Stoke Damerel Genealogical Records

Stoke Damerel Birth & Baptism Records

England & Wales Birth Index (1837-2006)

An index to births registered throughout England & Wales. Provides a reference to order copies of birth certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

Stoke Damerel Baptisms (1813-1839)

Digital images of baptism registers, searchable by a name index, essentially recording births, but may also include places of residence and occupations.

Devon Baptisms (1444-1915)

A searchable database of 2,225,292 records, linked to original images of baptism registers. The records provide proof of parentage, occupations, residence and other details.

Devon Baptism Index (1813-1839)

Transcriptions of over 360,000 baptisms from most parishes in the county. Records include parents name and abode.

Devon Parish Registers (1538-2010)

Browsable images of Church of England baptism, marriage and burial registers for the county of Devonshire.

Stoke Damerel Marriage & Divorce Records

England & Wales Marriage Index (1837-2008)

An index to marriages registered throughout England & Wales. This is the only national marriage index that allows you to search by both spouse's names. Provides a reference to order copies of marriage certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

Stoke Damerel Marriage Index (1669-1774)

Marriage records from people who married at the church between 1669 and 1774.

Stoke Damerel Marriage Index (1595-1788)

An index to marriages recorded by the church, listing the date of marriage and the names of the bride and groom.

Plymouth & West Devon Marriage Index (1837-2002)

A name index to around 200,000 marriages recorded by the Church of England and other denominations in Plymouth and its environs.

Devon Marriages (1446-2002)

A searchable database of 1,871,561 records, linked to original images of marriage registers. The records may include fathers' names, age, residence, occupations and more.

Stoke Damerel Death & Burial Records

England & Wales Death Index (1837-2006)

An index to deaths registered throughout England & Wales. Provides a reference to order copies of death certificates from the national registrar of births, marriages and deaths – the General Register Office.

Stoke Damerel Burials (1813-1837)

A name index linked to original images of the burial registers of the church. Records document an individual's date of death and/or burial, age residence and more.

Devon Burials (1320-1988)

A searchable database of 1,666,144 records, linked to original images of burial registers. The records may include date of burial and/or death, residence, age and other details.

Devon Burials Index (1813-1837)

Transcriptions of over 225,000 burials from most parishes in the county. Induces the deceased's age.

Devon Parish Registers (1538-2010)

Browsable images of Church of England baptism, marriage and burial registers for the county of Devonshire.

Stoke Damerel Church Records

Catholic History in South West England (1517-1856)

A history of Catholicism in South West England with biographies of noted Catholics. Contains details of the Dominican, Benedictine, and Franciscan orders.

Devon Parish Registers (1754-1839)

Prior to civil registration in 1837, the parish registers of Devon are the most common place to turn for details on births, marriages and deaths.

Episcopal Visitation Returns (1744-1779)

A series of questionnaires detailing the ecclesiastical predicament of around 250 parishes in Devon.

Devon Parish Registers (1538-2010)

Browsable images of Church of England baptism, marriage and burial registers for the county of Devonshire.

St Paul's Rebuilding Returns from Devon (1678)

A transcript of documents recording those who contributed to the rebuilding of St. Paul's Cathedral in London.

Stoke Damerel Census & Population Lists

England, Wales, IoM & Channel Islands 1911 Census (1911)

The 1911 census provides details on an individual's age, residence, place of birth, relations and occupation. FindMyPast's index allows searches on for multiple metrics including occupation and residence.

Register of Voters for South Devon (1865-1869)

A list of those eligible to vote, including their address and qualification to vote.

Devon Militia Assessments (1715)

A list of Devon property-owners who were required to contribute towards sustaining the militia.

Devon Hearth Tax Return (1674)

A transcription of the Lady Day hearth tax for 1674 for the county of Devon.

Devon & Exeter Oath Rolls (1723)

Transcriptions of documents listing those who swore loyalty to King George I after the Jacobite Atterbury Plot.

Stoke Damerel Wills & Probate Records

England & Wales National Probate Calendar (1858-1966)

Searchable index and original images of over 12.5 million probates and administrations granted by civil registries. Entries usually include the testator's name, date of death, date of probate and registry. Names of relations may be given.

