"CRUWYS-MORCHARD is a hilly but fertile parish of scattered houses, from 4 to 5 miles W. of Tiverton; containing 670 souls, and 5765 acres of land, including the hamlets of Cotton, Yelbury, and Way. The manor has been held by the Cruwys family since the reign of King John, if not from a much earlier period. The Rev. G.S. Cruwys, M.A., is now lord of the manor, and patron and incumbent of the rectory, valued in K.B. at £21 11s. 8d., and in 1831 at £501. He resides at his ancient family seat Cruwys Morchard House, which has lately been enlarged and modernized, and has a tasteful and well wooded park, mostly planted in 1834-5. . . . The Church (Holy Cross,) is an ancient structure, with a massive tower and six bells. . . . The Rev. John Pitman, the Rev. T.A. Melhuish, and several resident freeholders have estates in the parish. Mr. George Ayre owns and occupies Ruckham, which was for many centuries the residence of the ancient family of Drake. . . ." [From White's Devonshire Directory (1850)]
A parish in Witheridge Hundred, the Archdeaconry of Barnstaple, and the Diocese of Exeter.
Cruwys, M.C.S. The Diary of John Cruwys of Cruwys Morchard (1682-8). Devon and Cornwall Notes & Queries, Vol. XVIII, (1933-4), pp 259-264.
Prince, John. Cruwys, Sir Robert, Knight. In: Danmonii Orientales Illustres or The Worthies of Devon. London: Printed for Rees and Curtis, Plymouth; Edward Upham Exeter; and Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, London, 1810, pp274-277. (Published on CD by Archive CD Books.) [Full text]
Smith, Michael. A Family at Risk: The Thornes of Cruwys Morchard in 1793. In Devon Documents (ed. T. Gray). Tiverton: Devon & Cornwall Notes & Queries, Special Issue (1996) [ISBN 0925836203] pp.166-172.
John Cruwys papers, 1682-1689. Microform (1937) [Yale University - Manuscripts and Archives - \FILM\MISC\232\]
Cruwys, M.C.S. Records at Cruwys Morchard [presidential address], Trans. Devon. Assoc. 84, 1952 pp. 1-19. [The most complete narrative history of the Cruwys family published to date. Raymond: Includes pedigree.]
Delderfield, Eric R. Cruwys Morchard, Devon: the home of one of Devon's oldest families. In: West Country Historic Houses and their Families Volume I: Cornwall, Devon and West Somerset, David & Charles, Newton Abbot, 1968, pp46-50.
Johns, T.F. Crewes of South Cornwall and their ancestors in Liskeard, Cornwall and Cruwys Morchard, Devon, Weymouth, T.F. Johns (2001) 139 pp. [Westcountry Studies Library]
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M.C.S.C. [Margaret Campbell Speke Cruwys]. Cruwys Morchard during the Civil War and the Royalist rising of 1655. Devon & Cornwall Notes & Queries, (1936-37), Volume 19, pp.144-5.
Cruwys, Samuel. A Description of an Aurora Borealis, Seen on the Same Day at Cruwys-Morchard, in Devonshire. Phil. Trans. (1683-1775) 31 (1 Jan 1753), pp.186-190.
Greenslade, John. Pennymoor Then & Now, Tiverton, John Greenslade (2000) 48 pp.
Will. Maunder, A Relation of the Same Appearance, Seen at Cruwys Morchard in Devonshire. Being Part of a Letter to Sam. Cruwys, Esq; R.S.S. and by Him Communicated to the Royal Society. Philosophical Transactions (1683-1775), Volume 30, 1 Jan 1753, pp.1101-1104. [Concerning a sighting of the Northern lights.]
Morrish, Richard. Memoirs of Cruwys Morchard, Manuscript (1809). [In 1939 this was in the possession of Mr R.E. Mitchell of Nomansland, Cruwys Morchard]
Stéphan, D. J. Mrs. M. C. S. Cruwys: A Memoir. Devon & Cornwall Notes & Queries Vol. 31 (1968-70), pp. 33-34.
Tull, Christopher S. Cruwys Morchard: church, parish and people. [s.l.]: [s.n.] (1973) 18p. (Based on: A Cruwys Morchard notebook by Mrs M.C.S.Cruwys) [Westcountry Studies Library - pB/CRU/0001/TUL]
A true account of a most terrible storm of thunder and lightning, that happened at Cruise Morchard, four miles distant from Tiverton in Devonshire, on Monday, being the 18th of February. London: For R Baldwin, 1689. 1 leaf; 31 cm. (fol.) [Cambridge Univ. Library]