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"THRUSHELTON, or Thruselton, is a scattered parish, 10 miles S.W. by W. of Okehampton, containing 628 souls, and 3714A. of land, generally having a heavy soil, resting on clay, limestone, and manganese. T.H. Tremayne, Esq., is lord of the manors of Thrushelton, and Canonbarn, impropriator of the rectory, and patron of the vicarage, which is annexed to that of Mary Stowe. J.G. Newton and several smaller owners have estates here. The Church (St. George,) is a small structure, with a tower and five bells. The tithes were commuted in 1839, the rectorial for £130, and the vicarial for £109 per annum." [From White's Devonshire Directory (1850)]

A parish in Lifton Hundred, the Archdeaconry of Totnes and the Diocese of Exeter.

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Census

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

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Church Records

Parish Registers going back to 1654 are held in the Devon Record Office.

The Devon FHS publishes indexes covering (as of June 2004): Baptisms 1813-1840, Marriages 1754-1837, Burials 1813-1837 - for details see their book list.

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

  • Wesleyan Chapel, Broadleydown: Registers for c1815-37 - see Okehampton (PRO RG 4/1089)
  • Wesleyan Chapel, Axworthy: Registers for c1815-37 - see Okehampton (PRO RG 4/1089)

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

Brown, Mike. 1754-1812 Burial Indexes: Thrushelton. RT31, 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.]
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Description & Travel

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

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Directories

Transcription by Neil Stanton of the entry for Thrushelton in White's Devonshire Directory of 1850.

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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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Genealogy

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. IX: Thrushelon - VIPONT; TRENCHARD] [Index]
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Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Thrushelton 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

Williams, Rev. H. Fulford. Three Devon Examples of the Law of Deodand, Trans. Devon. Assoc., vol. 93, (1961) pp.329-333.
Williams, H. Fulford. Notes on the parish of Thrushelton , Devon. Typescript (1963) 4p. [Westcountry Studies Library - sB/THR 7/0001/WIL]
Worthy, Charles. Devonshire Parishes. Exeter: William Pollard (1887) - Vol. 1, pp. 191- 195.
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Maps

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

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SX447876 (Lat/Lon: 50.667301, -4.198935), Thrushelton which are provided by:

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Poor Houses, Poor Law

Settlement & Removal Papers, Thrushelton - John Squance 1791