The villages of Withycombe Raleigh and Littleham make up the large conurbation which is now Exmouth.
Withycombe Raleigh is a parish and village, bounded on the west by the broad estuary of the river Exe, in the Eastern division of the county, hundred of East Budleigh, petty sessional division of Woodbury, union of St. Thomas, county court district of Exeter, rural deanery of Aylesbeare and archdeaconry and diocese of Exeter.
The parish comprises part of the town of Exmouth, and is under the control of the Exmouth Urban District Council. The old parish church of St. John the Baptist was built in the 15th century, commonly called St. John's-in-the-Wilderness, was taken down. The new church of St. John the Evangelist was built in 1864,
The Plymouth Brethren have a cemetery here about three-quarters of an acre in extent.
The charitable institution called " Point-in-View " "was founded in 1811 by the late Misses Parminter with a small Congregational chapel and a house for the minister, erected the same year.
There are three hamlets at Bystock, Marpool and Hulham
Family History Information
Earliest Baptism registers 1562
Earliest marriage registers 1562
Earliest Burial registers 1562
Non conformist registers (Glenorchy and Point in View) 1779 -1837 at www.bmdregisters.co.uk/
Copies at DCRO at Westcountry Studies Library
Baptism 1562 -1812
Marriage 1562- 1812
Burial 1562 - 1812Boyds Marriage Index 1601- 1708
IGI (LDS Church) Christenings and Burials 1562-1708, 1768-1813, and Marriages 1562-1708, Glenorchy Independent Chapel Christenings 1779-1837, The Point in View Independent Chapel Christenings 1829-1837.
The Devon FHS indexes Baptisms 1813-1839, Marriages 1754-1837, Burials 1813-1837,
Registration district: St Thomas
Wills and Probate: Archdeaconry and Diocese of Exeter.
Hundred: East Budleigh
Where to find parish register transcripts and copies
The best and most obvious place to view the Withycombe Raleigh 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 and dates available.
Please note - Find my Past is a subscription site and Family Search is free
Withycombe Baptisms 1562 -1913 DFHS*
Withycombe Banns 1823-1897 DFHS*
Withycombe Marriages 1755-1915 DFHS*
Withycombe Burials 1876 DFHS*
*Devon Family History Society have copies of the original registers but only available to members,of the society
Withycombe Baptisms 1562-1812 Family Search
Withycombe Marriages 1562-1708 Family Search
Bishops Transcripts at Family Search 1813-1847
Information available on this site for Withycombe Raleigh
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 Lookups available keith searle
1881 LDS CD - Rom Lookups available keith searle
I have limited abstracts and transcriptions available. All them are post 1800 so ask me if you would like me to look these up.
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Pigot & Co Directory 1822-23 List of names Go to Genuki for transcript
Kellys Directory 1902 Click here to go to list of inhabitants
Withycombe Raleigh Freeholders
Extract of Withycombe Raleigh freeholders 1711-1799 from the Index transcribed by the Friends of Devon Archives
Books about Withycombe Raleigh
I recommend these books many of which can still be purchased from many local book shops or you can try various web based book sellers. . Some of these books have been indexed with the permission of the author or publisher where appropriate. I have listed the name of the person who is willing to do look ups for those books which have been indexed. I am willing to do look ups where a precise reference is given.
The book of Exmouth: portrait of a resort Barracuda Books
Look ups email Anne Speight for look up
One Hundred Years of Progress, Exmouth Docks Company Look ups email Anne Speight for look up
Exmouth Milestones. Exmouth: Delderfield,E ERD Publications Look-ups email Su for look up
The Raleigh Country Delderfield, E ERD Publication Look-ups email for look up
Exmouth to Starcross: an ancient ferry: a story of almost 1200 years, Pascoe, W Exeter, Obelisk Publications
Look ups email Anne Speight for look up
Exmouth Yesterdays Delderfield,E ERD Publications email me for look up
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