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

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Transcribed by Elizabeth Glover HOWARD

Checked by Val HENDERSON

Page 214


  OTTERTON is a village and parish in St. Thomas`s union, containing, by the census of 1861, 1140 inhabitants, and 3479 acres; in the deanery of Aylesbeare, archdeaconry and diocese of Exeter, hundred of East Pudleigh*, East Devonshire, on the east bank of the river Otter, near to the sea coast ; 3½ miles south-west from Sidmouth, 3 north-east from Budleigh Salterton, and 12 south-east from Exeter. The vicarage, in the incumbency of the Rev. Richard Williams, B.A., had the tithes commuted, in 1846, at £336 per annum, with residence and 25 acres of glebe land, and is in the patronage of the trustees of the late Lord Rolle, who are also impropriators of the rectorial tithes, which were commuted at £370 11s. 3d. per annum. The church is an ancient edifice, dedicated to St. Michael, with tower and five bells, and is about to be pulled down, and a new one built at the expense of Lady Rolle. There is a school for children of both sexes, the schoolhouse having originally formed a portion of a monastery ; and a new school for infants is in the course of erection by Lady Rolle. The poor have charitable bequests producing about £10 10s. per annum. The trustees of the late Lord Rolle are lords of the manor and principal landowners.

NORTHMOSTOWN, PASSIFORD**, PITSON, and PINN are hamlets forming part and parcel of this parish.


WILLIAMS Rev. Richard, B.A., vicar

Trades and Professions.

BAKER John, carpenter and wheelwright

BASTIN Edward, farmer

BEER William, farmer, Pitson

BICKLEY John, farmer, Northmostown

BISHOP Wm., farmer

BISHOP Wm., jun., farmer and contractor

BRIDLE George, beer retailer

BRIDLE George, butcher

BRIDLE James, baker

CARTER John, farmer

CARTER Charles, farmer, Passford**

CARTER Thomas S., farmer

DRAKE Charles, farmer, Pinn

DRAKE Robert, butcher

DRAKE William Francis, beer retailer

BAYTER William, shoemaker***

GOSLING Mrs. Mary Ann, blacksmith

HALLETT Isaac, farmer

HALSE Francis, farmer, Passiford

HALSE Isaac, farmer

HALSE John , farmer, Passiford

HALLETT Isaac, farmer*4

HARDING Richard, farmer, The Barton

HARDING Thomas Searl, farmer, Pinn

HARRIS Thos., tea dealer

HAYMAN Edward, cooper

HAYMAN Edward, farmer, Pitson

HAYMAN Mrs. Honor, farmer

HAYMAN John, farmer, Houghton

HAYMAN John, shopkeeper

HAYMAN Richard, farmer

HAYMAN Robert Wm., registrar of births, and deaths for Budleigh district, and sub-postmaster

HINE John, shoemaker

LAWRENCE Thomas Pile, farmer, Northmostown

NORTHCOTT John, blacksmith

NORTHCOTT Mark, blacksmith

PATCH Thos., shoemaker

PATCH Wm., blacksmith and wheelwright, Bridge end

PIDGEON Miss Catherine Mary, grocer, draper, and Honiton lace manufacturer

PILE Edward, shoemaker

PILE John, shoemaker and parish clerk

PILE Robt. and John, farmers, Burnt house

PILE Samuel, farmer, Pitson

PILE Thos., tailor and shopkeeper

PILE William , farmer, Weekses

PRATT William, shopkeeper

PRINCE Mrs. Jane, shopkeeper

ROBERTS Charles, baker

ROBINS Edwin, farmer

ROBINS Sherman, wheelwright

ROBINSON Samuel, wheelwright

SKINNER Jacob, farmer

SKINNER John, farmer

SMALL John, farmer, Northmostown

TEDBURY Oliver Channon, miller

TEDBURY Thomas, farmer, Stantway

WAY George, shopkeeper

WESCOTT Stephen, mason

WHITE Mrs. Susan, farmer, Passiford

WHITE Thomas, farmer, Higher Pinn


Post office - Richard William Hayman, sub-postmaster. Letters from Budleigh Salterton arrive at 9 a.m. ; dispatched at 4 .45 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Budleigh Salterton


National School - Henry Pearce, master


Carrier - Thos. Till, to Exeter, Tuesday and Friday

Transcript Notes.

* Should read East Budleigh

** Noted spelling variation Passford and Passiford

*** Noted not in alphabetical order

*4 Noted double entry? and not in alphabetical order




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