West Teignmouth, Devon Genealogy

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West Teignmouth

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

West Teignmouth, Devon
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Exminster
County Devon, England Genealogy
Poor Law Union Newton Abbot
Registration District Newton Abbot
Records begin
Parish registers: 1706
Bishop's Transcripts: 1615
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Kenn
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]

TEIGNMOUTH, a sea-port and market-town, comprising two parishes, called East and West, in the union of Newton-Abbott, hundred of Exminster, Teignbridge and S. divisions of Devon, 15 miles (S. by E.) from Exeter.  The church, which is dedicated to St. James, is a spacious modern octagonal structure, with a tower at the west side, and surmounted in the centre by a lantern. There are places of worship for Baptists, Independents, and Calvinistic Methodists.[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]

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

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


Indexes Images Indexes Images Indexes Images
IGI 1615-1837
1615-1641, 1666-1837

Non-Conformist Churches
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  • Plymouth Brethren
  • Wesleyan Methodist

The following non-Church of England denominations were located somewhere in West Teignmouth, but the exact parish has not been identified:

  • Baptist
  • Presbyterian
  • Roman Catholic

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]

West Teignmouth on GENUKI

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 310-314. Date accessed: 06 November 2013.
  2. Hugh Wallis, 'IGI Batch Numbers for Devon, England,' IGI Batch Numbers, accessed 13 February 2014.