Woodleigh, Devon Family History Guide

Woodleigh is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1635
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1606

Nonconformists include: Wesleyan Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Moreleigh
  • Loddiswell
  • Charleton
  • West Alvington
  • East Allington

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WOODLEIGH, a parish in Kingsbridge district, Devon; 7½ miles S of Kingsbridge-Road r. station. Post town, Kingsbridge. Acres, 2,319. Rated property, £1,918. Pop., 213. Houses, 43. The property is divided among a few. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £460. Patron, Exeter College, Oxford. The church is later English.

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: Kingsbridge
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Totnes
Diocese: Exeter
Rural Deanery: Woodleigh
Poor Law Union: Kingsbridge
Hundred: Stanborough
Province: Canterbury