"BUDLEIGH (EAST) is a straggling village in three parts, called Lower, Middle, and Higher, pleasantly situated near Bicton Park, in the vale of the Otter, about two miles from the sea, 5 miles W.S.W. of Sidmouth, and 10 miles S.E. by E. of Exeter. Its parish contains 2620 acres and 2319 souls, including the hamlets of Great and Little Knowle, about two miles S.S.W. of the pleasant and handsome little town and bathing place of BUDLEIGH SALTERTON, delightfully situated on the sea coast at the mouth of the estuary of the Otter, nearly three miles S. from East Budleigh, and four miles E. by N. of Exmouth. . . . Great and Little Knowle are suburbs of Budleigh-Salterton, and on Park terrace, in the latter hamlet, is a small Baptist Chapel, built in 1844, by subscription. East Budleigh Church, (All Saints,) is more than two miles N. of Salterton, and is an ancient structure, with a tower and five bells. . . . Poer Hayes or Duke's Hayes in this parish, was successively held by the ancient families of Poer and Duke. The large farm house on this estate, called Hayes Barton, is celebrated as the birth place of Sir Walter Raleigh . . . .." [From White's Devonshire Directory (1850)]
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A parish in East Budleigh Hundred, the Archdeaconry and the Diocese of Exeter. Part of the Otter Valley area. Budleigh Salterton is a modern parish created 1900.
Information about the Fairlynch Museum, Budleigh Salterton, can be found at the Devon Museums web-site.
Life of piracy, power and imprisonment - biographical account of Sir Walter Raleigh, from Devon24.
Farr ... and Near - extensive recollections of life in East Budleigh by Frank Farr from Devon24 (archived copy).
Chard, Judy. Ronnie Delderfield. Devon Life vol. 9 no. 73 (1972) pp.12-13; ill.
Drake, Samuel Gardner. A Brief Memoir of Sir Walter Raleigh. Boston: New England Historical and Genealogical Register (1862). (Reprinted with Additions for the Author for Private Distribution), illus. 35 pp. [Index]
Edwards, Edward. The Life of Sir Walter Ralegh; Based on contemporary documents preserved in the Rolls House, The Privy Council Office, Hatfield House, The British Museum and other manuscript repositories, British and foreign. Together with his letters. Vol. I, Life. London: Macmillan & Co. illus, pedigrees (1868) lvii, 686 pp. [Index]
Gosse, Edmund. Raleigh. New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1, 3 & 5 Bond Street (1886) illus, 276pp. [Index]
Kingsley, Charles. (1859). Sir Walter Raleigh and his Time: With other papers. Boston: Ticknor & Fields, pp. 482. [Chapter 1 (pp 1-73) of Charles Kingsley's Miscellanies] [Surname Index]
Otter Valley Association. Dr. T.N. Brushfield and the house he lived in "The Cliff", Cliff Road, Budleigh Salterton, Budleigh Salterton, Otter Valley Ass. (1986) 46 pp. [Westcountry Studies Library sx920/BRU]
Richardson, Roland. Eighty years on. Devon Life vol. 5 no. 38, (1969) pp.29-31; ill. [Personal reminicenses, 1890-1969]
Russell, Ann. One of Devon's illustrious sons - Sir Walter Raleigh. Devon Life vol. 2 no. 20, (1966) pp.26-27; ill. [1552-1618]
Salmon, Tom. R.F. Delderfield - writer. Devon Life vol. 9 no. 74 (1972) pp.35. [Obituary]
Roberts, John C. de V. Sir Walter Raleigh in Life and Letters, Trans. Devon. Assoc., vol. 101, (1969) pp.115-124.
