"YEALMPTON, a large and respectable village, with many good houses, is pleasantly situated on a salubrious acclivity, overlooking the river Yealm, 7 miles E. by S. of Plymouth, and 5½ miles W. of Modbury. . . . It has a great cattle market on the fourth Wednesday of every month, and is noted for the social and friendly intercourse of its inhabitants. . . The parish contains 1317 souls, and 3432A. 3R. 36P., of land, generally fertile and mostly arable, and including the hamlets of Dunstone and Yealm Bridge, and many scattered farm houses, &c., and three corn mills. . . . The heiress of Edmund Pollexfen brought [the manor of Yealmpton] to an ancestor of the present owner, E.R.P. Bastard, Esq., of KITLEY, a large and elegant mansion, in the Elizabethan style, . . . The manors of Bowden and Dunstone also belong to Mr. Bastard, and he has large estates in many other parishes. . . . The Church (St. Bartholomew, is a very ancient structure, but is now being completely renovated and nearly all rebuilt, . . . The vicarage, valued in K.B. at £35. 16s. 4½d., and in 1831 at £444, with the perpetual curacy of Revelstoke annexed to it, is in the patronage of the Bishop of Exeter, and incumbency of the Rev. James Longmore, of Cadleigh. . . . " [From White's Devonshire Directory (1850)]
A parish in Plympton Hundred, the Archdeaconry of Totnes, and the Diocese of Exeter. Regarded as part of the South Hams area.
Furneaux, James. A paper on Yealmpton church. Exeter Diocesan Architectural Soc. Trans. 1 ser, v. 4, (1853) pp. 245- 249. [Index]
Parish Registers going back to 1600 are held in the Devon Record Office.
Transcripts of the Parish Registers going back to 1600 are held in a special collection in the Westcountry Studies Library.
The Devon FHS publishes indexes covering (as of June 2004): Marriages 1754-1837, Burials 1813-1837 - for details see their book list.
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: Registers for c1813-37 - see Plymouth Ebenezer (PRO RG 4/1325)
Entered into the IGI (as of Jan 1993): Parish Church Christenings 1600-1850 and Marriages 1600-1609, 1628-1837.
Yealmpton parish register [1600-1650], Manuscript (1930)  leaves. [Westcountry Studies Library sx929.3/YEA/1600]
An index of baptisms, marriages and burials in the Deanery of Plympton. with photographs of the churches and extracts from White's Devonshire Directory 1850 and The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868), CD-ROM, Exeter, Devon FHS (2007).
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Yealmpton to another place.
Batchelor, Bob. The End of an Era - Part One, Devon Family Historian, vol. 160, (2016) pp.36-39. [The Moss Family - 17-19thC]
Batchelor, Bob. The End of an Era - Part Two, Devon Family Historian, vol. 162, (2017) pp.37-39. [The Moss Family - cont.]
Fox, Charles Henry. A short genealogical account of some of the various families of Fox in the West of England, to which is appended a pedigree of the Crokers of Lineham, and also sketches of the families of Churchill, Yeo, Pollard, Coplestone, Strode, Fortescue and Bonvile. Bristol: T. Kerslake & Co., 1864.
Karkeek, Paul. G. Bastard. In Collectanea Curiosa Devoniensa. Trans. Devon. Assoc., 1878, Vol X, pp. 402-403. [Transcript]
Klein, Fred. John Foote Coad: A family history in five volumes. , Fred Klein
Upton, Delyse. Ordinary Stones Can Be Important, Devon Family Historian, vol. 154, (2015) pp.29-30. [Joel Tall, and descendants, of Kitley House Estate]
Brown, Mike. Heraldic arms at Kitley: genealogical & family history notes on the heraldry in the main hallway at Kitley House. Plymouth: Dartmoor Press (1996) 40p: ill. [Westcountry Studies Library - px929.8/YEA/BRO]
You can see the administrative areas in which Yealmpton has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.
Yealmpton History - an informative website.
Brown, Mike. A Few Sheaves of Devon History [Transcripts]: Yealmpton, Dartmoor Press (2001).
Holloway, Peter. Yealmpton yesterday. Metherall: Caradon Printers  24p: ill, maps. [Westcountry Studies Library - pxB/YEA/0001/HOL]
Pugsley, Stephen. Mother Hubbard and Housekeeping at Kitley in 1869. In Devon Documents (ed. T. Gray). Tiverton: Devon & Cornwall Notes & Queries, Special Issue (1996) [ISBN 0925836203] pp.154-157.
Storer, James Sargant. Antiquarian and Topographical Cabinet containing a series of elegant views of the most interesting objects of curiosity in Great Britain accompanied with letter press descriptions. Volume IV, London: Published for the Proprietors by W Clarke, J Carpenter, and Sherwood, Neeley & Jones (1808) Unpaginated. [Text]
Warner, H.J. A history of Yealmpton (Devonshire). Plymouth: Western Morning News  94p, plates: ill. [Westcountry Studies Library - B/YEA/0001/WAR]
View a map of the boundaries of this town/parish.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SX577516 (Lat/Lon: 50.347077, -4.001374), Yealmpton which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- OldMaps (Old Ordnance Survey maps.)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
Thomas, E.G. The Yealmpton Pauper Apprentices. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries 34, 5 (1980) pp.192-194.