Chudleigh Knighton, Devon Genealogy

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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

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Church records

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Census records

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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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Web sites


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