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DOLTON ENTRY IN WHITE'S 1850 DIRECTORY

 

Dolton or Dowlton, 6 miles N by E of Hatherleigh, and 4 miles N.W by W of Winkleigh, has in its parish 922 souls and 3476 acres of land; and has two cattle fairs, on the Wednesday before the 25th of March, and the Thursday before the 1st of October.

 

Mr. Thomas Owen is lord of the manor, anciently called Dueltone but the soil belongs to many proprietors. Halsdon House is the seat of J. H. Furse Esq., whose family has been seated there since 1680.

 

The church (St. Edmund) is a venerable structure, with a tower and five bells, and the living is a rectory, valued in the King's Book at £20 10s. 8d and in 1831 at £363. The Rev. Peter Johnson BD is patron, and the Rev. William Karslake is the incumbent, and has a fine old residence and 121 acres of glebe. The tithes were commuted  in 1844 for £338 7s 7d per annum. The Baptists and Plymouth Brethren have small chapels here. The poor have the dividends of £117 19s 10d four per cent stock, left by Grace Jenn in 1809 and the interest of £24 10s left by unknown donors.

 

RESIDENTS

Arnold, Mr. William

Budd, Daniel, shopkeeper

Budd, Robert, grocer and draper

Bright, John, tinner and brazier

Burdon, George, relieving officer

Chambers, Robert, shoemaker

Collins, Mr.

Cox, Richard, shoemaker

Friend, Henry, maltster

Furse, John Henry, Esq., Halsdon House

Hancock, John, parish clerk

Heaman, George, wheelwright

Heard, Elizabeth, smith & victualler, Royal Oak

Heard, Robert, smith & victualler, The Union

Karslake, Rev. William, rector & rural dean

Lyne, Samuel, blacksmith

Lyne, Thomas, victualler, New Inn

Owen, George, surgeon & Miss E. Owen

Parker, John, excise officer

Risden, William, surgeon & registrar

Tardrew, Lieut. George, RN

FARMERS

Bissett, Nathaniel, Halles

Brook, John, Lower Chapple

Budd, John, Brightly

Budd, Robert, Village

Budd, William, Westlake

Friend, John, Village

Harris, William, Wood Lane

Heaman, William

Hodge, R, Stoford

Hooper, John, Higher Chapple

Hooper, Thomas, Langham Farm

Lyne, John, Venton

Sloman, Mark, Ashwell Lane

Stanbury, John, Cherubeer

Stanbury, Richard, Old Parsonage

Trick, John, Great Cudworthy

Wadland, Henry, Ham

 

 
 
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