and a pleasant village on an eminence north of the Taw estuary, 4 miles WNW of Barnstaple, is in Barnstaple union and county court district, archdeaconry and rural deanery, Braunton hundred and petty sessional division, and Northern division of the county. It had 510 inhabitants 243 males 273 females in 1871, living in 105 houses, on 3020 acres of land, including the hamlets of West Ashford Chhenor and Wrafton. The greater part of the population is at Wrafton where there is a station on the Ilfracombe branch of the London and South Western Railway.

Source: History, Gazetteer and Directory of the County of Devon 1879 by William White (of Sheffield.)

Heanton Punchardon is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.

Other places in the parish include: West Ashford, Wrafton, and Chivenor.

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Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1559
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1597

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HEANTON-PUNCHARDON, a village and a parish in Barnstaple district, Devon. The village stands near the mouth of the river Taw, 4½ miles NNW of Barnstaple r. station. The parish contains also the hamlets of Chivenor, Wrafton, and West Ashford. Post town, Barnstaple. Acres, 3,020. Real property, £3,854. Pop., 540. Houses, 112. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to W. W. Williams, Esq. Heanton Court was formerly the seat of the Bassetts, and is now a farm house. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £431. Patron, A. D. Bassett, Esq. The church is early English, and good; comprises nave and chancel, with a lofty tower; and has a handsome carved screen and a fine canopied tomb of one of the Coffin family. There are a Baptist chapel, and charities £14.

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

Residents in 1879

Bassett Rev Fras rector The Rectory

Berry George farmer Chivcnor

Berry Mrs Harriet farmer Manor farm Wrafton

Berry John farmer Eastacombe

Berry Thomas frmr Heanton court

Clarke John shopkeeper and bootmaker Wrafton

Clogg Richard farmer assistant overseer and parish clerk

Cornay Wm blacksmith Wrafton

Down Captain Wm Lloyd Springfield house

Hussey Frank Tooze land agent Manor offico

Ley Mr George Mainstone

Martin Wm farmer West Ashford

Mollon John farmer Wrafton

Newcombe Robert farmer and vict Exeter Inn Wrafton

Priscott Thomas farmer Wrafton

Sanders John tailor and postmaster Wrafton

Skinner Charles former Wrafton

Skinner John farm bailiff Horridge

Skinner John farmer Marsh

Tarr Peter corn miller and former Heanton mill

Thomas Wm Board school master

Tucker Chas station master Wrafton

Tucker Mr James Mariner

Way John former Wrafton

Webber Thomas farmer & carpenter Chivenor

Williams Sir Frederick Martin Bart M P JP Heanton house and Goonvrea Perratiarworthal Cornwall

Source: History, Gazetteer and Directory of the County of Devon 1879 by William White (of Sheffield.)

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog

Census

Census returns for Heanton-Punchardon, 1841-1891

Church Records

England, Devon, Heanton-Punchardon, bishop’s transcripts, 1597-1876 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Heanton-Punchardon (Devonshire); Devon Record Office (Exeter)

England, Devon, Heanton-Punchardon, parish registers, 1559-1962 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Heanton-Punchardon (Devonshire); Devon Record Office (Exeter)

Heanton Punchardon : baptisms 1813-1839 Author: Devon Family History Society

Heanton Punchardon burial registers, 1800-1837 Author: Devon Family History Society

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

Parish register transcripts, 1559-1877 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Heanton-Punchardon (Devonshire)

Parish register printouts of Heanton Punchardon, Devon, England, christenings, 1597-1835 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Heanton-Puncharden, Devon, England ; marriages, 1560-1877 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Court records

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

Taxation

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

Land tax assessment of Heanton-Punchardon, 1798

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

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