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

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Transcribed by Elizabeth Glover HOWARD

Checked by Val HENDERSON


Pages 623 - 624


  PYWORTHY is a parish and village in Holsworthy union, containing, by the census of 1861, 567 inhabitants and 5021 acres ; in the deanery of Holsworthy, archdeaconry of Barnstaple, diocese of Exeter, hundred of Black Torrington, South Devonshire. 2½ miles south-west from Holsworthy, on the borders of the county adjoining Cornwall. The Rectory , in the patronage and incumbency of the Rev. Samuel William Tagert, B.A., had the tithes commuted, in 1838, for £370 per annum, with residence and 172 acres of glebe land. The church is an ancient edifice, dedicated to St. Swithin, consisting of nave, chancel, north and south aisles, and tower containing five bells. The Bible Christians and Wesleyans have places of worship here. There is a National School for children of both sexes. The poor have £15 per annum, which was left by the Rev. Robert Beckley, a former Rector of the parish, also the interest of £400, bequeathed by the Rev. Thomas Hockin Kingdon. The Molesworth family are lords of the manor, and with John Vowler and William Parkhouse, Esqrs., the chief landowners.

Clergy and Gentry.

CHUBB Mr. William, Derrill

COLE Mr. John, Derriton

PARKHOUSE William Esq., Winscott

TAGERT Rev. Samuel William, B.A., rectory

VOWLER John, Esq., J.P., Parnacott

Trades and Professions.

BADCOCK Willliam, farmer, Leonards

BAILEY Richard, farmer, Monks

BANBURY WIlliam, farmer, Pinkworthy

BASKERVILLE Elias, farmer, Crinnacott

BINES Miss Elizabeth, farmer, Dinnicombe

BELLAMY Timothy, farmer

BOLES James, farmer, Villavin

BOLES John, farmer, Thorndon

BOWDEN Robert, stonemason

BOX William, farmer, Ridon

BRIMACOMBE William, miller, Derriton mills

BROMELL Caleb, farmer, Derriton

CARWITHEN Arscott, carpenter, Bounds

CROKER Willam, farmer, East Yeomadon

DOWNING Robert, farmer, Bounds

FRY Samuel, miller, Ridon

GERRY Richard, farmer, East Yeomadon

GILBERT John, farmer, Thorndon

GILBERT Richard, carpenter

HANCOCK Thomas, jun., farmer, Bradford

HOSKIN Richard, farmer, Piper's pool

JONES John, farmer, Killatree

JONES Samuel, farmer, Ridon

LAKEMAN Henry, blacksmith

LANE Simon, carpenter

LEWIS William, farmer, Canal cottage

LUXTON Korah, farmer, Hopworthy

MEDLAND Richard, farmer and collector of taxes, Moor

NEWCOMBE Willliam, farmer, Haggaton

OLIVER John, farmer, Hopworthy

OLIVER Thomas, farmer, Strawberry bank

PARKHOUSE William, yeoman, Winscott

PENWARDEN Simon, "Pyworthy" inn, and farmer

PETHERICK Thomas, farmer, Killatree

PHILP John, farmer, West Yeomadon

ROBINS John, tailor and draper

ROGERS James, farmer, Derrill

ROWE John, jun., stonemason

ROWE John, sen., stonemason

RUDLEY Abraham, farmer, Derriton

SANDERS William, auctioneer, land agent, and surveyor, and agent to the Guardian Fire and Life Insurance Company, Yeomadon

SANDERS William Hacker, farmer, Little Knowle

SANGWIN John, farmer

SAUNDERS Gilbert, farmer, Hoppatown

SAUNDERS John, farmer, Derriton

SLEEMAN James, carpenter and shopkeeper

SLUGGETT Robert, cottager, Derriton

STACEY Thomas, millwright

STEVENS William, cottager, Broadshill

WONNACOTT Samuel, boot and shoemaker

YELLAND Azarias, farmer, Derriton


Letters from Holsworthy, which is also the nearest money order office


Parochial School - Mrs Ann Bowden, mistress









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