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

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Transcribed by Jack STEER

Checked by Val HENDERSON

Pages 521

  MORLEIGH (or MORLEY) is a village and parish in Totnes union, containing, by the census of 1861, 122 inhabitants, and 1487 acres; in the deanery of Woodleigh, archdeaconry of Totnes, diocese of Exeter, hundred of Stanborough, South Devonshire; 6 miles south-east from Kingsbridge Road Station, and 6 south-west from Totnes, on the banks of the river Avon. The rectory, in the incumbency of the Rev. Edward TAYLOR, B.A., is valued at £137 per annum, with residence and 17 acres of glebe land, and is in the patronage of H.M. STOCKDALE Esq. The church is a ancient Gothic edifice, dedicated to All Saints, consisting of nave, chancel, north and south aisles, and tower. The Independents have a place of worship here. The Rev. H. HARE and - CUBITT Esq., are the chief landowners. The rateable value is £1116.

STANDBOROUGH, which gives its name to this hundred, is the site of an ancient fortress or parish.


SEALE Rev. Edward Taylor, B.A., The Rectory

Trades and Professions.

BOND William, farmer, Storridge

CHUDLEIGH John, tailor

ELLIOTT Charles, farmer, Higher Chilly

GOSS John, farmer, Stene

GRILLS Robert, blacksmith

HARVEY Richard, Lower Grimstone

LUCKCRAFT Samuel, "New Inn"

PARNELL Mrs. Mary Ann, shopkeeper

PARNELL Philip, farmer, Place mill

RENNELLS James, shoemaker

RENNELLS Robert, farmer, Pasture

SHILLABEER John, carpenter and parish clerk

WEYMOUTH John, farmer, Higher Grimstone


Letters from Totnes, which is also the nearest money order office.





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