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

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Transcribed by Jack STEER

Checked by Val HENDERSON

Pages 504 - 505

  DITTISHAM is a village and parish in Totnes union, containing, by the census of 1861, 762 inhabitants, and 3438 acres; in the deanery and archdeaconry of Totnes, diocese of Exeter, hundred of Coleridge, South Devonshire; 3 miles north-west from Dartmouth, 3½ north-west from Kingswear station, and 7 miles south-east from Totnes. The rectory, in the incumbency of the Hon. and Rev. Graham COLBOURNE M.A., had the tithes commuted, in 1841, at £475 per annum, with residence and 87 acres of glebe land, and is in the patronage of the Earl of Mount-Edgcumbe. The church is an ancient edifice, in the Perpendicular style, dedicated to St. George, consisting of nave, chancel, north and south aisle, and tower with six bells, and was consecrated in 1333. The Independents have a place of worship here, and there is a National School for children of both sexes. The Hon. and Rev. Graham COLBOURNE M.A. is lord of the manor, and he and Henry STUDDY and G. HOLDSWORTH, Esqs., are the chief landowners.

CAPTON is a small hamlet of this parish.

Clergy and Gentry.

BONHAM Rev. Charles (Independent)

COLBOURNE Hon. and Rev. Graham M.A., The Rectory

HALL John Esq., Bramble Torr


SEARLE Mrs., Kendall cottage

Trades and Professions.

ANNING John, farmer, Combe

BABB Thomas, farmer, Court Barton

BARTRAM Thomas, shopkeeper

BEER Mrs. Ellen, "Waterman's Arms"

BEER Thomas, shopkeeper

BEARD James, "Golden Lion"

BLACKER William, "Red Lion"

BLAMPEY Henry, tailor and sub-postmaster

BLAMPEY Thomas Elsworthy, mason

BLAMPEY Thomas, mason "Dartmouth" inn

BLAMPEY William, stonemason

BOND Roger L., farmer

COLE John, farmer, Hall

DINGLE Richard, farmer, Dowston

EARLE Richard, farmer, Hemborough

ELFORD Thomas, "Passage House" inn

FERRIS William, farmer, Lapthorne

FERRIS Mrs. Mary Ann, farmer, Capton

FERRIS Richard, farmer, Capton

FOX Mark, farmer and plasterer, Lower house

GILDIN Mrs. Ann, shopkeeper

HANNAFORD Henry, farmer, Bruckton

HAWKE William Ash, miller and farmer

HELLYER James, National schoolmaster

HOCKEY Mrs., farmer, Glebe Farm

HODGE Mrs. Mary, shopkeeper

HODGE Thomas, plasterer

HOLMES John, farmer, Kingston

HUSSON Mrs. Elizabeth, shopkeeper

JARVIS Thomas, blacksmith

JEFFRY Mrs. Priscilla, shopkeeper

MUDGE Thomas, farmer, Capton

NORTHCOAT Miss Agnes, National schoolmistress

PEEK John, blacksmith, Capton

PETHYBRIDGE Thomas, farmer, Bosom Zeal

ROPER William, farmer, Kilngate

ROWDEN William, wheelwright

SKEDGELL Mrs. Mary, shopkeeper

SMITH Henry, carpenter

SMITH Thomas, carpenter,

WAKEHAM William, farmer, Capton

WAYCOTT William, miller, Capton hill

WYATT Walter, baker and grocer

POST OFFICE - Henry BLAMPEY, sub-postmaster. Letters from Totnes arrive at 10 a.m.; dispatched at 3.45 p.m. Dartmouth is the nearest money order office.


NATIONAL SCHOOL - James HELLYER, master; Miss Agnes NORTHCOAT, mistress





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