"YEALMPTON, a large and respectable village, with many good houses, is pleasantly situated on a salubrious acclivity, overlooking the river Yealm, 7 miles E. by S. of Plymouth, and 5½ miles W. of Modbury. . . . It has a great cattle market on the fourth Wednesday of every month, and is noted for the social and friendly intercourse of its inhabitants. . . The parish contains 1317 souls, and 3432A. 3R. 36P., of land, generally fertile and mostly arable, and including the hamlets of Dunstone and Yealm Bridge, and many scattered farm houses, &c., and three corn mills. . . . The heiress of Edmund Pollexfen brought [the manor of Yealmpton] to an ancestor of the present owner, E.R.P. Bastard, Esq., of KITLEY, a large and elegant mansion, in the Elizabethan style, . . . The manors of Bowden and Dunstone also belong to Mr. Bastard, and he has large estates in many other parishes. . . . The Church (St. Bartholomew, is a very ancient structure, but is now being completely renovated and nearly all rebuilt, . . . The vicarage, valued in K.B. at £35. 16s. 4½d., and in 1831 at £444, with the perpetual curacy of Revelstoke annexed to it, is in the patronage of the Bishop of Exeter, and incumbency of the Rev. James Longmore, of Cadleigh. . . . " [From White's Devonshire Directory (1850)]
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A parish in Plympton Hundred, the Archdeaconry of Totnes, and the Diocese of Exeter. Regarded as part of the South Hams area.
Furneaux, James. A paper on Yealmpton church. Exeter Diocesan Architectural Soc. Trans. 1 ser, v. 4, (1853) pp. 245- 249. [Index]
Transcripts of the Parish Registers going back to 1600 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 1813-1837 - for details see their book list.
The Devon FHS publishes indexes covering (as of June 2004): Baptisms 1813-1840, Marriages 1754-1837, Burials 1813-1837 - for details see their book list.
Other churches and chapels (with pre-1840 records):
Yealmpton parish register [1600-1650], Manuscript (1930)  leaves. [Westcountry Studies Library sx929.3/YEA/1600]
An index of baptisms, marriages and burials in the Deanery of Plympton. with photographs of the churches and extracts from White's Devonshire Directory 1850 and The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868), CD-ROM, Exeter, Devon FHS (2007). [Brixton: Bapt (1813-1839), Mar (1754-1837), Bur (1813-1837), Cornwood: Bapt (1813-1840), Mar (1754-1837), Bur (1813-1838), Ermington: Bapt (1813-1839), Mar (1754-1838), Bur (1813-1837 ), Harford: Bapt (1813-1839), Mar (1755-1837), Bur (1813-1838), Holbeton: Bapt (1813-1839), Mar (1754-1837), Bur (1813-1837), Ivybridge: Bapt (1835-1840), Mar (1835-1840), Bur (1836-1840), Kingston: Bapt (1813-1839), Mar (1754-1836), Bur (1813-1837), Modbury: Bapt (1813-1840), Mar (1754-1837), Bur (1813-1837), Newton Ferrers: Bapt (1813-1839), Mar (1754-1836), Bur (1813-1837)), North Huish: Bapt (1813-1839), Mar (1754-1837), Bur (1813-1837), Plympton St. Mary: Bapt (1813-1839), Mar (1754-1837), Bur (1813-1837), Plympton St. Maurice: Bapt (1813-1840), Mar (1754-1837), Bur (1813-1837), Plymstock: Bapt (1813-1839), Mar (1754-1837), Bur (1813-1837), Revelstoke: Bapt (1813-1839), Mar (1754-1837), Bur (1813-1837), Shaugh Prior: Bapt (1813-1839), Mar (1754-1837), Bur (1813-1835), Ugborough: Bapt (1813-1840), Mar (1754-1841), Bur (1813-1837), Wembury: Bapt (1813-1839), Mar (1612-1837), Bur (1813-1840), Yealmpton: Bapt (1813-1840), Mar (1754-1837), Bur (1813-1837)]
The village of Yealmpton in Devon, provided by Colin McCormick.
Yealmpton Parish Council web site - photographs, general information.
Transcription provided by Val Henderson of the Plymstock and Yealmpton entry (description and names) in Pigot and Co's Directory of Devonshire 1830-31.
The Online Parish Clerk scheme's representative for this parish is Paul Sherriff, who invites queries and lookup requests. (Resources: PRs, Pigot's etc.)
Fox, Charles Henry. A short genealogical account of some of the various families of Fox in the West of England, to which is appended a pedigree of the Crokers of Lineham, and also sketches of the families of Churchill, Yeo, Pollard, Coplestone, Strode, Fortescue and Bonvile. Bristol: T. Kerslake & Co., 1864.
Upton, Delyse. Ordinary Stones Can Be Important, Devon Family Historian, vol. 154, (2015) pp.29-30. [Joel Tall, and descendants, of Kitley House Estate]
Brown, Mike. Heraldic arms at Kitley: genealogical & family history notes on the heraldry in the main hallway at Kitley House. Plymouth: Dartmoor Press (1996) 40p: ill. [Westcountry Studies Library - px929.8/YEA/BRO]
Brown, Mike. A Few Sheaves of Devon History [Transcripts]: Yealmpton, Dartmoor Press (2001).
Holloway, Peter. Yealmpton yesterday. Metherall: Caradon Printers  24p: ill, maps. [Westcountry Studies Library - pxB/YEA/0001/HOL]
Pugsley, Stephen. Mother Hubbard and Housekeeping at Kitley in 1869. In Devon Documents (ed. T. Gray). Tiverton: Devon & Cornwall Notes & Queries, Special Issue (1996) [ISBN 0925836203] pp.154-157.
Storer, James Sargant. Antiquarian and Topographical Cabinet containing a series of elegant views of the most interesting objects of curiosity in Great Britain accompanied with letter press descriptions. Volume IV, London: Published for the Proprietors by W Clarke, J Carpenter, and Sherwood, Neeley & Jones (1808) Unpaginated. [Text]
Warner, H.J. A history of Yealmpton (Devonshire). Plymouth: Western Morning News  94p, plates: ill. [Westcountry Studies Library - B/YEA/0001/WAR]
Thomas, E.G. The Yealmpton Pauper Apprentices. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries 34, 5 (1980) pp.192-194. [Raymond: Discusses 535 pauper indentures, 1638-1834.]
Transcript of the will of Hannah Belchier Downing (1811), provided by Ros Dunning.
Transcript of the will of Ferdinando Blake (1646) and Martha Blake (1659), provided by Elizabeth Kipp.
Transcript of the will of John Crocker (1521), provided by Kathleen Noye.Find help, report problems, and contribute information.
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