Holsworthy, Devon Family History Guide

Holsworthy is an Ancient Parish and a market town in the county of Devon.

Other places in the parish include: Chasly, Chasty, Chilsworthy, and Staddon.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1563

Nonconformists include: Bible Christian Methodist, Independent/Congregational, Presbyterian, Society of Friends/Quaker, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Holsworthy

  • Pancrasweek
  • Sutcombe
  • Pyworthy
  • Clawton
  • Hollacombe
  • Thornbury
  • Milton Damerel
  • Cookbury
  • Bradworthy

Historical Descriptions


Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales 1850

Holsworthy, 214 m. S.W. London, and 42 miles W. Exeter. Mrkt. Sat. P. 1857

Source: Leonard's Gazetteer of England and Wales; Second Edition; C. W. Leonard, London; 1850


Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales Circa 1870

Chasly, a village in Holsworthy parish, Devon; near Holsworthy.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].


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