Wolborough Devon Family History Guide

Wolborough is an Ancient Parish and a market town in the county of Devon.

Other places in the parish include: Newton Abbot and Newton Bushel.

Alternative names: Newton Abbot St Mary, Wolborough with Newton Abbot, Woolborough

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1558
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1597

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Independent/Congregational, Methodist, Presbyterian, Society of Friends/Quaker, Unitarian, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WOOLBOROUGH, a parish in Newton-Abbot district, Devon; containing chief part of Newton-Abbot town. Post town, Newton-Abbot. Acres, 1,231. Real property, £15,437; of which £37 are in gasworks. Pop. in 1851, 3,227; in 1861, 4,427. Houses, 853. The living is a donative in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £235. Patron, the Earl of Devon. See Newton-Abbot.

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: Newton Abbot
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Totnes
Diocese: Exeter
Rural Deanery: Ipplepen
Poor Law Union: Newton Abbot
Hundred: Haytor
Province: Canterbury