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HATHERLEIGH'S ENTRY IN PIGOT'S DIRECTORY OF 1844

 

Hatherleigh is a market town and parish, in the Hundred of Black Torrington; 201 miles from London, 29 W by S from Exeter, 12 S from Torrington and 8 N.N.W from Okehampton; situated on a branch of the river Torridge, near its confluence with the Oke.

An extensive fire having a few years since, destroyed many of the old houses, the principal street has been widened, a new market house erected and the market, after having been discontinued more than half a century, re-established. It is now prosperous and the town is steadily improving. The London Inn here, is a well-conducted establishment for families and commercial gentlemen. Two rooms for public meetings were built here by subscription about twenty years ago. The labouring population are chiefly employed in agriculture.

Hatherleigh is governed by a portrieve, chosen annually at the manorial court, held under Joseph Oldham Esq., the lord of the manor. The County Magistrates hold a petty sessions in the town on the last Wednesday in every alternate month; and a Hundred Court for the recovery of debts under 40s. is held on the first Tuesday monthly.

The parish church of St. John the Baptist has been enlarged and beautified under the incumbency of the Rev. Samuel Field, the present vicar, who has rebuilt the vicarage. There is a Baptist Chapel and several charitable institutions are supported in the town. Large national school rooms for boys and girls have also been erected in a neat style.

The market is on Tuesday; fairs, 21st of May, 22nd of June, 4th of September, and 8th of November for cattle. Population of the parish in 1831 1,909; in 1841 1,882.

POST OFFICE: William Hooper, post master. Letters from all parts arrive by mail cart form Okehampton every morning at half-past ten, and are despatched every afternoon at half past two.

 

NOBILITY, GENTRY & CLERGY

Brent, Hugh, Shebbear

Cardew, Lieutenant John Trevanion, RN, Hatherleigh

Clinton, the Right Honorable Lord Heanton Satchville

Field, Rev. Samuel, Vicarage, Hatherleigh

Fortesque, George, Esq.,Wotton

Foulkes, Rev. Peter Davey, Shebbear

Heysett, Lewis Risdon, Esq.,Bovacott House

Knight, Rev. John, Petrockstow

Laffer, Mr. Edward, Herring, Hatherleigh

Laffer, Lieutenant Nathaniel, RN, Hatherleigh

Lempriere, Rev. Drocus Francis, Newton St. Petrock

Lempriere, Rev. Everard, Meeth

Luxton, George, Esq., Winkleigh

Mallett, Hugh Esq.,Ash House

Nosworthy, Rev., Buckland Filleigh

Oldham, John Laing, Esq., Strawbridge

Penleaze, Rev. John, Black Torrington

Risdon, Miss Ann, Hatherleigh

Roberts, Mr., Thomas, Hatherleigh

Russell, Rev.,John, Iddesleigh

Stuckleigh, Mrs. Elizabeth, Hatherleigh

Veale, Rev. James, Northlew

Woolcombe, John Morth Esq., Ashbury House

Woolcombe, Rev. Lewis, Huish

Wright,m Rev., Henry, Winkleigh

SCHOOLS

National School - John Harwood, master, Joanna Week, mistress

Squire, Ann (Day)

Weekes, James

PROFESSIONAL PERSONS

Boles, James, auctioneer

Day, James, Salmon, surgeon and Registrar of births and deaths

Pearse, John, attorney and steward for the Black Torrington Court

Truman, George Robert, surgeon

Weekes, James, auctioneer

Wivell, Nathaniel, attorney

INNS & PUBLIC HOUSES

Bridge Inn, William Yeo

George (commercial) Samuel Northway

London Inn, family and commercial, James Weekes

New Inn, James Weekes

Union Inn, Anthony Ellacott

SHOPKEEPERS & TRADERS

Avery, Mary, milliner

Blackwill, John, shopkeeper

Baddenford, William, hatter

Balkwell, Elizabeth, miller

Braund, John, watch maker

Brook, William, travelling tea dealer

Bulleid, John, baker

Bulleid, Samuel, butcher

Bulleid, Thomas, carpenter

Chasty, Jane & Mary, milliners

Chasty, Robert, watch maker

Chudley, John, ironmonger

Chudley, Thomas, carpenter

Dart, Robert

Dennaford, William, maltster

Dennis, John, tailor

Edwardes, Edward, carpenter

Edwardes, John, blacksmith

Edwardes, John, carpenter

Edwardes, William, deputy registrar

Essery, James, shopkeeper

Essery, William, shopkeeper

Glanville, Jane, milliner

Glanville, Peter, baker

Glanville, William, currier

Harwood, John, tailor

Hicks, Philip, wheelwright

Hooper, John, stonemason

Hooper, Solomon, wheelwright

Hooper, William, builder

Jewell, John, maltster

Kemp, William, carpenter

Knight, James, painter and glazier

Lane, Robert, beer retailer

Luxton, John, machine maker

Luxton, Thomas, draper &c

Madge, John, boot & shoemaker

Martin, John, saddler

Martin, Mary, milliner

Moorcombe, George, tailor

Northcott, William, boot & shoemaker

Palmer, Christopher, tailor

Pearse, Henry, butcher

Petherick, William, blacksmith

Rice, John, boot & shoemaker

Saunders, Richard, farrier

Short, John, tailor

Short, John Smale, fire office agent

Smale, William Gaffill, hat maker

Squire, Henry, boot & shoe maker

Stevens, Samuel, tailor

Strang, John, cooper

Strang, Robert, plumber & glazier

Vanstone, Samuel, painter & glazier

Westlake, John, wheelwright

White, William, saddler

Williams, William, draper &c

Wills, John Collins, chymis(sic) & druggist

Woosley, John, shoe maker

COACHES

All call at the George

TO BARNSTAPLE

The Telegraph (from Plymouth) every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

The Emerald every Monday and Friday.

Both go to Torrington and Bideford

TO EXETER

The Defiance and the Traveller, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday

TO PLYMOUTH

The Telegraph every Monday, Wednesday and Friday

The Emerald every Wednesday and Saturday.

Both go through Okehampton and Tavistock

CARRIERS

TO BARNSTAPLE

Thomas King, from the New Inn every Saturday

TO BIDEFORD

John Bowman, from the George every Friday

Thomas King from the New Inn every Saturday

TO EXETER

Daniel Brock from his house every Wednesday

TO PLYMOUTH

John Bowman every Monday and James King every Tuesday

 

 

 
 
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