Paignton, Devon Genealogy

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Guide to Paignton, Devon ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Paignton, Devon
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Haytor
County Devon, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Totnes
Registration District Totnes
Records begin
Parish registers: 1559
Bishop's Transcripts: 1597
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Ipplepen
Diocese Exeter
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Peculiar of the Bishop of Exeter (Episcopal Consistory)
Location of Archive
Devon Heritage Centre

Parish History[edit | edit source]

PAIGNTON (St. John the Baptist), a parish, in the union of Totnes, hundred of Haytor, Paignton and S. divisions of Devon, 5¾ miles (E.) from Totnes. There is a place of worship for Independents. [1]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Civil Registration[edit | edit source]

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Paignton, Devon Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:

IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[2]
Paignton, Devon Genealogy Online Parish Records


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
IGI 1559-1837

Non-Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]
  • 1717 England & Wales, Roman Catholics, 1717 at FindMyPast ($), index and images (coverage may vary)
  • Baptist
  • Bible Christian Methodist
  • Independent/Congregational
  • Protestant Dissenters
  • Roman Catholic
  • Wesleyan Methodist

Census Records[edit | edit source]

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.

Genealogy From Periodicals
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Vanstone-Pegler, Adrienne N. Captain Joseph Price 1809-1901. History and family records of Joseph Price and Ann nee Harley. He was born 1809 at Northshields, and baptised at All Saints, Newcastle upon Tyne. This appears to be a seafaring family, and Joseph's brothers and sisters are born around England. This article gives the history of Captn. Joseph Price, and his work in New Zealand, being one of the first white people to walk to Kaiapoi Pa, Canterbury, New Zealand in 1831. His work in Otago, and Canterbury is explained, and his marriage to Akarie/Catherine, and later on to Jane Scott. Other surnames mentioned are Watterreus, Waterhous, Birdling, Mason, Robb, Courtney, Maud, Rains, Robertson, Radford, Creighton. Article is dated 1809-1907, Captain Joseph Price and some of the family are buried at Hampden Cemetery Otago. Article in The Northumberland Durham Family History Society Journal. vol. 32,no.1.pages 19-21, Family History Library Ref. 942.8 B2jo v.32,no.1. (spring 2007)

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Devon Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.

Websites[edit | edit source]

Paignton on GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 525-530. Date accessed: 26 July 2013
  2. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Devon, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 12 February 2014.