Sarah Hawkins Genealogy Site - Kelly's Directory 1875 Ilton Somerset

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Kelly's Directory

Kelly's Directory 1875

ILTON is a village and parish, 137 miles from London, 2 north from Ilminster station, in the Western division of the county, hundred of Abdick and Bulstone, Chard union and county court district, Crewkerne rural deanery, archdeaconry of Taunton, diocese of Bath and Wells, situated on the river Ile. The church of St. Peter, restored in 1860, is in the Early Decorated style, having a chancel and north chancel aisle, nave, north aisle, with south transept: the tower is on the south side, adjoining the transept, and serves for an entrance: this arrangement renders the general outline of the building very striking and picturesque. The register dates from the year 1642. The living is a vicarage, annual value £300, with residence and 14 acres of glebe land, in the gift of the Bishop of Bath and Wells, and held by the Rev. William Marshall, M.A., of University College, Oxford. There is an appropriate tithe and glebe, of about the yearly value of £300. There is a school for boys and girls, and there is a Sunday school held in the school-room. Here is a Wesleyan chapel. There are charities of £104 yearly value, and almshouses for aged people. Within this parish lies the ancient manor of Merrifield, formerly the residence of Sir Nicholas and Dorothy Wadham, founders of the college of that name in Oxford: the moat and the basement portion of one of the towers are still in existence: there is a brass in the church to the memory of a son of Nicholas Wadham, Captain of Carisbrook, in the Isle of Wight, 14 Henry VII.: he was the grandfather of the above-named Nicholas Wadham, founder of the college. The Countess of Egremont owns the manor and chief portion of the land. The soil is stone rush, and the subsoil is gravel. The chief crops are wheat, beans, oats and flax. The area is 1,719 acres; rateable value, £3,066; and the population in 1871 was 450.

POST OFFICE.- Jacob Player, receiver. Letters are received through Ilminster, which is also the nearest money order office; delivered at 9.30 a.m.; dispatched at 4.55 p.m.

School, Miss Goodland, mistress

Marshall Rev. William, M.A. Vicarage


Adams John, carpenter

Adams William, carpenter

Bindon John, farmer, Cad's farm

Bond John, farmer, Ashford farm

Bowerman David, farmer

Bradley John, farmer

Caines Charles, shopkeeper

Churchill john, farmer, Rapps

Crabb Samuel, farmer, Ilford

Dight James, baker

Downton Thomas, farmer, Rapps

Eames James, farmer

Goodland Ann (Mrs.), machinist, Rapps

Goodland John, farmer, Burleaze

Goodland Sampson, butcher

Grabham Joshua, miller, Ashford mill

Jeffery John, farmer, Ilford

Jouxson Chrlt. (Mrs.), Wyndham Arms

Jouxson Edwin, shoe maker

Matravers George, dairyman

Michael Henry, shoe maker

Parsons John, dairyman

Pratt Robert, farmer

Slade William, farmer, Ilford

Spiller Robert, farmer

Tratt Joseph, blacksmith

Trump Mary Ann (Mrs.), farmer

Webb Robert, shoe maker

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