Totnes Museum Study Centre
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Journal of the Dart Valley Railway nos. 1 - 139 (1968 - 1998).
Fiches and/or transcripts for Totnes: censuses 1841, 1851, 1861, 1891.
LDS 1881 CD set and 1851 Devon/Warwick/Norfolk usually available.
Also Beavington 1851 Census CD Somerset/Wilts/Gloucester
The computer database covers Totnes town only, and now includes:
Baptisms 1813 - 1850 (2994 records).
Burials 1813 - 1850 (2032 records).
Marriages 1797 - 1850 (1094 records).
Censuses 1841, 1851, 1861, 1881, 1891.
Tithe map and apportionments (1842).
The Study Centre Catalogue (work in progress).
Indentures of Apprenticeship
Nos. 3 to 48 (1986 to 1997), almost complete.
Also Dartmoor Preservation Association.
This topic is the subject of an ongoing Study Centre project
Totnes Deeds Project
Vols. 35, 37, 38, 40, 41, 42, 44, 45 (1977 - 1987).
Totnes and local references include:
An excavation at 39 Fore Street 1984 p71.
Excavations within the Anglo-Saxon enclosure at Berry Meadow, Kingsteignton, 1987.
4 The Quay Dartmouth, a Devon town house of 1664 (cf. Totnes), 1983p 107.
1888-1889 Vol 1 bound.
1890-1892 Vol 2 bound.
In 1901 the publication began again with vol 1.
Volumes 1 - 15 except: Vol 6 pt 1 & Vol 15 pt 6.
Vol. 23 pts 2,6,8,10,11
Vol. 24 pts 2,3 4,5,6,8
Vol. 25 pts 2,3,4,5,6
Vol. 26 pts 1,2,3,4,5
Vol. 27 parts -,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12.
Vol. 28 parts 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11. (ie. complete)
Vol. 29 parts 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11 (ie. complete)
Vol. 31 parts 1,2,3, -, 5,6,7, -
Vol. 32 pts 1-9 (believed complete)
Vol. 33 pts 1-9 (believed complete)
Vol. 34 pts 1-8 (complete)
Vol. 35 pts 1-10 (believed complete)
Vol. 36 pts 1-10 (believed complete)
Vol. 37 pts 1-10 (believed complete)
Vol. 38 pts 1-10 (believed complete)
Computer Index to volumes 1 – 37 (1901 – 1996)
1970 - 1980, 1994 to current.
From early 13th century to 1960, catalogue compiled 1976 by RCHM.
Volumes 1 – 134 (1862 to 2002)
Index volumes 1 – 60
Index volumes 61 – 70
Index volumes 71 - 100
Computer Index to volumes 1 – 132
Whites 1850 (Devon)
White's 1890 (Devon)
Kelly's 1893 (Devon & Cornwall)
Kelly's 1902 (Devon & Cornwall)
Kelly's 1910 (Devon)
Kelly's 1935 (Devon)
Kelly's 1939 (Cornwall)
1257 to 1455, ten volumes.
Vols 1 - 6, (1843 - 1861), various parts and series from 1865 - 1892)
List of Information in Drawers. List of Sources for Research
Aerial Photographs of Totnes (photocopies)
Agriculture – Mediaeval
Agriculture - Post Mediaeval
Agricultural Assn. - Reports on Totnes
Almshouses and Richard Norris Gift Book
Apprentices and Masters - List of Trades and Apprentices 1721-1802 (plus one of 1942)
Archaeological Reports on Motor museum Site (Steamer Quay - Totnes) and Evans and Cutler
Archaeological Notes and Cuttings - E Masson Philips on: Dartmoor, Exeter, Polsole Priory, Bishopsteignton
Babbacombe Lee - "The Man They Couldn't Hang
Babbage 1. Development of Engine and Celebrations
Babbage 2. Personal and Ada Lovelace
Beating the Bounds
Bellchambers, James - Totnes Notes
Blackler and Turpin
Borough Records (see also Documents)
Bourton Hall - Belle Vue
Bridges Family plus Varder family
Bridges (plus brief reference to Warland)
Brockedon, William (Painter and Writer)
Brooke, Sir James (Sarawak)
Buckfast Abbey Cartulary
Castles - Berry Pomeroy
Chudleigh and Rees
Churches 1. Parish Church, Totnes
Churches 2. R.C. and Non-conformist
J.G. Churchward - Railway Engineer
Civil War Documents
Coins and Currency
Dartington - including excavations and Illustrated Article from Country Life 1969 plus Rural Archive
Dates relevant to Totnes
Devon Notes and Queries
Devon Record Office
Devon Record Office Leaflets
Dialects and Terms
Diptford Church Records
Directories - 1823 - 24
Directories 1870 - 73 - 78
Directories 1883 - 1889 - 1890
Directories F 1906 - 1910 - 1914
Directories G 1919 - 1923 - 1926
Dolls and Toys
Eclipse of Sun 1999
Elections - Totnes M.P.s
FAMILIES U-Z and Misc.
