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

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CORNWORTHY is a parish and village in Totnes union, containing, by the census of 1861, 479 inhabitants, and 2721 acres; in the deanery and archdeaconry of Totnes, diocese of Exeter, hundred of Coleridge, South Devonshire; 4 miles south-east from Totnes, and 6 north-west from Dartmouth, near the confluence of the river Harbourn with the estuary of the Dart. The vicarage, in the incumbency of the Rev. James Beadon Rogers, B.A., is valued at £220 per annum, with residence and 35 acres of land, and is in the patronage of George Nosworthy, Esq. The church is an ancient Gothic edifice, consisting of nave, chancel, north and south aisle, with an embattled tower containing six bells. The Rev. Charles Barter, who died in 1846, in his 97th year, was vicar of this place 71 years. There is a National School for children of both sexes, which has an endowment of £40 per annum. There are also some charitable bequests for the benefit of the poor. The parish is in the manors of Cornworthy and East Cornworthy, the Rev. William Newman being lord of the former, and Sir John Lewis Duntze, Bart., lord if the latter.

ALLALEIGH, EAST CORNWORTHY, and TIDEFORD are hamlets of this parish.

Clergy and Gentry.

Coulton Mr. Richard

O'Neill Rev. Owen Lucas, B.A., curate

Rogers Rev. James Beadon, B.A., vicar

  Trade and Professions

Andrews James, farmer, South hills

Ash William, shopkeeper and thatcher

Beer Samual, tailor

Bowden Jas. Perring, boot and shoemaker

Came Thomas, blacksmith

Collins Richard, National schoolinaster and

  parish clerk

Damerel Ann Ellen, shopkeeper

Damerel Edwin, farmer

Damerel Henry, carpenter

Damerell William, carpenter

Eastman Henry, butcher and farmer, Allaleigh

Efford Robert, carpenter, "Globe" inn

Elliott John, farmer

Ferris William, blacksmith, Tideford

Grant William, mason


Hawke Richard, basket maker and thatcher

Hodge Thomas, farmer, Court Barton

Hutchings George, farmer, East Cornworthy

Irish Robert, farmer, Court Prior

Langworthy Richard, farmer, Higher Broadridge

Mason John. farmer, Gitcombe

Nickolls Jeffery John, farmer

Nickolls John Jeffery, farmer. Jaspers

Northcote Richard, farmer, Dinnacombe

Pederick Peter, farmer

Pyles Mrs. Ann, farmer, Lower Broadridge

Syms Parmenus. farmer, Tideford and Dinnacombe

Tozer Robert, farmer, Tideford

Wakeham William, farmer, Broadgates

Waycott George, farmer, Woolcombe

White John, boot and shoemaker


Post Office - Miss. Harriet Partridge, sub postmistress. Letters from Totnes arrive at 9.30 a.m., dispatched at 4.45 p.rn. The nearest money order office is at Totnes

National School - Richard Collins, master; Mrs. Catherine Brown, mistress.