I have lots of ancestors buried in Staverton so I know that the more
recent registers have been filmed and are available on microfiche at
the Devon Heritage Centre. I remember finding the burial of my great
aunt there in 1973. The vicar at that time seems to have been
somewhat idiosyncratic, and frequently wrote whole paragraphs on
particular parishioners and the circumstances of their deaths!
I have BOWDEN ancestors in South Molton and Crediton, though none in Staverton.
Waycott, Fewings, Piper, Burgoyne, Johns, Phillips, Paddon, Streat;
Morrish, Rowd*n, Pike, Lowder, Flood, Parsons and others.
All in glorious Devon!
Member of the Guild of One Name Studies (Waycott)
Member of The Surname Society
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2018 23:36:50 +0100
From: Jane Lucas <janelucas(a)me.com>
Subject: [DEV] Re: Churchyard Burials after 1837
Cc: Terry Leaman <terryleaman(a)tiscali.co.uk>
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Thanks all.. I probably should have said.. despite my vague question, I had in mind
specifically C of E burials in Parish churchyards.
Terry.. thanks. The Parish I was particularly looking at today is Staverton in South
Devon. The registration area was Totnes..that might have changed, but was certainly the
case in 1837. I’ve been looking for burials from around then until end of century ish.
Thank you for that link to FMP parishes .. I was looking for something similar and
couldn’t find it. Staverton burial records stop in 1897. I was searching for surname
Bowden. It’s probably coincidence that there are no records after c1837 in that case.
Still. I’ve visited that churchyard and I know there are quite recent burials. So who
keeps those records?