Famous People connected with Totnes
Fees (17th Century)
Fires (Totnes Fire 1990 – Arch)
Fires (Totnes Fire 1989 – The Plains)
Fires (Totnes and area – Misc.)
Fire service - General
Follaton and Carys
Freeholders Book - 1771
Galmpton and Churston
Harrisons Garage, The Plains - Site Reports - Geo-technical and Archaeological
Health and Medical
Hearth Tax Returns
A Brief Outline of Heraldry by Robert Hoop
High Cross, Dartington Hall
Highfield House, Bridgetown
Historical Documents - Totnes
History - Historical Docs.
History - Saxon Material - British
HOUSES - Lists and Listings
HOUSES - Notebook on Houses and Notes from Commercial Union Assurance Books - 1862 - 1905
HOUSES - General and Miscellaneous
Larrad - Documents relating to inventions and patents
Leases - Cloth Trade and Quays
Lethbridge, John - Diving pioneer
Literary associations with Totnes
Local Govt. Officials
Markets and Fairs
Maudlin and Leper
Mayflower and Pilgrim Fathers
Mayors and Recorders
Military and Naval
Mining in Devon and clay extraction
Museum 2 (and Motor Museum)
Parishes (see Villages and Manors)
Port Area of Totnes
Posters and Bills
Pottery - Excavation at 39 Fore St.
Press Cuttings - Totnes
Properties in Totnes – sales particulars
Properties in Villages – sales particulars
Protestation Returns 1641
Public Houses, History of
Redworth (and Singer Family)
Rennies, Bridgetown Canal
St. Lawrence Chapel, Ashburton
Sandridge Estate - 1935
Ships and Sea-trade (and Ropewalk)
Sites and Monuments
Sports inc. Regatta
STREETS - Castle St., Church Close - Arch. dig
STREETS - Cistern Street
STREETS - Collins Road
STREETS - Fore Street 14a, 36 and 49
STREETS - Fore Street 20, 22, 24b, 48, 64 and 66
STREETS - Gothic House, Bank Lane
STREETS - Civic Centre
STREETS- High Street No. 3
STREETS - High Street No. 10a
STREETS - High Street Nos. 2, 11, 14,16, 20, 21, 22, 27, 57 and 58
STREETS - High Street Nos. 39 and 83
STREETS - High Street No. 70 - Tannings
STREETS - Maudlin Road, Rose Cottages
STREETS - North St., Evans and Cutler
STREETS - Plains and Waterside and Moorashes
STREETS - Plymouth Road No. 3
STREETS - Plymouth Road: Haytor; Old Register Office
STREETS - Plymouth Road The Rectory, Elwell and misc.
STREETS - South Street - site of old store, Arch. dig
STREETS and Roads inc. boundaries - General
Tithes - 1837 to 1847
Totnes Castle excavation
General Histories of Totnes (1)
General Histories of Totnes (2)
Totnes Coat of Arms, ancient seals and Honour of Totnes
Totnes Pageant 1951
Totnes Races (1) Letters
Totnes Races (2) Takings
Totnes Races (3)
Totnes Rifle Volunteers
Totnes Silver (cutlery generally)
Totnes Traffic Report 1997
Trades, Shopkeepers and Merchant Guilds
Turnpike Trusts etc.
Villages - Notes
Village stories by locals
Voters, Totnes 1830 - 59
Water and Wells
Weddings 1890 - 1930
James Wills, Artist
W.J. Wills (1)
W.J. Wills (2)
Windeatt Edward - Sale Catalogue, Bearnes Sept. 1994
W.W.I – Devon Regiment, War Diaries
W.W.II (1) Totnes and S.W.
W.W.II (2) U.S. forces and Slapton
On fiche, 1988 edition.
Many original and copy maps of Totnes and Devon including OS, Dawson, some taken from original documents (deeds etc.).
A monthly magazine devoted chiefly to subjects connected with Devon and Cornwall: 1888 to 1892.
