A parish in South Molton Hundred, the Archdeaconry of Barnstaple, and the Diocese of Exeter.
"NYMPTON ST. GEORGE, or Nymet St. George, commonly called George Nympton, is a pleasant village, in the valley of the river Mole, 2 miles S. by W. of South Molton, and has in its parish 272 souls, and 1684 acres of land. Sir T.D. Acland is lord of the manor, which was anciently held by the Nymet and Hache families. J.G. Pearse, Esq., has an estate here, and a pleasant seat, called Broom House, formerly belonging to the Hale and Gay families. The Rev. W.P. Thomas, Mrs. Nott, Jas. Tanner, Esq., and several smaller owners, have estates in the parish. The Church (St George,) is a neat structure, in the perpendicular style, with a brick tower and three bells. It was repaired in 1848." [From White's Devonshire Directory (1850)]
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Passmore, Lee Anthony. Eli Wotton, Miner, Butcher, Innkeeper and Farmer (1847-1937), Devon Family Historian, vol. 142, (2012) pp.22-23. [b. George Nympton, moved to Yorkshire, and then Manitoba]
Ryall, David H. (ind.). George Nympton Churchyard - Gravestones.
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]
Nymet St. George Church, Deanery of South Molton, Archdeaconry of Barnstaple, Diocese of Exeter, County of Devon. [Georgenympton?]: [The Church?] [1950?] 8p. [Westcountry Studies Library - p726.5/GEO/NYM]
The Devon FHS publishes indexes covering (as of June 2004): Baptisms 1813-1840, Marriages 1754-1837, Burials 1790-1837 - for details see their book list.
Nothing entered into the IGI (as of Jan 1993).
The transcription of the section for this parish from the National Gazetteer (1868), provided by Colin Hinson.
George Nympton: a Devon parish and its people. George Nympton History Project (1995) 29p: ill,maps. [Plymouth Library - 963G]
George Nympton contributors to a 1678 brief for the rebuilding of St Paul's Cathedral.
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]
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: 10 Jun 2012 - Brian Randell
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