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

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Pages 810 - 811

  CHARLETON is a village and parish in Kingsbridge union, containing, by the census of 1861, 568 inhabitants, and 2779 acres; in the deanery of Woodleigh, archdeaconry of Totnes, diocese of Exeter, hundred of Coleridge, East Devonshire; in two portions, east and west, the latter being 2 miles south of Kingsbridge. The rectory, in the incumbancy of the Rev. Thomas Twysden, M.A., had the tithes commuted, in 1840, at £557 per annum, with residence and 30A. 0R. 33P. of glebe land, and is in the patronage of Lady Ashburton. The church is a handsome edifice, dedicated to St. Mary, with tower and four bells; it was chiefly built, with the exception of the tower, in1849-50. There is a school for children of both sexes. Lady Ashburton is lady of the manor and chief landowner of the soil.

FROGMOOR* is a hamlet partly in this parish and partly in Sherford.

GOVETON is also a hamlet of this parish.

Clergy and Gentry.

Avent Mrs., Lidstone

Ball Mr. Charles, Frogmoor*

Gardiner Miss Janet, West Charleton

Pitts Mr. William, Frogmore*

Shortland Mrs., Courtland

Twysden Rev. Thomas, M.A., Rectory

Twysden James Stevenson, Esq., J.P., commander R.N.

Weymouth Thomas Wyse, Esq., Slade

Trades and Professions.

Baker James, wheelwright, Frogmore

Blake Henry, mason, West Charleton

Coaker William, farmer and limeburner

Cole William, farmer, Lidstone

Cornish Edward, farmer, Lower Torr

Couch Thomas, farmer, Frogmore

Farr George, wheelwright

Farr Henry, wheelwright

Finch Jacob, farmer, East farm

Grills Henry, blacksmith, Govetown**

Harley The Misses Sarh and Mary, grocers and drapers

Harradon Edwin, blacksmith, Frogmoor

Huxham Samuel, farmer

Lamble Walter, carpenter, Goveton

Langworthy George, farmer, Courtland

Langworthy John and Ann, farmers, Croft

Langworthy Robert, farmer, Sigdon

May John, farmer, Croft

Parker Thomas, farmer and maltster, Frogmoor

Pedrick William, parish clerk

Punchard Henry, carpenter, West Charleton

Reves Wm., "Commercial" inn, Goveton

Rogers Miss Mary Ann, milliner and dressmaker

Shepherd John, farmer, Lidstone

Shepherd Thomas, farmer, Borough

Steer Samuel, blacksmith, Forgmoor

Steer Thomas, farmer, Borough

Walters William, farmer, Longclose

Wells Ambrose, "Ashburton Arms"


Wall Letter Box - Letters from Kingsbridge, which is also the nearest money order office


Day School - Miss Jane Hayne, mistress

Transcript Notes.

* Noted two different spellings FROGMOOR and FROGMORE both used several times on the page.

** should this read GOVETON?







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