Clyst St. George, a scattered village and parish, 1½ miles E by N. of Topsham, and 4 miles S.E. of Exeter and is the most southerly of six parishes named after the River Clyst. The parish formerly contained Marsh Barton, now the site of an industrial estate within the Exeter City Council area.
The church, St George has a red sandstone tower was completely rebuilt in 1854–59 and gutted by fire in an air raid in 1940, and again rebuilt in 1952.
The Old Rectory dates from the 18th century.
Also known as Clyst Wick.
Family History Information
Earliest Baptism registers 1810
Earliest marriage registers 1754
Earliest Burial registers 1813
Devon RO Holdings for Clyst St George
Bap 1810-1851 Marr 1754-1915 Bur 1813-1837
Registration District: St Thomas
The Devon FHS publishes indexes covering Marriages 1754-1837,
Entered into the IGI: Parish Church Christenings 1568-1812, and Marriages 1567-1811, 1813-1837.
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 Clyst St George 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 (which you can search for free) and Family Search is free
Clyst St George Baptisms 1813-1837 Find My Past 1567-1809 Genealogist
Clyst St George Banns None Find My Past 1759-1809 Genealogist
Clyst St George Marriages 1754-1915 Find My Past 1567-1811 Genealogist
Clyst St George Burials 1813-1837 Find My Past 1567-1812 Genealogist
Bishops Transcripts 1615-1812 Family Search
Transcripts of the Parish Registers Marriages from 1813by the Devon & Cornwall Record Society are held at the Devon Archives and Local Studies Centr
Registers of Clyst St. George, Devon, 1565-1812 (The Parish Register Society, 1899). John Lomax Gibbs, ed., by FamilySearch Books - free.
John Gibbs remarks in the foreword that "there is a great disproportion of the Marriages to Births and Burials which is occasioned by this Church having been much frequented for weddings the last 40 years by people from Exeter, Topsham, Woodbury, &c. It was also made use of by many Woodbury people for Baptisms during the Civial War."
Information available via this site for Clyst St George
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
Devon Heritage has a number of records -
1914 - 18 War Memorial
The Habell bodied men of Clyst St George in 1569
Clyst St George in White's Directory of 1850
Tithe Maps and Apportionments
The tithe maps and apportionments are an important source of information about the history and topography of a parish. They provide details of land ownership and occupation, and the type of cultivation of the land, and were produced in order to assess the tithe payable in cash to the parish church for the support of the church and its clergy. For more details click here
The hard copy maps are held at the Devon Heritage Centre, Devon Archives and Local Studies Service.
The tithe apportionments are in the form of downloadable PDF files, which can be viewed online or downloaded here .
Tithe Apportionment Transcriptions
A project to transcribe the Clysrt St George tithe apportionments and make them accessible online started in 2011 and has now been completed. Click on the appropriate format here - PDF , CSV
Clyst St George Freeholders
Not yet available
Clyst St George Books
The history and Antiquities of Clyst St George