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Meeth

"MEETH, near the confluence of the Torridge and Okement rivers, 3 miles N. by E. of Hatherleigh, is a scattered village and parish, containing 314 souls, and 2170 acres of land, in the manors of Meeth and Fryes Hele, the former of which belongs to R. Preston, Esq., and the latter to the Earl of Morley; but part of the soil belongs to the Acland, Mallett, Bowden, and Owen families. The Church (St. John,) is an ancient structure, with a tower, four bells, and a fine Saxon door-way. Among its monuments is a very handsome one, erected in 1818, in memory of the late Mrs. Lamb." [From White's Devonshire Directory (1850)]

A parish in Shebbear Hundred, the Archdeaconry of Barnstaple, and the Diocese of Exeter.

Cemeteries

MIs for this parish are included in the Incledon index - see under Cemeteries on the main Devon page.

Churches

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the Meeth area that are recorded in the GENUKI church database. This will also help identify other churches in nearby townships and/or parishes. You also have the option to see the location of the churches marked on a map.

Church Records

Parish Registers going back to 1653 are held in the Devon Record Office - for details see Parish Registers in the Devon Record Office.

Transcripts of the Parish Registers going back to 1653, and of the Bishops' Transcripts going back to 1597, are held in a special collection in the Westcountry Studies Library - for details see Parish Registers in the Devon & Cornwall Record Society's Collection.

The Devon FHS publishes indexes covering (as of June 2004): Baptisms 1813-1839, Marriages 1754-1837, Burials 1813-1837 - for details see their book list.

Entered into the IGI (as of Jan 1993): Parish Church Christenings 1597-1812 and Marriages 1600-1618, 1651-1811. (These entries are in part from Bishops' Transcripts.)

The Deanery of Torrington - An index of baptisms, marriages and burials in the parishes of Ashreigny, Beaford, Buckland Filleigh, Dolton, Dowland, Great Torrington, Huish, Iddesleigh, Langtree, Little Torrington, Meeth, Merton, Newton St. Petrock, Peters Marland, Petrockstowe, Roborough, Shebbear, Sheepwash, St. Giles in the Wood and Winkleigh. With photographs of the churches and extracts from White's Devonshire Directory 1850. CD-ROM, Exeter, Devon FHS (2010) . [Ashreigny Bapt: 1813-1838, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Beaford Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1836, Bur: 1813-1837; Buckland Filleigh Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1836, Bur: 1813-1837; Dolton Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1754-1838, Bur: 1813-1837; Dowland Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1840, Bur: 1742-1837; Great Torrington Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Huish Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1755-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Iddesleigh Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Langtree Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1755-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Little Torrington Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Meeth Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Merton Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Newton St. Petrock Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1755-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Peters Marland Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1836, Bur: 1813-1837; Petrockstowe Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1836, Bur: 1813-1837; Roborough Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1755-1837, Bur: 1813-1839; Shebbear Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Sheepwash Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1754-1838, Bur: 1813-1837; St Giles in the Wood Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Winkleigh Bapt: 1813-1853, Mar: 1754-1836, Bur: 1813-1837.]

Description and Travel

Section on Meeth  from Samuel Lewis: A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831), provided by Mel Lockie.

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Directories

Transcript of complete entry in White's Devonshire Directory of 1850.

Gazetteers

The transcription of the section for this parish from the National Gazetteer (1868), provided by Colin Hinson.

Genealogy

The Online Parish Clerk scheme's representative for this parish is Linda Garnett, who invites queries and lookup requests. (Resources: Bapt 1752-1986; Marr 1754-1968 Burials 1753-1812.)

Meardon, Maurice. The Descendants of Robert Meardon and Susanna Lake. Didcot: The Author (2003) 112p. [Maurice Meardon, 7 Tavistock Ave. Didcot, Oxon, OX11 8NA - maurice.meardon[at]ntlworld[dot]com] [Devon FHS Library]

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Meeth has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

Ask for a calculation of the distance from Meeth to another place.

History

Williams, H. Fulford. Notes on the Parish of Meeth, Devon. Typescript (1964) 7 leaves. [Westcountry Studies Library]

Names, Personal

Meeth contributors to a 1678 brief for the rebuilding of St Paul's Cathedral.

Meeth Apprentices Register - 1803-1840, Exeter, Devon Family History Society, (Booklet & PDF A295). [Foreword]

Occupations

Apprentice Registers, Meeth 1803-40, Exeter, Devon FHS (2007). [Listing date, name of apprentice, sex, age, parents' details, residence and details of master.] [Names included in the overall index published as "Rich man, poor man, beggar man, thief" (CD 023).