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

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Kelly's Directory

Kelly's Directory 1875

MARTOCK is a village or town, with a station on the Yeovil branch of the Bristol and Exeter railway, and gives the name to the hundred in which it is, situated 130 miles from London, 5 south-west from Ilchester, in the Mid division of the county, Yeovil union and county court district, Ilchester rural deanery, archdeaconry of Wells, diocese of Bath and Wells, and province of Canterbury. The church of All Saints is a very fine building: it has handsome carved oak nave roof, and five-light Early English eastern window: the clerestory is an excellent specimen of the Perpendicular style: the organ, which has been restored, is very good: the seats are of oak, and there are several mural tablets. The parish registers date from the year 1553. The living is a vicarage, yearly value £272, with residence and 60 acres of glebe land, in the gift of the Treasurer of Wells Cathedral, and held by the Rev. Edwin Arthur Salmon, M.A., of Wadham College, Oxford, prebendary of Buckland-Dinham, in Wells Cathedral. The old Grammar school, which stood near the church, has been pulled down: it was founded in 1661 by William Strode, of Barrington, who charged his estates with a yearly payment of £12 for its support; subsequently the manor of Martock was released from this annual payment, the lord of the manor charging certain parishes with quit rents to the amount of £15 5s. 7d.; these quit rents, however, were not regularly paid, and ultimately the trustees placed the matter in the hands of the Charity Commissioners, who sold the old buildings in 1871; the whole of the trust then amounted to £347, and quit rents £10 15s. 2d., payable annually, and is now used to promote generally the education of boys and girls in the hundred of Martock, no fresh school having been built. There are National schools for boys and girls, and a Sunday school is held in the school-room. There are chapels for Independents and Baptists. Goodden's charity, of £26 yearly value, is distributed in bread to the second poor of the parish every Sunday, and Leach's, of £9 yearly, is for clothing. There is an old cross in the market place, near the spot where formerly stood an ancient oak tree, from which this village is said to derive its name Martock (Market Oak). A fair is held the third week in August, yearly, for cattle, and a market the last Monday in every month. The manufacture of gloves is somewhat extensively carried on here. J. Goodden, esq., is lord of the manor and principal landowner. The soil is clayey, and the subsoil is clay. The crops are chiefly wheat and beans. Flax is also cultivated in many parts. The area is 7,302 acres; rateable value, £18,700; the population in 1871 was 3,091.

ASH, LONG LOAD, MILTON, STAPLETON, WITCOME, COATE, HURST, and BOWER HENTON are tithings in this parish. ASH, MILTON, and WITCOMBE from the ecclesiastical parish of Ash, which see. LONG LOAD is also a separate ecclesiastial parish.

Parish Clerk, Thomas Hooper.

Assistant Overseer, Robert Scutt.

POST & MONEY ORDER & TELEGRAPH OFFICE, Savings Bank & Government Insurance & Annuity Office.- Charles Philp, postmaster. Letters are delivered at 7.30 & 10 a.m.; dispatched at 3.30 & 6.30 p.m. Money orders are granted from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m


Accidental Death, J. Pool, Coat

Atlas, W. H. Richards

Briton Medical & General Life, J. Pool, Coat

General, W. G. Palmer

Law Fire & Life & London & Provincial Law, J. Leach

Manchester Fire, C. Philp

North British & Mercantile, J. Ware

Royal, P. Tucker

Royal Farmers' & General, S. Darby, Bower Henton

Standard Life, C. Philp

West of England, Palmer & Co

Whittington Life, J. Marsh


National, Martock, Mr. Probert, master; Mrs. Probert, mistress

National, Bower Henton, Mrs. Hunt, mistress

Railway Station, Philip Tucker, station master

CONVEYANCE.- Omnibus to meet all trains, from 'White Hart'


Samuel Sly, to Yeovil, tuesday & friday

Bristol & Exeter Railway Co. (J. C. Wall, agent)



