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Transcribed from - Morris and Co.'s Commercial Directory and Gazetteer. 1870

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Transcribed by Val HENDERSON

Checked by Arthur FRENCH

Pages 472 - 473

  BROADHEMPSTON is a village and parish in Newton Abbot union, containing, by the census of 1861, 661 inhabitants, and 2047 acres; in the deanery of Ipplepen, archdeaconry of Totnes, diocese of Exeter, hundred of Hayter, East Devonshire; 3 miles south-east from Ashburton, 4½ north from Totnes, and 5 south-east from Newton Abbot. The vicarage, in the incumbency of the Rev. — Austin, had the tithes commuted, in 1841, at £266 per annum, with residence and 37A. 2R. 26P. of glebe land, and is in the patronage of the Lord Chancellor. The trustees of Gunsley's Charity for Rochester and Maidstone are the impropriators of the rectorial tithes. The church is an ancient edifice (dedication unknown), consisting of nave, chancel, north and south aisles, with tower containing five bells. The Independents and Wesleyans have places of worship here. There is a National School for children of both sexes. There are charitable bequests producing about £4 per annum. Mrs. Jane Palk is lady of the manor.

BEASTON and FORDER GREEN are hamlets of this parish.

Clergy and Gentry.

Austin Rev. —, The Vicarage

Berry Mr. William, Rock cottage

Blackler Mrs. Maria, Wottons

Bowden Mr. Nicholas, Halswell cottage

Bowden Mrs., The Retreat

Copp Miss Sophia, Venn cottage

Mackey Mrs. Ann Hele, Ellbridge cottage

Mann Mrs., Down

Morison Mr. Daniel, Elm park

Skinner Charles, Esq., Lee cottage

Skinner Henry Kingwell, Retreat house

Tozer Mr. John, Bramblemoor cottage

Venning William Bickford, Esq., Young house

Waymouth Mr. Joshua Collings, Haven Head

Williams Miss Thirza

Wills Miss Elizabeth, Sneydhurst

Trades and Professions.

Barter James, grocer and draper

Bow Mrs., miller, Hempston mill

Catch John, blacksmith

Cornthwaite Frederick Bowman, farmer, Fishacre

Edwards John, farmer, Bickerton house

French Isaac, carrier

Giles John, farmer, Lee

Halwell George, wheelwright

Harris Henry John, "New Inn"

Hill Walter, wheelwright, Haven Head

Hollett William, "Church House"

Holwell George Luscombe, wheelwright

Jones John, farmer, Beaston

Lee John Rendell, shopkeeper and sub-postmaster

Luscombe John Grant, yeoman, Oakhill farm, Beaston

Mackay John, farmer, Lower well

Mann William, yeoman and cider merchant, Forder Green

Martin John, schoolmaster and parish clerk

Norrish William, farmer, Waytown

Norsworthy John, farmer, Purcombe

Palk George, butcher

Palk Mrs. Jane, farmer, Poole farm

Palk Richard, baker and grocer

Pearce Jenkin, shopkeeper and shoemaker

Pethybridge John, farmer, Young house

Shirwell Thomas, cattle dealer

Skinner Charles, cider merchant, Lee cot

Skinner Jeffery Edwards, farmer, Knowle

Taylor Richard, blacksmith

Tripe Theophilus, farmer, Lower Beaston

Waye William Jas., yeoman, Borough farm

Willcocks John, farmer, Forder Green


Post Office - John R. Lee, sub-postmaster. Letters from Totnes arrive at 9.45 a.m.; dispatched at 4 p.m. On Sundays at 10.45 a.m. Totnes and Newton Abbot are the nearest money order offices


National School - John Martin, master; Mrs. Martin, mistress


Carriers - Isaac French, to Newton Abbot, Wed; Totnes, Sat





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