ROCKBEARE, a village, six miles E.N.E. of Exeter, and 5 miles W. of Ottery St. Mary and is located near Exeter Airport and the city of Exeter.
The parish comprises the hamlets of Marsh Green, Pithead, Allercombe, and Little Silver.
The village, which is of small extent, is situated on the high road from Honiton to Exeter, and is an agricultural town.
Rockbeare has a grade II* listed church dedicated to St Mary with St Andrew
Family History Information
Earliest Baptism registers 1645
Earliest marriage registers 1645
Earliest Burial registers 1645
Devon RO Holdings for Rockbeare
Bap 1645-1932 Marr 1645-1959 Bur 11645-1909
Wills and Probate: Archdeaconry and the Diocese of Exeter.
Hundred: East Budleigh
The Devon FHS publishes indexes covering (as of June 2004): Baptisms 1813-1840, Marriages 1754-1837, Burials 1813-1837
Entered into the IGI (as of Jan 1993): Parish Church Christenings 1645-1837, and Marriages 1645-1837.
Where to find parish register transcripts and copies
The best and most obvious place to view the Rockbeare parish registers is the Devon Heritage 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
Rockbeare Baptisms 1645-1915 Find My Past
Rockbeare Banns 1755- 1911 Find My Past
Rockbeare Marriages 1645-1915 Find My Past
Rockbeare Burials 1645-1909 Find My Past
Transcripts of the Parish Registers 16045 by the Devon & Cornwall Record Society are held at the Devon Archives and Local Studies Centre
Information available via this site for Rockbeare
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 Rockbeare parish registers but would welcome any holdings that you may have.
Devon Heritage has a number of records -
Rockbeare in Kelly's Directory of 1923
Seamen's records for Rockbeare men
The surviving Rockbeare wills
The War Memorial 1914 - 1918
The War Memorial 1939 - 1945
William Hamilton Codrington Nation
William Nation's theatrical career
Not yet available
Rockbeare Tithe Map 1839
Not yet available
Books about Rockbeare
None listed yet