Cruwys Morchard Devon Family History Guide

Cruwys Morchard is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.

Other places in the parish include: Way, Yedbury, and Pennymoor.

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1572
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1602

Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational and Presbyterian.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Puddington
  • Cadeleigh
  • Tiverton
  • Thelbridge
  • Poughill
  • Witheridge
  • Cheriton Fitzpaine
  • Templeton

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

CRUWYS-MORCHARD, a parish in Tiverton district, Devon; 5¼ miles W of Tiverton r. station. It includes the village of Pennymoor, which has a post office under Tiverton; also the hamlets of Way and Yedbury. Acres, 5,766. Real property, £4,262. Pop., 685. Houses, 143. The property is subdivided. The manor has belonged, since the time of Henry I., to the family of Cruwys. Morchard Court, the seat of the Rev. G. S. Cruwys, was originally built in 1199, and has been enlarged and improved. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £455. Patron, the Rev. G. S. Cruwys. The church is an ancient structure, with a massive tower; and has a finely-carved oak screen. There are Independent chapels at Pennymoor and Way.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Parish Records

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Birth Marriage and Death Records

England, Devon Bishop's Transcripts, 1558-1887

England, Devon and Cornwall Marriages, 1660-1912

England, Devon, Parish Registers, 1538-1912


County: Devon
Civil Registration District: Tiverton
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Barnstaple
Diocese: Exeter
Rural Deanery: South Molton
Poor Law Union: Tiverton
Hundred: Witheridge
Province: Canterbury