Adams James White, Church street

Adams Joseph Dixon, M.D. Water st

Adams Miss, Hurst

Ash Mrs. Church street

Baker Albert, Bower Henton

Barber William, Water street

Benson Charles, North street

Bishop Joseph, East street

Bradford John Wesley, Ashfield

Bradford William Theophilus, Moorlands

Bristow Mrs. Church street

Brown Miss, Water street

Bult Richard, North street

Clark Thomas, Bower Henton

Cossins Rev. G. H. [Independnt.], East st

Damon John Angel, North street

Dight Thomas, Water street

Franks Robert, Church street

Gale John Weston Peters, Water street

Greenslade Rev. Wm. M.A. [incumbent of Stoke-sub-Hamdon], Bower Hentn

Hallett Joseph, Bower Henton

Leach John

Leach Mrs. Water street

Leaves Mrs. Water street

Martyn Dr. Richard, Water street, Westcott

Patten Misses, East street

Poole Mrs. East street

Porter William Gore, Church street

Pullman James, Bower Henton

Ring Matthias Taylor, East street

Rowell Charles, North street

Salmon Rev. Edwn. Arthr. M.A. Vicarage

Scutt Robert

Sells Rev. Vincent P. [Congregational], Bower Henton

Sibley William

Smith George Hedgecombe

Snell Thomas Western, East street

Sparrow William, Bower Henton

Taylor George

Westcott William Wynn


A'Court Chas. blcksmth. & crpntr. East st

Adams Joseph Dixon, physician, & registrar of births & deaths, Water st

Alexander Frederick, miller, East street

Bailey William, basket maker

Baker Bessie Ann (Mrs.), beer retailer

Baker William, farmer, Coat

Banfield Francis Samuel, builder & furniture dealer, North street

Banfield Joseph, beer retailer, North st

Bartlett Charles, farmer, Coat

Bartlett Geo. George hotel, Church st

Bartlett John, farmer, Coat

Benson Charles, architect, North street

Best Robert, shopkeeper, Bower Henton

Billett William, Royal Marine, & shoe maker, Coat

Bishop Joseph, farmer, East street

Bishop Thos. carpenter, Bower Henton

Bishop Walter, farmer, East street

Bool John, boot maker, North street

Bradford & Sons, coal, corn, culm, timber, slate & general merchants (Tom Paull, agent)

Bristol & Exeter Railway Co. carriers (J. C. Wall, agent)

Bristow Elizabeth (Mrs.), ladies' school, Church street

Bull George, farmer, & butter & cheese factor, Water street

Burt Abraham, baker, Bower Henton

Chubb John, cooper

Cribb Geo. draper, grocer & general dir

Culliford Edward, butcher

Culliford Samuel, butcher, East street

Darby Samuel, farmer & landowner, Bower Henton

Dight Jhn. farmer, Manor frm. Church st

Dight Mark, farmer, North street

Gard John, manager of Dent's glove factory, Water street

Gillett Francis, farmer, Coat

Gould William, Railway hotel, commercial & posting house

Groves Noah, New inn, & shopkpr. Coat

Hallett Jsph. Jas. butcher, Bower Henton

Hart George, saddler & shopkeeper, Bower Henton

Hart Jehu, beer retailer & shopkeeper, North street

Haysom John, plumber & house decorator, North street

Hopkins Henry, dairyman, Bower Hentn

Hopkins Stephen, cattle dealer & shopkeeper, Bower Henton

Hopkins Wm. millr. Madry mills, East st

Horsey Rt. chimney sweep, Bower Hentn

Hunt Edwin, manager of goods station & agent to J. C. Wall, carrier, North st

Inder Simeon, butcher, East street

Indoe Jane (Mrs.), shopkeeper

Keen Misses, White Hart hotel, commercial & posting house, East street

Lawrence Jasper, plumber & shopkeeper, Bower Henton

Leach John, solicitor, Water street

Lock James, shoe maker, Bower Henton

Lye Saml. baker & beer retailer, East st

Marsh John, tailor, North street

Marshman Mrs. dress ma. Bower Henton

Martyn Richard, surgeon

Noble Wm. shopkeeper, Bower Henton

Nosworthy Walter John, prof. of music, & organist to All Saints church

Palmer William & Co. auctioneers & surveyors & insurance agents

Palmer Walter, farmer, Bower Henton

Parks Samuel, shopkeeper. North street

Patch Alfred, ale & porter mer. North st

Paull & Co. sack & tarpaulin manufactrs

Paull L. (Mrs.), corn & seed dealer

Paull Tom, agent to Bradford & Sons

Peary William, shopkeeper, North street

Philp Charles, chemist, & post office

Pinney Thomas, farm bailiff to Mr. Darby, Bower Henton

Pippard William, plasterer, North street

Pittard Herbert, stationer, North street

Podger Thomas W. saddler & harness maker, Church street

Pool Joseph, famrer, auctioneer & surveyor, estate & insurance agent, Coat. See advertisement

