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"INWARDLEIGH, a parish, in the union of OAKHAMPTON, hundred of BLACK TORRINGTON, Black Torrington and Shebbear, and N. divisions of DEVON, 32 miles (N. W. by N.) from Oakhampton; containing 715 inhabitants. This parish, which is situated near the rivers Okement and Torridge, and on the road from Oakhampton to Exeter, and on that through Hatherleigh to the north, comprises according to computation 7120 acres, principally arable land; 1300 are common or waste. Stone of good quality for building is quarried, and also for mending the roads. . . The church is an ancient structure, with a square tower. There is a place of worship for Wesleyans; and a school is supported by subscription." [From Lewis' Topographical Dictionary of England (1844)]

A parish in Black Torrington Hundred, the Archdeaconry of Totnes, and the Diocese of Exeter.

Cemeteries

Whitmore, J.B. Devonshire Monumental Inscriptions, MS at Society of Genealogists (1951). [Extracts]

Church History

Inwardleigh - from J. Stabb. Some Old Devon Churches (London: 1908-16).

Church Records

Parish Registers going back to 1699 are held in the Devon Record Office - for details see Parish Registers in the Devon Record Office.

Transcripts of the Parish Registers going back to 1699, and of the Bishops' Transcripts going back to 1608, 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 1754-1838, Burials 1790-1837 - for details see their book list.

Nothing transcribed into the IGI (as of Jan. 1993).

The Deanery of Okehampton: An index of baptisms, marriages and burials in the parishes of Ashbury, Beaworthy, Belstone, Bratton Clovelly, Broadwoodkelly, Exbourne, Germansweek, Hatherleigh, Highampton, Honeychurch, Inwardleigh, Jacobstowe,Monkokehampton, Northlew, Okehampton and Sampford Courtenay. Photographs of the churches and extracts from White's Devonshire Directory 1850. CD-ROM, Exeter, Devon FHS (2011). [Ashbury Mar: 1755-1810; Beaworthy Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1758-1837, Bur: 1760-1837; Belstone Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1755-1835, Bur: 1813-1837; Bratton Clovelly Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Broadwoodkelly Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1839, Bur: 1813-1838; Exbourne Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1755-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Germansweek Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1756-1837, Bur: 1813-1840; Hatherleigh Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Highampton Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1747-1837, Bur: 1813-1839; Honeychurch Bapt: 1813-1842, Mar: 1757-1837, Bur: 1813-1842; Inwardleigh Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1754-1838, Bur: 1790-1837; Jacobstowe Bapt: 1813-1852, Mar: 1755-1837, Bur: 1813-1851; Monkokehampton Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1755-1838, Bur: 1813-1837; Northlew Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Okehampton Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Okehampton Independent Chapel Bur: 1829-1837; Sampford Courtenay Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837.]

Gazetteers

The transcription of the section for this parish from the National Gazetteer (1868), provided by Colin Hinson.

Genealogy

The Online Parish Clerk for this parish is Thomas Peeke, who invites queries and lookup requests.

Newcombe, M.O.L. The Newcombe's of Inwardleigh (Okehampton). Newport, Wales: The Author (1995) [5],70,a-l leaves: maps. [Medieval-19th c.] [Westcountry Studies Library - sx929.2/NEW]

History

General historical and descriptive information, area map from 1765, details about administrative boundaries, etc., about Follygate and Inwardleigh from the Devon Library's Local Studies Service.

Williams, H. Fulford. Notes on the Parish of Inwardleigh, Devon. Typescript (1963) 9 leaves. [Westcountry Studies Library]

Names, Personal

Inwardleigh contributors to a 1678 brief for the rebuilding of St Paul's Cathedral.

Probate Records

Wills of Jonas Squire (1799) and Charity Vallance (1839), provided by David Davy.

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