Upottery, Devon Genealogy

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

Upottery, Devon
Type Ancient parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Axminster
County Devon, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Honiton
Registration District Honiton
Records begin
Parish registers: 1559
Bishop's Transcripts: 1611
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Dunkeswell
Diocese Exeter
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Exeter
Location of Archive
Devon Heritage Centre

Parish History[edit | edit source]

UP-OTTERY (St. Mary), a parish, in the union of Honiton, hundred of Axminster, Honiton and S. divisions of Devon, 5¼ miles (N. E. by N.) from Honiton. Here are places of worship for Baptists and Calvinistic Methodists; and at Roridge, in the parish, was anciently a chapel.[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]

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

BOYD = Boyd's Marriage Index (findmypast) - (£)[2]
FMP = Devon Parish Records (findmypast) - (£)[3]
FREG = FreeReg.org.uk - free
IGI = International Genealogical Index (FamilySearch) - free[4]


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images


FMP 1559-1915 1559-1915 1576-1915 1576-1915

FREG 1559-1902
IGI 1559-1837
1576-1678, 1702-1837

Non-Conformist Churches[edit | edit source]
  • Baptist
  • Independent/Congregational
  • Presbyterian

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.

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]

Upottery on GENUKI 

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 418-420. Date accessed: 05 November 2013.
  2. Percival Boyd, A List of Parishes in Boyd's Marriage Index (London: Society of Genealogists, 1987).
  3. 'Devon Parish Records Coverage,' Findmypast, accessed 15 November 2014.
  4. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Devon, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 12 February 2014.