--- ERMINGTON PARISH o n l i n e ---

Hi, thanks for dropping in!

The purpose of the site is to collate and make available, either online or via look-ups, information relating to Ermington parish, Devon, and its residents through the ages.

Ermington is in the South Hams area of Devon; OS map Grid ref. SX630530.
Nearby places, within 4 miles of Ermington, where you may find elusive ancestors!, are -
1 mile W, Westlake ; 1 mile NE, Penquit ;
1.8 miles SE, Modbury ; 1.9 miles N, Ivybridge; 2 miles ENE, Ludbrook ; 2 miles NNW, Woodland ; 2.2 miles SSW, Holbeton ; 2.8 miles ENE, Ugborough ; 3 miles SSW, Ford ; 3 miles W, Worston ; 3 miles SSE, Wastor ; 3 miles SW, Luson ; 3 miles WSW, Yealmbridge ; 3.3 miles WSW, Torrington ; 3.7 miles N, Harford ; 3.7 miles S, Kingston ; 3.9 miles WSW, Yealmpton ; 4 miles ESE, East Leigh; 4 miles NNW, Moor Cross ; 4 miles NE, Wrangaton; 4 miles WNW, Venton ; 4 miles E , Brownston ; 4 miles NW, Sparkwell.
[Places in bold italic type have their own page on GENUKI, Devon]

My personal interest in Ermington is due to it being the village in which is found the earliest English parish register reference to the HAMMICK surname, my maternal ancestors. The parish registers began in 1603, baptisms and 1606, marriages. My 9x grt grandparents, John HAMICKE and Joane SPARKWELL, were married in Ermington on 23/11/1607.

Their eldest son, Henrye HAMMICK, my 8x grt grandfather, married Dorcas PHILLIP, 27/4/1645, in Ermington. Their 5th child, my 7x grt grandfather, Arthur HAMMICK, had left to marry Charity CHEST / CHASTE / CHASE, in Harberton, by 1682. The strangest thing is that my mother and her brother, Patricia & Maurice HAMMICK, were evacuated, from London, to Lee Moor & Ivybridge at the outbreak of WW2, having no idea that they were returning to 'home soil'!

I would be grateful for any information on HAMMICK (a one name project of mine),or SPARKWELL (+ variations of both) found, anywhere / anytime!! as I am also tracing the descendants of all those that originated in the village or local area. [Couldn't resist the opportunity of stating my research area!]

The content of this site is entirely dependant on submitted information, ie.- the work of others, so whatever contributions you may have for Ermington will be gratefully received. My long-term intention is to purchase and transcribe the parish registers, but until then the Parish Register information can only be sourced by the contributions received and by the entries on the IGI, which should be verified by viewing the source registers. This can be done through the Devon Record Office (DRO), the Devon FHS or by ordering films through your nearest LDS library.

The Parish records for Ermington can be found on the IGI for Baptisms 1603-1850 and Marriages 1606-1838. Search at www.familysearch.org -click on 'Search For Ancestors'. -click on the 'International Genealogical Index' in the left hand column. Ermington entries can be found by using the batch numbers [using Number 0, not letter O] - Baptisms C050891, Marriages M050891. For all alpha entries, [up to a maximum of 5000 names in batches of 200] - enter 'British Isles' in 'Region' box and the appropriate batch number in the 'Batch Number' box. For specific surnames, - enter the surname in the 'Last Name' box enter 'British Isles' in 'Region box' and the appropriate batch number in the 'Batch Number' box.

I particularly wish to thank Sheila JONES, ( researching COAKER and YEOMAN), for her contributions, without which this site would not exist.

I hope you find the site useful! I welcome any queries and contributions and please let me know of any problems you encounter.

Lyn Nash
Online Parish Clerk for Ermington, Devon




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