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Parish Church of St Giles in the Wood
Parish Church of St Giles in the Wood

Welcome to my Online Parish Clerk (OPC) page for the North Devon parishes of St Giles in the Wood, High Bickington, Atherington, Tawstock and Yarnscombe.

An Online Parish Clerk (OPC) is a volunteer with an interest in the genealogy and history of a parish, and collects copies of original records, indexes or transcripts relating to that parish. The OPC undertakes to make such information available to enquirers for their own personal use. For full details of the OPC project click here.

If you have not already done so I encourage you to visit the St. Giles in the Wood, High Bickington, Atherington, Tawstock, and Yarnscombe pages at GENUKI: Devon.

Resources available for look-ups or online are listed below. Please direct enquiries to william.cooke@sympatico.ca.

My own research interests extend far beyond the five parishes listed here. For details check out my blog.

St. Giles in the Wood

I have the following parish registers on microfiche:
  • Baptisms 1742-1910
  • Marriages 1742-1842
  • Burials 1742-1864
  • Banns 1754-1856
The above registers have been transcribed with the exception of banns, and baptisms after 1861. The following are available online:

High Bickington

St Mary's, High Bickington

Yarnscombe

I have the following parish registers on microfiche:
  • Baptisms 1653-1812
  • Marriages 1653-1812
  • Burials 1653-1864
The above registers have been transcribed with the exception of banns, and baptisms after 1861. The following are available online:
St Andrew's, Yarnscombe

Tawstock

I have the following parish registers on microfiche:
  • Baptisms 1653-1812
  • Marriages 1653-1754
  • Burials 1653-1812
Burials from 1741 to 1812, and baptisms from 1754 to 1812 have been transcribed.

St Peter's, Tawstock

Atherington

St Mary's, High Bickington

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William Cooke
Ontario, Canada
Revised March 31, 2014