Highweek, Devon Family History Guide

Highweek is a chapelry of Kingsteignton Ancient Parish in Devon.

Other places in the parish include: Newton Abbot All Saints, Newton Bushnell, and Newton Abbot.

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Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

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

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HIGHWEEK, a parish in Newton-Abbot district, Devon; on Icknield street, the river Teign, and the Moreton-Hampstead railway, near the South Devon railway, 1 mile NW of Newton-Bushel. Post town, Newton-Abbot. Acres, 2,422. Real property, £7,324; of which £71 are in fisheries, and £210 in gas works. Pop., in 1851, 1,398; in 1861, 1,571. Houses, 345. The property is subdivided. A triple-ditched camp is at Milberdown. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £330. Patron, the Bishop of Exeter. The church is good; and there are charities £51.

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 Highweek, 1841-1891

Church Records

England, Devon, Highweek, bishop’s transcripts, 1609-1811 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Highweek (Devonshire); Devon Record Office (Exeter)

England, Devon, Highweek, parish registers, 1653-2008 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Highweek (Devonshire); Devon Record Office (Exeter)

England, Devon, Highweek, St. Mary-Abbotsbury, parish registers, 1905-1916 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Highweek (Devonshire); Church of England. Parish Church of Abbotsbury (Devonshire); Devon Record Office (Exeter)

Highweek : baptisms 1813-1839 Author: Devon Family History Society

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

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

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

Deanery of Moreton Author: Devon Family History Society

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

Court records

Land tax assessment for Highweek, 1780-1831 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Devonshire)

Taxation

Land tax assessment for Highweek, 1780-1831 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