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Willand

"WILLAND, a small parish and village, in the picturesque valley of the small river Culm, near the Bristol and Exeter Railway and the junction of the Tiverton branch, 2½ miles N. by E. of Collumpton, and 6 miles E. of Tiverton, has only 345 inhabitants, and about 950 acres of land, belonging to C. and E. Salter, the Rev. G.T. Smith, Benjamin Walrond, George Wood, E. Broom, T.B. Rowe, and several other freeholders. The Church (St. Mary,) is an ancient structure, with a tower and three bells, and a beautiful screen. The rectory, valued in K.B. at £7. 10s. 5d., and in 1831 at £90, is in the patronage of C. and E. Salter, and incumbency of the Rev. John Taylor, who is also vicar of Llanarthney. The parsonage is a small cottage, and the glebe is only 1A. 1R. 1P. . . . " [From White's Devonshire Directory (1850)]

A parish in Halberton Hundred, and the Archdeaconry and Diocese of Exeter. Many inhabitants of Muxbere in Halberton used the Willand Parish Church.

Cemeteries

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

Churches

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Church History

Willand - from J. Stabb. Some Old Devon Churches (London: 1908-16).

Church Records

Parish Registers going back to 1670 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 1670, and of the Bishops' Transcripts going back to 1607, 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): Marriages 1754-1837, Burials 1800-1837 - for details see their book list.

Other churches and chapels (with pre-1840 records):

  • Wesleyan Chapel: Registers for c1806-37 - see Cullompton, Tiverton (PRO RG 4/958, 342)

Entered into the IGI (as of Jan 1993): Parish Church Christenings 1607-1837, and Marriages 1607-1635, 1667-1837. (These entries are in part from Bishops' Transcripts.)

An index of baptisms, marriages and burials in the parishes of Bampton, Bickleigh, Burlescombe, Calverleigh, Clayhanger, Culmstock, Halberton, Hockworthy, Holcombe Rogus, Huntsham, Loxbeare, Morebath, Petton Chapelry, Sampford Peverell, Tiverton St. Peter, Tiverton Cove, Uffculme, Uplowman, Washfield and Willand. With photographs of the churches and extracts from White’s Directory (1850) and Kelly’s Directory of Devonshire (1902), CD-ROM 064, Exeter, Devon FHS (2016). [Bampton Bapt: 1813-1838 Mar: 1754-1837 Bur: 1814-1838; Bickleigh Bapt: 1813-1839 Mar: 1755-1836 Bur: 1800-1837; Burlescombe Bapt: 1813-1839 Mar: 1755-1838 Bur: 1813-1837; Calverleigh Bapt: 1813-1840 Mar: 1757-1837 Bur: 1813-1837; Clayhanger Bapt: 1813-1839 Mar: 1754-1833 Bur: 1750-1852; Culmstock Bapt: 1813-1840 Mar: 1754-1837 Bur: 1813-1837; Halberton Bapt: 1813-1840 Mar: 1754-1837 Bur: 1813-1837; Hockworthy Bapt: 1813-1840 Mar: 1759-1837 Bur: 1813-1838; Holcombe Rogus Bapt: 1813-1839 Mar: 1755-1844 Bur: 1813-1837; Huntsham Bapt: 1813-1840 Mar: 1755-1836 Bur: 1750-1838; Loxbeare Bapt: 1813-1841 Mar: 1755-1837 Bur: 1813-1983; Morebath Bapt: 1813-1840 Mar: 1754-1837 Bur: 1800-1837; Petton Chapelry Bampton Parish Bapt: 1813-1839 Bur: 1813-1861; Sampford Peverell Bapt: 1813-1840 Mar: 1754-1837 Bur: 1813-1837; Tiverton St Peter Bapt: 1813-1839 Mar: 1754-1837 Bur: 1813-1837; Tiverton Cove Bapt: 1813-1839 Mar: 1682-1837 Bur: 1815-1837; Uffculme Bapt: 1813-1839 Mar: 1783-1837 Bur: 1813-1837; Uplowman Bapt: 1813-1839 Mar: 1755-1837 Bur: 1813-1837; Washfield Bapt: 1813-1839 Mar: 1755-1837 Bur: 1800-1837; Willand Bapt: 1813-1839 Mar: 1754-1837 Bur: 1800-1837.]

Description and Travel

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

Willand Parish website.

Conservation Area Appraisal for Willand.

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

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Historical Geography

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History

Japes, F.E. History of Willand: village and church. [Willand]: [Parish Church] (1969) 51p: ill, maps. [Westcountry Studies Library - B/WIL/0001/JAP]

Manors

C., J.W. Willand Manor Rents. Devon & Cornwall Notes & Queries 21 (1940-41) pp.182-184. [Raymond: Rental, 1760, giving names of tenants.]

Probate Records

Transcript of the will of Henry Salter (1830) by Ros Dunning.