PEOPLE IN NORTH TAWTON, DEVON, SETTLEMENT, REMOVALS, SOCIAL AFFAIRS, TILBERIA

People in North Tawton, Devon, UK

Removals
Settlement Examinations
Apprenticeships & Bonds
Social Affairs
Constables & Costs

The names and events listed are drawn from archive catalogues; complete details are not given (copyright); the intention is simply to create a 'directory' and as such the lists are not exhaustive. Further information may be obtained from the appropriate Record Office (see link to A2A at bottom of page, use 'search archive in south-west England').


REMOVAL ORDERS

From North Tawton:

1674
to Cullompton & Taunton, Somerset
John TOZER

1700
Thomas YEO
Elizabeth his wife

1733
Benjamin CROYDON, blacksmith
Margaret his wife
their children:
- William
- Mary
- John
- Benjamin

1800/1802
to Ruyton (Shropshire):
John WILLIAMS
his wife
3 children

1801
to Ipplepen:
William WARREN
his wife
3 children

1801
Elizabeth JACKMAN, single woman

1814
Thomas FURNEAUX
Anna his wife
their children
John age 6
Mary Ann age 4
Jane age 3
Lucy age 2
Harriet age 1

1835
Samuel LANG, labourer
Martha his wife

1866
Ellen EDWORTHY age c.20

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To North Tawton:

1674
from Stoke Gabriel:
Penelope TOLSHER, singlewoman, of North Tawton
(covenant servant to Mr. GASKETT)

1697
Mark SNELL
Grace his wife

1699
John BRAY

1753
Jane BROWN, singlewoman

1764
Ann LETHERN

1769
John ELLIS
Elizabeth his wife
Jane, age 1

1773
(+ confirmation)
William PALMER
Elizabeth his wife

1777
Mary WESTLAKE, single woman

1783
from Hatherleigh:
Andrew FANSTONE
Mary his wife

1788
William FORD, from Hatherleigh

1790
Mary SATERLEY, singlewoman

1807
Thomas LANG
Elizabeth his wife
their children:
Jenny, Elizabeth, Thomas & Ann

1810
William MOCK
Mary his wife

1813
from Hatherleigh:
Mary SLEE

1816
Mary COMBE, single woman

1820
from Plymouth
Thomas PARFORD

1827
from St Thomas' Parish, Exeter:
John HOCKADAY, labourer

1831
from Roborough
James & Susan BENNETT & family

1834
from Chagford:
William BRADFORD
Jane his wife
their children:
- William
- John
- Mary Ann
- Samuel

1842
Richard WHITE
Mary his wife

1846
Robert TURNER, tailor

[n.d.] [post-1832?]
Thomas MURSELL
Ann his wife


1783
William LANGFORD (solicitor for Brixham parish) requested North Tawton churchwardens & overseers bring to next Qtr Sessions:
- Thomas MURFELL, pauper
- removal order of 1767
North Tawton churchwardens & overseers notified countermand to appeal accorded to parish of Brixham against removal order of:
- Ann MURFELL
- Thomas MURFELL age 13
- Mary MURFELL age 10
- Ann MURFELL age 7
- John MURFELL age 5
- Sarah MURFELL age 2


SETTLEMENT

Rev. William GILL's family
--- b. 14 January 1813 Totnes
--- age 13 apprenticed to a cabinet-maker
--- at age 14 family moved from Tiverton to Brentford [Middlesex]
--- brothers: George, Henry ...?
- father:
--- moved to North Tawton in 1789
--- at age 14 was apprenticed to a tanner
--- removed to Totnes
--- married 6 April 1812
- grandfather:
--- b. 1756
--- early life in Culmstock
--- moved from Culmstock to North Tawton, married
--- d. May 1810 [or 1819] age 63
- great-grandfather:
--- b. Culmstock
--- worked as a wool-comber
--- d. 1790 "at a good old age"