Sinclair-Stroud, P. Let me introduce you to...Edgar Dewdney, Sinclair Books (2011). ["The biography of a young Budleigh man's travels to North America"] [DFHS Library p929.2/DEW]
Tapley-Soper, H. The first governor of Massachusetts - Roger Conant or John Endecott?. Devon & Cornwall Notes & Queries 10:6, (1919) pp.204-205. [Roger Conant]
Theobald, Lewis. Memoirs of Sir Walter Raleigh: His life and naval exploits, his preferments and death, in which are inserted the private intrigues between the Count of Gondamore, the Spanish ambassador, and the Lord Salisbury, then secretary of state. London: Printed for W. Mears, The Lamb without Temple Bar, (2nd Ed. 1719), 40pp. [Name Index]
Thomas, Robin M. Sir John Everett Millais - Budleigh Salterton. Devon Life vol. 10 no. 86 (1973) pp.30-31; ill. [Painter, 1838-1870]
Tytler, Patrick Fraser. Life of Sir Walter Raleigh: Founded on authentic and original documents. London: T. Nelson & Sons (1853) pp. 412. [Index]
Whitehead, Charles. The life and times of Sir Walter Raleigh: With copious extracts from The History of the World. London: N.Cook, Milford House, Strand (1854), illus. pp. xii, 309. [Index]
W., A. The late Dr T.N. Brushfield. Devon & Cornwall Notes & Queries 6:6, (1911) pp.161-162, plates: port. [Obituary, of Thomas Nadauld Brushfield, historian, 1828-1910]
Parry, G.T. Budleigh Salterton Memorial Inscriptions. (1918?). [SoG Library DE/M17]
Budleigh East - from J. Stabb. Some Old Devon Churches (London: 1908-16).History of All Saints Church, East Budleigh, from the Church website.
Brushfield, T.N. The Church of All Saints, East Budleigh, pt. I. Trans. Devon Assoc. Vol. 23 (1891) pp. 239-306. [Index]
Brushfield, T.N. The Church of All Saints, East Budleigh, pt. II. Trans. Devon Assoc. Vol. 24 (1892) pp.219-358.[Raymond: Includes many extracts from the churchwardens' accounts and other documents, including a list of ratepayers.] [Index]
Brushfield, T.N. The Church of All Saints, East Budleigh, pt. III. Trans. Devon Assoc. Vol. 26 (1894) pp.273-295. [Index]
All Saints, East Budleigh: a guide to the church (2nd ed.). East Budleigh, Devon: The Council,1991, 32 pp. ill. (some col.).
Transcripts of the Parish Registers going back to 1555 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, together with Burials 1832-1837 for Salem Chapel - for details see their book list.
East Budleigh Baptisms 1558-1652, Baptisms 1687-1760, Baptisms 1759-1812, Marriages 1556 - 1651, Marriages 1678-1754, Burials 1562-1650, and Burials 1687-1812, transcribed by Elizabeth Howard.
Other churches and chapels (with pre-1840 records):
Brushfield, T.N. The Churchwardens' Accounts of East Budleigh. Trans. Devon. Assoc. vol. 26 (1894) pp. 237-295. [Index]
Hooper, Michael R. A Record of Burials and Epitaphs at the Baptist Church, Budleigh Salterton, (2001). [Devon FHS Library 929.5/BUD]
Sellman, R.R. East Budleigh: notes from the parish records and other sources. Typescript (1986) 179p. [Westcountry Studies Library - sx929.3/EAS/1555]
The Deanery of Aylesbeare: An index of baptisms, marriages and burials in the parishes of Aylesbeare, Bicton, Branscombe, Broadclyst, Clyst Honiton, Clyst St.George, Clyst St.Mary, Colaton Raleigh, East Budleigh, Farringdon, Harpford, Huxham, Littleham, Lympstone, Otterton, Ottery St. Mary, Pinhoe, Poltimore, Rockbeare, Salcombe Regis, Sidbury, Sidmouth, Sowton, Stoke Canon, Topsham, Venn Ottery, Whimple, Withycombe Raleigh and Woodbury. With photographs of the churches and extracts from White's Devonshire Directory 1850 and Lewis' Topographical Dictionary of England 1844, CD-ROM, Exeter, Devon FHS (2012). [Aylesbeare Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Bicton Bapt: 1813-1843, Mar: 1755-1835, Bur: 1813-1852, Bur: 1725-1845 (BTs); Branscombe Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1545-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Broadclyst Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Clyst Honiton Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1754-1836, Bur: 1813-1837; Clyst St. George Bapt: 1813-1837, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Clyst St. Mary Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1756-1840, Bur: 1813-1837; Colaton Raleigh Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; East Budleigh Bapt: 1813-1841, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; East Budleigh Salem Chapel, Bur: 1832-1837; Farringdon Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1836, Bur: 1813-1852; Glenorchy Independent Exmouth, Bur: 1784-1818; Harpford Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1755-1837, Bur: 1809-1837; Huxham Bapt: 1813-1852, Mar: 1758-1836, Bur: 1813-1864; Littleham (near Exmouth) Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Lympstone Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1754-1836, Bur: 1813-1837; Otterton Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Ottery St. Mary Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Pinhoe Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1844, Bur: 1813-1838; Poltimore Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1800-1837; Rockbeare Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Salcombe Regis Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Sidbury Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1830, Bur: 1813-1837; Sidmouth Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Sowton Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1800-1837; Stoke Canon Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Topsham Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Venn Ottery Bapt: 1813-1841, Mar: 1755-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Whimple Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1836, Bur: 1813-1837; Withycombe Raleigh Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1755-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Woodbury Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837.]