Over 200 recordings on tape cassettes made by Totnes Community Archive (funded by the Manpower Services Commission) in the 1980s, some transcribed and
As a service point for the Devon Record Office, we also have microfiche copies of registers of the following parishes in the Totnes archdeaconry, also most tithe maps and apportionments.
Ashburton, Ashprington, Aveton Gifford, Berry Pomeroy (Bridgetown), Berry Pomeroy (St Mary), Blackawton, N. Bovey, S. Brent, Bickington, Broadhempston, Buckfastleigh, Buckland in the Moor, Cornworthy, Dartington, Dartmouth: St. Saviours, St. Petrox & Townstall, Dean Prior, Diptford, Dittisham, Halwell, Harberton, Holne, N. Huish, Ilsington, Littlehempston, Loddiswell, Malborough, Manaton, Modbury, Moreleigh, Rattery, Slapton, Staverton, Stoke Fleming, Stoke Gabriel, Stokenham, Totnes, Ugborough, Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Woodland, Woodleigh.
We also have the following independent baptism records.
New Chapel Totnes 1800 - 1846; Buckfastleigh Methodist (Wesleyan) 1857 - 1935; Dartmouth Methodist (Wesleyan) 1840 - 1906; Dartmouth Methodist (primitive) 1882 - 1933; Dartmouth Townstal Methodist (primitive) 1862 - 1870; Totnes Ashburton Circuit Methodists (Wesleyan) 1802 - 1859; Totnes United Free Church 1794 - 1856.
TRANSCRIPTS (up to 1850) by Mike McNaught, are available for the following parishes: Ashprington, Blackawton, Buckfastleigh, Cornworthy, Dartington, Dartmouth (Marriages only): St. Saviours, St. Petrox & Townstall , Dean Prior (Marriages only), Diptford, Dittisham, Halwell, Harberton, Holne, Rattery (Marriages only), South Brent, Stoke Fleming (Marriages only).
Stored in boxes as listed below. Computer catalogue searchable by keyword.
1. Public people
2. Totnes buildings.
3. Dartington, Berry Pomeroy, river Dart, boats and bridges.
4. Markets, hospitals, castle, churches, and chapels, guildhall, almshouses.
5. High Street, schools, transport.
6. 70 Fore Street (museum), exhibits, study centre.
7. Carnivals, processions, celebrations, beating the bounds.
8. Bridgetown; fires, fire engines; clubs, societies, drama groups etc.
9. Fore Street, Plains, New Walk, wars and military, Burke and Wills.
10. Local families, people.
11. Totnes views.
12. Totnes miscellaneous.
14. Sport, plaster ceilings.
15. Large photos.
Map case 1b: views (rest of world), portrait photos (largely unidentified).
Thousands of negatives indexed by parish.
Thousands of colour transparencies with guide.
Ceiling survey (early decorative plasterwork).
Originals and copies of mostly 19th century prints of the region.
Fourteen lever arch files of notes relating to Totnes, indexed, compiled in the 1920s.
About 500 books arranged under the following categories:
Vols. 6 - 12, 16 - 18, 23 - 26, 28, 29 (1983 - 1991)
1935 - 1946
1920 - 1988 (incomplete).
1948 - 1960
Published by Totnes Museum Society, volumes 1 - 5 ( 1998 - 2002).
Some on microfilm.
1860 to 1998 (some gaps between 1862 and 1869). In 1968 & 1969 it was not printed
Subject and name indexes for 1860 to 1888 (thousands of entries).
The Totnesian, 1896 - 1909
Totnesian Magazine, 1943 to 1969 (incomplete).
Vols. 1 - 11 (1882 - 1892)
of the following…
Bouggan or Bogan 1556
Dowse, Merchant of Great Totnes, 1580
Kellonde, Merchant of Totnes, 1592
Babb or Babbe, Merchant of Totnes, 1604
Bagwill, Ropemaker of Brodgtowm Pomry, 1612
Lee, Merchant of Totnes, 1623
Kellond, merchant of Totnes, 1624
Codner, Locksmith of Totnes, 1657
French, Yeoman of Totnes, 1660
Windeatt, Clockmaker 1703
Taylor, Gentleman of Totnes, 1706
Phillips, Clothier 1756
Farwell, Doctor of Physic of Totnes, 1780
Windeatt 1794 (transcript only)
Babbage of East Teignmouth, 1827
Cobley 1844 (transcript only)
Tucker, Spinster of Mount Elwell in the Borough of Totnes, 1857
Inland Revenue Estate Duty Office Wills for Devon, list 1812 - 1857 (3 volumes) with fiche reference for DRO.