Examinations

1764
John ROTTENBURY

- woolcomber
- b. Winkleigh, lived there with parents to age 21
- served in militia 3 yrs.
- while still in militia, agreed with William BELLEW of Stockleigh English,
  (captain of his company) to serve him at King's Pay after 1 yrs.
- militia was disbanded, ROTTENBURY agreed to 1 yr. at 5.5s.
- after 9 mths. went to North Tawton
- worked 6 wks. as woolcomber for Thomas DAY
- c.17642 came to Cheriton FITZPAINE
- works as self-employed woolcomber

1783
John MUNDAY

- b. Launceston, Cornwall
- c.3 mths. after his birth, father removed to North Tawton
- age 12-13 yrs. indentured to Richard REED, tailor of North Tawton
- lived there about 1 yrs
- his master gave up indenture
- freed him to go where he wished
- no connection with his master since then

1783
George GILL

- b. North Tawton
- apprenticed by parish to Shadrack MATTHEWS
- lived in North Tawton with master 1 yr.
- then master had no employment for him
- freed to go where he wished
- lived several years here & there by week
- then lived a few years as covenant servant by year
- age 24 yrs. went to Brixham
- made bargain with John PAIGE for 1 yr.
- made a second bargain on same terms
- married
- went to Churston Ferrers
- lived as a labourer

1784
Joseph ELSTON

- b. Broadwoodwidger
- apprenticed by parish to Peter POPLERTERN, blacksmith
- complaint, indenture discharged
- went to North Tawton
- lived 1 yr. as covenant servant to Richard MALLOT
- continued to work for his master 3 yrs. under various agreements
- went to Crediton
- rented small shop & house, less than 10 p.a.
- worked as blacksmith
- since leaving North Tawton has done nothing to gain a settlement

1785
Samuel REYNOLDS

- now in Gidleigh
- b. Devizes, Wiltshire
- went to South Tawton
- apprenticed [South Tawton] to Andrew ARNOLD of North Tawton
- left master 3 mths. before end of apprenticeship
- went to Gidleigh, hired himself to James ROW
- served 2 yrs. at 2s./wk., + 1 yr. for 5

1786
George HEARD

- now in Alphington
- b. North Tawton
- apprenticed there to John SKINNER
- about age 19 ran away to Appledore
- worked on merchant ship
- came to Alphington, worked as journeyman tanner 6 mths.
- married
see '1804, Ann HEARD' below

1791
John BROOKES

- b. Bondleigh
- apprenticed to Richard WESTERN (Bondleigh)
- stayed 1 yr. more
- went to Winkleigh & North Tawton a while
- worked for William ARSCOTT, Sampford Courtenay, 4 yrs.
- worked as servant with his brother Michael by year
- after 6 mths., married, and was paid weekly

1792
James GREENSLADE

- b. Uplowman
- apprenticed by parish to Samuel WREFORD of Colebrook, to age 24
- went to Crediton, agreement with George SNELLING 1 yr.
- served 1 yr. 5 mths.
- went to North Tawton
- servant to James Susanna PATTERN at 14 p.a.
- served 2 successive years as footman
- married
- labourer, now in Chulmleigh

1798
Martha CHAMMINGS

- b. Broadwoodkelly, her father's settlement
- was never apprenticed
- age 16 hired herself to her grandfather in Okehampton
- earned money spinning (her wages)
- grandfather died after about 6 yrs.
- lived with father 6 mths.
- went to John SILLIFANT of Colebrooke by year for 2 yrs.
- spent 3 mths. with father
- went to John PRIDEAUX of North Tawton 6 mths.
- + 1 yr.
- singlewoman, now in Colebrooke

1799
William SKINNER

- b. North Tawton
- age 7 apprenticed to John Brock, North Tawton
- age 20 left by consent, went to Ilsington
- worked 1 yr. for William WHITE
- went to militia, as substitute for Thomas BICKFORD of Ilsington
- now in Chudleigh

1800
John MORTEMORE

- b. [c.1775] Zeal Monachorum (where parents were living)
- parents belonged to North Tawton
- age 8 apprenticed by North Tawton to William KNAPMAN of North Tawton
- age 16 left master, went to Kingsteignton
- served different masters by week for 2 yrs.
- went to Chudleigh for 2 yrs., several masters
- age 20 yrs. 11 mths. went to Trusham
- hired himself to Robert CLEAVE by week for 6 mths.
  (but still apprenticed to William KNAPMAN)
- worked as day labourer 3 mths.
- married, stayed in Trusham a while
- went to Kenton, rented cot house, worked as daily labourer
- now age 25, wife, 3 children
  (eldest child, Frances, b. Trusham before marriage)