Register of Freeholders - Colyton, Crediton & East Budleigh c1816, Exeter, Devon Family History Society, (Booklet & PDF D127). [Foreword]
Ian West's Budleigh Salterton, Littleham Cove and Straight Point pages - though principally concerned with geology, contain numerous photographs of the area.
Budleigh Salterton Town Design Statement.
Brushfield, T.N. Mate's illustrated Budleigh Salterton official guide, Bournemouth, W.Mate & Sons (1902) 90 pp. [Westcountry Studies Library sB/BUD/1900/BRU]
George, Eric A. Budleigh Salterton. Devon Life vol. 9 no. 75 (1972) pp.31-32; ill.
Haseler, H. and Cornish, H. Scenery on the Southern Coast of Devonshire: Comprising Picturesque Views at or near the Fashionable Watering Places, Sidmouth, Budleigh Salterton, Exmouth, Dawlish, Teignmouth, and Torquay, Sidmouth, John Wallis (1819) 30p., 30 plates.
Richardson, Roland. Mat Mundy's parish. Devon Life vol. 6 no. 48 (1970) pp.26-27; ill.
Budleigh Salterton and its Vicinity: A handbook for visitors and tourists (2nd. ed.). Budleigh Salterton: W.Bake (1845) 79p [Westcountry Studies Library - sB/BUD/1845/BUD]
The Borough pocket guide to Budleigh Salterton, Cheltenham, J. Burrow and Co (1913?) 48p: ill, map [Westcountry Studies Library pB/BUD/1913/BOR]
A Pictorial and Descriptive Guide to Budleigh Salterton and the South Devon Coast, Ward Lock & Co (1930).
Budleigh Salterton: official guide, Budleigh Salterton Town Council (1976) 55 pp. [Barnstaple Library BX: BUD/1976/BUD]
The transcription of the section for this parish from the National Gazetteer (1868), provided by Colin Hinson.
East Budleigh 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.
Brushfield, T.N. Notes on the Ralegh family. Trans. Devon. Assoc. vol. 15 (1883), illus., pedigree, pp. 163-179. [Index]
Hanham, H.J. The Seyntcleres of Tidwell: the rise and fall of a Budleigh family. Trans. Devon. Assoc. 99, (1967) pp.139-146.
Roberts, John. The second marriage of Walter Rawley. Devon & Cornwall Notes & Queries 34:1, (1978) pp.11-13.
General historical and descriptive information, area map from 1765, details about administrative boundaries, etc., about Budleigh Salterton and East Budleigh from the Devon Library's Local Studies Service.
Jim Batten's pages on Hayes Barton - birthplace of Sir Walter Raleigh: pictures, history, map.
