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"A picturesque village on the coast of the Bristol Channel, 3 miles West of Lynton... Sir. Robert George Throckmorton, Bart. is lord of the manor & owner of a great part of the soil, and the rest belongs to C.Bailey Esq. & a few smaller owners. The Church (St. Martins) is an antique fabric with a tower & 2 bells." [From White's Devonshire Directory (1850)]
A parish in Shirlwell Hundred, the Archdeaconry of Barnstaple, and Diocese of Exeter, 14 miles N.E. of Barnstaple, which had 235 inhabitants in 1831.

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Biography

Dawson, E.C. James Hannington, first Bishop of Eastern Equatorial Africa: a history of his life and work 1847-1885. London: Seeley (1887) [iv],392p: ill,map

Cemeteries

MIs for this parish are included in the Devon FHS index - see under Cemeteries on the main Devon page.
Dwelly, E. (ed.). Devon M. I. vol. 1., being all the monumental inscriptions in the parishes of Countisbury, Brendon, Martinhoe, etc. pp. v. 226. E. Dwelly: Fleet, (1918). 8o. BL 9918.aaa.1. [SoG Library]

Census

Snetzler, M.F. North Devon Surname Index to the Census. Microfiche: M.F. Snetzler, Barcott, Buckland Brewer, Bideford, Devon EX39 5LN. [Covers 1881 census records for this parish]

Transcripts by Richard Lord of the Martinhoe census for 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901 and 1911.

Church Records

Parish Registers going back to 1632 are held in the Devon Record Office - for details see Parish Registers in the Devon Record Office.

Transcripts of the Parish Registers going back to 1632, and of the Bishops' Transcripts going back to 1597, are held in a special collection in the Westcountry Studies Library - for details see Parish Registers in the Devon & Cornwall Record Society's Collection.

The Devon FHS publishes indexes covering (as of June 2004): Baptisms 1813-1839, Marriages 1754-1837, Burials 1813-1839 - for details see their book list.

Entered into the IGI (as of Jan 1993): Parish Church Christenings 1597-1728 and Marriages 1597-1729.

Phillimore, W. P. W. (William Phillimore Watts). "Marriages at Martinhoe, 1633-1812", In Devonshire parish registers, vol. 1. London: Phillimore & Co., 1909 (Phillimore's parish register series, vol. 112), pp. 69-75. [Full text]

Directories

Transcript of entry in White's Devonshire Directory of 1850.

Gazetteers

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

History

Bridle, Harriett. Woody Bay. Braunton: Merlin (1990) 94p: ill,maps [ISBN 0863035108]
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