Plymouth Charles, Devon Genealogy
Guide to Plymouth Charles, Devon ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Plymouth Charles, Devon|
|Hundred||Plymouth Borough; Roborough|
|Poor Law Union||Plymouth Incorporation|
|Registration District||Plymouth; Plympton St Mary|
|Parish registers: 1644|
|Bishop's Transcripts: 1663|
|Probate Court||Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Totnes|
|Location of Archive|
|Devon Record Office|
Parish History[edit | edit source]
PLYMOUTH CHARLES is part of PLYMOUTH
PLYMOUTH, is a sea-port, borough, and market-town, having a separate jurisdiction, locally in the hundred of Rororough, Roborough and S. divisions of Devon, 44 miles (S. W.) from Exeter; it contains, the out-parts of the parishes of St. Andrew and Charles' the Martyr. The town is included within the parishes of St. Andrew and Charles. There are places of worship in the town for Baptist's, the Society of Friends, Independents, Wesleyan Methodists, Presbytherians, and Unitarians; and a synagogue.
The Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales provides a slightly different entry for Charles.
Plymouth is one parish that comprehended all the town till 1640; and it was then divided into two, called St. Andrew and Charles-the-Martyr. It is ecclesiastically cut into the divisions of St. Andrew, Christchurch, Holy Trinity, St. James, and St. Peter. Charles-the-Martyr parish comprises a section of the borough. There are also, within the borough, two chapelries, called St. Andrew's and Charles, without any defined limits. Charles' chapel stands in Tavistock-place, was erected in 1828.
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]
Plymouth Charles, Devon Genealogy parish registers of christenings, marriages and burials are available online for the following years:
|FMP = FindMyPast - (£)|
|FSBOOK = FamilySearch Books - free|
|Plymouth Charles, Devon Genealogy Online Parish Records|
Non-Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]
- 1717 England & Wales, Roman Catholics, 1717 at FindMyPast ($), index and images (coverage may vary)
- Plymouth Brethren
- Society of Friends/Quaker
- Wesleyan Methodist
- Wesleyan Methodist Association
The following non-Church of England denominations were located somewhere in Plymouth, but the exact parish has not been identified:
- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- Moravian/United Brethren
Census Records[edit | edit source]
Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.
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]
Plymouth Charles on GENUKI
References[edit | edit source]
- Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 578-586. Adapted, Date accessed and adapted: 30 October 2013.
- Wilson's, John M., Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72) Adapted, date accessed: 30 October 2013.
- 'Devon Parish Marriages,' findmypast, accessed 8 January 2014.
- J. Whitmarsh, 'Charles Church, Plymouth,' in Miscellanea Genealogica et Heraldica, New Series, Vol. 4 (1884):167-168, 175-176.