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Buckland Brewer.

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

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Transcribed by Elizabeth Glover HOWARD

Checked byVal HENDERSON

Pages363 - 364

  BUCKLAND BREWER is a village and parish in Bideford union, containing, by the census of 1861, 922 inhabitants, and 6157 acres; in the deanery of Hartland, archdeaconry of Barnstaple, diocese of Exeter, hundred of Shebbear, North Devonshire; 5 miles west from Great Torrington and 5½ miles south-west from Bideford. The vicarage, to which is attached the chapelries of East Putford and Bulkworthy, is in the incumbency of the Rev. Thomas Adams Collings B.A., and the patronage of the Crown; joint annual value £326. The church is a commodious edifice dedicated to Saints Mary and Benedict, consisting of nave, chancel, north and south aisles, and tower with six bells. There is also a handsome Norman porch. The fabric was rebuilt in 1770. The Baptists and Wesleyans have places of worship here. There is a Parochial School for children of both sexes. The Hon. Mark Rolle, John Curso Moore Stevens, and Thomas Rogers, Esq., are the chief landowners. The poor have about £4 per annum, arising from a legacy bequeathed by Hester Turner, in 1787.

BILSFORD 1½ mile west, THORNEHILLHEAD, 3 miles south, and TYTHECOTT, 2 miles south, are hamlets forming part and parcel of this parish.

Clergy and Gentry.

ABBOTT Mr. Thomas, Gorwood

COLWELL Rev. James, M.A., curate, the Vicarage

MAY Miss Mary Ann, Hoopers

ROGERS Thomas, Esq., Orleigh Court

TUCKER Mr. Robert, Ekeworthy

Trades and Professions.

BAILEY James, farmer, Hooper's Waters

BAILEY John, farmer, East Hele

BARTLETT William, farmer, Collingsdown

BEER John, farmer, Silkland

BLIGHT John, blacksmith

BRADDON Thomas, carpenter

BRANTON John, farmer, Gorwood

CLEVERDON Thos., farmer, Little Gorwood

COLE Mrs. Catherine, shopkeeper and baker

COLE Alfred, boot and shoemaker

DAVEY John, farmer, Barah

DENNIS John, farrier

EASTON Henry, farmer, Bonds, Ekeworthy

FULFORD Titus, farmer, Town tenement

GRIGG Thomas, farmer, Brendon

HAMLYN James, farmer, Thorne

HAMLYN Samuel, farmer, Barah

HARDING William, baker and shopkeeper

HARRIS Robert, farmer, The Barton

HAWKINS Richard, carpenter

HEAL Lawrence, farmer, Buda

JENKINS James, farmer, Ley

JEWELL James, carpenter

JOHNS John, farmer, Lower Twitching

LAKE William, "Coach and Horses" inn

MARTIN Robert, farmer, Lynch

MOUNCE James, tailor

MOUNCE John, blacksmith, Horestone

OXENHAM Mrs. Mary Ann, farmer, Higher Twitching

PAGE Joshua, blacksmith

PASSMORE Thomas, boot and shoemaker

PENHALE John, veterinary surgeon and farmer, Thorne

PHILLIPS Henry, farmer, West Hele

PHILLIPS Thomas, farmer, Little Eckworthy

SANDERS John, farmer, Nattymore

SANDERS John, mason

SANDERS Joshua, mason

SANDERS Robert, carpenter, Thornhill head

SANDERS William, farmer, Holwell

SANDERS William, miller, Orleigh mill

SELDON Raymond, farmer, Weilstone

SHAPTON Samuel, farmer, Howley

SHORT James, tailor

SLOMAN John, farmer, Friends

SMALE Frederick, machine maker

SQUIRE Joshua, plumber and glazier

STAPLETON William, farmer, Castle

STEER John, farmer, Cranham

STOKER Thomas, miller, Buckland mills

TAMLYN Richard, farmer, Gusland

TRATHEN Robert, farmer, Woodhall

TRATHEN William, farmer, Hembury Castle

TUCKER Robert, farmer, Great Eckworthy

TUCKER Mrs. Jane, farmer, Burrow

WITHECOMBE Charles, butcher and farmer, North Hele

WITHECOMBE Robert, butcher, Southwood

WITHECOMBE William, farmer and sub-postmaster, Cleave


BOND Samuel, miller

SMITH George, farmer, Palmers

TUPLEN Wiliam Lawrence C., farmer, Thythecott mill


Post office - William Withecombe , sub-postmaster. Letters from Bideford arrive at 9.30.a.m. ; dispatched at 4.20 p.m.. Bideford and Great Torrington are the nearest money order offices.


Parochial School - Miss Fanny Bartlett, mistress.






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