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Totnes, Devon Family History

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

Other places in the parish include: Totnes St John the Evangelist, Bridgetown, Bridgetown Pomeroy, and Little Totnes.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1556. Separate registers exist for Totnes St John the Evangelist: 1844

Nonconformists include: Baptist, Independent/Congregational, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic, Society of Friends/Quaker, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Totnes

  • Dartington
  • Harberton
  • Ashprington
  • Littlehempston
  • Berry Pomeroy

Historical Descriptions


Below is a list of people that were declared bankrupt between 1820 and 1843

Adams Henry, Totness. Devon, merchant, Sept. 20, 1842.

Source: The Bankrupt Directory; George Elwick; London; Simpkin, Marshall and Co.; 1843


  • County: Devon
  • Civil Registration District: Totnes
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Totnes
  • Diocese: Exeter
  • Rural Deanery: Totnes
  • Poor Law Union: Totnes
  • Hundred: Coleridge
  • Province: Canterbury