Inwardleigh Devon Family History Guide

Inwardleigh is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.

Other places in the parish include: Waytown and Folly Gate.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1699
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1608

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Bible Christian Methodist, Independent/Congregational, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Hatherleigh
  • Northlew
  • Okehampton
  • Jacobstowe

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

INWARDLEIGH, a village and a parish in Okehampton district, Devon. The village stands on a beadstream of the river Torridge, 3½ miles NNW of Okehampton r. station; was formerly called Ingerley; and is a scattered place. The parish comprises 6,281 acres. Post town, Hatherleigh, North Devon. Real property, £2,831. Pop., 635. Houses, 125. The property is much subdivided. The manor belonged, till the time of Edward III., to the Coffin family; and belongs now to Lord Portman. A handsome mansion and a deer park of the Coffins were once here, but have disappeared. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £277. Patrons, Trustees. The Church is ancient; comprises nave, aisles, and chancel; and has a tower, which was shattered by lightning about 1817. There are chapels for Independents, Baptists, Wesleyans, and Bible Christians, a free school, and charities £4 4s.

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: 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