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From: "Peter PHILLIPS" <>
Subject: Cruwys Morchard
Date: Wed, 4 Feb 1998 10:32:03 +0000
> From: "VTHOMAS." <>
> To: "Susan Cruse" <>
> Cc: <>
> Subject: Re: Hello Devonians1
> Date: Tue, 3 Feb 1998 15:54:47 +1100
> I too am interested infinding out about Cruwys-Morchard, as I have
> ancestors that came from there WAY, THORNE, GOODING.
> Val Thomas from sunny Victoria, Australia
> > From: Susan Cruse <>
> > To:
> > Subject: Hello Devonians1
> > Date: Tuesday, 3 February 1998 10:07 am
> > Hello again Devonians,
> > This is simply a note of true gratitude to all those lovely people who
> > responded so rapidly and helpfully to my Cruse/Cruwys-Morchard request
> > help. Now I must find out what it all means! As people on the YORKSGEN
> > will tell you, I have a loooong way to go in learning and comprehending
> > UK boundaries and precincts. They are much older and more precise than
> > here. But, I am learning, with the grace and help of all you list people.
> > It's part of the joy of genealogy. So, THANKS. I still have questions,
> > don't have the individual name of the first Cruse--in my line, anyway--to
> > cross the water; neither from nor to where and when. For now, I seem to
> > developed a deep curiousity about the Cruwys-Morchard place, and so will
> > excited to learn more about what it means there, and what it is. More
> > How lucky of me to have joined this list. Best regards to all. Susan
> > Cruse, Albany, Oregon, west coast of US
Cruwys Morchard is a non-nuclear parish (that is, scattered hamlets with no one major
village) on the old stage coach route from Tiverton to Morchard Bishop (Morchard
Episcopi), itself on the the old stage-coach route from Exeter to Barnstaple. The Cruwys family
used to live at the Manor Farm and in the mid-1800 one of the family was the rector. (see White's
Directory of Devon)
Cruwys Morchard has the hamlets of Pennymoor, Way Village, Yedbury and Nomansland.
My family moved from Morchard Bishop, to Puddington in the 1840s, then to Way Village in the
1870s (where my great grandparents are buried in the chapel) then to Exeter City.
The area is still fairly remote in English rural terms with many typical narrow Devon lanes.
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