Boyton, Devon Genealogy

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Devon Parishes

Guide to Boyton, Devon ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.

Boyton, Devon
Type Ecclesiastical Parish
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Black Torrington; Stratton
County Devon
Poor Law Union Launceston
Registration District Holsworthy; Launceston
Records begin
Parish registers: 1568
Bishop's Transcripts: 1611
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Trigg Major
Diocese Exeter
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Cornwall
Location of Archive
Devon Record Office

For more information and records see Boyton, Cornwall.

Parish History

BOYTON, a parish, in the union of Launceston, partly in the hundred of Black Torrington, N. division of the county of Devon, but chiefly in that of Stratton, E. division of Cornwall, 5 miles (N. by W.) from Launceston, containing also the hamlet of Northcott, in Devon.[1]


Civil Registration

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Church records

Non-Conformist Churches
  • Baptist
  • Bible Christian Methodist
  • Wesleyan Methodist Association

Census records

Census records from 1841 to 1911 are available online. For access, see England Census Records and Indexes Online. Census records from 1841 to 1891 are also available on film through a Family History Center or at the Family History Library.

Probate records

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Devon Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers

Maps are a visual look at the locations in England. Gazetteers contain brief summaries about a place.


Boyton on GENUKI


  1. Lewis, Samuel A., A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848), pp. 326-331. Date accessed: 24 October 2013.