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

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Transcribed by Elizabeth Glover HOWARD

Checked by Val HENDERSON

Page 407


  FRITHELSTOCK is a village and parish in Torrington union, containing, by the census of 1861, 635 inhabitants, and 4382 acres; in the deanery of Hartland, archdeaconry of Barnstaple, diocese of Exeter, hundred of Shebbear, North Devonshire; 2 miles west from Great Torrington, and 7 south from Bideford. The vicarage, in the incumbency of the Rev. George Augustus Brine, M.A., is valued at £110 per annum, with 60 acres of glebe land, and is in the patronage of Francis Johns, Esq. The church is an ancient Gothic edifice, dedicated to St. Mary and St. Gregory, consisting of nave, chancel, north and south aisles, with tower and four bells. The Baptists and Bible Christians have places of worship here. A priory was founded here in the reign of HenryIII. by Sir Robert Beauchamp, of which some traces are still in existence; it is the property of Lord Clinton, who is lord of the manor, and he and Mrs. Stevens and the representatives of P. Thomas, Esq., are the principal landowners. There are some charitable bequests for the benefit of the poor.

STONE is a hamlet one mile from thence, and MILFORD is also a hamlet four miles west.

Clergy and Gentry.

BRINE Rev. George Agustus (sic)*, M.A., vicar

HUTTON Captain, Glen cottage

Trades and Professions.

ABBOTT James, farmer, Higher Culley

ANDREW Elias, farmer, Bower

BALL Giles and James, farmers, Stone farm

BARTLETT John, farmer, Pencleave

BRIMWELL Richard, farmer, Hollomore

BURROWS Richard, farmer, Milford

COPPLEDICK Richard, farmer, Smythacott

CREWS Jabez, farmer, Great Cleave

CURRY Daniel, farmer, Lower Culley

DUNN Jesse, farmer, Knaworthy

FISHER John, farmer, Ash

FRIENDSHIP Joshua, wheelwright and shopkeeper, Stone

GOSWORTHY George, shopkeeper, Stone

HEAL Mrs., miller , Knaworthy mill

LEWIS Wm., farmer & parish clerk, Berhaim

MALLET James, farmer, Cloister hall

MILLMAN Richard, farmer, Bibber

MILLMAN William, farmer, Muffery

MOASE James, farmer, Hill

MORRISH William, blacksmith, Stone

NORMAN John, farmer, Horwood Barton

PARSONS Joseph, farmer, Stretchacott

PERKIN Samuel, boot and shoemaker, Stone

PHILLIPS John, farmer, Milford

SANDFORD Robert, "Clinton Arms"

SHORT Thomas, farmer, Stone

SILLIFANT William, mason, Stone

SMALE John, farmer, Southcott

SMALE William, farmer, Southcott

SOUTHCOMBE Richard, carpenter, Stone

SQUIRE Thomas, farmer, Hill

SQUIRE Francis, farmer, Hollomore


Letters from Great Torrington, which is also the nearest money order office.


Transcript notes.

* Should read Augustus





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