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"BRUSHFORD, a small parish in the Taw valley, 5 miles S. by W. of Chulmleigh, has only 144 souls, and about 1000 acres of land, nearly all the property, and in the occupation of the Luxton family, to whom it has belonged since the reign of Elizabeth, previous to which the manor and tithes belonged to Hartland Abbey. The Church (St. Mary,) is a small structure, with a tower and three bells. George Luxton, Esq., is impropiator of the tithes and patron of the perpetual curacy, valued at £51, and now held by the Rev. John Luxton, B.A." [From White's Devonshire Directory (1850)]
A Parish in North Tawton Hundred, the Archdeaconry of Barnstaple and the the Diocese of Exeter.

General information:

Census

Snetzler, M.F. North Devon Surname Index to the Census. Microfiche: M.F. Snetzler, Barcott, Buckland Brewer, Bideford, Devon EX39 5LN. [Covers 1881 census records for this parish]

Church History

Brushford - from J. Stabb. Some Old Devon Churches (London: 1908-16).

Church Records

The registers (christenings 1695-1812, marriages 1697-1838, and burials 1694-1812) are at the Devon Record Office.

The Devon FHS publishes indexes covering (as of June 2004): Marriages 1754-1837 - for details see their book list.

Nothing entered into the IGI (as of Jan 1993).

Chanter, J.F. Irregular Marriages at Brushford. Devon & Cornwall Notes & Queries 10 (1918-19) pp.285-286.

Gazetteers

The transcription of the section for this parish from the National Gazetteer (1868), provided by Colin Hinson.

Genealogy

The Online Parish Clerk scheme's representative for this parish is Pamela Abikhair, who invites queries and lookup requests. (Resources: PRs on fiche.)

History

Oliver, Mrs. Brice. Notes on Brushford. Trans. Devon Assoc. 89 (1957) pp. 153- 159.
Williams, H. Fulford. Notes on the Parish of Brushford, Devon. Typescript (1949) 6 leaves. [Westcountry Studies Library]
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