FARINGDON, or FARRINGDON is a small scattered village, 6 miles E. by S. of Exeter, The parish is bounded on the east by the hills which separate it from the Otter valley.
The parish is surrounded clockwise from the north by the parishes of Clyst Honiton, Aylesbeare, a small part of Colaton Raleigh, Woodbury, Clyst St Mary and a small part of Sowton.
The parish church of St Petrock and St Barnabas is a Grade II listed building. Rebuilt in 1870, it retains its original Norman font.
History of Farringdon - Farringdon Village Website
Family History Information
Earliest Baptism registers 1678
Earliest marriage registers 1754
Earliest Burial registers 1813
Devon RO Holdings for Farringdon
Bap 16290-1902 Banns 17609-1812 Marr 1620-1915 Bur 1620-1915
Registration District: St Thomas
The Devon FHS publishes indexes covering: Baptisms 1813-1839, Marriages 1754-1837
Entered into the IGI: Parish Church Christenings 1610-1812, and Marriages 1610-1639, 1679-1788, 1840-1850. (These entries are in part from Bishops' Transcripts)
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 Farringdon 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
Farringdon Baptisms 1620-1902 Find My Past
Farringdon Banns 1760-1812 Find My Past
Farringdon Marriages 1620-1915 Find My Past
Farringdon Burials 1620-1915 Find My Past
Bishops Transcripts 1615-1812 Family Search
Transcripts of the Parish Registers from 1678 - 1850 by the Devon & Cornwall Record Society are held at the Devon Archives and Local Studies Centr
Information available via this site for Farringdon
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 Farringdon parish registers but would welcome any holdings that you may have.
Devon Heritage has a number of records -
Farringdon in White's Directory of 1850
Farringdon's Muster Roll for 1569
Not yet available
Farringdon Tithe Map
Not yet available