Welcome to the
O T T E R Y   ST   M A R Y

online parish chest

Click here for a map of Ottery St Mary (Bing Maps)

Click here for a pdf map of East Devon parishes (Devon County Council)

My name is Ros Haywood and I am the OPC (Online Parish Clerk) for Ottery St Mary. I have gathered/am gathering/will gather as much genealogical detail as possible about Ottery St Mary from parish registers, census records, land tax assessments, tithe apportionments etc.

Below you will find a list of resources that I have. Some I have transcribed and are on this site; some, for reasons of copyright and/or size are in my possession and I will do lookups for you; some have links to other sites (for instance, the FamilySearch site has the 1881 census online for free).

Please be aware that I am a volunteer and should in no way be confused with the Council-appointed Parish Council clerk.
You can read more about the Online Parish Clerk scheme here

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RESOURCES for Ottery St Mary

More to be found on GENUKI's Ottery St Mary page
including general information and links to transcriptions

1700 census
(GENUKI site)
transcription by Ottery St Mary OPC
1841 census
(FamilySearch site)
1851 census
(FamilySearch site)
1861 census
(FreeCEN site)
use Piece No 1378
1871 census
(FamilySearch site)
1881 census
(FamilySearch site)
1891 census
(FreeCEN site)
use Piece No 1672
1901 census
(FamilySearch site)
1581 Lay Subsidy
This site

thanks: Ken Ozanne
1624 Lay Subsidy
This site

thanks: Ken Ozanne
1873 Land Tax Assessment
This Site

thanks: Deborah Carmichael

Please note I do NOT have access to mainstream or nonconformist parish registers. These are held at the Devon Record Office, with transcripts in the Westcountry Studies Library; and online at FamilySearch and other major genealogy sites.

Trade Directories

Pigot's Trade Directories
This site
This site
This site
Several inhabitants, together with their trades/occupations/addresses
Robson's Trade Directory
thanks: Robynne Lozier
White's Trade Directory
thanks: Selena Gillian

The Workhouse

Honiton Workhouse
List of Ottery St Mary-born persons in Honiton Workhouse
1851 and 1881
This Site

Links to OPCs of nearby parishes:
Awliscombe - Lyn Coles (email only)
Farway - Michael Wright (website)
Feniton - Christine Gibbons (email only)
Harpford - Ros Hickman (email only)
Honiton - Margaret Lewis (email only)
Otterton - Ros Hickman (email only)
Payhembury - Margaret Lewis (email only)
Sidbury - Chris Graves (email only)
Talaton (no OPC) - DEVON HERITAGE (website)
Whimple - Chris Graves (email only)

If you have any information related to Ottery St Mary that you would be willing to have included here, please send it to me; this includes family lines, transcriptions, links, entries from trade directories...I will not put your email address online unless you specifically request it.

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