Werrington, Devon and Cornwall Family History Guide

Werrington is an Ancient Parish originally in the county of Devon, now in the county of Cornwall.

Other places in the parish include: Bridgetown and Yeolmbridge.

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St Martin of Tours; St. Martin and St. Giles

The church was dedicated to St Martin of Tours. The parish is in the Archdeaconry of Cornwall, and Deanery of Trigg Major. The Church (St. Martin and St. Giles) was rebuilt in 1742 with a large tower, and two small ones at the west end.

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1653
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1608

Nonconformists include: Bible Christian Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Werrington

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WERRINGTON, a parish, with a village, in the district of Launceston and county of Devon; adjacent to the river Tamar, 2 miles N of Launceston r. station. Post town, Launceston. Acres, 5,000. Real property, £4,341. Pop., 664. Houses, 126. The manor belonged to Tavistock Abbey; went, at the dissolution, to the Russels: and belongs now to the Duke of Bedford. The Barton estate belonged once to the Drakes; and, with Werrington House, belongs now to the Duke of Northumberland. Slate is quarried. The living is a donative in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £229. Patron, the Duke of Northumberland. The church was rebuilt in 1742. There is a national school.

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

Parish Registers

Marriages at Werrington 1654-1812 - UK Genealogy Archives

Parish Records

Devon

England, Devon Bishop's Transcripts, 1558-1887

England, Devon and Cornwall Marriages, 1660-1912

England, Devon, Parish Registers, 1538-1912

England, Devon, Plymouth Prison Records, 1821-1919

Exeter Marriage Licenses 1523-1631

Exeter Burial Records

Devon Cemetery Photos

South Hams Memorial Inscriptions

Appledore Burials 1844-1970

Devon Calendars of Prisoners

Devon Convicts Transported to Australia 1782-1821

Records for England

Births and Baptism Records

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

Great Britain, Births and Baptisms, 1571-1977

England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008

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

Marriage Records

England Marriages, 1538–1973

Great Britain Marriages, 1797-1988

England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005

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

Death Records

England Death Records, 1998-2015

England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991

Great Britain Deaths and Burials, 1778-1988

England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007

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

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

England and Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1640-1660

Non-Conformist Records

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

Census

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 Census, 1911

Occupations

United Kingdom, Merchant Navy Seamen Records, 1835-1941

War and Conflict

Great Britain, War Office Registers, 1772-1935

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

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

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

United Kingdom, Militia Service Records, 1806-1915

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

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

Newspaper Archives

British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices

British Newspaper Archives, Obituaries

Family History Links

FamilySearch Historical Records

Cornwall OPC

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

County: Devon
Civil Registration District: Launceston
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Cornwall
Diocese: Exeter
Rural Deanery: Trigg Major
Poor Law Union: Launceston
Hundred: Black Torrington
Province: Canterbury