1802
William FINCH

- b. South Tawton
- lived with father to age 7/8
- apprenticed by Parish to Andrew ARUNDELL of North Tawton, 3 yrs.
- moved with master to South Tawton another 7 yrs.
- worked 7 days for John POSELY of Spreyton
- then 6 mths. by wk. for John BENNETT of Townstall
- married, worked as day labourer in Dartmouth 6 mths.
- since then in Halwell

1804
Ann HEARD

- widow of George HEARD, lately deceased
- now in Alphington
- husband said:
  - b. North Tawton
  - apprenticed to Mr. SKINNER, tanner
  - (she does not know for how long)
  - went away to sea
  - came back to Alphington
  - worked some time for Mr. BERRY as labourer in tanning industry
  - married
see '1786, George HEARD' above

1809
William EVANS

- b. North Tawton
- apprenticed by Parish at age 9 to Mr. ARNELL [N. Tawton], to age 21
- hired by William HOLE of Bovey Tracey for 1 mth.
- by Mr. NOSWORTHY of Ilsington 2 mths., then for 1 yr.
- served 4 yrs. under this agreement
- married, living in Ilsington

1809
Phillis HARRISON, widow, nee HORN

- b. Exbourne
- at age c.3 her family moved to Sampford Courtenay
- served as parish apprentice
- then as day labourer in North Tawton, Sampford Courtenay, Okehampton,
  North Tawton, Plymouth & Portsmouth
- married (Portsmouth) John HARRISON,
  (servant to Captain FELLON of West Middlesex Militia)
- HARRISON died; she does not know where he was settled

1809
Richard HOLNE

- b. Brushford
- lived there to age 14
- went into service
- served William KELLAND of Coleridge 1 yr.
- Samuel BROOK of North Tawton 3 yrs.
- was weekly servant in Exminster
- served Mary PADDEN of Bishopsteignton 2 yrs.
- worked for Mr. TOWILL in Bishopsteignton
- also Edward RIDSLEY of same parish
- during this time, married at Kingsteignton

1810
William MOCK

- b. Bovey Tracey
- at age 6 mths. parents moved to South Tawton
- apprenticed (age 7) to Robert BALLAMY until age 21
- went to John WENSLEY, North Tawton, by year
- returned to South Tawton
- made bargain for 1 yr. with George LANG, stayed 41 wks.
- went to Richard WESTLAKE, Honeychurch, by week
- returned to South Tawton
- after 2 mths., married

1811
Ann STOT, singlewoman

(I)
- b. Sampford Courtenay
- weekly servant Winkleigh, North Tawton
- yearly servant South Tawton, Sampford Courtenay, Okehampton
- injured her arm
- returned to Sampford Courtenay
- went to Inwardleigh
- is expecting base child by Richard CHASTEY of Inwardleigh
- now living Okehampton
(II)
- b. Sampford Courtenay
- weekly servant Winkleigh, North Tawton
- went to South Tawton, Sampford Courtenay
- returned to parents to learn weaving
- went to Brushford, Okehampton, as weekly servant
- sacked as idle

1812
Joseph REYMENT

- b. Bondleigh
- lived there with parents to age 20
- went to Broadwoodkelly 1 yr.
- then North Tawton & Sampford Courtenay
- hired estate in Honeychurch at 9 gns/yr. + taxes
- rented house & garden in Exbourne at 2 gns.
- works as day labourer

1812
John THORN

- 'rogue & vagabond'
- b. Chulmleigh
- apprenticed there to James CORNISH
- a few months later moved with master to North Tawton
- after 3 mths. master died
- went to James, his [master's] son & executor, Bishopsteignton
- after 2 yrs. ran away, served John WOODMAN in St Thomas 6 mths.
- while there James CORNISH contacted him, said he should not have run away
- he does not know if Justices had agreed the assignment

