Martinhoe, Devon Family History Guide

Status: Ancient Parish

Parish church: St. Martin

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1632
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1597

Nonconformists include:

Parishes adjacent to Martinhoe

  • Trentishoe
  • Lynton
  • Parracombe

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

MARTINHOE, a parish, with a picturesque little Village, in Barnstaple district, Devon; on the coast, 4 miles W by S of Linton, and 13 NE of Barnstaple r. station. Post town, Parracombe, under Barnstable. Acres, 2.549. Real property, £1,186. Pop., 219. Houses, 44. The manor was originally called Martin's Hoe or Martin's Hill; took its name from the family of Martyn, who were anciently its owners; went from them to Mauger St. Albyn, and remained with his descendants till 1422; and thence passed, through varions hands, to Sir R. Throckmorton. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £109. Patron, John Pike, Esq. The church is partly ancient but chiefly modern, has a small tower, and contains several monuments.

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

Parish Records

FamilySearch Historical Records

Parish Registers

Marriages at Martinshoe 1633-1812 - UK Genealogy Archives


Vision of Britain historical maps


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