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Exeter: Allhallows Goldsmith St

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"Allhallows Church, in Goldsmith street, is a small antique fabric, which was disused from 1720 till 1822, when it was re-opened for public worship, after being thoroughly repaired. It has a wooden belfry and one bell. Its rectory, valued in K.B. at £6. 4s. 7d., and in 1831 at £66, is in the gift of the Dean and Chapter, and incumbency of the Rev. T. Coldridge." [From White's Devonshire Directory (1850)]

A parish in the centre of the old walled City of Exeter. Its population was 325 in 1801, and 360 in 1841.



Tapley-Soper, H. The Registers of the City of Exeter, Vol. 2: Allhallows Goldsmith St., St Pancras, St Paul: additions from bishop's transcripts and lists of monumental inscriptions in all three churches (1933) [Westcountry Studies Library, Exeter Cathedral Library, Exeter University Library, Plymouth Library, Torquay Library]


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Church History

Nesbitt, F. Rectors of Exeter Churches: Allhallows, Goldsmith Street Devon & Cornwall Notes and Queries 16 (1930-31), pp. 235-240.
Reed, Harbottle. Allhallows Church, Goldsmith Stree, Exeter. Trans. Devon Assoc. 35 (1903) pp.581-616. [Index]

Church Records

Parish Registers going back to 1809 are held in the Devon Record Office.

Transcripts of the Parish Registers going back to 1561 are held in a special collection in the Westcountry Studies Library.

The Devon FHS publishes indexes covering (as of June 2004): Marriages 1561-1752 1806-1837, Burials 1813-1904 - for details see their book list.

Entered into the IGI (as of Jan 1993): Parish Church Christenings 1566-1837 and Marriages 1561-1753, 1809-1837.

Tapley-Soper, H. The Registers of the City of Exeter, Vol. 2: Allhallows Goldsmith St., St Pancras, St Paul. (1933) [Westcountry Studies Library, Exeter Cathedral Library, Exeter University Library, Plymouth Library, Torquay Library]
The Deanery of Christianity [The City Of Exeter] CD018, Devon Family History Society (2008). [Allhallows Goldsmith Street: Baptisms (1813-1839), Marriages (1561-1837), Burials (1813-1904); Allhallows on the Walls: Baptisms (1824-1839), Marriages (1805-1811 and 1836), Burials (1824-1837); Bedford Precinct: Baptisms (1833-1839), Marriages (1833-1839); Exeter Cathedral: Baptisms (1813-1839), Marriages (1755-1837), Burials (1813-1837); Holy Trinity: Baptisms (1813-1839), Marriages (1754-1837), Burials (1813-1837); St. David: Baptisms (1813-1840), Marriages (1754-1837), Burials (1813-1837); St. Edmund: Baptisms (1813-1839), Marriages (1754-1837), Burials (1813-1837); St. George: Baptisms (1813-1839), Marriages (1754-1837), Burials (1813-1837); St. John: Baptisms (1813-1839), Marriages (1754-1837), Burials (1813-1837); St. Kerrian: Baptisms (1813-1839), Marriages (1810-1837), Burials (1813-1838); St. Lawrence: Baptisms (1813-1837), Marriages (1754-1837), Burials (1813-1837); St. Leonard: Baptisms (1813-1839), Marriages (1755-1837), Burials (1780-1837); St. Martin: Baptisms (1813-1840), Marriages (1754-1836), Burials (1813-1837); St. Mary Arches: Baptisms (1813-1840), Marriages (1754-1837), Burials (1813-1837); St. Mary Major: Baptisms (1813-1839), Marriages (1754-1837), Burials (1813-1837); St. Mary Steps: Baptisms (1813-1840), Marriages (1754-1837), Burials (1813-1837); St. Olave: Baptisms (1813-1839), Marriages (1816-1837), Burials (1813-1837); St. Pancras: Baptisms (1813-1840), Marriages (1754-1837), Burials (1800-1837); St. Paul: Baptisms (1813-1839), Marriages (1562-1837), Burials (1813-1837); St. Petrock: Baptisms (1813-1842), Marriages (1754-1836), Burials (1770-1837); St. Sidwell: Baptisms (1813-1839), Marriages (1754-1837), Burials (1813-1837); St. Stephen: Baptisms (1813-1839), Marriages (1754-1837), Burials (1813-1837); Heavitree: Baptisms (1813-1839), Marriages (1754-1837), Burials (1813-1837); Exeter Non-conformist chapels - Bow Meeting House: Burials (1748-1824); Castle Street Independent Chapel: Burials (1800-1836); George Meeting House Presbyterian: Burials (1818-1822 and 1837); Mint Meeting House Presbyterian: Burials (1709 and 1773-1810); Mint Methodist Chapel: Burials (1818-1829); South Street Baptist Church: Burials (1783-1837); Photographs of the churches and extracts from White's Devonshire Directory 1850].
Tapley-Soper, H. Shorthand in the Registers of Allhallows. Devon & Cornwall Notes and Queries vol. VI, (January 1910 to October 1911), illus. p. 17. [Transcript]

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Militia List (1803) for Allhallows Goldsmith Street, transcribed by Iris Sutton.