Bow, Devon Family History

Bow is an Ancient Parish and a market town in the county of Devon.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1604

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational, Presbyterian Unitarian, and Society of Friends/Quaker.

Parishes adjacent to Bow

  • Clannaborough
  • Zeal Monachorum
  • North Tawton
  • Spreyton
  • Drewsteignton
  • Hittisleigh
  • Colebrooke

Historical Descriptions


Bowe Devonshire Universal British Directory 1791


  • County: Devon
  • Civil Registration District: Crediton
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Barnstaple
  • Diocese: Exeter
  • Rural Deanery: Chumleigh
  • Poor Law Union: Crediton
  • Hundred: North Tawton with Winkleigh
  • Province: Canterbury