AYLESBEARE is a small village on the eastern declivity of the bold range of hills between the vales of the Exe and the Otter, eight miles east of Exeter.
The oldest building in the Parish is the Church, dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. It dates to the 13th Century.
The Church has been rebuilt and restored many times – in the 14th Century, a major refurbishment in 1899 and a new roof in 2004.
Substantially younger, the Village pub (currently known as The Aylesbeare Inn) is 400 years old.
The chapelry of Newton Poppleford had its christenings and marriages separately listed in the Aylesbeare Registers from 1580, though it did not become a separate parish until 1896.
Family History Information
Earliest Baptism registers 1580
Earliest marriage registers 1580
Earliest Burial registers 1580
Devon RO Holdings for Aylesbeare
Bap 1580-1974 Marr 1580-2000 Bur 1580-1883
Registration District: St Thomas
The Devon FHS publishes indexes covering:Marriages 1754-1837, Burials 1813-1837
Entered into the IGI - Baptisms 1581-1854, and Marriages 1580-1639, 1653-1837.
Wills and Probate: Archdeaconry and the Diocese of Exeter
Hundred: East Budleigh
Where to find parish register transcripts and copies
The best and most obvious place to view the Aylesbeare parish registers is the Devon Archives and Local Studies Centre in Exeter where all the originals, microfilms and fiche are kept. It is not always possible to visit Exeter and so copies or indexes are the next best thing. Below are some sites where you can find these with the date ranges.
Please note - Find my Past is a subscription site and Family Search is free
Aylesbeare Baptisms 1580-1867 Find My Past
Aylesbeare Banns 1653-1915 Find My Past
Aylesbeare Marriages 1580-1877 Find My Past
Aylesbeare Burials 1580-1883 Find my Past
Bishops Transcripts 1609-1812 Family Search
Transcripts of the Parish Registers 1580-1854 by the Devon & Cornwall Record Society are held at the Devon Archives and Local Studies Centre
Information available via this site for Aylesbeare
Here is a summary of resources I have available to share with you or links to other sites of interest. Some are transcriptions or extracts and will be on this site; some, for reasons of copyright are in my possession and I or another person will do lookups where you see the email button.
1851 LDS CD - Rom Look - ups available email keith searle
1881 LDS CD - Rom Lookups available keith searle or from LDS web site
I do not have any transcripts of Aylesbeare parish registers but would welcome any holdings that you may have.
Devon Heritage has a number of records -
1914 - 1918 War Memorial
Aylesbeare in White's Directory of 1850
The Muster Roll of 1569
Tithe Apportionments from the National Archives
Not yet available
Aylesbeare Tithe Map 1839
Not yet available
Books about Aylesbeare
None listed yet