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Newton Tracey

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"NEWTON TRACEY, a small parish, 5 miles E.N.E. of Bideford, has only 125 souls, and 340 acres of land, belonging to the Trustees of the late T. Hogg, Esq., and a few smaller owners. The Church (St. Thomas-a-Becket) is a small Gothic structure, and the benefice is a rectory, valued in K.B. at £5. 8s. 11½d., and in 1831 at £69. The Lord Chancellor is the patron, and the Rev. John Dene, of Horwood, is the incumbent, and has 38A. 3R. 10P. of glebe. The tithes were commuted in 1848, for £50 per annum. " [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.

Oliver, M. Notes on Newton Tracey and a Forgotten Quaker Burying Ground. Trans. Devon Assoc. 86 (1955) pp161-165.

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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 1562 are held in the Devon Record Office.

Transcripts of the Parish Registers going back to 1569 are held in a special collection in the Westcountry Studies Library.

The Devon FHS publishes indexes covering (as of June 2004): Marriages 1570-1837, Burials 1725-1837 - 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.)

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

Youatt, G.J. Newton Tracey parish registers 1562-1837: baptisms, marriages, burials; with index of marriages and surnames. Typescript (1981) 43p. [Westcountry Studies Library - x929.3/NEW/NEW]

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 Newton Tracey  from Samuel Lewis: A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831), provided by Mel Lockie.

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Directories

Transcription, by Jonathan Frayne of the Newton Tracey section of Kelly's Directory of Barnstaple and Neighbourhood (1941).

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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 Newton Tracey 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

Oliver, May. Notes on Newton Tracey and a forgotten Quaker burying ground. Trans. Devon Assoc. 86 (1954) pp. 161-165.

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Maps

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You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SS528268 (Lat/Lon: 51.021677, -4.100164), Newton Tracey which are provided by: