Washfield Devon Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. Mary

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1554
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1613

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Tiverton
  • Loxbeare
  • Stoodleigh
  • Highley St Mary

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WASHFIELD, a parish and a sub-district in Tiverton district, Devon. The parish lies 2½ miles NNW of Tiverton r. station, and contains a village of its own name. Post town, Tiverton. Acres, 3,319. Real property, £3,689. Pop., 471. Houses, 83. About one half of the land, with Worth House, belongs to J. F. Worth, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £407. Patron, J. F. Worth, Esq. The church is ancient. There are a national school, and charities £28. The sub-district contains 7 parishes and an extra-parochial tract. Acres, 22,412. Pop., 2,731. Houses, 528.

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


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