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Partner Plymouth & West Devon Record Office
Plymouth & West Devon Record Office's records online
Plymouth City Council's Plymouth & West Devon Record Office has partnered with Findmypast to publish online record sets from its unique collection.
Currently on Findmypast you can search
Births, Banns, Marriages & Deaths
Parish and borough records
- Devon, Plymouth & West Devon Parish Chest Records 1556-1950
- Devon, Plymouth Borough Records 1519-1905
- Devon, Plymouth & West Devon Apprentices 1570-1910
- Plymouth Militia Records 1625-1831
- Plymouth Rolls Of Honour 1914-1919
- Plymouth Second World War Records 1939-1945
- Plymouth & West Devon Rate Books 1598- 1933
- Devon, Plymouth Plague Rate 1626-1629
- Devon, Plymouth & West Devon Land Tax and Valuation Records 1897-1949
- Devon, Tavistock Borough Court Luxton Manuscripts, 1839-1896
- Devon, Plymouth & West Devon Electoral Registers 1780-1973
- Plymouth Subscribers For Redemption of Captives In Turkey and Algiers 1680
- National School Admission Registers & Log-Books 1870-1914
- National School Admission Registers & Log-Books 1870-1914 Image Browse
- Exeter and Plymouth Gazette, 1827-1950
- Exeter and Plymouth Gazette Daily Telegrams, 1869-1885
- Plymouth and Devonport Weekly Journal and General Advertiser for Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset, 1832
- Royal Devonport Telegraph, and Plymouth Chronicle, 1832
- Western Courier, West of England Conservative, Plymouth and Devonport Advertiser, 1836-1854
- Western Morning News, 1894-1950
Land and Rate Books
As well as the records from Plymouth & West Devon Record Office, you may be interested in other Findmypast collections from the area. For instance, our British newspapers collection includes the following local and regional titles:
About Plymouth & West Devon Record Office
Plymouth City Council's Plymouth & West Devon Record Office is the principal archive repository within Plymouth and the West Devon area. It exists to collect and preserve the historical records (archives) of the area and to promote and encourage their use by all who want to study them.
The record office holds records of the old borough and modern city of Plymouth, as well as the West Devon area. The record office holds original records of many organisations and individuals and is always interested to hear of any potential gifts or deposits of archival material. Please contact the office if you are aware of any such items or if you want to discuss the preservation of your records.
Dating from circa 1190, the record office has over half a million individual items including deeds, charters, minute books, letters, registers, manorial documents, reports, diaries, financial records, maps, plans and photographs.
Find out more about the record office, including opening hours and a link to the online catalogue.
Free access to Findmypast for record office users
Plymouth City Council has very kindly arranged for free access to Findmypast through all public computers in the Plymouth & West Devon Record Office and all libraries in Plymouth. Users have to be on site to get this free access.
How to get to the Plymouth & West Devon Record Office