Devon Wills Index (1163-1999)

An index to 295,609 wills of people who lived in or were connected to Devon. The wills they reference can contain a great deal of genealogical information.

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Admon Index (1649-1660)

An index to estate administrations performed by the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. The index covers the southern two thirds of England & Wales, but may also contain entries for northerners.

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Admon Index (1581-1595)

An index to estate administrations performed by the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. The index covers the southern two thirds of England & Wales, but may also contain entries for northerners.

Prerogative Court of Canterbury Admon Index (1581-1619)

An index to estate administrations performed by the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. The index covers the southern two thirds of England & Wales, but may also contain entries for northerners.

Newspapers Covering Stoke Damerel

Western Morning News (1894-1950)

A politically independent newspaper, covering the affairs of Dorset, Devon, Cornwall and Somerset. It includes family notices.

Exeter and Plymouth Gazette Daily Telegrams (1869-1870)

A short regional paper covering local occurrences, business news, family notices and more.

Western Times (1827-1950)

A liberal newspaper covering the counties of Cornwall, Devon and Dorset. It includes family notices.

Exeter and Plymouth Gazette (1827-1950)

Original images of a regional newspaper, searchable via a full text index. Includes news from the Devon area, business notices, obituaries, family announcements and more.

North Devon Journal (1824-1950)

A database allowing full text searches of a newspaper covering regional news, family announcements, obituaries, court proceedings, business notices and more in the Devon area.

Stoke Damerel Obituaries

iAnnounce Obituaries (2006-Present)

The UKs largest repository of obituaries, containing millions of searchable notices.

United Kingdom and Ireland Obituary Collection (1882-Present)

A growing collection currently containing over 425,000 abstracts of obituaries with reference to the location of the full obituary.

Quakers Annual Monitor (1847-1848)

A collection of 364 obituaries of Quakers from the British Isles. The volume was published in 1849 and includes obituaries of those who died in late 1847 through 1848.

Musgrave's Obituaries (1421-1800)

This transcribed and searchable work by Sir William Musgrave contains 10,000s of brief obituaries. The work is a reference point for other works containing information on an individual.

British Medical Journal (1849-Present)

A text index and digital images of all editions of a journal containing medical articles and obituaries of medical practitioners.

Stoke Damerel Cemeteries

Devon Church Monuments (1300-1900)

Photographs and descriptions of Devon's most illustrious church monuments, often featuring effigies, medieval inscriptions and heraldic devices.

Devon Headstones (1780-2000)

Memorials of a select number of headstones in Devon.

Deceased Online (1629-Present)

Images of millions of pages from cemetery and crematoria registers, photographs of memorials, cemetery plans and more. Records can be search by a name index.

Billion Graves (1200-Present)

Photographs and transcriptions of millions of gravestones from cemeteries around the world.

Mausolea and Monuments (1500-Present)

Profiles of several hundred mausolea found in the British Isles.

Stoke Damerel Directories & Gazetteers

Eyre's Post Office Plymouth & District Directory (1890)

Historical sketches of the locality with street, private, commercial and trade directories.

Kelly's Directory of Devon (1923)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key contemporary and historical facts. Each place has a list of residents and businesses. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions.

Kelly's Directory of Devon (1919)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key contemporary and historical facts. Each place has a list of residents and businesses. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions.

Kelly's Directory of Devon (1914)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key historical and contemporary facts. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions. Also contains a list of residents and businesses for each place.

Kelly's Directory of Devon (1910)

A comprehensive place-by-place gazetteer, listing key historical and contemporary facts. Contains details on local schools, churches, government and other institutions. Also contains a list of residents and businesses for each place.

Register of Voters for South Devon (1865-1869)

A list of those eligible to vote, including their address and qualification to vote.

Plymouth & West Devon Rate Books (1598-1933)

An index of around 300,000 names in local tax records. The index is connected to digital images of the rate books, which record, land owner and occupier, description of property, address and details of the tax.

