Warkleigh Devon Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. John

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1538
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1597

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • High Bickington
  • Satterleigh
  • Kingsnympton
  • Chittlehamholt
  • Chittlehampton

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WARKLEIGH, a parish in South Molton district, Devon; 2½ miles N of South Molton Road r. station. Post town, South Molton, North Devon. Acres, 2,451. Real property, £1,693. Pop., 330. Houses, 64. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £215. Patron, J. Gould, Esq. There are a free school and a national school.

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

Parish Records

FamilySearch - Birth Marriage & Death Census Migration & Naturalization Military Probate & Court

England, Devon, Parish Registers, 1538-1912 (FamilySearch) - free

England, Devon Bishop's Transcripts, 1558-1887 (FamilySearch) - free

England, Devon and Cornwall Marriages, 1660-1912 (FamilySearch) - free

Devon Baptisms, Marriages, Burials (FindMyPast)

Devon Banns (FindMyPast)

England, Boyd's Marriage Indexes, 1538-1850 (FindMyPast) - free

Maps

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Administration

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