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Hempston (Little)

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

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  HEMPSTON (LITTLE) is a village and parish in Totnes union, containing, by the census of 1861, 244 inhabitants, and 1270 acres; in the deanery and archdeaconry of Totnes, hundred of Haytor, East Devonshire; 2 miles north-east from Totnes, near to the river Dart. The rectory, in the incumbency of the Rev. Fitz-Henry Hele, M.A., had the tithes commuted, in 1838, at £207 per annum, with residence and 56A. 2R. 11P. of glebe land, and is in the patronage of the Lord Chancellor. The church is a small ancient edifice, dedicated to St. John the Baptist, with tower; it has been restored, and a fine toned new organ places therein. There are some charitable bequests for the benefit of the poor.

Clergy and Gentry.

Earle Augustus, Esq., Gatcombe house

Gower Rev. George, Church cottage

Gower Miss Hannah, Church cottage

Harris John, Esq., Park hill

Hele Rev. Fitz-Henry, M.A., The Rectory

Trades and Professions.

Adams George, yeoman, Buckyett

Berry —, farmer, Fishacre

Blackler Edward, miller, Gatcombe mill

Bow John, parish clerk

Evans William, farmer, Grattons

Hayward Mrs. Elizabeth, farmer

Lee William, farmer, Up Hempston

Palk Mrs. Ann, "Bolton Arms"

Reap John and Wm., farmers, Court farm

SHINNER JAMES, farmer, Hampstead

Smerdon John, farmer, Lillisford

Tippett Thos., carpenter, "New Bridge" inn


Letters arrive from Totnes at 7.30 a.m.; dispatch at 5.20 p.m. Totnes is the nearest money order office










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