A parish in West Budleigh Hundred, the Archdeaconry and the Diocese of Exeter.
"CHERITON FITZPAINE is a pleasant village on an acclivity near one of the tributary streams of the river Creedy, 5 miles N.N.E. of Crediton. Its parish has many scattered farm houses, &c. and comprises 1156 souls, and 5290 acres of land, rising boldly towards the south and west. The Rev. W.H. Arundel, M.A., is patron and incumbent of the rectory, and also lord of the manor, which was anciently held by the Stanton, Fitzpaine,, and other families; but the chief part of the soil belongs to Sir H.R.F. Davie, Mrs. Fursdon, (owner of Upcott,) J.C. Luxmore, Esq., and many other freeholders. The rectory, valued in K.B. at £37. 6s. 8d., and in 1831 at £793, has a good residence and 38A. 1R. 21P. of glebe. The tithes were commuted in 1842 for £1000 per annum. The Church (St. Mary,) is a large ancient structure, with a tower and five bells , and a painted east window. The parish has an Independent Chapel and several charities. . . ." [From White's Devonshire Directory (1850)]
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Whitmore, J.B. Devonshire Monumental Inscriptions, MS at Society of Genealogists (1951). [Extracts]
Cheriton Fitzpaine, St Mathew, Memorial Inscriptions Index. G.M. Project. C.C.C. Community Programme (1986). [SoG Library DE/M17]
Cheriton Fitzpaine - from J. Stabb. Some Old Devon Churches (London: 1908-16).
Carr, Jean & Cave, Jennifer. To serve the coming days: the story of Cheriton Fitzpaine Methodist Chapel, 1860-1985. Cheriton Fitzpaine: J. Carr (1985) 77p.
Fala, Trevor et al. A Short Guide to the Parish Church of Cheriton Fitzpaine. Cheriton Fitzpaine. (1977). [SoG Library]
Voce, Alan P. Upham Methodist Chuapel [Cheriton Fitzpaine] 100 years 1895-1995 (1995). [Devon FHS Library p942.35/CHE]
Transcripts of the Parish Registers going back to 1660, and of the Bishops' Transcripts going back to 1610, 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.
Entered into the IGI (as of Jan 1993): Parish Church Christenings 1610-1837, and Marriages 1610-1626, 1638, 1663-1837.
Sellman, R.R. Edited transcripts of parish registers, 1660-1837, and some family reconstitutions. Typescript (1989) 139p. [Westcountry Studies Library - sx929.3/CHE/CHE]
Sellman, R.R. (ed.) Cheriton Fitzpaine: notes from the parish records and other sources. Photocopy (1978) 89p. [Westcountry Studies Library - xB/CHE 5/0001/CHE]
Transcription by Pam Simons of a Chancery Court case, Hewish v Hewish, in 1772.
Register of Freeholders - Teignbridge, Tiverton, West Budleigh & Winkleigh c1816, Exeter, Devon Family History Society, (Booklet & PDF D135). [Foreword]
The transcription of the section for this parish from the National Gazetteer (1868), provided by Colin Hinson.
Cameron, Heather J. Peter Labdon of Cheriton Fitzpaine, Bible Church Minister, Devon Family Historian, vol. 142, (2012) pp.7-9. [b. 1835]
Goodman, Norman. Cheriton Fitzpaine and the Manning Family, Devon Family Historian, vol. 142, (2012) pp.20-21. [Correction in vol. 143, p.35]
Sue Davey's CheritonFitzpaine pages provide historical information, and parish register extracts.
Transcription of a Cheriton Fitzpaine Deed, from John Tingey's Calendar of Deeds Enrolled Within the County of Devon 1536 - 1673, provided by Debbie Kennett.
Cheriton Fitzpaine contributors to a 1678 brief for the rebuilding of St Paul's Cathedral.
Howard, A.J. Lay subsidy roll: county of Devon 1524: Halberton hundred ...Bampton hundred...West Budleigh hundred...Hayridge hundred...Tiverton hundred, Typescript (1968). [D&CRS Library, Exeter: P1524]Find help, report problems, and contribute information.
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