"CHERITON FITZPAINE is a pleasant village on an acclivity near one of the tributary streams of the river Creedy, 5 miles N.N.E. of Crediton. Its parish has many scattered farm houses, &c. and comprises 1156 souls, and 5290 acres of land, rising boldly towards the south and west. The Rev. W.H. Arundel, M.A., is patron and incumbent of the rectory, and also lord of the manor, which was anciently held by the Stanton, Fitzpaine,, and other families; but the chief part of the soil belongs to Sir H.R.F. Davie, Mrs. Fursdon, (owner of Upcott,) J.C. Luxmore, Esq., and many other freeholders. The rectory, valued in K.B. at £37. 6s. 8d., and in 1831 at £793, has a good residence and 38A. 1R. 21P. of glebe. The tithes were commuted in 1842 for £1000 per annum. The Church (St. Mary,) is a large ancient structure, with a tower and five bells , and a painted east window. The parish has an Independent Chapel and several charities. . . ." [From White's Devonshire Directory (1850)]
A parish in West Budleigh Hundred, the Archdeaconry and the Diocese of Exeter.
MIs for this parish are included in the Devon FHS index - see under Cemeteries on the main Devon page.
Whitmore, J.B. Devonshire Monumental Inscriptions, MS at Society of Genealogists (1951). [Extracts]
Cheriton Fitzpaine, St Mathew, Memorial Inscriptions Index. G.M. Project. C.C.C. Community Programme (1986). [SoG Library DE/M17]
Cheriton Fitzpaine - from J. Stabb. Some Old Devon Churches (London: 1908-16).
Carr, Jean & Cave, Jennifer. To serve the coming days: the story of Cheriton Fitzpaine Methodist Chapel, 1860-1985. Cheriton Fitzpaine: J. Carr (1985) 77p.
Fala, Trevor et al. A Short Guide to the Parish Church of Cheriton Fitzpaine. Cheriton Fitzpaine. (1977). [SoG Library]
Voce, Alan P. Upham Methodist Chuapel [Cheriton Fitzpaine] 100 years 1895-1995 (1995). [Devon FHS Library p942.35/CHE]
Parish Registers going back to 1717 are held in the Devon Record Office.
Transcripts of the Parish Registers going back to 1660, and of the Bishops' Transcripts going back to 1610, are held in a special collection in the Westcountry Studies Library.
The Devon FHS publishes indexes covering (as of June 2004): Marriages 1754-1837, Burials 1813-1837 - for details see their book list.
Entered into the IGI (as of Jan 1993): Parish Church Christenings 1610-1837, and Marriages 1610-1626, 1638, 1663-1837.
Sellman, R.R. Edited transcripts of parish registers, 1660-1837, and some family reconstitutions. Typescript (1989) 139p. [Westcountry Studies Library - sx929.3/CHE/CHE]
Sellman, R.R. (ed.) Cheriton Fitzpaine: notes from the parish records and other sources. Photocopy (1978) 89p. [Westcountry Studies Library - xB/CHE 5/0001/CHE]
Deanery Of Cadbury - Baptisms 1813-1839, Marriages 1754-1837 And Burials 1813-1837, CD060, Exeter, Devon FHS (2014). [Brampford Speke Bapt: 1813-1839 Mar: 1754-1837 Bur: 1813-1840; Cadbury Bapt: 1813-1839 Mar: 1754-1837 Bur: 1813-1837; Cadeleigh Bapt: 1813-1839 Mar: 1754-1837 Bur: 1810-1837; Cheriton Fitzpaine Bapt: 1813-1840 Mar: 1754-1837 Bur: 1813-1837; Colebrooke Bapt: 1813-1839 Mar: 1754-1837 Bur: 1813-1837; Crediton Presbyterian Chapel Bur: 1826-1837; Crediton Bapt: 1813-1843 Mar: 1754-1837 Bur: 1813-1837; Down St Mary Bapt: 1813-1840 Mar: 1754-1837 Bur: 1770-1837; Kennerleigh Bapt: 1813-1839 Mar: 1754-1837 Bur: 1813-1837; Morchard Bishop Bapt: 1813-1837 Mar: 1754-1837 Bur: 1813-1837; Nether Exe Bapt: 1814-1851 Mar: 1773-1807 Bur: 1813-1856; Newton St. Cyres Bapt: 1813-1839 Mar: 1754-1837 Bur: 1813-1840; Poughill Bapt: 1813-1840 Mar: 1754-1838 Bur: 1770-1837; Sandford Bapt: 1813-1838 Mar: 1754-1837 Bur: 1813-1837; Shobrooke Bapt: 1813-1839 Mar: 1754-1837 Bur: 1813-1837; Stockleigh English Bapt: 1813-1840 Mar: 1754-1837 Bur: 1813-1837; Stockleigh Pomeroy Bapt: 1813-1843 Mar: 1752-1837 Bur: 1813-1851; Thorverton Bapt: 1813-1840 Mar: 1754-1839 Bur: 1813-1837; Upton Hellions Bapt: 1813-1842 Mar: 1754-1837 Bur: 1678-1929; Upton Pyne Bapt: 1813-1840 Mar: 1754-1838 Bur: 1800-1837.]
The transcription of the section for this parish from the National Gazetteer (1868), provided by Colin Hinson.
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Cameron, Heather J. Peter Labdon of Cheriton Fitzpaine, Bible Church Minister, Devon Family Historian, vol. 142, (2012) pp.7-9. [b. 1835]
Goodman, Norman. Cheriton Fitzpaine and the Manning Family, Devon Family Historian, vol. 142, (2012) pp.20-21. [Correction in vol. 143, p.35]
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Transcription of a Cheriton Fitzpaine Deed, from John Tingey's Calendar of Deeds Enrolled Within the County of Devon 1536 - 1673, provided by Debbie Kennett.
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Cheriton Fitzpaine contributors to a 1678 brief for the rebuilding of St Paul's Cathedral.