Newton Ferrers

Newton Ferrers

Morris and Co.'s Commercial Directory and Gazetteer. 1870

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Transcribed by Val HENDERSON

Checked by Robert ROWLAND

Page 847

  NEWTON FERRERS is a village and parish in Plympton St. Mary union, containing, by the census of 1861, 670 inhabitants, and 3191 acres; in the deanery of Plympton, archdeaconry of Totnes, diocese of Exeter, hundred of Ermington, South Devonshire, on the banks of the river Yealm, about 2 miles from the sea coast, and 7½ south-east from Plymouth. The rectory, in the patronage and incumbency of the Rev. John Yonge, M.A., had the tithes commuted, in 1839, at £440 per annum, with residence and 88A. 3R. 6P. of glebe land. The church is an ancient edifice in the later English style, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, consisting of nave, chancel, north and south aisles, and tower with five bells. There are National Schools for children of both sexes. There are some small charitable bequests for the benifit of the poor, and some almshouses which are not endowed. John Holberton, Esq., is lord of the manor.

Clergy and Gentry.

Chaffe Mr. H.

Depore Miss

Harris Mr. W.

Middleton William, Esq., Torr house

Penphase Alexander, Esq.

Sholl Miss

Stewart Admiral Sir Austin, Gnaten hall*

Tonkin Henry, Esq., Buffords Newton

Yonge Rev. Duke, M.A., curate, Court house

Yonge Rev. John, M.A., rector, Puslinch

Trades and Professions.

Baker Wm., blacksmith, Bridge end

Barratt Richard, farmer, Torr

Brown William, shoemaker, Bridge end***

Button Francis, farmer, Westcombe

Chaffe Richard, farmer, Court

Cornthwaite Charles, farmer, Collaton

Dawe Henry, farmer, Clannacombe

Edmunds Robert, basketmaker

Edwards Wm., farmer, Newton downs

Fowler John, shoemaker

Hodge H., shoemaker and shopkeeper

Jones William, carrier, Torr

Knight Thomas, tailor

Knight Thomas, jun., mason

Leonard Philip Quick, parish clerk and sub-postmaster

Loye John, shoemaker

Luscombe Robert, farmer, Preston

Matthews Richard, farmer, Creber

Matthews William, farmer

May Jonathan, farmer, Broadmore**

Parsons Thomas, thatcher

Rowe John Martin, "Dolphin" inn

Rowe Richard, carpenter

Saunders Philip, farmer, Ashcombe

Steer Edmund, farmer

Stephenson William, carpenter

Thorning John, pilot

Tope William, carpenter

Wilcock Joseph, farmer, Lolesbury

Wills Richard, farmer, Torr

Winter John, farmer, Bridge end***


Post Office - Philip Q. Leonard, sub-postmaster. Letters from Ivybridge arrive at 9.55 a.m.; dispatched at 2.40 p.m. Yealmpton is the nearest money order office


National School - Mrs. Elizabeth Honey, mistress

Transcript Notes.

 * Modern spelling 'Gnaton Hall'

** Modern spelling 'Broadmoor'

*** Modern spelling ' Bridgend'






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