Hockworthy, Devon Family History Guide

Hockworthy is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.

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Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1577
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1610

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Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

HOCKWORTHY, a parish, with a scattered village, in Tiverton district, Devon; adjacent to Somerset, 3 miles NW of Tiverton-Junction r. station, and 8 NE of Tiverton. Post town, Wellington, Somerset. Acres, 2,526. Real property, £2,961. Pop., 375. Houses, 59. The rectorial tithes and Hockford farm belonged formerly to Canonsleigh abbey. Hockworthy Court is the seat ofTroyte, Esq. Limestone and building stone abound. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £271. Patron, the Rev. W. Newman. The church, excepting the tower, was rebuilt in 1865, and is in the early English style; and the tower had been rebuilt in 1848. The parsonage is a recent edifice, in the Tudor style.

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 Hockworthy, 1841-1891

Church Records

England, Devon, Hockworthy, bishop’s transcripts, 1610-1812 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Hockworthy (Devonshire); Devon Record Office (Exeter)

England, Devon, Hockworthy, parish registers, 1557-1999 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Hockworthy (Devonshire); Devon Record Office (Exeter)

Hockworthy : burials 1813-1838 Author: Devon Family History Society

Hockworthy baptisms 1813-1840 Author: Devon Family History Society

Hockworthy marriage registers Author: Devon Family History Society

Court records

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

Taxation

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

Land tax assessment of Hockworthy, 1798

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

  • County: Devon
  • Civil Registration District: Tiverton
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Exeter
  • Diocese: Exeter
  • Rural Deanery: Tiverton
  • Poor Law Union: Tiverton
  • Hundred: Bampton (Devon)
  • Province: Canterbury