Stoke Damerel, Devon Family History Guide

Stoke Damerel is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.

Alternative names: Plymouth St Andrew, Stoke Damerel

Other places in the parish include: St John, Tamar, Stoke Ward, Stoke, St John Street Ward, Tamar Ward, St Aubyns Ward, St Aubyns, Clowance Ward, and Clowance.

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1595
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1614

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Calvinist, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Independent/Congregational, Moravian/United Brethren, Particular Baptist, Protestant Dissenters, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Stoke Damerel

  • Plymouth Christ Church
  • Millbrook
  • East Stonehouse
  • Devonport St Paul
  • St Budeaux
  • Devonport St Mary
  • Devonport St James
  • Pennycross
  • Torpoint
  • Maker
  • Devonport St Stephen
  • Compton Gifford
  • Plymouth St Peter

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

STOKE-DAMEREL, a suburb, a parish, and a district, in Devon. The suburb adjoins the NE side of Devonport; contains edificed terraces and numerous villas; and commands superb views over Plymouth sound. The parish contains also Morice-Town and Devonport, and is all included in Devonport burgh. Post town, Devonport. Acres, 2,380; of which 565 are water. Real property, £111,500; of which £2,546 are in gasworks. Pop. in 1851, 38,180; in 1861, 50,440. Houses, 4,189. The manor belonged, from the Norman conquest till the time of Edward III., to the Damerels; and passed to successively the Wises, the Morices, and the St. Aubyns. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, not reported. Patrons, the Trustees of the late Sir J. Aubyn. The church is plain but spacious. The p. curacy of Morice-Town and the six p. curacies of Devonport are separate benefices.The district is conterminate with the parish; and is cut into the sub-districts of Stoke, Tamar, Morice, Clowance, and St. Aubyn. Poor rates in 1863, £10,575. Marriages in 1863, 607; births, 1,736, of which 66 were illegitimate; deaths, 107, of which 534 were at ages under 5 years, and 20 at ages above 85. Marriages in the ten years 1851-60, 5,912; births, 13,776; deaths, 10,163. The places of worship, in 1851, were 10 of the Church of England, with 8,359 sittings; 6 of Independents, with 3,089 s.; 3 of Baptists, with 1,736 s.; 1 of Unitarians, with 300 s.; 4 of Wesleyans, with 2,577 s.; 1 of Bible Christians, with 362 s.; 1 of the Wesleyan Association, with 268 s.; 1 of Wesleyan Reformers, with 80 s.; 1 of Moravians, with 300 s.; 3 undefined, with 1,020 s.; and 1 of Latter Day Saints, with 300 s. The schools were 17 public day-schools, with 2,610 scholars; 86 private day-schools, with 2,517 s.; and 22 Sunday schools, with 3,617 s. The workhouse has capacity for 700 inmates.

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

Parish Registers

Stoke Damerel St. Andrew 1837-1853 - UK Genealogy Archives

Family History Links

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Vision of Britain historical maps


County: Devon
Civil Registration District: Stoke Damerel
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Totnes
Diocese: Exeter
Rural Deanery: Pre-1848 - Tamerton, Post-1847 - Plympton
Poor Law Union: Stoke Damerel Incorporation
Hundred: Devonport Borough
Province: Canterbury