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Broadwood Widger

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

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Transcribed by Val HENDERSON

Checked by Rita RAINBIRD

Pages 808 - 809.

  BROARDWOOD WIDGER is a village and parish in Launceston union, containing, by the census of 1861, 845 inhabitants, and 8780 acres; in the deanery of Tavistock, archdeaconry of Totnes, diocese of Exeter, hundred of Lifton, South Devonshire; 6 miles north-east from Launceston. The vicarage, with the curacy of Week St. German's annexed, is valued at £90 per annum, and is in the incumbancy of the Rev. Ponsford Cann, M.A., and the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Bristol, who are also appropriators of the rectorial tithes, which were commuted, in 1844, at £410 per annum. The church is an ancient edifice, with tower and five bells. The Bible Christians and Wesleyans have places of worship here.

Gentry.

Luxmoore Captain Charles, Netherden

Trades and Professions.

Andrews William, shoemaker, Thorn moor

Axworthy John, farmer, Beckett

Bailey Walter, farmer, Naithwood

Bailey Walter, jun., farmer, Lower moor

Bassett Jacob, farmer, Brunscombe

Beale Richard, farmer, Frankaborough

Beale Samuel, farmer, Broadwood Barton

Bear John, miller and farmer, Ash mill

Bickle George, farmer, Camp

Bray John, farmer, Venn

Bray William, farmer

Brimacombe George, farmer

Brimacombe Richard, farmer, Coombe

Brown John, blacksmith and parish clerk

Burdon James, farmer, blacksmith, and rate collector

Came Robert, farmer, Upcott Barton

Clifton John, carpenter, Thorn moor

Clifton Richard, miller, Upcott

Davey Thomas, farmer, Emsworthy

Down Richard, farmer, Frankaborough

Down Thomas, farmer, North Thorn

Fry John, miller

Fry Samuel, blacksmith, Ash mill

Hall William, farmer,Norton

Helson John, farmer

Hicks John, farmer

Hicks William, carpenter

Hole Emanuel, farmer

Johns William, farmer, Thornden

Jones John, farmer

Kerslake George, shoemaker and cottager

Kerslake George, shoemaker

Lillycrapp John, farmer, Grinnicombe

Littlejohns John, tailor

Lose William, builder, Park cottage

Martin John, farmer, Treydown

Martin William, miller

Martin Richard, farmer, Cross

Metherell Richard, farmer

Metters Thomas, farmer

Newberry James, farmer

Padden James, farmer

Perkins John, farmer, Tower hill

Rice George, farmer

Rich James, farmer, Beckett

Rockey John and Richard, farmers, Westmanton

Rockey John, farmer

Rockey Thomas, farmer, Hole

Rogers Richard, farmer

Shopland James, farmer

Shopland William, farmer

Sleman Mrs. Mary, farmer, Kitcham

Smale James, farmer, Thorne

Soper William, farmer

Squire Miss Elizabeth, "Hare and Hounds"

Squire Thomas, builder and shopkeeper

Stanbury John, farmer

Stoneman Joseph, farmer

Veale Oliver, farmer

Wevill William, farmer and farrier, Kellacott

Wood Nicholas, farmer

Worden Samuel, farmer

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Letters from Lifton. The nearest money order office is at Launceston

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Parochial School — Mrs. Ann Reed, mistress

OPC FOR THIS PARISH Rita RAINBIRD

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