Tormoham, Devon Family History Guide

Tormoham is an Ancient Parish in the county of Devon.

Other places in the parish include: Torbay and Torwood.

Alternative names: Tormohun

Parish church:

Parish registers begin: 1637

Nonconformists include: Bible Christian Methodist, Christians, Independent/Congregational, Roman Catholic, and Wesleyan Methodist.

Parishes adjacent to Tormoham

  • Cockington
  • Upton
  • St Marychurch

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

TOR-MOHAM, or Tor-Mohun, a parish in Newton-Abbot district, Devon; statistically identical with Torquay town. Acres, 1,560. Real property, £83,254; of which £851 are in gasworks. Pop. in 1851, 11,474; in 1861, 16,419. Houses, 2,183 The increase of pop. arose from improvements by land-proprietors, and from advantages afforded for erection of houses. The manor belonged to the Mohuns, passed to the Ridgways and the Carys; and belongs now to Sir L. Palk, Bart. Tor abbey was founded in the time of Henry II., by W. de Briwere, for Premonstratensian monks; possessed very rich revenues; was given, at the dissolution, to the Carys; underwent changes and additions, transmuting it into a mansion; and is still represented by considerable portions of the transmuted building, and by an interesting gateway. The living is a p. curacy, united with Cockington, in the diocese of Exeter. Value, £190. Patron, C H. Mallock, Esq. The church stands about a mile W of Torquay, and is ancient. The rectory of Upton, and the p. curacies of Torquay-St. John, Torquay-Trinity, Torquay-St. Luke, and Torwood are separate benefices. See Torquay and Torwood.

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

London Gazette

Henry Russell - Tormoham Devon - London Gazette April 1850

Declaration of Dividend under a Fiat, dated the 23rd day of July 1849, against Henry Russell, of Tor, in the parish of Tormoham, in the county of Devon, Innkeeper. NOTICE is hereby given, that a First Dividend, at the rate of 7d. in the pound, is now payable, and that warrants for the same may be received by those legally entitled, at my office, Queen-street, Exeter, on any Tuesday between the hours of eleven and three. No warrants can be delivered unless the securities exhibited at the proof of the debt be produced, without the special direction of a Commissioner. Executors and administrators of deceased creditors will be required to produce the probate of will or letters of administration.—April 13, 1850. HENRY LAKE HIRTZEL, Official Assignee.


  • County: Devon
  • Civil Registration District: Newton Abbot
  • Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Totnes
  • Diocese: Exeter
  • Rural Deanery: Ipplepen
  • Poor Law Union: Newton Abbot
  • Hundred: Haytor
  • Province: Canterbury