Widworthy Devon Family History Guide

Widworthy is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1540
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1616

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Shute
  • Northleigh
  • Colyton
  • Offwell

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WIDWORTHY, a parish in Honiton district, Devon; 3½ miles E by S of Honiton r. station. Post town, Honiton. Acres, 1,437. Real property, £2,033. Pop., 188. Houses, 39. The manor, with W. Court, belongs to Sir E. M. Elton, Bart. W. hill has some remains of an ancient entrenchment. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £168. Patron, Sir E. M. Elton, Bart. The church is ancient. There are a parochial school, and charities £12.

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


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