Devon & Exeter Oath Rolls (1723)

Transcriptions of documents listing those who swore loyalty to King George I after the Jacobite Atterbury Plot.

Indictable Offenses in Devon Quarter Sessions (1745-1782)

A calendar of cases to be heard before the quarter session that are indictable by nature,.

Cursers & Badgers in Devon Quarter Sessions (1729-1745)

Two calendars, one of those licensed to carry out trade and the other those brought before the session for cursing.

Stoke Damerel Taxation Records

Plymouth & West Devon Rate Books (1598-1933)

An index of around 300,000 names in local tax records. The index is connected to digital images of the rate books, which record, land owner and occupier, description of property, address and details of the tax.

Devon Tithe Apportionments (1839-1851)

Transcriptions of documents listing land, their owner or occupier acreage and name or description.

Devon Militia Assessments (1715)

A list of Devon property-owners who were required to contribute towards sustaining the militia.

Devon Hearth Tax Return (1674)

A transcription of the Lady Day hearth tax for 1674 for the county of Devon.

Tithe Apportionments (1836-1856)

An index to 11,000,000 parcels of land and property, connected to digital images of registers that record their owner, occupier, description, agricultural use, size and rateable value.

Stoke Damerel Land & Property Records

Register of Voters for South Devon (1865-1869)

A list of those eligible to vote, including their address and qualification to vote.

Devon Tithe Maps & Apportionments (1839-1850)

Maps delineating fields in Devon, which are referenced to documents recording field names, land owners, occupiers, land use and land size.

Plymouth & West Devon Rate Books (1598-1933)

An index of around 300,000 names in local tax records. The index is connected to digital images of the rate books, which record, land owner and occupier, description of property, address and details of the tax.

Devon Tithe Apportionments (1839-1851)

Transcriptions of documents listing land, their owner or occupier acreage and name or description.

Devon Militia Assessments (1715)

A list of Devon property-owners who were required to contribute towards sustaining the militia.

Stoke Damerel Occupation & Business Records

Women in Cornwall & Devon Mines (1770-1920)

Background information on women employed by the mining industry in Devon & Cornwall. Includes a database of over 25,000 women and oral histories.

Devon Gamekeeper Lists (1847-1859)

Lists of gamekeepers from the North Devon Journal.

Devon Gamekeeper Lists (1834-1860)

Lists of gamekeepers from the The Western Times.

Devon Gamekeeper Lists (1800-1859)

A series of newspaper articles listing gamekeepers in Devon.

Devon Runaway Apprentices (1800-1889)

Transcripts of newspaper articles listing the particulars of apprentices who absconded from their master.

Stoke Damerel School & Education Records

Teacher's Registration Council Registers (1870-1948)

A name index linked to original images of registers recording the education and careers of teachers in England & Wales.

National School Admission & Log Books (1870-1914)

A name index connected to digital images of registers recording millions of children educated in schools operated by the National Society for Promoting Religious Education. Records contain a variety of information including genealogical details, education history, illnesses, exam result, fathers occupation and more.

Oxford University Alumni (1500-1886)

A name index linked to original images of short biographies for over 120,000 Oxford University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge University Alumni (1261-1900)

A transcript of a vast scholarly work briefly chronicling the heritage, education and careers of over 150,000 Cambridge University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge Alumni Database (1198-1910)

A searchable database containing over 90,000 note-form biographies for students of Cambridge University.

Pedigrees & Family Trees Covering Stoke Damerel

British & Irish Royal & Noble Genealogies (491-1603)

Extensive and impeccably sourced genealogies for British, Irish & Manx royalty and nobility. Scroll down to 'British Isles' for relevant sections.

FamilySearch Community Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A searchable database of linked genealogies compiled from thousands of reputable and not-so-reputable sources. Contains many details on European gentry & nobility, but covers many countries outside Europe and people from all walks of life.

Visitation of England and Wales (1700-1899)

Over 600 pedigrees for English and Welsh families who had a right to bear a coat of arms.

Ancestry Member Family Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A compilation of lineage-linked family trees submitted by Ancestry users. The database contains over 2 billion individuals and is searchable by numerous metrics.

