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.

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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)

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