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"HUNTSHAW, or Hunshaw, 3 miles N.E. of Torrington, has in its parish 296 souls, and 1962 acres of land, mostly belonging to Lord Clinton, the lord of the manor and patron of the rectory, valued in K.B. at £11. 7s. 1d., and in 1831 at £200. The Rev. C.D.M. Drake is the rector, and has 36A. of glebe, and a good residence, in a picturesque valley. The tithes were commuted in 1844, for £151 per annum. The Church (St. Mary,) has a tower and three bells, and the parish sends two boys to the Free School at Wear Gifford. The Church Lands &c., comprise 3 gardens, 2 orchards, 4 houses, and a blacksmith's shop; and the poor have about £2 yearly from John Lovering's Charity, and an annuity of 20s. left by Edm. Dennis." [From White's Devonshire Directory (1850)]

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

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Cemeteries

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

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Census

Snetzler, M.F. North Devon Surname Index to the Census. Microfiche: M.F. Snetzler. [Covers 1841, 1861, 1871 and 1881 census records for this parish]

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Church Records

Parish Registers going back to 1746 are held in the Devon Record Office.

Transcripts of the Parish Registers going back to 1746, and of the Bishops' Transcripts going back to 1607, are held in a special collection in the Westcountry Studies Library.

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.

Bideford Methodist Circuit baptisms (1819 -1870) transcribed by David Carter. (Contains entries from the following parishes: Abbotsham, Allington, Alverdiscott, Alwington, Appledore, Arlington, Barnstaple, Bideford, Buckland Brewer, Bucks Mills, Burrington, Chulmleigh, Clovelly, Fremington, Frithelstock, Great Torrington, Hatherleigh, Huntshaw, Ilfracombe, Instow, Landcross, Little Torrington, Littleham, Loxhore, Marystowe, Monkleigh, Newton Tracey, Northam, Parkham, South Molton, St Giles in the Wood, Wear Giffard, Westleigh, Woolfardisworthy.)

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

  • Wesleyan Chapel: Registers for c1819-37 - see Bideford (PRO RG 4/955)

Entered into the IGI (as of Jan 1993): Parish Church Christenings 1607-1812 and Marriages 1607-1618, 1632-1638, 1668-1812. (These entries are in part from Bishops' Transcripts.)

Hingeston-Randolph, F.C. The Rectors of Huntshaw in the Deanery of Torrington. (1892) [Westcountry Studies Library]

Deanery of Barnstaple - Baptisms 1813-1839, Marriages 1754-1837 and Burials 1813-1837 - CD-ROM, Exeter, Devon FHS (2005). [Index of Atherington: Baptisms (1813-1839), Marriages (1754-1837), Burials (1800-1837), Barnstaple: Baptisms (1813-1839), Marriages (1754-1837), Burials (1813-1837), Bishops Tawton: Baptisms (1813-1839), Marriages (1754-1837), Burials (1813-1837), Chittlehampton: Baptisms (1813-1839), Marriages (1754-1837), Burials (1813-1837), Filleigh: Baptisms (1813-1839), Marriages (1754-1837), Burials (1813-1837), Fremington: Baptisms (1813-1839), Marriages (1754-1837), Burials (1813-1837), High Bickington: Baptisms (1813-1839), Marriages (1754-1837), Burials (1813-1837), Horwood: Baptisms (1813-1839), Marriages (1654-1837), Burials (1675-1837), Huntshaw: Baptisms (1813-1839), Marriages (1754-1837), Burials (1813-1837), Instow: Baptisms (1813-1839), Marriages (1754-1837), Burials (1813-1837), Landkey: Baptisms (1813-1839), Marriages (1754-1837), Burials (1813-1837), Newton Tracey: Baptisms (1813-1839), Marriages (1570-1837), Burials (1725-1837), Pilton: Baptisms (1813-1839), Marriages (1754-1837), Burials (1813-1837), Swimbridge: Baptisms (1813-1839), Marriages (1754-1837), Burials (1813-1837), Tawstock: Baptisms (1813-1839), Marriages (1754-1837), Burials (1813-1837), Westleigh: Baptisms (1813-1839), Marriages (1754-1837), Burials (1813-1838)

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Description & Travel

Section on Huntshaw from Samuel Lewis: A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831), provided by Mel Locki

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Gazetteers

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

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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Huntshaw 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

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Maps

View a map of the boundaries of this town/parish.

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SS506229 (Lat/Lon: 50.986063, -4.129902), Huntshaw which are provided by:

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Probate Records

Death Duty Register Will of John Squance (1805), transcribed by Deborah O'Brien.