A parish in North Tawton Hundred, the Archdeaconry of Barnstaple, and the Diocese of Exeter.
"BURRINGTON, a pleasant village, 4 miles N.W. by W. of Chulmleigh, has in its parish 5330 acres of land, including Halsbury, Callard, Northcote, and other scattered farms. The parish had 1244 souls when the census was taken in 1841, but they included 196 visitors at the village fair, on Trinity Monday. The Hon. Newton Fellowes has a manor and estate here, but a large part of the parish belongs to the Rev. P. Johnson, L.W. Buck, Esq., R. Chichester, Esq., and the Rev. James Buckingham, B.C.L. The latter is patron and incumbent of the vicarage, valued in K.B. at £13. 11s. 3d., and in 1831 at £301. The tithes were commuted in 1838, the vicarial for £260, and the rectorial for £308. 10s. The latter belong to Mr. Tout. The Church (Holy Trinity,) is an ancient structure, with a tower and six bells, and a handsome screen. The Wesleyans and Baptists have small chapels here. The poor have £2. 10s. yearly from Pyncombe's and Tossel's charities." [From White's Devonshire Directory (1850)]
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Bolt, Margaret R. When We Came to Week, Bideford, Lazarus Press (Edward Gaskell Publishers) (2001) 152 pp. [ISBN: 1-898546-49-5]
Buckingham, E.H. Burrington, Devon: Memorial Inscriptions (1917). [SoG DE/M25]
Inscriptions on the graves in the church yard of Burrington N. Devon. Manuscript (1917) 1 vol. [Westcountry Studies Library - s929.5/BUR/BUC]
Snetzler, M.F. North Devon Surname Index to the Census. Microfiche: M.F. Snetzler, Barcott, Buckland Brewer, Bideford, Devon EX39 5LN. [Covers 1841, 1861, 1871 and 1881 census records for this parish]
Burrington - from J. Stabb. Some Old Devon Churches (London: 1908-16).
Holy Trinity Church, Burrington - pictures of the church.
Burrington Methodist Church, 1829-1979: 150th anniversary celebrations. Burrington: The Church (1979) p: ill. [Westcountry Studies Library - p287.1/BUR/BUR]
Transcripts of the Parish Registers going back to 1592 are held in a special collection in the Westcountry Studies Library - for details see Parish Registers in the Devon & Cornwall Record Society's Collection.
The Devon FHS publishes indexes covering (as of June 2004): Marriages 1754-1837, Burials 1813-1837 - for details see their book list.
Other churches and chapels (with pre-1840 records):
Transcription of the complete entry in White's Devonshire Directory of 1890.
The transcription of the section for this parish from the National Gazetteer (1868), provided by Colin Hinson.
This parish is one of the growing number of places for which the Devon Heritage website provides census or parish register transcriptions, articles, and/or illustrations, etc.
Norris, Dwane V. The Tout Family History, Devon County, England to the U.S.A., Jackson, Mich. (4540 Hendee Rd., Jackson 49201-9414): D.V. Norris (1999) x, 148 pp. : ill., maps. [New York Public Library]
Norris, Dwane. The Tout Family History Devon County, England to the U.S.A., Privately Published (2000) 144 pp. [Traces the Tout family line beginning with Michael Toute (d. 1795 in Burrington)]
Report in the North Devon Journal of A Singular and Fatal Accident (to Samuel Parkhouse in 1873) transcribed by Debbie Kennett.
Burrington Parish Council, 1894-1994: centenary commemoration: then and now. Burrington: The Council (1994) 64p,plates: ill.
Authers W. P. Tonic for Horses at Burrington. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries Vol. 32 (1971-73), p153.
Stanes R. G. F. Burrington and Week. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries Vol. 35 (1982-86), p233.
Protestation Return of 1641/42 from Devon Heritage.
Transcription of names fron White's Devonshire Directory of 1850.
Ryall, David. Lest We Forget, War memorials around South Molton. South Molton Archive, 68pp. [ISBN 0 951236 1 4] [Provides an indexed list of names]
Wills of William Cruwys (1873), Dorothy Dillon (1812), and John Dillon (1853) transcribed by Debbie Kennett.
Will of Thomas Shobbrook (1840), transcribed by Adrian Parry.
South Molton and District Archive Local History Society web-site (archived copy) - provides details of archive holdings for the twenty-eight parishes in what used to be the South Molton Rural District, lists of publications, etc.Find help, report problems, and contribute information.
Last updated: 6 Aug 2012 - Brian Randell
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