Debrett's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage (1921)

A dictionary of families elevated to the peerage of Great Britain & Ireland. It includes genealogies and biographical details.

Stoke Damerel Royalty, Nobility & Heraldry Records

The Visitations of Devon: 1531, 1564 & 1620 (1000-1620)

Three works compiled from 16th and 17th century sources that record Devon families who had the right to bear a coat of arms.

Devonshire Ignobles (1620)

A list of men found by William Camden to have unsubstantiated claims to coats of arms.

Devon Church Monuments (1300-1900)

Photographs and descriptions of Devon's most illustrious church monuments, often featuring effigies, medieval inscriptions and heraldic devices.

British & Irish Royal & Noble Genealogies (491-1603)

Extensive and impeccably sourced genealogies for British, Irish & Manx royalty and nobility. Scroll down to 'British Isles' for relevant sections.

FamilySearch Community Trees (6000 BC-Present)

A searchable database of linked genealogies compiled from thousands of reputable and not-so-reputable sources. Contains many details on European gentry & nobility, but covers many countries outside Europe and people from all walks of life.

Stoke Damerel Military Records

Devon Militia and Volunteer Lists (1799-1825)

Various military lists published in the Exeter Flying Post, particularly lists of deserters, which may list age and physical description.

Devon Militia Assessments (1715)

A list of Devon property-owners who were required to contribute towards sustaining the militia.

Devon WWI Memorials (1914-1918)

A list of names found on World War One monuments in Devon, with some service details.

Devon WWII Memorials (1914-1918)

A list of names found on World War Two monuments in Devon, with some service details.

Swansea-Devonian War Memorial (1914-1945)

Names from a presumably predominately Devonian war memorial in the former Bible Christian church at Swansea.

Stoke Damerel Immigration & Travel Records

Devonian Migration Choices (1760-1950)

A detailed investigation into motivations for Devonians choosing to stay or migrate from the county, with particular attention to labour, religion and family ties.

Settlement & Removal in Rural Devon (1662-1871)

A lengthy article detailing the practice of moving the needy poor between parishes. Contains examples of settlements, removals and examinations.

Sinking of the John (1855)

The story of a ship heading to Quebec from Plymouth that sank off the coast of Cornwall, killing 194 passengers. Includes information on the crew, passengers and others connected with the event.

North Devon Exodus (1818-1868)

An overview of emigration from north Devon to the Americas, with particulars of some who made the journey.

Prisoners in Devon Quarter Sessions (1655-1837)

A calendar of prisoners brought before the quarter sessions, with details of their crime and punishment. Contains entries for individuals who were transported.

Stoke Damerel Histories & Books

Devonian Migration Choices (1760-1950)

A detailed investigation into motivations for Devonians choosing to stay or migrate from the county, with particular attention to labour, religion and family ties.

Catholic History in South West England (1517-1856)

A history of Catholicism in South West England with biographies of noted Catholics. Contains details of the Dominican, Benedictine, and Franciscan orders.

Magna Britannia: Devonshire (1066-1822)

A general and parochial history of the county, with sections for each parish.

The History of Devon (44-Present)

Numerous articles covering the history of the country, its principle settlements, notable persons, castles and more.

Devon in 1850 (1850)

A detailed overview of Devon in 1850, extracted from a directory of that year.

Biographical Directories Covering Stoke Damerel

Devonshire Characters and Strange Events (1550-1904)

A series of folk tales and detailed biographies of Devonshire men and women.

The Worthies of Devon (1066-1700)

Biographies of notable Devonians from the Norman period up to the end of the 17th century.

Oxford University Alumni (1500-1886)

A name index linked to original images of short biographies for over 120,000 Oxford University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Cambridge University Alumni (1261-1900)

A transcript of a vast scholarly work briefly chronicling the heritage, education and careers of over 150,000 Cambridge University students. This is a particularly useful source for tracing the ancestry of the landed gentry.

Crockford's Clerical Directories (1868-1914)

Brief biographies of Anglican clergy in the UK.