1813
William PIKE

- b. Zeal Monachorum
- lived with parents to age 14
- placed by father with John SKINNER of North Tawton by week (3 years)
- returned to father as day labourer
- hired himself to William POWLESLAND of South Tawton 1 yr.
- then Robert POWLESLAND 1 yr.
- then John POWLESLAND in Spreyton 1 yr.
- after 10 mths. became ill
- returned to father in North Tawton 3 wks.
- then finished term
- married

1816
Robert CALL labourer

- b. Zeal Monachorum
- served apprenticeship to Henry DRAKE [Zeal Monachorum] to age 17
- master died
- worked for Farmer NORMAN at Zeal Monachorum
- moved with him to Holsebury, Parkham
- went to North Tawton & worked for John WESTERN
- married in Lapford
- rented farm at Bow
- drawn into militia
- his wife died
- worked for John NORRIS, Zeal Monachorum, 1 yr.
- went to Kingsteignton
- worked for Mr. MURIEN

1817
Robert BREWER

- b. Crediton
- father's place of settlement was Sandford
- apprenticed to William NORRISH of Sandford
- left at age 18
- served John BULLIED of Winkleigh as yearly servant
- after 4 mths. cut his leg, had to leave
- went to live with brother, North Tawton
- worked as daily labour for about 1 yr.
- went as yearly labour to William SNELL of Launceston
- master William NORRISH found out, ordered he be freed
- joined His Majesty's Service but after 6 mths. regiment was disbanded
- went to work for Mr. NORRISH of Kennerleigh
- William NORRISH intervened again
- went before Justices and was freed
- went to work for William JAMES in Crediton by year (labourer)

1818
Joseph WHITEWAY

- b. Kingsteignton
- age 16 privately apprenticed to Richard ANDREWS, currier, Totnes
- went to Stonehouse 1 yr. by week
- rented house from Thomas PIKE, Chudleigh (12 p.a. for +1 yr.)
- married
- rented house from Mr. LEGG, North Tawton (20 p.a. for 6 mths.)
- rented house from Mrs BICKFORD, Chudleigh (20 p.a. for 6 mths.)
- worked as journeyman in Exeter (lodging North st., 3s./wk. for 2 mths.)
_ moved to Bartholomew Yard (5s./wk. for 1 mth.)
- moved to John BISHOP, St David's (4s.6d./2 mths)
- returned to Chudleigh
- works as currier

1820
Benjamin CLATWORTHY

- labourer
- b. Zeal Monachorum
- apprenticed to Christopher PARTRIDGE, yeoman, Down St. Mary
- worked for:
- George PARTRIDGE, yeoman, North Tawton
- Elias TREMLETT of Priorton, Sandford
- John BODLEY of Stockleigh Pomeroy
- returned to George PARTRIDGE
- married

1823
William JORDAN

- b. North Tawton
- served apprenticeship with William POWLESLAND, South Tawton
- went to John LEY, farmer, Spreyton, as yearly servant
- returned to William POWLESLAND
- went to Mr. DICKER at Martin, Drewsteignton for 12 gns./yr.
- married in Drewsteignton 4 mths. later
- now in South Tawton, parents' settlement

1827
Ann LEE
- b. Chagford
- lived there with parents
- age 12, family moved to Gidleigh
- father rented farm from attorney WHILEFIELD of Moreton
- lived with parents 26 yrs.
- father died
- lived South Tawton with mother
- mother died
- went to John WILLS of Chagford 1 yr.
- to Mr. FEWINGS, South Tawton, by week
- to Mrs. WILKIN, North Tawton, 2 yrs.

