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"FARWAY, or Fairway, a village and parish, on a pleasant southern declivity, 3 miles S. of Honiton, and 5 miles E.N.E. of Ottery St. Mary, has 376 souls, and 2578 acres of land, including the small hamlets of Netherton, Sallicombe, and Woodbridge. The Rev. H.W. Marker is lord of the manor of Farway, formerly held by the Pole, Putt, and other families. Sir E.S. Prideaux, Bart., is lord of the manor of Netherton, and resides at Netherton Hall, which was built in the reign of Elizabeth, by Sir Edmund Prideaux, an eminent lawyer, who was created a baronet in 1622. It is a neat, substantial mansion, with pleasant grounds. R.H. Tuckfield, Esq., and the Sweet, Guppy, and other families, have freehold estates in this parish. The Church (St. Michael,) is a small structure, of neat architecture, with a tower and three bells. The rectory, valued in K.B. at £15. 6s. 8d., and in 1831 at £265, is in the patronage of the Rev. H.W. Marker, and incumbency of the Rev. Thos. H. Marker, M.A. of Gittisham. The glebe is 21A.; and the Rectory House is a good residence, in the Elizabethan style, erected in 1847. . . . " [From White's Devonshire Directory (1850)]

A parish in Colyton Hundred, the Archdeaconry and the Diocese of Exeter.



Sir Edmund Saunderson Prideaux, Bart. [Obituary] Transactions of the Devonshire Association, 1875, Vol VII, pp. 58-59. [Transcript]


MIs for this parish are included in the Devon FHS and Incledon indexes - see under Cemeteries on the main Devon page.

Whitmore, J.B. Devonshire Monumental Inscriptions, MS at Society of Genealogists (1951). [Extracts]


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Church History

Farway - from J. Stabb. Some Old Devon Churches (London: 1908-16).

Listing of Farway Rectors, provided by Michael Wright.

Farway Methodist Chapel 1895-195: centenary history and programme. [SoG Library, DE tracts]

Church Records

Parish Registers going back to 1567 are held in the Devon Record Office.

Transcripts of the Parish Registers going back to 1567 are held in a special collection in the Westcountry Studies Library.

The Devon FHS publishes indexes covering (as of June 2004): Marriages 1754-1837, Burials 1800-1837 - for details see their book list.

Entered into the IGI (as of Jan 1993): Parish Church Christenings 1567-1875, and Marriages 11574-1842.

The Deanery of Honiton: CD-ROM CD041, Exeter, Devon FHS (2013). [Axminster Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Axmouth Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1603-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Chardstock Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Colyton Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1538-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Combpyne Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1757-1836, Bur: 1796-1847; Cotleigh Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Dalwood Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Farway Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1800-1837; Gittisham Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1838, Bur: 1800-1837; Hawkchurch Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1838; Honiton Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Honiton Ind, Bur: 1774-1837; Kilmington Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Membury Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Monkton Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1814-1842; Musbury Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Northleigh Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1756-1836, Bur: 1813-1837; Offwell Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1800-1837; Seaton & Beer Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1839, Bur: 1813-1837; Shute Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Southleigh Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1756-1837, Bur: 1800-1837; Stockland Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1640-1837, Bur: 1813-1837; Thorncombe Bapt: 1813-1837, Mar: 1754-1837, Bur: 1813-1841; Uplyme Bapt: 1813-1839, Mar: 1754-1838, Bur: 1813-1837; Wambrook Bapt: 1813-1904, Mar: 1754-1836; Widworthy Bapt: 1813-1840, Mar: 1754-1954, Bur: 1790-1837.]

Description and Travel

Section on Farway from Samuel Lewis: A Topographical Dictionary of England (1831), provided by Mel Lockie.

Stirling, D.M. Beauties of the Shore: or A Guide to the Watering Places on the South East Coast of Devon. Comprising copious illustrations of the Antiquities, History, Topography and Scenery of the following parishes; Seaton, Axmouth, &c. &c., Exeter, W. Roberts (printer) (1838) vi + 191pp + 6pp list of subscribers + 3 pages of adverts. [Index]

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The transcription of the section for this parish from the National Gazetteer (1868), provided by Colin Hinson.

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The Online Parish Clerk scheme's representative for this parish is Michael Wright, who invites queries and lookup requests.

Cox, A. Cox of Farway and Colyton, Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries 20, 1938-9, pp. 172-3. See also pp. 31-2 & 77. [Raymond: Includes 17-19th c. pedigree.]
Dicks, Rita. Lee Family Research, Devon Family Historian, vol. 124, (2007) pp.34-35. [Of Farway and Southleigh]
Warburton-Cox, A. The Cox family of Farway and Oakhouse, Axminster in the County of Devon. Typescript [1950] 39p. [Westcountry Studies Library - sx929.2/COX]

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Farway has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.


Names, Personal

Farway contributors to a 1678 brief for the rebuilding of St Paul's Cathedral.

Hoskins, W.G. Farway Subsidies. Devon & Cornwall Notes & Queries, vol. 20, no. 1 (1938) pp. 32-43 [1524 subsidy and 1660 poll tax listings]

Probate Records

Coxhead, J.R.W. Will of Rev. Bampfylde Drake, rector of Farway, 1700 to 1729. Devon & Cornwall Notes & Queries 30 (1965-67) pp.170-172.


Transcription of Farway Hearth Tax 1674, by Deborah Carmichael.

Hoskins, W.G. Extracts from the lay subsidy rolls...for the parishes of Luppitt [1591, 1660], Cotleigh [1660], Monkton [1660], Shute [1660], Northleigh [1660], Farway [1660] and lists of the inhabitants of the precinct of Bradninch in Exeter, 1708, 1732, 1752, Manuscript (1935). [D&CRS Library, Exeter: P1660]
Hoskins, W.G. Farway Subsidies. Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries 20, 1 (1938) pp.32-34. [1524 and 1660 tax lists]