Stoke Damerel Maps

Devon Tithe Maps & Apportionments (1839-1850)

Maps delineating fields in Devon, which are referenced to documents recording field names, land owners, occupiers, land use and land size.

East Devon Tithe Maps (1840)

Maps delineating fields, forests and other land plots in east Devon. Apportionments not included.

Devon Tithe Apportionments (1839-1851)

Transcriptions of documents listing land, their owner or occupier acreage and name or description.

Maps of Devon (1563-1922)

A collection of digitalised maps covering the county.

Ordnance Survey 1:10 Maps (1840-1890)

Maps showing settlements, features and some buildings in mainland Britain.

Stoke Damerel Reference Works

Devon Surnames (1086-1967)

A series of articles on Devon surnames, including a dictionary of Devon surname definitions.

Locating Devon Wills (1400-Present)

A guide to locating Devon wills in light of losses incurred during World War II.

England Research Guide (1538-Present)

A beginner’s guide to researching ancestry in England.

Parish Register Abstract (1538-1812)

Compiled in 1831, this book details the coverage and condition of parish registers in England & Wales.

Building History Research Guide (1066-Present)

A comprehensive guide to researching the history of buildings in the British Isles.

Stoke Damerel Information

Civil & Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction:

Historical Description

STOKE DAMEREL, originally the mother parish of Devonport, but now absorbed into the new parish of Devonport, and one of its suburbs, forming the Stoke ward of that borough, lies on a gentle acclivity facing the south and east, about a mile from the town, and has now become a populous and fashionable neighbourhood. The houses, mostly detached, are of a superior class; and the appearance of Stoke from the Sound or Mount Edgcumbe is singularly attractive. There are stations here under the name of “Devonport” on the Great Western and South Western railways; the extension of the latter from Lid-ford, completed in 1890, has also a station at Ford in the parish. Stoke Damerel is connected with Stonehouse by the Mill bridge, which crosses the creek at its upper extremity.

St. Andrew’s, the old church of Stoke Damerel, about half a mile from the Dockyard, is a building of stone, in the Perpendicular style, consisting of nave, aisles, north and south porches and an embattled western tower, with pinnacles, containing a clock and 6 bells, all cast by Thomas Bilbie, of Cullompton, in 1789, from a previous peal of four, with additional metal: the church consisted originally of a nave, but in 1750 and previously aisles were added, so that the breadth of the building is now greater than its proper length: it contains many mural monuments, recording the services of various eminent personages: the church was restored in 1883 at a cost of £1,003, and affords 800 sittings. The register of baptisms dates from the year 1689; marriages and burials, 1707. The living is a rectory, net yearly income £929, with 10 acres of glebe, in the gift of Lord St. Levan, and held since 1894 by the Rev. Stewart Gordon Ponsonby M.A. of Trinity College, Cambridge, examining chaplain to the Bishop of Exeter, and surrogate.

St. Barnabas, in Stuart road, a mission chapel in connection with the parish church, is a building in the Early English style from designs by Mr. J. P. St. Aubyn, architect, begun in 1886 and completed in 1893 at a cost of £7,500: there are sittings for 600 persons.

St. Bartholomew's, in Church street, Higher Stoke, also attached to the parish church, was built in 1880—84, at a cost of £509, and will seat 200 persons.

St. Michael’s is an ecclesiastical parish, formed June 27, 1873: the church, in Albert road, at the junction of Morice Town and Stoke, was erected in 1845 at a cost of £4,000, and is a building of stone, in the Gothic style, consisting of nave, aisles, north porch and a turret containing one bell: there are 1,100 sittings. The register dates from the year 1873. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £378, derived from pew rents and an endowment from the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, in the gift of the rector of Stoke Damerel, and held since 1884 by the Rev. William Mantle B.A. of Trinity College, Dublin, and rural dean of the Three Towns, and surrogate.

There is a Primitive Methodist chapel in Hotham place, with 100 sittings, and a Wesleyan Methodist chapel, with 500 sittings.

The Royal British Female Orphan Asylum, a national institution, is situated at the higher part of Stoke Damerel.

