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Stockleigh Pomeroy

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"STOCKLEIGH POMEROY, on a bold eminence, four miles N.E. of Crediton, is a village and parish, containing 258 souls, and 1239A. 2R. 5P. of land. It was long held by the ancient family of Pomeroy, but is now the property of Sir H.F.R. Davie, Bart. The Church (St. Mary,) has an embattled tower and two bells. The rectory, valued in K.B. at £15. 6s. 8d,, and in 1831 at £260, is in the patronage of the Bishop of Exeter, and incumbency of the Rev. Thomas Young, who has a good residence, with tasteful grounds. The poor have the interest of £112, given by various donors. The glebe is 46A., and the tithes were commuted in 1841 for £180 :- Wm. R. Cockram, schoolmaster; Rd. Harvey, cattle dealer; James Yendell, butcher: Rev. Thomas Young, Rectory; and John Bodley, Wm. Strong, Jas. Tuckett, John Tuckett, and Jno. Webber, farmers." [From White's Devonshire Directory (1850)]

A parish in West Budleigh Hundred, the Archdeaconry and the Diocese of Exeter.



Reichel, Oswald J. The Devonshire "Domesday": III. Berry Pomeroy and Stockleigh Pomeroy, Trans. Devon. Assoc., vol. 28, (1896) pp.362-390; ill. [Index]
Roberts, Robert. Diary and household account book of Robert Roberts, yeoman, of Stockleigh Pomeroy, Devon. 1622-1646. Typescript (1939) 90p. [North Devon Athenaeum]


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

A transcription of the Memorial Inscriptions for the Church of St Mary the Virgin is held in the Society of Genealogist's Library, in Vol. 7 of Devon Memorial inscriptions (DE/M20).

Whitmore, J.B. Devonshire Monumental Inscriptions, MS at Society of Genealogists (1951). [Extracts]


Church History

Stockleigh Pomeroy - from J. Stabb. Some Old Devon Churches (London: 1908-16).


Church Records

Parish Registers going back to 1558 are held in the Devon Record Office.

Transcripts of the Parish Registers going back to 1558 are held in a special collection in the Westcountry Studies Library.

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

The members' area of the Devon FHS website makes available online images, not at present (Jan 2016) available elsewhere, of the Parish Registers covering Stockleigh Pomeroy Baptisms, Marriages and Burials: 1558-1669, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials: 1669-1752, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials: 1752-1812, Marriages: 1754-1812, Marriages: 1813-1837, Baptisms: 1813-1914, Burials: 1813-1915.

Entered into the IGI (as of Jan 1993): Parish Church Christenings 1602-1837, and Marriages 1560-1837.

Deanery Of Cadbury - Baptisms 1813-1839, Marriages 1754-1837 And Burials 1813-1837, CD060, Exeter, Devon FHS (2014). [Brampford Speke Bapt: 1813-1839 Mar: 1754-1837 Bur: 1813-1840; Cadbury Bapt: 1813-1839 Mar: 1754-1837 Bur: 1813-1837; Cadeleigh Bapt: 1813-1839 Mar: 1754-1837 Bur: 1810-1837; Cheriton Fitzpaine Bapt: 1813-1840 Mar: 1754-1837 Bur: 1813-1837; Colebrooke Bapt: 1813-1839 Mar: 1754-1837 Bur: 1813-1837; Crediton Presbyterian Chapel Bur: 1826-1837; Crediton Bapt: 1813-1843 Mar: 1754-1837 Bur: 1813-1837; Down St Mary Bapt: 1813-1840 Mar: 1754-1837 Bur: 1770-1837; Kennerleigh Bapt: 1813-1839 Mar: 1754-1837 Bur: 1813-1837; Morchard Bishop Bapt: 1813-1837 Mar: 1754-1837 Bur: 1813-1837; Nether Exe Bapt: 1814-1851 Mar: 1773-1807 Bur: 1813-1856; Newton St. Cyres Bapt: 1813-1839 Mar: 1754-1837 Bur: 1813-1840; Poughill Bapt: 1813-1840 Mar: 1754-1838 Bur: 1770-1837; Sandford Bapt: 1813-1838 Mar: 1754-1837 Bur: 1813-1837; Shobrooke Bapt: 1813-1839 Mar: 1754-1837 Bur: 1813-1837; Stockleigh English Bapt: 1813-1840 Mar: 1754-1837 Bur: 1813-1837; Stockleigh Pomeroy Bapt: 1813-1843 Mar: 1752-1837 Bur: 1813-1851; Thorverton Bapt: 1813-1840 Mar: 1754-1839 Bur: 1813-1837; Upton Hellions Bapt: 1813-1842 Mar: 1754-1837 Bur: 1678-1929; Upton Pyne Bapt: 1813-1840 Mar: 1754-1838 Bur: 1800-1837.]

Description and Travel

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

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

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The Online Parish Clerk scheme's representative for this parish is Elly Babbedge, who invites queries and lookup requests.

This parish is one of the growing number of places for which the Devon Heritage website provides census or parish register transcriptions, articles, and/or illustrations, etc.


Historical Geography

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



Reichel, Oswald J. The Stockleigh parishes, near Crediton, and some of their surroundings. Trans. Devon Assoc. 28 (1896) pp. 354-361.

Land and Property

Karkeek, Paul Q. Extracts from a Memorandum Book Belonging to Thomas Roberts and Family of Stockleigh Pomeroy. Trans. Devon Assoc. 10 (1878) pp.315-319. [17th c.] [Index]
Risk, J.Erskine. The Stockleigh parishes, near Crediton, and some of their surroundings. Trans. Devon. Assoc. 28, (1896) pp.354-361.

Names, Personal

Stockleigh Pomeroy contributors to a 1678 brief for the rebuilding of St Paul's Cathedral.