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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

Pages 276 - 277

  UPOTTERY (or UP-OTTERY) is a parish and village in Honiton union, containing, by the census of 1861, 940 inhabitants, and 5830 acres; in the deanery of Dunkeswell, archdeaconry and diocese of Exeter, hundred of Axminster, East Devonshire; 5 miles north from Honiton, 8 west from Chard, and 12 south-west from Taunton. The vicarage, in the incumbency of the Rev. George Lowe, B.A., had the tithes commuted, in 1841, at £431 per annum, with residence and 6 acres of glebe land, and is in the patronage of the Dean and Chapter of Exeter. The church is an ancient edifice, dedicated to St. Mary, consisting of nave, chancel, north and south aisles, and tower containing five bells. There is a National School for children of both sexes. The Baptists have a place of worship here. The poor have charitable bequests producing about £28 per annum, which is distributed at Easter and Christmas. A cattle fair is annually held here on the Wednesday before Lady Day.

RAWRIDGE is a tithing forming part of this parish, about one mile south, and SMEATHARP is another tithing or hamlet, 1½ miles north-west.

The MANOR HOUSE is a fine old mansion in the Elizabethan style, standing on an eminence; it is the seat of Viscount Sidmouth, J.P., who is lord of the manor and chief owner of the soil.

Clergy and Gentry.

LOWE Rev. George, B.A., Vicarage

MOORE Mr. James, Beacon hill

SIDMOUTH Viscount, J.P., Manor house

Trades and Professions.

ANTIS Robert, farmer, Lower yard

ANTIS William, farmer, Glebe farm

BANKS William, farmer, Corrymore

BARTLETT Joseph, farmer, Lower Luxom

BISHOP Noah, farmer, " Sidmouth Arms"

BLACKMORE James, farmer, Claypitts

BLACKMORE James, farmer, Tiphays

BLACKMORE John, farmer, Luxon

BOLT Samuel, carpenter

BOND Francis, shoemaker

BOND George, carpenter

BRIGHT Samuel, farmer, Menson`s hill

BROOM Henry, farmer, Kitt`s farm

BROOM Thomas, farmer, Lamb park

CLARKE William, tailor

CLEMENTS Francis, farmer, Alcombe

CLODE Edward, bricklayer and cowkeeper

COLES William, beer retailer, and collector of rates and taxes

COOK Mrs. Ann, farmer, Langbridge

COSWAY Thomas, blacksmith, Rookery

DIMOND John, farmer, Bidwell

DIMOND John, farmer, Clevehayes

DIMOND Luke, farmer, Court moor

DOLLING Job, farmer, Lower Crimhayes

DRAKE Thomas, farmer, Moonhayes

DREWE John, shopkeeper, Tiphayes

EDWARDS Robert, butcher, Baxters

EDWARDS Samuel, butcher and farmer, Wellspring

EWENS Henry, farmer, Holmore

EWENS William, farmer, Underdown

FARMER James, farmer, Rookery

FINNEMORE Francis, farrier

GOLESWORTHY Willliam, farmer, Newcott

HAWKINS Thomas, farmer

HURFORD John, shoemaker, Smeatharp

KITCH William, farm bailiff to Viscount Sidmouth

LEACH James, "Devonshire inn"

LOOSMOORE Peter, farmer, Bearfield

MARSHALL John, blacksmith


PYM Joseph, farmer, Oakham

PYM Joseph, farmer, Phillishayes

PYM William, farmer, Luxon and Snooks

QUICK Mrs. Amy , farmer, Allor farm

QUICK John, farmer, Crimhayes

QUICK John, farmer, Highley

QUICK Thomas, farmer, Fair Oak farm

QUICK Timon, farmer, Twisgate

RICHARDS George, farmer, Paymiss farm

ROBERTS Thomas, farmer, Buckshayne

ROBINS John, shopkeeper and wheelwright

ROBINS Northcott, mason and parish clerk

ROWE John, National schoolmaster

ROWSELL W., cowkeeper, Knacker`s hole

SPILLER John, "King`s Arms, " Smeatharp

TAPSCOTT John, farmer , Newcott

TEMPLEMAN Robert, farmer

TROTT Jacob, bricklayer

VINCENT Mrs., farmer, Cockhayes

WEBBER Andrew, farmer, Sweetland

WHITE William, farmer, Phillishayes

WILSON Robert, dairyman, Hayne farm

WYATT Mrs. Rachel , cowkeeper, Smeatharp

WYATT Richard, cooper, Smeatharp


Letters from Honiton arrive at 8 a.m.; dispatched at 4.15 p.m. The nearest money order office is at Honiton.


National School - John Rowe, master ; Mrs. Rowe, mistress.


Trades and Professions.

BROMFIELD Hermon, miller and farmer

CRABB Francis, cooper

HAYES Robert, carpenter

MANFIELD Robert, carpenter

PAVEY John, shoemaker

PAVEY John, shopkeeper

READ John, pig dealer and farmer

ROBINS Francis, bricklayer

ROBINS and Son, bricklayers

ROBINS Thomas, bricklayer

SOLMON John, blacksmith

STONE John George, shoemaker

SUMMERY William, shoemaker

WHITE William, farmer






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