Hennock, Devon Family History Guide

Hennock is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon. Chudleigh Knighton is a chapelry of Hennock.

Hennock parish, which includes the hamlets of Knighton or Chudleigh Knighton, and Warmhill, is in Newton Abbot union and county court district, Teignbridge hundred and petty sessional division, Eastern division of the county, Totnes archdeaconry, and Moreton rural deanery. It had 887 inhabitants 447 males 440 females in 1871, living in 177 houses on 3409 acres of land. Hennock village is situated on an eminence overlooking the Teign valley, 3 miles WNW of Chudleigh. Lead, copper, tin, and iron ore mines were formerly worked in this parish, but they are now closed. Pipe and potter’s clay is found at Knighton.

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

Alternative names:

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1541
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1602

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HENNOCK, a village and a parish in Newton-Abbot district, Devon. The village stands near the river Teign and the Moreton-Hampstead railway, 3 miles WNW of Chudleigh, and 6 SE by S of Moreton-Hampstead; and has a post office under Exeter. The parish includes also the hamlet of Knighton. Acres, 3,469. Real property, £4,164. Pop. in 1851, 894; in 1861, 1,004. Houses, 190. The property is subdivided. The tract around the village is romantic, and abounds with lofty picturesque rocks; one of which, called the Botter rock, commands an extensive view. Tin and iron ore are plentiful. The living is a vicarage, united with the chapelry of Knighton, in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £233. Patron, the Rev. R. W. Riley. The church is early perpendicular English, and has a turretted tower. There are a chapel of ease, in the early English style, at Knighton; a small Wesleyan chapel, in Hennock village; and a national school.

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

Residents in 1879

Bawdon Joseph farmer Leigh

  • Bray John vict Clay Cutters Arms

Chichester Mrs Charlotte Stokelake

Cox Joseph farmer Crockham

  • Davy Miss Mary Eliz H Church hs

  • Dawe John shopkeeper

  • Gibbs Thomas baker

Gillman Rev John Fitzwalter Nagle MA vicar

Hellier Mrs Eliz farmer Warmhill

Job Henry blacksmith

Lee John farmer Caunter

  • Loveys Frederick vict Anchor Inn

Loveys James farmer Fords

Loveys John Clampit farmr Huxbear

Loveys William sexton

  • Milton William farmer

  • Northcott Thos thatcher & postmstr

  • Parr Mrs Sarah lodgings

Pethybridge William shopkeeper

Pulsford Mr R. Pitt house

Sandercock William baker and victualler Palk Arms

Sercombe John miller

  • Shepherd Miss Mercy National schoolmistress

Snell John shoemaker

Soper Mrs Lucy farmer Riley

Stoneman farmer Lyneham

Stooke George farmer Botter

Toms Miss Board schoolmistress

Townsend John beerhouse

Vaughton Lieut Culonel Woodhouse

Ware Robert farmer Pitt farm

Warren Miss Charlotte Hazlewood hs

Whitcombe William grocer rate collector assistant oversr & postmstr

Windsor Joseph farmer Crockham

  • Wroford Mr Saml Teign Lawn vla

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

Parish Records

FamilySearch Catalog

Census

Census returns for Hennock, 1841-1891

Church Records

England, Devon, Hennock, bishop’s transcripts, 1602-1811 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Hennock (Devonshire); Devon Record Office (Exeter)

England, Devon, Hennock, parish registers, 1541-1917 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Hennock (Devonshire); Devon Record Office (Exeter)

Hennock baptisms 1813-1840 Author: Devon Family History Society

Hennock burial registers, 1813-1837 Author: Devon Family History Society

Hennock marriage registers Author: Devon Family History Society

Parish register transcripts, 1541-1756 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Hennock (Devonshire)

Deanery of Moreton Author: Devon Family History Society

Parish register printouts of Hennock, Devon, England, christenings, 1541-1756 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Court records

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

Taxation

Land tax assessment for Hennock, 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: Newton Abbot
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Totnes
  • Diocese: Exeter
  • Rural Deanery: Moreton
  • Poor Law Union: Newton Abbot
  • Hundred: Teignbridge
  • Province: Canterbury