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"[Plymouth] is included within the parishes of St. Andrew and Charles; the former containing in the town portion 23,564, and the latter 12,963, inhabitants. The living of St. Andrew's is a vicarage, with the chapelries of Pennycross, East Stonehouse, and St. Budeaux, valued in the King's books at £12.15.5.; net income, £920; impropriators, Representatives of E. P. Bastard, Esq. The church, a spacious and handsome structure in the later English style, has been repaired and improved, at an expense of nearly £6000; it has a lofty square embattled tower, erected in the year 1440, and the interior is finely arranged, and coloured in imitation of granite. " [From Lewis' Topographical Dictionary of England (1844)]

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


Bryant, Elizabeth. A Notable Career, Devon Family Historian, vol. 107, (2003) pp.15-17. [John Robert William Thompson, b. 1857]


Plymouth and West Devon R.O. have records of MIs for Westwell Street Burial Ground, and Bedford Street Burial Ground,
Brown, Mike. Guide Notes to Monuments in Devon Churches & Graveyards: Plymouth St Budeaux, Plymouth St Andrew's. The Dartmoor Press. 16pp. [Budockshead, Cole]
Jewitt, Llewellynn Frederick William. A History of Plymouth, etc. London, Plymouth [printed] (1873) 712pp.. [BL - 2366.dd.5] [Full text] [Contains St Andrews MIs at pp. 507-533.]

Church History

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

Plymouth St Andrews Church web-site - includes a page on the history of the church.

St Catherine, a chapel of ease (1823), became a parish with registers from 1897. Other relatively early parishes created from Plymouth St Andres: Christ Church, Eton Place, was erected and became a parish in 1846; Holy Trinity, Southside Street, was erected in 1842 and became a parish in 1852; St James the Less, Clarendon Place, became a parish in 1847. See also the parish of St Budeaux.

Blood, Rev. William. The Gospel The Power of God: A Sermon Preached on the Destruction, by Fire of "The Amazon" - By William Blood, of Clifton Parish Church; and at St. Andrew's Chapel, Plymouth, the first Sunday after his landing, on having escaped from the burning ship. Reported by W.V. Edsall, short-hand writer, London: Hamilton & Co., Bristol: J.M. Jones (1852) 54 pp.
Fermer, Michael T. and Parkinson, John F. A short history and pictorial guide to the Church of St. Andrew, Plymouth. Plymouth: L. Trend (1978) 18 pp. ill. plan.
Rowe, J. Brooking. The Ecclesiastical History of Old Plymouth, and the Parish, Vicars and Church of St Andrew. Plymouth: W. Brendon & Son (1876). [Includes MIs.]
Rowe, J. Brooking. The Parish and Vicars of St Andrew, Plymouth. Plymouth: Brendon (1876).
Thompson, C.H. Chantry Priests at Plymouth. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries 18 (1935) pp.352-355.
Vicars of St Andrews, Plymouth. Western Antiquary 1 (1881) pp.124-125.

Church Records

Parish Registers going back to 1581 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 1581 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): Baptisms 1813-1839, Marriages 1754-1817, Burials 1813-1837 - for details see their book list.

Entered into the IGI (as of Jan 1993): Parish Church Christenings 1581-1633 & Marrriages 1581-1744, Ebenezer Wesleyan Chapel Christenings 1813-1863

Jewers, Arthur J. Copies of inscriptions; drawings of coats of armour in the churches of St. Andrews and Charles, Plymouth. Manuscript [1890?] [Westcountry Studies Library - msx929.5/PLY/JEW]
Phillimore, W. P. W. (William Phillimore Watts). "Marriages at St. Andrew's, Plymouth, 1581-1654", In Devonshire parish registers, vol. 1. London: Phillimore & Co., (1915). (Phillimore's parish register series, vol. 112).
Marriages at St. Andrew's, Plymouth, 1581 to 1837. In: Devonshire parish registers - Vol.2 [s.l.]: [s.n.] (1915) 166p. [Westcountry Studies Library - s929.3/DEV/1538]
Name Index to Plymouth St Andrew Baptisms (1745-1798), Devon Family History Society. [Microfiche]
Register of the parish of St. Andrew's, Plymouth, Co. Devon. [Exeter: Devon and Cornwall Record Society, (1952) 480 + pp. [Includes: baptisms, 1581-1618; marriages, 1581-1619; and burials, 1581-1618.]
The register of the parish of St. Andrews Plymouth: baptisms from 1581 to 1633. Typescript (1970) 56p. [Westcountry Studies Library - s929.3/PLY/1581]
Deanery of Three Towns - Baptisms 1813-1839, Marriages 1754-1837 and Burials 1813-1837 - CD-ROM, Exeter, Devon FHS (2004). [Index of East Stonehouse - St. George: Baptisms (1813-1840), Marriages (1697-1837), Burials (1813-1840), Pennycross - St. Pancras: Baptisms (1813-1839), Burials (1813-1837); Plymouth - Charles the Martyr: Baptisms (1813-1839), Marriages (1754-1837), Burials (1813-1837); Plymouth - St. Andrew: Baptisms (1813-1839), Marriages (1754-1837), Burials (1813-1837); St. Budeaux: Baptisms (1813-1839), Marriages (1754-1837), Burials (1813-1837); Stoke Damerel: Baptisms (1813-1839), Marriages (1754-1837), Burials (1813-1837). With photographs of the churches and extracts from White's Directory (1850) and Lewis' Topographical Dictionary of England (1844).]


The Online Parish Clerk scheme's representative for this parish is Maureen Carroll. (Resources: Baptisms 1834-1910 - specific look-ups only, not indexed.)

Military History

Bev Edmonds has compiled a listing for this parish of burials of members of the militia (only), and offers look-ups from this listing.

Probate Records

Transcript of the will of Lucretia Jago (1841), provided by Ros Dunning.

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