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


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Transcribed by Val HENDERSON

Checked by Audrey FAWN

Pages 512 - 513

  ILSINGTON is a village and parish in Newton Abbot union, containing, by the census of 1861, 1209 inhabitants, and 7563 acres; in the deanery of Moreton, archdeaconry of Totnes, Diocese of Exeter, hundred of Teignbridge, East Devonshire; 5 miles north-east from Ashburton, 7 north-west from Newton Abbot, about 2½ miles west of the main road from Exeter to Plmouth, and on the eastern border of Dartmoor Forest. The vicarage, in the incumbancy of the Rev. Robert Lovett, had the tithes commuted at £300 per annum, with residence and 87A. 2R. 6P. of glebe land, and is in the patronage of the Dean and Canons of Windsor, who are the appropiators of the rectorial tithes, which were commuted at £340 per annum. The church is an ancient edifice, dedicated to St. Michael, in the Perpendicular style, consisting of nave, Chancel, north and south transepts, north and south aisles, and tower with five bells.

The Independents and Wesleyans have places of worship here. There is a Parochial School for children of both sexes, which has an endowment left by Miss Jane Ford in 1663. William Candy, in 1727 left a farm at Hartford, the annual rent to be expended in the purchase of a coat, hat, shirt, and a pair of shoes for the poor men of the parish, except £1 for an annual sermon. There is also £20 per annum, which is applied in temporary relief to those suffering sickness or accident; and other small charitable bequests. There is an iron mine at work in the parish. The Duke of Somerset is lord of the manor, and he and Lord Cranstown, C. H. Monro, Alfred Lyons, James Woolly, and George Wills, Esqs., are the chief landowners.


HAYTOR VALE is also an hamlet, in which there are some extensive granite quarries.

Clergy and Gentry.

Brown Captain, Rora

Lovett Rev. Robert, The Vicarage

Lyon Alfred, Esq., Middlecott

Macartney Charles, Esq.

Monro Charles Hole, Esq., J.P., Ingsdon

Trades and Professions.

ANDREWS GEORGE, miller, Liverton mills

Ball William, carpenter, Sigford

BEARE HENRY, ironfounder, engineer, agricultural implement manufacturer, and agent for the principal implement manufacturers in the kingdom; and at Queen street, Newton Abbot. (See advt.)

Berry Samuel, farmer, Halford*

Brown —, farmer, Rora

Berry Samuel, farmer, Halford*

Bulley James, beer retailer and shoemaker

Campion Lewis, "Rock," Haytor Vale

Clark Edmund, farmer, Hartford

Clark John, farmer, Higher Sigford

Cox John, carpenter, Tor cottage

Cleave William, farmer

Cumming Edwin, builder

Cumming John, carpenter

Cumming William, carpenter

Denley Joseph, thatcher, "New Inn"

Easterbrook John, farmer, Mountsland

Elliott Thomas, farmer, Coalsworthy

Ford Thomas, farmer, Stancombe

France Robert, farmer, Lower Sigford

Irish Richard, farmer, Bagtor Barton

Job —, blacksmith, Hartford

Kerslake Isaac, dairyman and shopkeeper, South Knighton

Kerslake William, farmer, Knighton

Lambshead John, farmer, Pinchaford

Lambshead Samuel, farmer, Combe

Lambshead William, farmer, Smallcombe

Lambshead Wm., jun., farmer, Honeywell

Langler William, farmer, Liverton

Mann Peter, farmer, Sigford

Mitchelmore Thomas, cider retailer, South Knighton

Moalle John, farmer, West Horridge

Moalle Nicholas, farmer, East Horridge

Mortimore William, farmer, Woodhouse

Newcombe Saml., farmer, Lower Staplehill

Prouse Richard, parish clerk

Reeves George, farmer, Lower Lounston

Rowell George, farmer, East Lounston

Rowell William, farmer, Higher Lounston

Shilston Thomas, farmer, Ingsdon

Stark William Samuel, farmer, South Knighton

Stranger Richard, farmer

Tarr George, "Carpenters' Arms"

Tarr Peter, baker and shopkeeper, South Knighton

Thorne William, miller, Ingsdon

Tickle William, miller, Bagtor

Waldron George, blacksmith

Widger Thomas, farmer, Lower Sigford

Wills George, farmer, Great Lounston

Wills George, farmer, Narracombe

Wills John, farmer, Lenda


Letters from Newton Abbot, via Bickington. Bovey Tracy is the nearest money order office


Parochial School - Mrs. Grace Cumming, mistress

Transcript Notes.

* Berry Samuel, Farmer, Halford - this is entered twice.






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