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Exeter: St Petrock

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"St. Petrock's Church, in High street, near the Cathedral yard, was rebuilt in 1829, and is so closely surrounded with houses that the only part of it visible from the street is the tower with its projecting clock. The sacramental plate is very superb, and comprises two cups dated 1572 and 1640, and two flagons, dated 1692. In the tower are six bells. The rectory is consolidated with that of St. Kerrian. St. Petrock was one of the early propagators of christianity, and gave name to Petrockstowe, in Devonshire." [From White's Devonshire Directory (1850)]

A small parish in the centre the old walled City of Exeter. Its population in 1801 was 287.

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Cemeteries

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

Shorto, Edward H.H. Some Notes on the Church of St Petrock, Exeter, during its various rules. Exeter: W.Pollard (1878). [Also includes extracts from churchwardens' accounts, list of rectors, etc.]

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Church History

Exeter St Petrock - from J. Stabb. Some Old Devon Churches (London: 1908-16).

Nesbitt, F. Rectors of Exeter Churches: St Petrock's. Devon & Cornwall Notes and Queries 15 (1928-29), pp. 331-335.

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Church Records

Parish Registers going back to 1538 are held in the Devon Record Office.

Transcripts of the Parish Registers going back to 1538 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 1770-1837 - for details see their book list.

Entered into the IGI (as of Jan 1993): Parish Church Christenings 1538-1837, Marriages 1538-1836.

Dymond, Robert. The history of the Parish of St. Petrocks, Exeter, as shown by its Churchwardens accounts and other records. Trans. Devon. Assoc., vol. 14, (1882), illus. pp. 402-92. [Index]

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].

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Description & Travel

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Gazetteers

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Genealogy

Ford, Graham. Josias Rogers 1814-1852, Devon Family Historian, vol. 157, (2016) p.38.

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Historical Geography

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

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History

Dymond, Robert. The history of the Parish of St. Petrocks, Exeter, as shown by its Churchwardens accounts and other records. Trans. Devon. Assoc., vol. 14, (1882), illus. pp. 402-92. [Index]

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Maps

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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SX919925 (Lat/Lon: 50.722037, -3.532777), Exeter: St Petrock which are provided by:

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Names, Personal

Militia List (1803) for St Petrocks, transcribed by Iris Sutton.