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

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Transcribed by Val HENDERSON

Checked by Robert ROWLAND


Pages 883 - 884

  WEMBURY is a village and parish in Plympton St. Mary union, containing, by the census of 1861, 561 inhabitants, and 3205 acres; in the deanery and hundred of Plympton, archdeaconry of Totnes, dicese of Exeter, South Devonshire; on the sea coast, overlooking Plymouth Sound, 6 miles south-east from Plymouth. The vicarage, in the incumbancy of the Rev. Richard Lane, B.A., is valued at £83 per annum, and is in the patronage of the Dean and Canons of Windsor. The church is a small ancient edifice, dedicated to St. Werburg, which has been restored and re-seated. B.R.P. Barstard, Esq., is lord of the manor, which previously to the dissolution by Henry VIII., was the property of Plympton Priory.


Blewett R., Esq.

Dawson Ralph, Esq., J.P., Wembury house

Hook Miss Sarah, Borisand*

Rodney Frederick James, Esq., Borisand* lodge

Trade and Professions.

Avery Nathaniel, parish clerk

Beer William, miller, Wembury mill

Cane Daniel, farmer, Spurwell, Knighton

Coleman John, smith, Knighton

Collier Mrs. Ann, "Jubilee," Knighton

Hendy Edward William, "New Inn," Down Thomas

Horton Mrs. Elizabeth, farmer, Gabber farm

Hoskin —, farmer, Knighton

Knott Edmund, Knighton

Lakeman Edward, farmer, Down Thomas

Nalder** Thomas, farmer, Renleigh, Down Thomas

Nelder** Thomas, farmer, Raneleigh

Pearse Thomas, farmer, Langdon Barton

Popplestone Richd., farmer, Down Thomas

Pote Robert, shoemaker and sexton

Spurrell William, farmer, New barn

Stildson Walter, farmer, Train farm, Knighton

Symons James, blacksmith, Down Thomas

Tolcher Elias, smith and wheelwright, Down Thomas

Tuckett John, farmer, Wembury Barton

Webb Miss Mary Ann, day school, Knighton

Williams John, farmer, Langden House farm

Wilson James, farmer, Down Thomas

Wilson John, farmer, Down Thomas


Letters from Plmouth arrive at 10 a.m.; dispatched from "Jubilee" inn at 2.50 p.m., and from West Wembury at 3.30 p.m.

Transcript Notes.

* Should be Bovisand not Borisand.

** Nalder / Nelder and Renleigh / Raneleigh.- Same entry under two different spellings. The second being the correct spelling (Ref. Robert ROWLAND OPC for Wembury.)






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