Parish Census Search Tool

Census search tool header image - family items from the Bishopsteignton Heritage archives

Welcome to our Parish Census Search Tool

We have combined information from all the currently available censuses 1841 – 1939. There is a lot of fascinating information to be found therein which is presented as transcribed from the originals by our team of volunteers in order to enable you to research the people and places within the parish of Bishopsteignton throughout the aforementioned years.

It is worth remembering that the censuses are a series of snapshots taken over a couple of days, ten or more years apart. The censuses were hand written with varying degrees of legibility and some are damaged in places, so let us know if you spot any inaccuracies! There are a lot of gaps in the story of our village and we would love to hear from you if you have any information to help us fill them in.

This is the first delivery of our much larger ODIN (Online Data INterface) project which seeks to gather and store as much detail as possible about people, places, events, documents, stories etc. connected to our village, and present it in as enjoyable and informative a manner as possible, for present and future generations.

Credits for their contributions to this stage go to James Hooper for compilation, development and transcription, David Whitehouse for transcription and consultancy and to Rowena Bradnam and Ian Roberts for transcription.

 

You can:

Search by forename, surname or both. Use full or partial names. Not case sensitive.

Search for up to three people – allows for husband + wife’s married name + wife’s maiden name, for example.

Choose the census year or years for specific queries or search multiple years to get an individual’s or family’s story through time.

Choose to omit “closed” records. These are records that have been redacted due the person concerned still being alive, at the time of transcription.

Once you have searched you have the option to hide rows where there are a lot of results and only some are relevant to your particular query.

 

As a suggestion try typing “Coombe” into the Surname field and click Submit to see the history of our benefactor Molly’s family.

The next instalment of the database will allow researchers to record family trees within the parish.

Please let us know what you think in the comments section below.

 

 

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Week Twenty-Four

Bishopsteignton Lockdown Diary

This week’s Coronavirus related news. Lockdown measures being increased by the Government in the face of the returning numbers of covid 19 cases.

Thoughts and feelings of the village as it faced the twenty-third, and looks forward to the twenty-fourth week since lockdown was announced. Logged in visitors can post their comments below.

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The Start of our Farming Season

Ken Dawe outside Ashill Farmhouse

This month’s offering from Bishopsteignton Heritage is the first section of an audio interview , undertaken earlier this year, with Ken Dawe of Ashill Farm and The Old Walls Vineyard. In this section Ken talks about his childhood in Bishopsteignton and his family history. His grandfather Clifford Wallis, headmaster of the primary school, his own time at the school and the early years of WWII. With the transcription and photographs it is a great piece of village history recorded for posterity. Later in the month two more sections of the interview will be published, covering early farming methods and the cider and wine businesses that the Dawe family built. Later, unique video film of early photographs taken by the family will be published. Watch this space….

Ken Dawe Interview 1: Early life and Family

Week Twenty-One

Bishopsteignton Lockdown Diary

This week’s Coronavirus related news. Lockdown measures being both eased and increased by the Government.

Thoughts and feelings of the village as it faced the twentieth, and looks forward to the twenty-first week since lockdown was announced. Logged in visitors can post their comments below.

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Week Twenty

Bishopsteignton Lockdown Diary

This week’s Coronavirus related news. Interesting turn around update from the Government amidst mixed messages.

Thoughts and feelings of the village as it faced the nineteenth, and looks forward to the twentieth week since lockdown was announced. Logged in visitors can post their comments below.

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Week Nineteen

Bishopsteignton Lockdown Diary

This week’s Coronavirus related news. Not much in the way of update from the Government.

Thoughts and feelings of the village as it faced the eighteenth, and looks forward to the nineteenth week since lockdown was announced. Logged in visitors can post their comments below.

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