Porter Philip, watch & clock maker, North street

Pottenger Mary (Mrs.), farmer & landower, Coat

Priddle Samuel, gardener & china dealer, Water street

Rayland Lavinia (Mrs.), shopkeeper, Bower Henton

Rendall Elizabeth (Mrs.), farmer, Hurst

Rendell Samuel, farmer & shopkpr. Coat

Richards Joseph, baker, North street

Richards Saml. blacksmith, Bower Hentn

Richards Thomas Wilce, agent to Somerset Trading Co. & West of England Sack Co. Limited

Richards William, farmer, Bower Henton

Ring Matthias Taylor & Co. wine & spirit merchants, East street

Rodford Thomas, builder

Rogers George, fruit dealr. Bower Hentn

Rogers Henry, boot maker

Rogers James, fruit dealer, Bower Hentn

Salisbury William, tailor, Coat

Sandiford James, carpenter, Water st

Sherrin Edwin. butcher, North street

Shutler John, Red Lion, Bower Henton

Sibley William & Sons, engineers &c. Parrett works

Sly Samuel, carrier, East street

Smith George Hedgecombe, manufacturer of Napier matting, Napier blind & sash cords, specie bags, twine canvas, rope & twine &c. Parrett works

Somerset Trading Co. importers of timber, slate, coal &c. (Thomas Wilce Richards, agent)

Somerset Wheel & Wagon Co. (Wm. Sparrow, proprietor)

Stuckey's Banking Co. (branch) open monday, wednesday & saturday, 11 to 2 (Schuyler Norman, agent); draw on Robarts, Lubhock & Co. London

Symes Elizabeth (Mrs.), farmer, Coat

Tapp John, blacksmith, Bower Henton

Tatchell John, farmer, Bower Henton

Tatchell Simeon, farmer, Bower Henton

Terrell James, shoe maker, Bower Hentn

Terrell John, thatcher, Coat

The West of England Engineering Co. (William Sibley & Sons, proprietors), engineers, millwrights, machinists, iron & brass founders, agricultual implement manufacturers & makers of the patent cart & waggon wheels; & makers of Evans' patent duplex vertical mill, The Parrett wrks

Thorne Alfred, Good Samaritan, Bower Henton

Tidman Owen, herbalist, North street

Tullidge Edith Sarah (Miss), ladies' school, Water street

Vigor Ann (Mrs.) shopkeeper, Water st

Viney Joseph, clock maker

Walker Thomas, grocer & tailor

Ware James, linen draper, & agent for W. & A. Gilbey, wine & spirit merchants, North street

Ware Robert, M.R.C.V.S. veterinary srgn

Way & Nutt, drapers & grocers

Welman Robert, draper, Church street

West of England Sack Co. Limited (Thomas Wilce Richards, agent)

Westcott William Wynn, M.B. LOND. surgeon, Water street

Wheller Winfred, stone mason & shopkpr

Willies Jsph. beer retailer, Bower Henton

Wilts & Dorset Banking Co. (branch of), open daily 11 to 2 (W. G. Porter, agent), Church street; draw on London & Westminster Bank

Worner Emanl. dairyman, Bower Hentn

Worner George, farmer, Bower Henton

Worner Geo. jun. butcher, Water street

Worner William, grocer & provision dealer

Worner Wm. Indoe, grocer &c. North st

Yandle Henry John, millwright, Bower Henton


Cooper William Edward, Stapleton ho

Glyde Mrs

Richards William Haggett

Wilson Mrs


Bartlett Robert George, farm bailiff to W. H. Richards

Down Henry, farmer

Gale Henry, farmer, Stapleton mead

Larcombe John, shopkeeper, & Stapleton Cross Inn

Lock Thomas Bishop, farmer

Scriven Charles, blacksmith

Wills John, diaryman, Stapelton mead

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