Plympton St Maurice, Devon Genealogy

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Plympton St Maurice

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

Plympton St Maurice, Devon
Type England Jurisdictions
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Plympton
County Devon, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Plympton St Mary
Registration District Plympton St Mary
Records begin
Parish registers: 1616
Bishop's Transcripts: 1610
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Plympton
Diocese Exeter
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Totnes
Location of Archive
Devon Heritage Centre

Parish History[edit | edit source]

PLYMPTON, EARL'S (St. Maurice), an incorporated market-town, and a parish, having separate jurisdiction, in the union of Plympton St. Mary, locally in the hundred of Plympton, Ermington and Plympton, and S. divisions of Devon, 39 miles (S. W.) from Exeter. The church, was originally a chantry chapel appendant to Plympton St. Mary, it was founded by John Brackley, in 1547. There is a place of worship for Independent Calvinists. [1]

"PLYMPTON MAURICE, or PLYMPTON EARL, is an ancient disfranchised borough, and a small stannary and market town, pleasantly situated in a fertile vale, about 5 miles E. by N. of Plymouth, and 2 miles E. of the river Plym. The town consists of four small streets, with a few respectable houses in the suburbs. The Parish Church (St. Maurice,) is . . . a small neat fabric, standing near the castle mound. . . . " [From White's Devonshire Directory (1850)]

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]

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

FMP = FindMyPast - (£)[2]
Plympton St Maurice, Devon Genealogy Online Parish Records


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Non-Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]

Society of Friends/Quaker

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.

Transcriptions of some of the census records for Plympton St. Mary parish in Devon can be found at

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]

Plympton St Maurice on GENUKI

Information about Plympton St. Maurice (Plympton Earle) and past residents can be found on the Online Parish Clerk webpages at

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 578-586. Adapted, date accessed: 2 August 2013.
  2. 'Devon Parish Marriages,' findmypast, accessed 8 January 2014.