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East Ogwell

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

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Transcribed by Val HENDERSON

Checked by Arthur FRENCH

Page 543

  OGWELL (EAST) ia a village and parish in Newton Abbot union, containing, by the census of 1861, 275 inhabitants, and 1249 acres; in the deanery of Ipplepen, acrhdeaconry of Totnes, diocese of Exeter, hundred of Wonford, East Devonshire; 2 miles south-west from Newton Abbot. The rectory, in the incumbency of the Rev. Fitzwilliam John Taylor, B.A., had the tithes commuted at £245 per annum, with residence and 26A. 2R. 21P. of glebe land, and is in the patronage of Daniel Robert Scratton, Esq. The church is an ancient edifice, dedicated to St. Bartholomew, consisting of nave, chancel, north aisle, and transepts, with tower and three bells. In the chancel transept is the family vault of the Reynell family, and on the tablet over the window the word "Golgotha" is inscribed, and the letters R.R., 1633. There is a National School for children of both sexes, which has an endowment of £10 per annum, arising from four acres of land devised by Sir Richard Reynell in 1733. The poor have charitable bequests producing about £12 15s. per annum. Madrepore marble is quarried here, and iron and manganese mines are also worked.

HOLBEAM is a hamlet of this parish.

Clergy and Gentry.

Davey Mr. Joseph

Rendell Mrs. Amelia

Taylor Rev. Fitzwilliam John, B.A., rector of East and West Ogwell and Haccombe, and rural dean, The Rectory

Trades and Professions.

Blackler Andrew W., marble quarry proproprietor*; h. St. Mary Church

Board John, farmer, Chapland farm

Browse John Harris, miller

Cleave George, farmer

Ellicott and Son, blacksmiths, wheelwrights, and agricultural implement makers

Ellis George, farmer, Holbeam

Hawkins John, baker and grocer

Hawkins William, limeburner

Heath William, limeburner

Jarman John, parish clerk

Luscombe Philip and Son, farmers, Stubbins

Marley John, farm bailiff to D. R. Scratton, Esq.

Neyle Richard, edgetool maker, Hurlpool

Shears Robert, farmer, Undercliff and Puddicombe

Smerdon William, farmer, Witheridge

Vooght Joseph, farmer, Tor farm

Webber John, "Jolly Sailor"

Webber Richard, mason

Webber Samuel, mason

Whiteway Samuel, farmer, Manor farm

Wilcocks Esau, tailor

Yea Henry, limeburner


Letters from Newton Abbot arrive at 7 a.m.; dispatched at 6 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Newton Abbot

Transcript Notes.

* noted mis-spelling of proprietor





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