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"TRENTISHOE is a small village and parish, on the coast of the Bristol Channel, near a rivulet, 8 miles E. by N. of Ilfracombe, and 5 miles from Combe Martin. It has 132 souls, and 1571 acres of land, mostly belonging to Mrs. Griffiths and Mrs. Chichester, the former of whom is patroness of the rectory, valued in K.B. at £8. 8s. 4d., and in 1831 at £125, and now held by her son, the Rev. C. Griffiths, B.A., who has 36A. of glebe, and a good residence, in a pictrueesque valley. The Church (St Peter,) is a small ancient edifice, with a tower and two bells. The tithes were commuted in 1841, for £80 per annum. In the reigns of Edward I. and II., the two principal estates belonged to the families of Ralegh and De Trendishoe, or Trentishoe." [From White's Devonshire Directory (1850)]

A parish in Braunton Hundred, the Archdeaconry of Barnstaple, and the Diocese of Exeter.


MIs for this parish are included in the Devon FHS and Incledon indexes - see under Cemeteries on the main Devon page.
Dwelly, E. (ed.). Devon M. I. vol. 1., being all the monumental inscriptions in the parishes of Countisbury, Brendon, Martinhoe, etc. pp. v. 226. E. Dwelly: Fleet, (1918). 8o. BL [SoG Library]


Snetzler, M.F. North Devon Surname Index to the Census. Microfiche: M.F. Snetzler, Barcott, Buckland Brewer, Bideford, Devon EX39 5LN. [Covers 1881 census records for this parish]

Church Records

Parish Registers going back to 1695 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 1695 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 - for details see their book list.

Entered into the IGI (as of Jan 1993): Parish Church Christenings 1695-1875 and Marriages 1697-1873.

Phillimore, W. P. W. (William Phillimore Watts). "Marriages at Trentishoe, 1697-1812", In Devonshire parish registers, vol. 1. London: Phillimore & Co., 1909 (Phillimore's parish register series, vol. 112), pp. 63-67. [Full text]


Transcript of complete entry in White's Devonshire Directory of 1850.


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

Names, Personal

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

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