High Bickington, Devon Family History Guide

High Bickington is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.

Alternative names: Highbickington

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1707
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1597

Nonconformists include: Bible Christian Methodist and Christians.

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

BICKINGTON (High), a parish and a subdistrict in Torrington district, Devon. The parish lies on the river Taw, and on the North Devon railway, 2 miles NW of the Portsmouth Arms r. station, and 7 ½ E of Torrington. Post Town, Atherington, under Barnstaple. Acres, 4,194. Real property, £3,384. Pop., 738. Houses, 150. The property is subdivided. The manor belongs to A. D. Bassett, Esq. A weekly market was held for some time prior to 1725. The parish is a resort of sportsmen. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £475. Patron, the Rev. S. Palmer. The church is an ancient edifice of nave, chancel, north aisle, and south transept. There are chapels for Baptists and Bible Christians, and charities £12.

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 High Bickington, 1841-1891

Church Records

England, Devon, High Bickington, bishop’s transcripts Author: Devon Record Office (Exeter)

England, Devon, High Bickington, parish registers, 1707-1992 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of High Bickington (Devonshire); Devon Record Office (Exeter)

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

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

Transcripts of parish registers and Bishop’s transcripts, 1597-1837 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of High Bickington (Devonshire)

The Deanery of Barnstaple

Parish register printouts of High Bickington, Devon, England ; christenings, 1597-1812 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of High Bickington, Devon, England ; marriages, 1597-1837 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Court records

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

Taxation

Land tax assessment for High Bickington, 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: Torrington
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Barnstaple
  • Diocese: Exeter
  • Rural Deanery: Barnstaple
  • Poor Law Union: Torrington
  • Hundred: North Tawton with Winkleigh
  • Province: Canterbury