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

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Transcribed by Sybil CAMERON

Checked by Val HENDERSON


Pages 549 - 550 

  RATTERY is a village and parish in Totnes union, containing, by the census of 1861, 396 inhabitants, and 2823 acres; in the deanery and archdeaconry of Totnes, diocese of Exeter, hundred of Stanborough, South Devonshire, 5 miles north-west from Totnes. The vicarage, in the incumbency of the Rev. Robert Palk Carew, M.A., had the tithes commuted at £200 per annum, with residence and 60A. 3R. 5P. of glebe, and is in the patronage of Sir Walter Carew, Bart., who is also appropriator of the rectorial tithes, which were commuted at £189 9s, per annum. The church is an ancient edifice, with tower, surmounted by a spire, and containing four bells; it was repaired in 1865. There is a National School for children of both sexes. Sir Walter Carew, Bart., is lord of the manor and chief owner of the soil. There are almshouses for six poor people, and the poor have £3 per year bequeathed by Dorothy Savery and Thomas Gould, and in 1853 the late Richard Brown left £10 per annum for their benefit. The rateable value is £3768.

Clergy and Gentry.

Carew Rev. Robert Palk, M.A., Vicarage

Carew Thomas, Esq., Marley house


Trades and Professions.

Barnes Thomas, farmer, Westcombe

Bidwell Miss Fanny, National schoolmistress

Coaker William, wheelwright, "Church House" inn

Creese William, blacksmith

Ellis Mrs. Sarah, miller

Gidley John Colton, farmer, Bulkamore

Hannaford John, farmer, Brownston

Hatch John, carpenter

Hatch William, carpenter and farmer, Bozdowns

Hoar Christopher, farmer, Bearah

Jackson Philip, carpenter and shopkeeper

Jew Frederick, dairyman


Luscombe Philip, boot and shoemaker and sub-postmaster

Maddick Wm. Henry, farmer, Lower Velwell

Nicholls John, farmer, Torne

Parnell Henry, stone mason and farmer

Partridge Matthew, farmer, Higher Hatchland

Peeke Samuel, farmer, Yelland

Please William, blacksmith

Rendell Robert, farmer, Willinge

Stomalake Henry, parish clerk

Tooley Jeffery, farmer, Cuming

Waycott —, farmer, Allacombe

White David, farmer, Luscombe


Post Office —Phillip Luscombe, sub-postmaster. Letters from Ashburton delivered at 9.5 a.m.; dispatched at 3.40 p.m. Buckfastleigh is the nearest money order office


National School — Miss Fanny Bedwell, mistress