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.

Alternative names:

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

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: 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