Ilsington Devon Family History Guide

Ilsington is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.

Other places in the parish include: Haytor Vale, Sigford, Liverton, Leverton, South Knighton, Harford, Cold East, and Bagtor Vale.

Parish church: St. Michael

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1558
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1614

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Torbryan
  • Bickington
  • East Ogwell
  • Manaton
  • Bovey Tracey
  • Teigngrace
  • Ashburton
  • Highweek
  • Widecombe in the Moor

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

ILSINGTON, a village and a parish in Newton-Abbot district, Devon. The village stands under Haytor mountain, 7 miles NW of Newton-Abbot r. station; and adjoins the quondam Silverbrook lead and zinc mine. The parish contains also the hamlets of Cold East, Harford, Haytor-Vale, Bagtor-Vale, Liverton, Sigford, and South Knighton. Post town, Newton-Abbot. Acres, 7,563. Real property, £5,597; of which £30 are in mines. Pop., 1,209. Houses, 239. The property is much subdivided. One manor belongs to H. Monro, Esq., and another to the Duke of Somerset. A ruined old manor house, which was the seat of the Dinhams and the Arundells, is near the Church. Ingsdon is the seat of H. Monro, Esq.; and Bagtor House is the seat of Lord Cranstone. The Haytor granite works are within the parish. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £313. Patrons, the Dean and Canons of Windsor. The church is ancient; consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with a tower; and contains a very large and handsome carved screen. There are chapels for Independents and Wesleyans, an endowed school with £21 a year, and other charities £77.

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

Parish Records

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Birth Marriage and Death Records

England, Devon Bishop's Transcripts, 1558-1887

England, Devon and Cornwall Marriages, 1660-1912

England, Devon, Parish Registers, 1538-1912


England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991

England Marriages, 1538–1973 

England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008

England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007

England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005

England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977


Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988

Great Britain Marriages, 1797-1988

Great Britain, Births and Baptisms, 1571-1977

United Kingdom, Maritime Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1787-1933

Grave Indexes

BillionGraves Index

Find A Grave Index

Migration and Naturalisation Records

Migration Records at FamilySearch

Newspaper Archives

British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices

British Newspaper Archives, Obituaries

Census Records

England and Wales Census, 1841

England and Wales Census, 1851

England and Wales Census, 1861

England and Wales Census, 1871

England and Wales Census, 1881

England and Wales Census, 1891

England and Wales Census, 1901

England and Wales National Register, 1939

Probate and Court Records

England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957

Military Records

Great Britain, War Office Registers, 1772-1935

United Kingdom, Chelsea Pensioners' Service Records, 1760-1913

United Kingdom, Merchant Navy Seamen Records, 1835-1941

United Kingdom, Militia Service Records, 1806-1915

United Kingdom, Royal Hospital Chelsea: Discharge Documents of Pensioners 1760-1887 (WO 122)

United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920

United Kingdom, World War I Women's Army Auxiliary Corps Records, 1917-1920


Vision of Britain historical maps


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