"POUGHILL is a parish and village, 7 miles north-by-east from Crediton station on the North Devon branch of the London and South Western railway, and about the same distance west from Upper Exe and Silverton station on the Exe Valley branch of the Great Western railway, and 9 west-south-west from Tiverton, in the Northern division of the county, hundred of West Budleigh, petty sessional division, union and county court district of Crediton, rural deanery of Cadbury and archdeaconry and diocese of Exeter. The church of St. Mary is a building of stone in the Early Perpendicular style, consisting of chancel, nave, aisle, south porch and an embattled western tower conaining 5 bells, all cast in 1814 . . . there are 200 sittings. The register dates from the year 1567. . . . The chief crops are wheat, oats and roots. The area is 1,735 acres; rateable value £1,548; the population in 1901 was 222." [From: Kelly's Directory of Devonshire, 1902]
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A transcription of the Memorial Inscriptions for the Church of St Michael is held in the Society of Genealogist's Library, in Vol. 6 of Devon Memorial inscriptions (DE/M19).
Poughill burials (1770-1838), Exeter, Devon Family History Society T351.
Photograph and description, provided by Sue Davey.
Transcripts of the Parish Registers going back to 1653, and of the Bishops' Transcripts going back to 1603, 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 1770-1812 - for details see their book list.
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Entered into the IGI (as of Jan 1993): Parish Church Christenings 1603-1837, and Marriages 1603-1613, 1624-1630, 1644-1837. (These entries are in part from Bishops' Transcripts.)
Deanery Of Cadbury - Baptisms 1813-1839, Marriages 1754-1837 And Burials 1813-1837, CD060, Exeter, Devon FHS (2014). [Brampford Speke Bapt: 1813-1839 Mar: 1754-1837 Bur: 1813-1840; Cadbury Bapt: 1813-1839 Mar: 1754-1837 Bur: 1813-1837; Cadeleigh Bapt: 1813-1839 Mar: 1754-1837 Bur: 1810-1837; Cheriton Fitzpaine Bapt: 1813-1840 Mar: 1754-1837 Bur: 1813-1837; Colebrooke Bapt: 1813-1839 Mar: 1754-1837 Bur: 1813-1837; Crediton Presbyterian Chapel Bur: 1826-1837; Crediton Bapt: 1813-1843 Mar: 1754-1837 Bur: 1813-1837; Down St Mary Bapt: 1813-1840 Mar: 1754-1837 Bur: 1770-1837; Kennerleigh Bapt: 1813-1839 Mar: 1754-1837 Bur: 1813-1837; Morchard Bishop Bapt: 1813-1837 Mar: 1754-1837 Bur: 1813-1837; Nether Exe Bapt: 1814-1851 Mar: 1773-1807 Bur: 1813-1856; Newton St. Cyres Bapt: 1813-1839 Mar: 1754-1837 Bur: 1813-1840; Poughill Bapt: 1813-1840 Mar: 1754-1838 Bur: 1770-1837; Sandford Bapt: 1813-1838 Mar: 1754-1837 Bur: 1813-1837; Shobrooke Bapt: 1813-1839 Mar: 1754-1837 Bur: 1813-1837; Stockleigh English Bapt: 1813-1840 Mar: 1754-1837 Bur: 1813-1837; Stockleigh Pomeroy Bapt: 1813-1843 Mar: 1752-1837 Bur: 1813-1851; Thorverton Bapt: 1813-1840 Mar: 1754-1839 Bur: 1813-1837; Upton Hellions Bapt: 1813-1842 Mar: 1754-1837 Bur: 1678-1929; Upton Pyne Bapt: 1813-1840 Mar: 1754-1838 Bur: 1800-1837.]
The transcription of the section for this parish from the National Gazetteer (1868), provided by Colin Hinson.
General historical and descriptive information, area map from 1765, details about administrative boundaries, etc., about Poughill from the Devon Library's Local Studies Service.
Sue Davey's Poughill pages provide historical information, and parish register extracts.
Poughill World War 1 Memorial - names.
Poughill contributors to a 1678 brief for the rebuilding of St Paul's Cathedral.Find help, report problems, and contribute information.
Transcript of a 1714 Parish Land Tax listing, provided by Pam Simons.
Last updated: 30 Jul 2015 - Brian Randell
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