Highampton, Devon Family History Guide

Highampton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.

Other places in the parish include: Lydacott.

Alternative names: High Hampton

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1653
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1609

Nonconformists include: Bible Christian Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HAMPTON (HIGH), or HIGHAMPTON, a village and a parish in Okehampton district, Devon. The village stands near the river Torridge, 3½ miles W of Hatherleigh, and 9 NW of Okehampton r. station; and has a post office, of the name of Highampton, North Devon. The parish comprises 3,039 acres. Real property, £1,525. Pop., 386. Houses, 75. The property is divided among a few. The manor belongs to J. M. Woollcombe, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £198. Patron, J. M. Woollcombe, Esq. The church is recent, with an ancient tower. There are a Baptist chapel, a national school, and charities £14.

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 Hampton, 1841-1891

Church Records

England, Devon, High Hampton, parish registers, 1653-1992 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of High Hampton (Devonshire); Devon Record Office (Exeter)

England, Devon, Highampton, bishop’s transcripts, 1609-1812 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of High Hampton (Devonshire); Devon Record Office (Exeter)

Highampton baptisms, 1813-1840 Author: Devon Family History Society; Church of England. Parish Church of High Hampton (Devonshire)

Highampton burials 1813-1839 Author: Devon Family History Society

Highampton marriage registers, 1747-1837 Author: Devon Family History Society

Transcripts of parish registers and Bishop’s transcripts, 1609-1837 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of High Hampton (Devonshire)

Deanery of Okehampton : an index of baptisms, marriages and burials Author: Devon Family History Society

Parish register printouts of High Hampton, Devon, England ; christenings, 1609-1837 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Highampton, Devon, England ; marriages, 1633-1837 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Court records

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

Taxation

Land tax assessment for High Hampton, 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: Okehampton
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Totnes
  • Diocese: Exeter
  • Rural Deanery: Okehampton
  • Poor Law Union: Okehampton
  • Hundred: Black Torrington
  • Province: Canterbury