Farway Devon Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St Michael

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1567
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1617

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

  • Southleigh
  • Sidbury
  • Northleigh
  • Colyton
  • Salcombe Regis
  • Offwell
  • Honiton

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

FARWAY, a village and a parish in Honiton district, Devon. The village stands in a picturesque valley, flanked by bold hills, 3¼ miles S by E of Honiton town and r. station; and has a post office under Honiton. The parish comprises 2,578 acres. Real property, £2,471. Pop., 373. Houses, 71. Farway manor was given, at the Conquest, to the Bishop of Constance, in Normandy; and passed to the Poles, the Courtenays, and others. Netherton manor belonged to Canonsleigh abbey; was purchased, after the dissolution, by Sir B. Drake; belongs now to Sir Edmund S. Prideaux, Bart.; and has a mansion, of the time of Elizabeth, called Netherton Hall. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £247. Patron, the Rev. H. Marker. The church is partly of the year 1628, but has traces of Norman; consists of nave, chancel, and north aisle, with western tower; and contains monuments to the families of Prideaux, Gould, and Atkinson.

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

Parish Records

FamilySearch - Birth Marriage & Death Census Migration & Naturalization Military Probate & Court

Historical Newspapers

Western Morning News

Western Times

Exeter and Plymouth Gazette

North Devon Journal

Express and Echo


Vision of Britain historical maps


County: Devon
Civil Registration District: Honiton
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Exeter
Diocese: Exeter
Rural Deanery: Honiton
Poor Law Union: Honiton
Hundred: Colyton
Province: Canterbury