Sherwood Villa, Devon Genealogy

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Parish History

Sherwood Villa, parish, Devon, near Crediton.[1]

Sherwood Villa has changed,see the modern district of Mid Devon.[2]

An additional reference for Sherwood Villa is found under Newton Syres:

NEWTON-ST. CYRES, a village and a parish in Crediton district, Devon. The village stands on the river Creedy, adjacent to the Exeter and North Devon railway, 4½ miles N W of Exeter; and has a station on the railway, a post-office under Exeter. Acres, with Sherwood-Villa.[3]


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

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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.

Maps and Gazetteers

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Web sites


  1. Bartholomew, John, Gazetteer of the British Isles Vision of Britain Through Time published in 1887.
  2. Bartholomew, John, A Vision of Britain through Time. GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Mid Devon District through time | Census tables with data for the District/Unitary Authority, published in 1887.
  3. Wilson, John M., (John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales) (1870-72) Date accessed: 6 August 2013.