1832
Thomas STONEMAN

- b. North Tawton
- age 11 apprenticed [North Tawton] to John BROCK of Stone, farmer
- age 19 ran away, worked for Mr. TUCKER of Kingsteignton 1 wk.
- then for Mr. PRESTON, Whitestone, 1 mth.
- Mr. JARMIN, Bickleigh, 5 mths.
- Mr. REEVE, Exwick Barton, 3 mths.
- Mr. BROOMHEAD, West Teignmouth, 8 mths.
- Mr. ROEBUCK, East Teignmouth, 5 mths.
- left him 1 mth. by request, then returned
- married Thomasine in Dartington
- now in Tormaham

1835
Samuel LANG

- b. South Tawton
- apprenticed to Thomas POWLESLAND [South Tawton]
- served agreed time + 3 wks.
- went to Andrew ARNOLD 2 wks.
- daily labourer for 2 yrs.
- married
- has since lived North Tawton (labourer)

n.d.
Mary BISHOP

- b. North Tawton
- apprenticed to Roger PURANT [North Tawton]
- worked for Rev. MOOR, South Tawton, 2 yrs.
- returned to North Tawton, worked for Thomas HOOPER 3 yrs.
- ill 4 yrs.
- went to West Teignmouth, worked for Thomas FURSMAN
- married William BURNETT (who already had a wife), West Teignmouth
- she moved to Kingsteignton, worked for John HONEYCHURCH
- went to Bishopsteignton, worked for Andrew ELLIS 1 wk.
- returned to Kingsteignton
- went to Ideford, worked for William RENDELL 3 yrs.
- returned to Kingsteignton
- worked for Joseph JEWILL, then Orlando BEATER
- returned to Bishopsteignton
- worked for William MANN, then James CORNISH

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Certificates

1700
John MARTIN, North Tawton

1703
Robert GLIDDON, North Tawton

1736
Thomas EASTABROOK, weaver, from North Tawton
Elizabeth his wife


APPRENTICESHIPS & BONDS

1755
Elizabeth DAVIS [of Otterton]
apprenticed to:
- Mr. Robert CLAPP of North Tawton (for his estate in Otterton)

1765
Peter WEY
apprenticed by consent to:
- John GARD of North Tawton

1769
Ann BAKER
apprenticed to:
- Mr. Thomas DEY of North Tawton (for his estate in Ottery)

1781
Grace STAMBURY [of Bovey Tracey]
apprenticed to:
- Philip TAYLOR, cordwainer of North Tawton

1785
Frederick PACKER
apprenticed as a woolcomber to:
- John VICARY of North Tawton

1787
John NEWCOMBE
apprenticed to:
- Henry DART of North Tawton

1792
Mary CHAMBERS
apprenticed to:
- John PRIDEAUX, esq. of North Tawton for Langbeare
assigned to:
- William BEALEY of North Tawton, carpenter

1812
John COOMBE (age 9)
apprenticed to:
- John SNELL esq. of North Tawton

1816
John WAY (age 8)
apprenticed to:
- William WAYE 'of the parish of North Tawton', crossed through

1828
John AGGOTT (age 9)
assigned to:
- Richard WARE of North Tawton (for Middleweek estate)

1829
Robert CLARK (age 9)
assigned to:
- Richard WARE of North Tawton (for Middleweek estate)

1829
George WHITE (age 9)
assigned to:
- Thomas STONEMAN of North Tawton (for Twenty Acres estate)

1833; 1834
Elizabeth LENTERN (age 9)
assigned to:
- Hugh MAY of North Tawton


SOCIAL AFFAIRS

1802
overseers of North Tawton: legal discussion, whether or not they were required to accept wife & child of:
John OSBORNE, serving at sea

1803
order for relief of:
Richard TAYLOR, thatcher of North Tawton

1819
North Tawton parish to pay medicine & funeral expenses for:
- Elizabeth HODGE
- J. H. STABBACK

1834
George COWLE jnr., of North Tawton
to pay 6d./wk. to Hatherleigh Overseers for his father:
George COWLE


CONSTABLES & COSTS

1720
50 bond: due to a riotous pig, believed to belong to:
Mary BARRY, ale-drawer of North Tawton
(conviction: keeping ill order)
pig was later claimed by:

David BARTLETT

1783
Constable's warrant to arrest:
Edward (aka Edmund) WILCOCKS, thatcher of North Tawton
charge: unlawfully deserting wife & family

1786
Constable's warrant to arrest:
Joshua HODGE
John COOKE
refusal to obey summons: intrusion into North Tawton without agreed settlement


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