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"DALWOOD, a village and parish on the hills, 6 miles E. by N. of Honiton, and 4 miles W.N.W. of Axminster, has 513 souls, and about 1600 acres of land, formerly a detached portion of Dorsetshire, . . . It has a cattle fair on the Wednesday before August 21st. The soil belongs to Sir E.M. Elton, Bart., the Rev. T.F. Dymock, Mr. R.W. Pike, Messrs. White, and several other freeholders. The Church (St. Peter,) is an ancient structure, with a tower and five bells; and the living is a perpetual curacy, consolidated with the vicarage of Stockland. Here is a Baptist chapel and a Sunday school." [From White's Devonshire Directory (1850)]
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A chapelry of Stockwood. In Fordington Liberty, originally in Dorset, transferred to the Archdeaconry and Diocese of Exeter 1n 1836.
Hann, George E. Isaac Hann, Baptist minister. Devon & Cornwall Notes & Queries 35:08, (1985) pp.312-313. [1690-1760]
Transcripts of the Dalwood census (1841-1911) are provided in the Dalwood History website.
Loughwood Meeting House, Dalwood, near Axminster, (n.d.). [S0G Library - DE Tracts]
Transcripts of Dalwood Baptisms (1713-1912), Burials (1813-1912) and Marriages (1716-1912) are provided in the Dalwood History website.
The Devon FHS publishes indexes covering (as of June 2004): Baptisms 1813-1840, Marriages 1754-1837, Burials 1813-1837 - for details see their book list.
Bishop's transcripts for Dalwood 1731-1836 are available as LDS microfilm (Film 1279494 Items 10-12) of the original held in Wiltshire County Record Office.
Entered into the IGI (as of Jan 1993): Parish Church Christenings 1731-1836, and Marriages 1731-1836. (These entries are based on Bishops' Transcripts.)
Parish Church Marriage and Baptisms for 1731-1836 (BTs) are in the 5-CDROM LDS British Vital Records Index (1538-1888), (Item #50028).
The Deanery of Honiton: CD-ROM CD041, Exeter, Devon FHS (2013). [Axminster Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Axmouth Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1603-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Chardstock Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Colyton Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1538-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Combpyne Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1757-1836, Bur: 1796-1847; Cotleigh Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Dalwood Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Farway Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1800-1837; Gittisham Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1838, Bur: 1800-1837; Hawkchurch Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1838; Honiton Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Honiton Ind, Bur: 1774-1837; Kilmington Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Membury Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Monkton Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1814-1842; Musbury Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Northleigh Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1756-1836, Bur: 1813-1837; Offwell Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1800-1837; Seaton & Beer Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1839, Bur: 1813-1837; Shute Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Southleigh Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1756-1837, Bur: 1800-1837; Stockland Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1640-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Thorncombe Bapt: 1813-1837, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1841; Uplyme Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1838, Bur: 1813-1837; Wambrook Bapt: 1813-1904, Mar: 1754-1836; Widworthy Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1754-1954, Bur: 1790-1837.]
Transcription of Dalwood entry in White's Devonshire Directory of 1850, provided by Sheila Jones.
The transcription of the section for this parish from the National Gazetteer (1868), provided by Colin Hinson.
The Online Parish Clerk scheme's representative for this parish is Alison Highet, who invites queries and lookup requests.
General historical and descriptive information, area map from 1765, details about administrative boundaries, etc., about Dalwood from the Devon Library's Local Studies Service.
Chapman, G. M. Dalwood: a short history of an East Devon village. Dalwood: G.M. Chapman, 1983, 50 pp. 2 ill., 2 maps ISBN: 0950856800 (pbk). [BL: X.809/63244] [Lookups] [Index]
Morgan, Alison. Dalwood Great War Memorial 1914-1919. Reveille Press (2012) 97pp. [ISBN 978-1-908336-43-9] [Summary]
Extracts from Return of Owners of Land (1873), provided by Sheila Jones.
Chapman, G.M. A glimpse of medieval Dalwood. Devon Historian 21, (1980) pp.33-37.
Morgan, Alison. Dalwood Great War Memorial, Reveille Press (2012). [ISBN-13: 978-1908336439]
Names from Kelly's 1923 Directory, transcribed by Sheila Jones.
Dalwood Apprentices Register - 1804-1827, Exeter, Devon Family History Society, (Booklet & PDF A133). [Foreword]
Dalwood & Stockland wills, from British Record Society Index Library, Vol. 22: Dorset wills & administrations, part 1 and Vol 53: Calendars of wills and administrations relating to the county of Dorset, provided by Jean Harris.
Will of John Greenham (1832) provided by Ros Dunning.Find help, report problems, and contribute information.
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