Monkton Wyld, Devon Genealogy
Guide to Monkton Wyld, Devon ancestry, family history, and genealogy: parish registers, transcripts, census records, birth records, marriage records, and death records.
|Monkton Wyld, Devon|
|Poor Law Union||Axminster; Bridport|
|Registration District||Axminster; Bridport|
|Parish registers: None|
|Bishop's Transcripts: None|
|Probate Court||Court of the Archdeaconry of Dorset|
|Location of Archive|
|Devon Record Office|
Ecclessiastical parish of Monkton Wyld was created in 1850 from the ancient parish of Whitchurch Cannonicorum, Dorset and the ancient parish of Uplyme in Devon near Lyme Regis.
Monkton Wyld can be found under Whitchurch-Canonicorum:
WHITCHURCH-CANONICORUM, a village, a parish, a sub-district, and a hundred, in Dorset. The village stands 5 miles WNW of Bridport r. station; and has a post-office under Bridport. The parish includes four hamlets. The church is good; a chapel of ease is at Marshwood; and part of the parish is in Monckton-Wyld chapelry. There are Baptist and Wesleyan chapels.
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.
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.
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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