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

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Transcribed by Val HENDERSON

Checked by William COOKE

Page 415

  YARNSCOMBE is a village and parish in Torrington union, containing, by the census of 1861, 423 inhabitants, and 3047 acres; in the deanery and archdeaconry of Barnstaple, diocese of Exeter, hundred of Hartland, North Devonshire; 5½ miles north-east from Torrington, 4 west from Umberleigh Station on the North Devon Railway, 8 south from Barnstaple, and 10 west from South Molton. The vicarage, in the incumbency of the Rev. Henry Fowler Baker, B.A., had the tithes commuted, in 1840, at £136 10s. per annum with residence and 30 acres of glebe land, and is in the patronage of the Lord Chancellor. The rectorial tithes were also commuted at £132 per annum. The church is an ancient edifice, dedicated to St. Andrew, consisting of nave, chancel, and aisle, with tower and four bells; it was repaired in 1852, and a vestry added. An estate producing £14 a year is vested in trustees, and the amount expended in the repairs of the church, and towards the support of the school. The poor have £2 per annum left by Edward Warren in 1693, and £2 per annum distributed in bread. The Hon. Mark Kerr Rolle is lord of the manor, impropriator of the rectorial tithes, and chief landowner.


Baker Rev. Henry Fowler, B.A., The Vicarage

Trades and Professions.

Bolt John, farmer, Setticliffe

Bowden John, farmer

Darch John, carpenter

Fisher Matthew, miller

Fisher Richard, farmer, Bude

Fisher Richard, farmer, Gibbings

Garnish Anthony, farmer, Chappel

Green William, "Hunters'" inn

Grigg Edward, farmer, Court Barton

Isaac Henry, miller

Jewell John, farmer, Ward

Jose James, farmer, Higher Delworthy

Kerslake John, farmer

Kerslake William, farmer, Derry

Muxworthy George, blacksmith

Muxworthy John, blacksmith

Oatway Henry, thatcher

Oatway Henry, parish clerk

Oatway John, farmer, Ley

Pearse Thomas, farmer, Orchard

Pengilly William, farmer, Orchard

Richards Thos., farmer, Lower Delworthy

Stedeford John, tailor and shopkeeper

Symons Joseph, farmer, Luckleborough

Symons Henry, farmer, Yonckridge

Thorne Francis, farmer

Thorne Henry, "Fox and Hounds"

Tucker Anthony, shoemaker

Warren Matthew, farmer, Gralake

Yeo William, farmer


Letters from Barnstaple arrive at 12 a.m.; dispatched at 3 p.m. Barnstaple is also the nearest money order office


National School - Miss Sarah Harris, mistress





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