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

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  DIPTFORD is a village and parish in Totnes union, containing by the census of 1861, 659 inhabitants, and 4154 acres; in the deanery and archdeaconry of Totnes, diocese of Exeter, hundred of Stanborough, East Devonshire, 5½ miles south-west from Totnes. The rectory, in the patronage and incumbency of the Rev. William Cooper Johnson, M.A., is valued at £560 per annum, with residence and 2A. 3R. of glebe land. The church is an ancient edifice in the Perpendicular style, dedicated to St. Mary, with tower surmounted by a spire, and containing six bells. There is a National School for children of both sexes. Two slate quarries are worked in this parish. The Rev. William Cooper Johnson, M.A., is lord of the manor. The rateable value is £4860

Pages 503 - 504

Clergy & Gentry.

Butland Thomas, Esq Diptford court

Daykin Mrs., Broadridge house

Hare Rev. Henryh Courtisknowle

Johnson Rev. William Cooper M.A., The Rectory

Weeks Henry, Esq., Stert House


Trades & Professions.

Andrews William, farmer, Broadley

Bartlett Wm., farmer, Diptford downs

Blake Thomas, shoemaker

Bond William, farmer, Newhouse

Brown Thomas, mason

Chidley John, farmer, New well

Clapp Henry, farmer, Etheridge

Crocker Mrs. Elizabeth, farmer, Combe

Crocker Richard, mason

Crossing Thomas, farmer, Ashwell

Denbow Francis, farmer, Crabbaton

Dennis William, blacksmith

Evens Richard, farmer, Blakewell

Foss Peter, farmer, Holesome

Furneaux George, farmer, Holesome

Gidley Richard, farmer, Beldley

Grills Gidley, farmer, Waglands

Heath William, tailor

Hodge Thomas, carpenter

Holmes Robert, shopkeeper

Horswill Charles, farmer, Broadmead

Horswill Roger Osmund, boot & shoemaker

Horswill William, boot & shoemaker, "Sun" inn

Hosking John, shopkeeper

Jackson Richard, farmer, Farleigh

Jonas Richard, beer retailer

Lethbridge Garland, farmer, Thorn

Lindon John, blacksmith

Luce Philip Lakeman, farmer, Benning knoll

Luscombe George, farmer, Cross

Medway George, farmer, Bearscombe

Morgan---, farmer, Combhead

Mudge Henry, farmer, Lower Larcombe

Newman Thomas, farmer, Courtisknowle

Parsons William, tailor

Pearce John, farmer, Craxtons

Penny John, farmer, Creber

Prowse James, carpenter

Prowse Mary Ann, Mrs. day school

Pyles James, farmer, Murtwell

Reap John, shopkeeper and parish clerk

Reeve Samuel, tanner, Frogwell

Shute Charles, carpenter

Smaridge Anthony, farmer, Farleigh

Smaridge John, farmer, Morecott

Smaridge Robert, farmer, Horner

Soper William, butcher

Steer John, farmer, Combe

Tolchard John, miller

Weeks Henry, farmer, Stert

Whitford R.H. National schoolmaster


Letters from Ivybridge. Box cleared at 12.45p.m. Totnes is the nearest money order office


National School - R.H. Whitford, master







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