"LAMERTON, a scattered village, 3 miles N.W. of Tavistock, has in its parish 1286 souls, and 6788 acres of land, including the small hamlets of Ottery, Chaddlehanger, North Brentor, and Hilltown. The manors and owners are - Lamerton, Earl Fortescue; Ottery, Duke of Bedford; Willestrew, J. Carpenter, Esq.; and Collacombe, Sir W.P. Call, Bart. Collacombe Barton, rebuilt in the time of Elizabeth, was for many generations the chief seat of the Tremayne family, but is now a farm house. . . . In the parish are several neat villas, and many scattered farm-houses. A great part of the soil belongs to the Rev. W. Gill, of Venn House, and J.H. Clobery, John James, W. Weekes, and Henry Terrell, Esqrs., and several smaller owners. The Church (St. Peter,) is a large structure, with an embattled tower and six bells. Among its monuments is one to the memory of Thomas Tremayne, Esq., his wife, and sixteen children. Two of their eight sons were twins, and so exactly resembled each other, that even in manhood they could not be distinguished one from the other, even by their parents and friends. Their affections and propensities were the same, and they were both killed in the wars at Newhaven, in France, in 1564. The vicarage, valued in K.B. at £13. 2s. 1d., and in 1831 at £445, is in the patronage of J.H. Tremayne, Esq., and incumbency of the Rev. Edw. Carlyon . . . " [From White's Devonshire Directory (1850)]

A parish in Lifton Hundred, the Archdeaconry of Totnes and the Diocese of Exeter. According to Peskett, North Brentor was an outlier of this parish (with chapel of ease, Christchurch, built in 1853) until transferred to Brentor in 1883.



Adams, Maxwell (Ed.) Reginald Morshead [Obituary] Trans. Devon. Assoc. vol. 47, (1915), pp. 52-53. [Transcript]

Radford, Mrs. G.H. Andrew and Nicholas Tremayne. Trans. Devon. Assoc. vol. 30 (1898) pp. 147-157. [Index]

Radford, Mrs. G.H. Edmund and Richard Tremayne. Trans. Devon. Assoc. 33, (1901) pp.322-331: ill. [Index]



Brown, Mike. Guide Notes to Monuments in Devon Churches & Graveyards: Kelly, Lamerton. The Dartmoor Press. 16pp. [Kelly, Tremayne]



Transcription of the 1841 Census, Enumeration District No. 8, by Marjorie Fisher.

Nick Mayne has prepared an index to the 1891 census, and is prepared to check for particular names in it on request.


Church Records

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

The Devon FHS publishes indexes covering (as of June 2004): Baptisms 1813-1839, Marriages 1754-1844, Burials 1812-1838 - for details see their Devon Parish List.

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

  • Wesleyan Chapel: Registers for c1808-37 - see Tavistock (PRO RG 4/341)

Nothing entered into the IGI (as of Jan 1993).

Brown, Mike. Pre-1754 Marriages for Lamerton. The Dartmoor Press (1999).

Brown, Mike. 1754-1812 Burial Indexes: Lamerton. RT29, Dartmoor Press (2000).

The Deanery of Tavistock, CD008, Devon Family History Society, Exeter (2007). [Contains indexes: Bradstone - Baptisms 1813-1840, Marriages 1755-1838, Burials 1813-1837; Brentor - Baptisms 1813-1839, Marriages 1755-1834, Burials 1801-1845; Bridestowe - Baptisms 1813-1839, Marriages 1754-1837, Burials 1813-1837; Broadwoodwidger - Baptisms 1813-1839, Marriages 1754-1836, Burials 1813-1837; Coryton - Baptisms 1813-1839, Marriages 1755-1837, Burials 1806-1860; Dunterton - Baptisms 1813-1839, Marriages 1754-1836, Burials 1752-1837; Kelly - Baptisms 1813-1842, Marriages 1754-1837, Burials 1813-1838; Lamerton - Baptisms 1813-1839, Marriages 1754-1844, Burials 1812-1838; Lewtrenchard - Baptisms 1813-1839, Marriages 1754-1837, Burials 1813-1840; Lifton - Baptisms 1813-1839, Marriages 1650-1837, Burials 1813-1837; Lydford - Baptisms 1813-1839, Marriages 1754-1837, Burials 1780-1841; Maryystow - Baptisms 1813-1839, Marriages 1755-1837, Burials 1792-1837; Milton Abbot - Baptisms 1813-1839, Marriages 1754-1837, Burials 1813-1838; Princetown - Baptisms 1813-1839, Burials 1815-1853; Sourton - Baptisms 1813-1839, Marriages 1723-1837, Burials 1814-1838; Stowford - Baptisms 1811-1839, Marriages 1754-1837, Burials 1813-1837; Sydenham Damerel - Baptisms 1813-1839, Marriages 1755-1837, Burials 1750-1837; Tavistock - Baptisms 1813-1839, Marriages 1754-1837, Burials 1813-1837; Thrushelton - Baptisms 1813-1840, Marriages 1755-1837, Burials 1813-1837; Virginstow - Baptisms 1813-1839, Marriages 1755-1836, Burials 1813-1839.]


Description & Travel

Conservation Area Appraisal for North Brentor - an interesting account of the area, with numerous photographs and maps.

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

You can see pictures of Lamerton which are provided by:



Transcript of complete entry in White's Devonshire Directory of 1850.



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



The Online Parish Clerk scheme's representative for this parish is Matthew Ruhlig, who invites queries and lookup requests. (Resources: PRs on Fiche.)

Worthy, C. Devonshire Parishes: or the antiquities, heraldry and family history of twenty-eight parishes in the archdeaconry of Totnes (2 vols), Exeter, W. Pollard (1887). [Chap. X: Lamerton - FORTESCUE; RUNDLE, including Dr Thomas RUNDLE, Bishop of Derry; EDGCUMBE of Lamerton; ROWE family, including Nicholas ROWE the poet; TREMAYNE family and its pedigree] [Index]



Cole, Ann.The Book of Lamerton: A Photographic History. Halsgrove Press, Halsgrove House, Lower Moor Way, Tiverton, Devon EX16 6SS (1999) [ISBN 1841140406] 160p. [Index]

Williams, H.Fulford. Notes on the parish of Lamerton, Devon. Typescript (1964) 9p. [Westcountry Studies Library - sB/LAM/0001/WIL]

Worthy, Charles. Devonshire Parishes. Exeter: William Pollard (1887) - Vol. 1, pp. 196- 227.



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

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SX450770 (Lat/Lon: 50.572127, -4.190262), Lamerton which are provided by:


Probate Records

Transcript of the Will of Nicholas Pengelly, Gentleman (1825), by Ros Dunning.