Hewett’s charity, of £2,072 Consols, founded by will in 1836, is distributed among the deserving poor of this parish, St. John’s and Maker, after deducting £20 for the salary of the agent; Chamber’s consists of the interest of £540 Consols, to be equally divided among four widows of shipwrights; Williams’, of £555 Consols, founded in 1836 for poor persons, is distributed in food and raiment.

The Royal Albert bridge, which carries the Great Western railway across the Tamar to Saltash and connects the counties of Devon and Cornwall, is one of the greatest achievements of Isambard K. Brunei, the distinguished engineer; it was formally opened by H.R.H. Prince Consort, 2 May, 1859, and consists of 19 spans or arches, the main portion over the river being two spans only, resting on one grand cast iron pier in the middle of the river, and leaving the traffic on each side almost unimpeded: the total length is 2,240 feet, and its greatest height from the foundation to the summit is about 260 feet; the principal weight of the whole of this mass of iron of more than 4,000 tons rests upon the great main pier.

Most of the residences in this neighbourhood afford extensive, varied and beautiful land and sea views.

Parish Clerk of Stoke, W. J. P. Symons, 17 Stoke terrace, Stoke.

St. Mark’s is an ecclesiastical parish formed December 15, 1885, from Stoke Damerel civil parish; the church, in Cambridge road, Ford, is a building of dressed limestone in the Early Pointed style, consisting of chancel, nave and aisles: the chancel was built in 1874 and the nave and aisles in 1882, the total cost being £5,000: there are 850 sittings. An iron building for Sunday school purposes was erected at a cost of £400. The register dates from the year 1884. The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £185, with residence, in the gift of trustees, and held since 1897 by the Rev. Charles Richard Teape M.A. of Pembroke College, Cambridge, and University of Edinburgh.

Kelly's Directory of Devon (1902)

Surnames Found in Stoke Damerel

RankSurnameNo. of People% of Population
1Williams4861.08
2Smith3710.82
3Martin2660.59
4Brown2480.55
5Thomas2310.51
6Stephens2220.49
7May2200.49
8Taylor1980.44
9Hill1970.44
10Rowe1900.42
11Roberts1890.42
12Bennett1840.41
13Harris1830.41
14Rogers1750.39
15Richards1730.38
16Davis1630.36
17Johns1630.36
18Symons1510.34
19Pearce1480.33
20Hooper1450.32
21Ellis1430.32
22Bartlett1410.31
23Harvey1390.31
24White1380.31
25Moore1320.29
26Tucker1290.29
27Lee1280.28
28Jones1270.28
29Truscott1270.28
30Baker1250.28
31Collins1240.28
32Knight1240.28
33Palmer1240.28
34Phillips1220.27
35Ball1200.27
36Mitchell1140.25
37Bowden1140.25
38Edwards1130.25
39Evans1100.24
40Allen1100.24
41Wills1100.24
42Dawe1100.24
43Adams1090.24
44Wood1080.24
45Beer1070.24
46Johnson1030.23
47Davey1030.23
48Turner1020.23
49Elliott1020.23
50Wright1010.22
51Cook1010.22
52Andrews1000.22
53Thompson990.22
54Warren980.22
55Ford970.22
56Tozer950.21
57Clark930.21
58Cole930.21
59King920.20
60Jenkins920.20
61Hodge910.20
62Dyer900.20
63Webber890.20
64Nicholls880.20
65Rickard840.19
66Weeks830.18
67Hoskin830.18
68Kelly820.18
69Bailey810.18
70Burt810.18
71Wilson800.18
72Reed790.18
73Hancock760.17
74Hicks760.17
75Searle760.17
76Rundle760.17
77Jago760.17
78Parsons750.17
79Barrett710.16
80Ward700.16
81Morris690.15
82Perry690.15
83Blake690.15
84Sanders690.15
85Browning690.15
86Murphy680.15
87Shepherd670.15
88Robins670.15
89Down660.15
90Brooks650.14
91Gill650.14
92Burns650.14
93Clarke640.14
94Perkins640.14
95Prout640.14
96Scott630.14
97Cox620.14
98Couch620.14
99Matthews610.14
100Crocker610.14