A parish in Hayridge Hundred, the Archdeaconry and the Diocese of Exeter.
"CADELEIGH, or Cadleigh, a pleasant scattered village, 4½ miles S.W. of Tiverton, has in its parish 403 souls and 2020 acres of land, rising in bold undulations, and extending eastward to the river Exe. It includes the hamlets of Welton and Little Silver. Mrs. Moore is lady of the manor, but the chief part of the soil belongs to Mrs. Fursdon and many other freeholders. It was successively held by the Chievre, Mohun, Kingston, Courtenay, Leach, and Doble families. The Church (St. Bartholomew,) has an embattled tower and five bells, and contains a costly monument to Sir Simon Leach (son of a blacksmith of Crediton.) and his wife, with their recumbent effigies, and two kneeling figures, under a splendid canopy. His son, Simon, was a distinguished royalist in the civil wars, and died in 1660. the rectory, valued in K.B. at £13, and in 1831 at £234, is in the gift of Mrs. Moore and incumbency of the Rev. P.F. Brittain, M.A. who has 54A. of glebe, and a good residence, in a picturesque glen." [From White's Devonshire Directory (1850)]
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Smith, Jeannette. Untangling the Reverends William Salter of Northleigh and Cadeleigh, Devon Family Historian, vol. 138, (2011) pp.29-31.
Whitmore, J.B. Devonshire Monumental Inscriptions, MS at Society of Genealogists (1951). [Extracts]
Cadeleigh - from J. Stabb. Some Old Devon Churches (London: 1908-16).
Transcripts of the Parish Registers going back to 1665, and of the Bishops' Transcripts going back to 1606, 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): Baptisms 1813-1839, Marriages 1754-1837, Burials 1800-1837 - for details see their book list.
Entered into the IGI (as of Jan 1993): Parish Church Christenings 1606-1837, and Marriages 1613-1630, 1664-1697, 1711-1713, 1725-1837.
The transcription of the section for this parish from the National Gazetteer (1868), provided by Colin Hinson.
Fisher, A. Sir Simon Leach of Cadeleigh, Kt. Devon Notes and Queries 2 (1902-03) pp.29- 37, 58, 92-95. [Raymond: Includes part of will, 1637, and monumental inscriptions.] [Index]
French, William. Notes on the parish of Cadeleigh (1903-) 1 vol. [Westcountry Studies Library - sxB/CAD 7/0001/FRE]
Cadeleigh contributors to a 1678 brief for the rebuilding of St Paul's Cathedral.
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