Sarah Hawkins Genealogy Site - Kelly's Directory 1875 Cheddon Fitzpaine

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Kelly's Directory

Kelly's Directory 1875

Cheddon Fitzpaine is a parish, in the Western division of the county, hundred of Taunton and Taunton Dean, union and county court district of Taunton, rural deanery and archdeaconry of Taunton, diocese of Bath and Wells, 2¾ miles north-by-east from Taunton. The river Tone runs on the south of the parish, and the Taunton and Bridgwater canal and the Bristol and Exeter railway pass through it. The church of St. Mary, restored in 1861, is a handsome edifice, consisting of chancel, nave, aisles and tower containing 5 bells. The register dates from the year 1589. The living is a rectory, yearly value about £584, with residence, and including 79A. 2R. 6P. of glebe, in the gift of John Henry Warre, esq., and held by the Rev. Samuel Hope Unwin, M.A., of Worcester College, Oxford; The Ven. Hugh Hyndman Jones, M.A., of Trinity College, Cambridge, formerly archdeacon of Demerara, is curate in charge. Here is a school for children of both sexes, supported partly by some small bequests and a voluntary rate. There are charities of £7 10s. yearly value. John Henry Warre, esq., is lord of the manor and chief owner of the soil. Mr. Hale owns Maidenbrook, and Mr. Poole, The Grove. The soil is clay, stone brash and sand; subsoil, clay, gravel and ragstone. The crops are wheat and barley, roots and grazing land. The area is 960 acres; rateable value, £2,473; the population in 1871 was 305.

Parish Clerk, Samuel Pleass.


Letters are received from Taunton by foot post; & the letter box, which is affixed to a wall near the church, is cleared at 6p.m.  The nearest money order & telegraph office is at Taunton

Board School, Mrs. Macbean, mistress.

Bruford Robert, Nerrols

Danger Thomas, Rowford cottage

Hall Lieut.-Col. Edwd. Rowford lodge

Jones Ven. Archdeacon Hugh Hyndman [curate in charge]

Poole Thomas James, M.R.C.S., L.S.A. The Grove

Unwin Rev. Samuel Hope, M.A. Rectory


Bruford Robert, farmer, brewer, maltster & landowner, Nerrols farm

Bird Richard, farmer, Hegleys

Bruford Samuel, farmer, Manor farm

Harper Charles, farmer

Lucas Henry, blacksmith, Rowford

Knight (The Misses), day school

Mead Thomas, farmer, Maidenbrook farm

Musgrave Edward, farmer

Pleass Samuel, carpenter, wheelwright & shopkeeper

Salway Alfred, farrier, Rowford

Sellick William, farmer, Lees

Southwood Robt. Jas. farmer, Gadds farm

Wilkins Charles, carpenter

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