Berry, Les and Gosling, Gerald. The Archive Photographs Series: Budleigh Salterton & Raleigh Country, The Chalford Publishing Co, St Mary's Mill, Chalford, Stroud, Glos GL6 8NX (1988) 127 pp. [ISBN 07524 1125X]
Bucknall, William Ralph. Croquet at Budleigh Salterton. Devon Life vol. 10 no. 86 (1973) pp. 25-27; ill. [1885-1973]
Brushfield, T.N. Sir Walter Ralegh and his History of the World. Trans. Devon. Assoc. vol. 19 (1887) pp. 389-418. [Index]
Brushfield, T.N. The birthplace of Sir Walter Ralegh. Trans. Devon. Assoc. vol. 21 (1889) pp. 312-330. [Index]
Brushfield, T.N. Notes on the parish of East Budleigh. Trans. Devon. Assoc. vol. 22 (1890) pp. 260-316. [Index]
Brushfield, T N. Raleghana. Trans. Devon. Assoc. vol. 28 (1896), illus. pp. 272-312. [Index]
Brushfield, T N. Raleghana, Part 2: Remarks on the ancestry of Sir William Ralegh. Trans. Devon. Assoc. vol. 30 (1898), illus. pp. 158-197. [Index]
Brushfield, T.N. Raleghana, Part 3: remarks on the ancestry of Sir William Ralegh, Trans. Devon. Assoc. vol. 32 (1900), pp. 309-340. [Index]
Brushfield, T N. Raleghana, Part 4: Raleghana: Sir Henry de Ralegh, Knt, obit 1301. Trans. Devon. Assoc. vol. 34 (1902), illus., pp. 455-481. [Index]
Brushfield, T N. Raleghana, Part 5: The history of Durham House, London. Trans. Devon. Assoc. vol. 35 (1903) pp. 539-580. [Index]
Brushfield, T N. Raleghana, Part 6: The History of the World, by Sir Walter Ralegh: a bibliographical study. Trans. Dev. Assoc. vol. 36 (1904) pp. 181-218. [Index]
Brushfield, T N. Raleghana, Part 7: Three state documents relating to the arrest and execution of Sir W. Ralegh in 1618. Trans. Devon. Assoc. vol. 37 (1905). [Index]
Brushfield, T N. Raleghana, Part 8: The execution of Sir Walter Ralegh and some of the events that followed it. Trans. Devon. Assoc. vol. 39 (1907) pp. 241-263. [Index]
Delderfield, E. The Raleigh Country, ERD Publications (1992) 163 pp. [Lookups] [Index]
Edwards, E. Devonshire - Containing Historical, Biographical and Descriptive Notices of Exmouth & its Neighbourhood, including the Exe, Littleham, Withycombe Raleigh, East Budleigh, Otterton and Bicton, Sidmouth and Sidbury, Gittisham, Ottery St. Mary, Lympstone, and Topsham; with Notices of the Pedigree of the Rolle, Raleigh, and Courtney Families, &c. Contains Notices of some Picturesque and Antiquarian Excursions in the neighbourhood of the Exe Estuary, and along the adjacent coast, including Budleigh Salterton, Dawlish, Teignmouth, Torquay, &c., Exeter, S. Drayton & Sons (1867) 362 pp.
Brushfield, T.N. Budleigh-Salterton pageant in 1814. Devon & Cornwall Notes & Queries 6:1, (1910) pp.27-29. [Description from the Western Luminary, (1814). See vol.6, p.148.]
Cann, Richard. The book of Budleigh Salterton: from salt to watering place. Tiverton: Halsgrove, (2005). 160p : ill,maps. [ISBN 1841144061] [Index]
Carter, G.E.L. Notes on Local History (n.d.) [Devon & Exeter Inst.]
Daniel, Betty (comp.) Budleigh Salterton past and present: collections and recollections from past records. [Photocopy of typescript] [1960?] 99 leaves: maps. [Westcountry Studies Library - xB/BUD0001/BUD]
Delderfield, R.F. The Fascinating History of Budleigh and District: A curtain peep at a thousand years (reprinted from the Budleigh Salterton Street Directory and Gazetter for 1947). Exmouth: W.J.Delderfield (1947) 16p: ill.
