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

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Transcribed by David GALE

Checked by Val HENDERSON


Pages 370 - 371

  INSTOW is a village, parish, and small watering place in Barnstaple union, containing by the census of 1861, 614 inhabitants and 1916 acres, in the deanery and archdeaconry of Barnstaple, diocese of Exeter, hundred of Fremington, North Devonshire; 3 miles north-east from Bideford, 6 west from Barnstaple, on the road between those places, pleasantly situated near the estuary of the rivers Taw and Torridge, and on the Bideford extension of the North Devon Railway, at which it has a station. The rectory, in the incumbency of the Rev. William Francis Dashwood Lang, B.A., is valued at £194 per annum, with residence and 31 acres of glebe land, and is in the patronage of Mrs. Margaret Caroline Clevland. The church is an ancient Gothic edifice, dedicated to Saint John the Baptist, consisting of nave, chancel, north and south aisles, and transept, with tower and three bells. There is a National School for children of both sexes, and the Wesleyans have a place of worship here, with day-school attached. The poor have charitable bequests producing £2 10s. per annum. Mrs. Clevland is lady of the manor, and chief owner of the soil.

Clergy and Gentry.

Anderson Mrs. Colonel, 6, Bath terrace

Bencroft William, Esq., Cleveland villa

Clark Mr. Thomas, 1, Bath terrace

Dene Charles John, Esq.

Donne John, Esq.

England Mr. John Frank, Victoria terrace

Fraser Patrick Henry, Esq., Little Hill

Giles Mrs., Marine parade

Gisborne John, Esq., R.N.

Gordon Mrs., The Cottage

Gorton Mr. Thomas, 3, Victoria terrace

Griffiths Alfred Benson, Esq., 7, Bath ter

How Alfred, Esq., Rose cottage

Jessop Edward Henry, Esq., 2, Bath ter

Lang Rev. Wm. Francis, Dashwood, B.A., The Rectory

Lock Thos. Esq., Vern house

Mallett John, Esq., Marine cottage

Palmer Mrs. Edwards, Stranfield

Thomas Mr. William

Webber Mr. Alexander

White Richard, Esq., Bungalow

White Captain Chas. Robert, R.N., Bath terrace

Wiggins Edward, Esq., Cleveland villa

Trades and Professions.

Avery Mrs. Mary Ann, lodginghouse-keeper

Bainbridge Miss Frances, lodginghouse-keeper

Bale John, farmer, Worlington

Bear William Sampson, tailor

Bellew William, farmer, Orchard farm

Braund Richard, lodginghouse-keeper

Butcher Mrs. Dorothea, shopkeeper

Carter John, farmer, Bigleton

Channing James N., farmer, South Yeo

Cook Mrs. Mary, lodginghouse-keeper

DAVIS MISS ELIZABETH, furnished lodginghouse-keeper, 4, Bath terrace

DAVIS MISS FRANCES, furnished lodginghouse-keeper, 3, Bath terrace

Dean William, tailor and draper

Fishley Samuel Billing, boatman, sub-postmaster, and lodginghouse-keeper

Fishley William Henry, boatman and lodginghouse-keeper

Gallivar Robert, boot and shoemaker

Haddon Alfred, painter and lodginghouse-keeper

Hancock John, farmer, Fulling cottage

Harris Mrs. Elizabeth, lodginghouse-keeper

Harris William, assistant overseer and lodginghouse-keeper

Jenkins Thomas, boot and shoemaker

Jewell John, beer retailer

Jones John, butcher and lodginghouse-keeper

Joselyn James, farmer, Huish

Lang Mrs. Mary, lodginghouse-keeper, Bay view

Lock George, farmer, The Barton

Lock John, blacksmith, Worlington

Lock Thomas, land agent and surveyor, Vern house

Mogridge Mrs. Ann, lodginghouse-keeper

Molland Thomas, mason

Nation William, butcher

NISBETT MISS HARRIET, ladies' boarding school, Newton house

Norman Miss Mary, lodginghouse-keeper

Pedlar Thomas, shoemaker

Pidler Alexander, shopkeeper

Pidler John, mason, coal dealer, and lodginghouse-keeper

Priscott William, blacksmith

Ridge Thomas, stationmaster

Rodd John, dairyman, Knapp

SKINNER BENJAMIN, "Marine" family and commercial hotel and posting house. (See advertisement)

Tanner Miss Fanny, lodginghouse-keeper

Tanner Mrs. Harriet, lodginghouse-keeper

Taylor William, farmer, Ruddy

Vanstone Saml., mason and lodginghouse-keeper

Vanstone Stephen, farmer, Worlington

Venn William, tailor

Walter Miss Maria, lodginghouse-keeper

Winch Miss Gertrude, shopkeeper

Winch William, lodginghouse-keeper, 4, Victoria terrace

Winch William, jun., livery stable keeper

Young William, lodginghouse-keeper


Post Office - Samuel Billing Fishley sub-postmaster. Letters from Exeter arrive at 7 a.m., from the North at 12.20 p.m.; dispatched at 2.10 p.m. and 7.15 p.m. Pillar letter box on the Quay cleared at 12.30 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. Appledore is the nearest money prder office.

Postal Telegraph Office - Frank Russell, clerk


County Constabulary - Thomas Jennings, constable


Railway Station - Thomas Ridge, station-master


National School - Mrs. Mary Ann Nation, mistress

Wesleyan Day School - Miss Annie Brady, mistress





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