Chudleigh Knighton, Devon Genealogy

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Chudleigh Knighton

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

Chudleigh Knighton, Devon
Type Chapelry
Civil Jurisdictions
Hundred Teignbridge
County Devon
Poor Law Union Newton Abbot
Registration District Newton Abbot
Records begin
Parish registers: 1875; For more records see Hennock and also Bovey Tracey
Bishop's Transcripts: None
Ecclesiastical Jurisdictions
Rural Deanery Moreton
Diocese Exeter
Province Canterbury
Legal Jurisdictions
Probate Court Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Totnes
Location of Archive
Devon Record Office

Parish History

CHUDLEIGH KNIGHTON can be found under HENNOCK, a village and a parish in Newton-Abbot district, Devon. The village stands near the river Teign and the Moreton-Hampstead railway, 3 miles WNW of Chudleigh, and 6 SE by S of Moreton-Hampstead; and has a post office under Exeter. The parish includes also the hamlet of Knighton. The living is a vicarage, united with the chapelry of Knighton, in the diocese of Exeter. There is a chapel of ease, in the early English style, at Knighton; and a small Wesleyan chapel, in Hennock village.[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


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.

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Chudleigh Knighton (see Hennock) on GENUKI


  1. John M. Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72) Adapted, Date Accessed: 25 October 2013.