Delderfield, Eric Raymond. The Raleigh Country: A brief history of Exmouth, Budleigh Salterton, East Budleigh, Otterton, Bicton, Lympstone and Topsham, with a short lifestory of that great Englishman, Sir Walter Raleigh. (Reprinted, 2nd ed.). Raleigh Press: Exmouth (1949) pp. 96 [BL 010358]
Delderfield, E. The Raleigh Country, ERD Publications (1992) 163 pp. [Lookups]
Gibbons, M. S. (Maria Susannah). Budleigh Salterton, early days remembered: King George III's jubilee: a tribute to Maria Gibbons (1841-1900). [Budleigh Salterton]: Otter Valley Association,1987 1887,  pp. in various pagings: ill., 2 maps, 1 port.
Gooding, Jim. Budleigh Salterton in bygone days: memories and photographs of a Devon seaside town. Exeter: Devon Books,1987, 108 pp. ill., ports. [ISBN: 0861148118] (pbk). [Index]
Phear, Sir J.B. Additional Notes on the Parish of East Budleigh. Trans. Devon. Assoc. (1891). [Index]
Pridmore, George. From Budleigh Salterton with love. Pinhoe, Exeter: Obelisk Publications. [ISBN 0946651833].
Reichel, O J. The hundred of Budleigh in the time of Testa de Nevil, 1244, illustrated by the hundred roll of 3 Edward I, 1274, the geld roll of 1084, and a list of its Domesday representatives. Trans. Devon. Assoc. vol. 35 (1903). [Index]
Searley, A.W. (comp.). A book about Budleigh, Scrapbook (1930?) 666p: ill, maps [Westcountry Studies Library sB/EAS 35/0001/SEA] [Collection of articles from Trans. Dev. Assoc., photographs etc]
Scutt, W. A Short Account of East Budleigh and Hayes Barton, Birthplace of Sir Walter Raleigh. Budleigh Salterton: W.Scutt. (1936) 64p,plates: ill. [Westcountry Studies Library - sB/EAS 35/0001/SCU]
Sheppard, Lilian. Raleigh's birthplace: the story of East Budleigh: historical jottings of East Budleigh, Bicton, Salterton, Otterton and Withycombe. [Budleigh Salterton]: [Granary],1983, 84 pp. ill., 1 map ISBN: 0862360196 (pbk)
Woodall, R.D. Budleigh Salterton - as it used to be. Sutton Coldfield: N.A.Tector (1954) 16p: 4p of plates.
The lower Otter valley: sketches on local history, Budleigh, Otter Valley Assoc. (1984) 104p: ill,maps. [ISBN 0950753416]
Steele, Veronica. Millford - Budleigh Salterton. Devon Life vol. 2 no. 21, (1966) pp.14-16; ill.
Reichel, Oswald J. Hulham Manor: a sketch historical and economic. Trans. Devon. Assoc. vol. 27, (1895) pp.404-436. [Index]
East Budleigh Vaccination Register - 1905, Exeter, Devon Family History Society, (Booklet & PDF D039). [Foreword]
East Budleigh Vaccination Register - 1906, Exeter, Devon Family History Society, (Booklet & PDF D113). [Foreword]
East Budleigh Apprentices Register - 1802-1837, Exeter, Devon Family History Society, (Booklet & PDF A156). [Foreword]
Apprentice Registers, East Budleigh 1802-37, Exeter, Devon FHS (2007). [Listing date, name of apprentice, sex, age, parents' details, residence and details of master.] [Names included in the overall index published as "Rich man, poor man, beggar man, thief" (CD 023).
Brushfield, T.N. Aids to the Poor in a Rural Parish. Trans. Devon Assoc. vol. 31 (1899) pp.199-284. [Raymond: Discusses the various charities of East Budleigh and includes the will of Phillip Wooton, 1638.] [Index]
Transcript of the will of Charles Perriam (1860) by Adrian Parry.
Transcript of the will of George Waymouth (1830) by Elizabeth Howard.
Lake, Anthony Ronald. A history of Budleigh Salterton voluntary schools, 1825-1954. Exeter, 1974, 74p. Thesis (Dip.Ed.), Exeter University, School of Education.[Exeter Univ. Library]
The Otter Valley Association has an extensive web-site providing much genealogical and historical material.Find help, report problems, and contribute information.
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